Mulgrave Podiatry provide current evidence based treatments in all aspects of lower limb care

Treating all individuals from the elderly to athletes, teenagers to smaller children. Helping to manage conditions from heel pain and sporting injuries to diabetes assessments, general foot care and toenail surgeries

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About Us

Providing care for your feet and legs

Our podiatrists can provide advice and assistance for a range of problems and treatments including:

Plantar Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spurs

Shin Splints

Osteoarthritis in the foot/toes

Neuroma’s and forefoot pain

Orthotic therapy

Diabetes and foot complications

Ingrown toenails

and General Podiatry

All of our podiatrists are involved in research as well as its practical application in clinic. Currently our podiatrists are consultants to a number of elite level sporting clubs in Melbourne including; Dandenong Stingrays and Eastern Ranges TAC Cup male and female teams, Nunawading City Football Clubs, Dandenong Ranges Basketball, Victorian Gymnastics and Victorian Cricket (Women’s).

We pride ourselves on being able to treat all individuals from the elderly to amateur and elite athletes to teenagers and children.

We are located 25 mins from the City to Mulgrave. Closest suburbs are North Dandenong, Waverley, Rowville, Dandenong, Springvale, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Clayton.

You can contact the clinic on 9795 4011.

Our Podiatrists

John Osborne

Qualifications

John completed his Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Podiatric Practice (B.HSc & M.Pod.Prac) at La Trobe University and is currently undertaking his Masters in Applied Science (Research) with his focus being on strength and its effects on lower limb mechanics and effectiveness for managing overuse injuries.

Experience

John’s focus at this clinic is on managing ingrown toenails both conservatively and with surgery if required. Outside of this clinic John is the podiatrist with the Dandenong Stingrays and Eastern Ranges TAC Cup teams, Waverley International Gymnastics, Dandenong Ranges WNBL Basketball as well as working with various other sporting teams and organisations.

John has a background in strength and conditioning, having owned a fitness centre for 7.5 years. John also danced professionally for almost 10 years, travelling mostly through South East Asia performing in various small shows.

He has also spent a number of years working part time in a specialist athletic footwear shop giving him a very good understanding of footwear and the footwear needs of athletes and the general population.

Having lived with Type 1 Diabetes most of his life, John is able to relate his experience of living with the disease with his patients. He sees many patients with Type 1 Diabetes due to his thorough understanding of the challenges of living with the disease.

Areas of Interest

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar Heel Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Complex biomechanical cases
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Footwear
  • Forefoot pain
  • Prolotherapy for faster return to function

 

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Ingrown Toenails

We love ingrown toenails! You may not, but we do. One of the reasons is treating it is so satisfying for the patient. You often walk out after the first visit feeling much improved.

In fact we love ingrown toenails so much we have established dedicated resources just to managing them. Making painful toenails is a dedicated topic of interest for the clinic.

Ingrown toenails are often painful and difficult to manage. Often people are afraid of getting them treated. The fear often exists because people think that treating it is more painful than ‘putting up with it’. It doesn’t have to be.

Here, we go through all the available ways of managing your painful toenail and discuss your options first.

There are many ways to manage your painful toenail and not all of it involves surgery.

 

What if it is really bad?!

That is ok. If nail surgery is required then we can walk you through that process too.

We have a dedicated theatre, nursing staff and general practitioners available to cover every scenario.

Do I need antibiotics?

Fortunately, if you do need antibiotics then we can organise a script for you at your appointment and those details can be discussed at length with you on the day.

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FAQs

Do I need a referral for the podiatrist?

No. Sometimes a referral may come from another health professional but you are welcome to see the podiatrist without one.

Am I covered by private health insurance or medicare?

Our podiatry services are covered by most private health funds dependant on your policy and level of cover. We have the capacity for claiming for all health funds should you have sufficient coverage. If you are concerned about whether you re covered you will need to speak directly to your health fund.

Medicare is only applicable if you have an extended care plan or EPC from your GP. This is a program designed for those with a chronic illness that requires podiatry intervention.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring all relevant information about your condition, including:

images – X-rays, ultrasounds, MRI’s

letter from GP or Physio if you have one

Footwear – please bring your work shoes, casual shoes and activity shoes. If there is other footwear that is causing discomfort please also bring that along too.

What are the most common problems that people seek podiatry help for?

A podiatrist can treat a variety of conditions, however the most common seen in clinic are the following:

  • Heel pain
  • Shin splints
  • Skin and nail problems
  • Footwear advice
  • Diabetic foot health management
  • Corns and bunions
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Fungal infections (‘tinea pedis’ or ‘athletes foot’)
  • Sport related injuries
  • Gait and walking concerns