Posture Podiatry Chiropody
What is the difference between Chiropody and Podiatry?
Only a few decades… a chiropodist is a podiatrist – just an older term.
The term ‘Chiropody’ started in the United Kingdom, and is still used commonly as a matter of personal choice, especially in the UK and Canada.
In Australia the term ‘Chiropodist’ was replaced by ‘Podiatrist’ as state based registration boards changed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. As of 2011 Australian Podiatrists were registered nationally under the Podiatry Board of Australia.
The term ‘podiatry’ and ‘podiatrist’ is used much more commonly throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Spain, South Africa and in some parts of Asia (i.e. Singapore). The term ‘podologist’ is another term used in some parts of Europe.
Many people are often confused as to whether chiropodists treat different conditions to podiatrists. The answer is podiatrists can do all the same things that chiropodists did long ago and a little more.
Podiatrists now have access to a whole range of new technology, training and equipment allowing them to offer all the well known chiropody services and many more modern podiatry services.
So, there is no significant difference, Chiropodists are Podiatrists, and Podiatrists are Chiropodists… just a term from the ‘old country’!
The podiatrists at Posture Podiatry will be happy to help you with any of your podiatry (or chiropody) needs.
To schedule an examination, call us on 8362 5900 or
What to expect in your consult?
On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary foot massage or a nice cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)
You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.
Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!
We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.
• Heel pain, arch pain and forefoot pain
• Plantar Fasciitis and Severs Pain
• Neuromas and nerve entrapment conditions
• Shin Splints and Shin pain
• Skin and Nail care (Yes, we can cut your toenails for you!)
• Removal of Corns and Calluses
• Ingrown Toenail removal
• Gait and posture problems
• Child and Adolescent injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Ankle Sprains
We do our best work finding the true cause of your foot pain, and treating problems that have been around for a while.
No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. You can call and book in right away!
Our podiatrists are popular, however in most cases we can help you see a podiatrist today. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll make something work.
We allocate 45 minutes for all initial podiatry appointments to allow us the time to adequately assess, diagnose, develop a management plan and treat your condition or injury. Once we get to know each other, the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration. Once we get to know each other the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration.
Yes, podiatrists can refer you for X-Rays, Ultrasounds, and MRI imaging, (and we also know who the good radiologists are, so you won’t miss a thing!)
Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our Hicaps machine, or directly to your phone with Hicaps Go at the time of your appointment.
Yes, we accept Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold card holders, and WorkCover clients. Just bring details from your GP about your claim.
Yes, we accept American Express cards.
No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.
What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.