BOOK ONLINE NOW

For appointment phone 07 3142 5833

For appointment

"We keep your feet happy!"

 Penguin
PODIATRY
IF YOU OR YOUR FEET ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ANY
OF THE FOLLOWING......
  • Achilles Pain  
  • Aching Feet
  • Arch Pain   
  • Arthritis
  • Athletes Foot (tinea)  
  • Blisters
  • Bumps & Lumps 
  • Bunions
  • Corns & Callus  
  • Cracked Heels
  • Diabetes                 
  • Fallen Arches
  • Flat Feet 
  • Foot Pain
  • Footwear Advice  
  • Fungal Nails
  • Growing Feet 


  • Growing Pains
  • Heel Spurs 
  • High Arches
  • Ingrown Nails
  • Knock Knees
  • Orthotics    
  • Pigeon Toes
  • Pins & Needles 
  • Planter Fasciitis
  • Planter Warts 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shin Splints      
  • Smelly Feet
  • Sporting Shoes     
  • Stress Fracture
  • Swollen Ankles    
  • Thickened Nails


TALK TO A PODIATRIST

Our most common services

  1. ORTHOTICS
    Podiatrists are trained to be orthotic specialists taking into account the bio-mechanics and needs of their patients. Orthotics if needed are inserted into the shoe being designed to support, align or improve the overall foot function. Orthotics can help as part of the treatment for various conditions or just cushion your feet if you have one of those jobs that are hard on your feet.
  2. INGROWN TOENAILS
    An ingrown toenail can be a very painful condition. If left untreated the consequences could become serious. Sometimes the offending nail spicule can be removed without local anaesthetic. In severe cases this may be necessary, a minor operation can be performed by a Podiatrist. All options will be outlined at your appointment. Most ingrown nails can be resolved within one treatment. ‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’
  3. BIOMECHANICS
    Bio means life and well mechanical, yes just think of your car. Think of your body as a series of levers and pullies which are made of ligaments, tendons and muscles propelling us forward or helping us stand erect. Which muscles are working? Which muscles are over compensating. Podiatrists examine your gait (walking) range of motion and the quality of motion of your joints and muscles among other things to aid in diagnosis and then treatment.
  4. SKIN PROBLEMS
    The skin on your feet is different to any where else on your body. Especially under your foot where the outer layers is thicker. Podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat various skin conditions. The most common ones being corns, callous, blisters, ulcerations, fungal infections and warts.
  5. DIABETIC FOOT CARE
    Prevention is the key for diabetic patients. Daily foot inspections, proper shoes, regular visits to your health care provider and exercise are crucial for a diabetic. Diabetics often experience ulcers that require wound care, medication and at times surgery. While inspecting your feet, look for changes in the skin, including cracks, red streaks, sores, drainage, or swelling. If you see any changes in the look or feel of your feet, it’s important to call your health care provider. ‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’
  6. CHILDREN'S FEET
    Looking after children's feet from infancy to school age and beyond is important especially to detect and prevent problems early. Such problems could be toeing in or out, wrongly fitting shoes, growing pains or knock knees. Parents should pay attention to unspoken signs such as a child’s limping, tripping, taking their shoes off frequently or unevenly worn footwear. Detecting issues early makes it easier to treat and rectify as a child's bones are still growing and forming. If some issues are left untreated they can cause bigger problems as teens or adults.
  7. SHOE ADVICE
    The most important factor when choosing shoes is to get a good fit. Ill fitting shoes can cause or irritate numerous problems like ingrowing toenails, bunions, hammer toes, corns and callous. There are different types of shoes for different activities. Attention should be given to individual needs and the occasion. New shoes should not need to be worn in but be comfortable from the start.
  8. HEEL AND FOOT PAIN
    Heel spurs, Plantar fasciitis, contused / bruised heels, nerve entrapment are all lumped together as they caused pain in our heels! CPHP is an acronym used these days (Chronic Plantar Heel Pain). This is the most common condition Podiatrists treat, so they are trained to find the source or sources of your heel pain and discuss the best treatment and management options. In some cases it can be an easy fix but others may take many treatments to relieve symptoms.
  9. INCIDENTALS
    Podiatry covers all aspects of the foot and lower limb to the knee. The foot is complex and a vital part of the body with the most bones located in the foot. The workings of the foot is amazing with all the moving parts, just as the foundations are important to a beautiful house, your feet are the foundations to your body. Weighing less 2kg each, your feet remarkably support your entire body for many hours of every single day, in all types of activities so it is important to take care of them and not take your feet for granted.

Hi from us...
Penguin Podiatry is a small family owned and operated business.
Shaun Hopkins (proprietor and Podiatrist) and his better half and wife Michelle (practice manager / receptionist) will make you feel welcome and at home, providing the best possible care for you and your family’s feet, keeping your feet happy :)