Podiatry at Mt Gravatt

Mt Gravatt Medical Centre & Skin Cancer Clinic

Preventative Care

Podiatry at Mt Gravatt Medical Centre


Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing foot and ankle conditions. They provide care for issues like fractures, sprains, bunions, and diabetic foot complications, offering both conservative and surgical treatments. Additionally, they offer preventive education and foot care for various populations to promote overall foot health and mobility.


Here are some key aspects of the role of a podiatrist:

1. **Diagnosis:** Podiatrists assess and diagnose a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including fractures, sprains, strains, arthritis, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, fungal infections, diabetic foot complications, and more.

2. **Treatment:** Once a diagnosis is made, podiatrists develop and implement treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Treatment may include conservative measures such as orthotic devices, padding, strapping, physical therapy, and medication. In some cases, podiatrists may perform surgical procedures to correct deformities, relieve pain, or restore function.

3. **Prevention:** Podiatrists play a crucial role in preventing foot and ankle problems by providing education and guidance on proper foot care, footwear selection, injury prevention, diabetic foot care, and managing foot health conditions. They may also perform routine foot screenings to identify potential issues early and intervene before they progress.

4. **Management of Chronic Conditions:** Podiatrists manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and arthritis, which can significantly impact foot health. They work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to develop comprehensive treatment plans aimed at preserving mobility, preventing complications, and improving quality of life.

5. **Foot Care for Special Populations:** Podiatrists provide specialized foot care for various populations, including children, athletes, older adults, individuals with diabetes, and those with disabilities. They address unique foot health concerns and tailor treatment approaches to meet the specific needs of each patient.

Podiatrists play an essential role in maintaining foot health, addressing foot and ankle problems, and promoting mobility and overall well-being. Their expertise helps patients of all ages maintain healthy, functional feet and lower extremities.