Podiatry

Podiatry Service in Bundaberg

Podiatry is the area in Allied Health that is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of medical conditions and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower limb. (Source: Australian Podiatry Council)

Chronic Conditions
• High-risk foot (related to diabetes)
— Numbness or pins-and-needles
— Poor circulation – full vascular assessment
• Osteoarthritis
• Wound management

Biomechanical
• Sports podiatry
• Orthotics
• Children’s development
— Toes pointing inward or outward
— Standing and walking on tip-toe
— Growing pains
— Clubfoot
— Paediatric flat foot and foot posture

Injuries & Pain
• Foot pain
• Sprains and stress fractures
• Persistent heel pain
• Tendinopathies
• Bunions
• Hammertoes

Toenails
• Nail surgery for management of ingrown toenails
• Ingrown toenails
• Thickened toenails
• Trauma
• Infections

Skin
• Blisters
• Corns and calluses
• Warts
• Tinea and other fungal conditions
• Cracked heels
• Chilblains

Meet Claire

clare-barrandClaire immigrated to Australia in 2008 from England after graduating from Southampton University. She has experience working in both the public and private sector as a Podiatrist.

She currently holds full registration with the Queensland Podiatry Association and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  She is a full member of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) and Diabetes Queensland.

A general Podiatrist, Claire’s main interests are in chronic disease management and the high risk foot and has experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in remote and far North Queensland in areas of chronic and acute wound management, Charcot foot, the ‘ulcerated high risk’ foot, the ‘at risk’ foot and preventative diabetic foot related complications.

Claire also enjoys and practices in the areas of paediatric podiatry, nail surgery and management of sports injuries.

She is also able to provide footwear advice, prescribe custom made orthotics and offers LASER to assist in managing musculoskeletal injuries and will be training in the use of dry needling in November 2016.

Telephone the Friendlies Physiotherapy Service on 4331 1888 to make an appointment.