A podiatrist deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

They implement risk prevention strategies to prevent foot pathologies, provide treatment that del ays or minimises the need for hospitalisation and/or invasive treatment, and create therapeutic health care plans, which maximise a patient’s quality of life.

Services

Podiatrist’s are health professionals who specialise in the examination, treatment and management of the lower limbs including the foot and ankle. They may treat patients with bone and joint disorders including:

  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue and muscular pathologies
  • Neurological
  • Circulatory diseases.

Podiatrists can diagnose and treat complications that affect skin and nails, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails, foot injuries and infections.

Triggers for referral to a podiatrist include:

  • Patient with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, or neuropathy
  • Clinical diagnosis or history of foot or lower limb deformity
  • Clinical diagnosis of falls.

For conditions such as recurring sprains and chronic pain, podiatrists may prescribe foot orthoses.

The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.

Contact Uspodiatry

Our podiatrist Tom is located in Hampstead Health on level 1, 237 Hampstead Rd, Northfield SA 5085. You can call us on (08) 8162 9817

How To make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call (08) 8162 9817, or come into Hampstead Health and speak to our receptionist.

New Patient Information

Information coming soon.

Our Staff

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Tom Wigley
Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of South Australia in 2002. Since this time Tom has worked in a variety of clinics, covering all aspects of podiatry. Tom is passionate about the podiatry profession and enjoys treating all types of podiatric problems. Tom has a strong interest in diabetic foot care, general podiatry, sports podiatry, paediatric podiatry, orthotic therapy and ingrown toe nail treatments and management.

Medicare eligible patients are bulk billed and pension rates apply.

Aaron Smith
MBBS, FRACGP
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