Category Archives: Foot Health

Common Reasons to see a Podiatrist

There is a multitude of reasons to see a podiatrist. Here are 4 common conditions that might require podiatric intervention: You have diabetes. From ingrown toenails to neuroarthropathy, diabetics have many issues that are frequently masked by neuropathy. Routine evaluation by a podiatrist can help catch these issues before they become limb or life threatening. […]

We are open – Extra steps we are taking to make your visit safe – 3 Day Pre Easter Lockdown

As podiatry is an essential service our clinic is open. We are doing everything on our end to maintain a safe environment with extra hand washing, hand sanitizers and a policy to turn away any client or practitioner who is sick or has recently traveled to COVID-19 affected areas.  We have implemented social distancing measures […]

Bulk Billed Podiatry - Active care podiatry capalaba

No Gap Podiatry Appointments (Medicare Only)-Conditions apply

What are bulk billed appointments? Bulk billed podiatry appointments are when the podiatrist accepts the rebate offered by Medicare as the full fee for the service. As a result there is NO GAP FEE for patients to pay for the consultation.  In some cases, where additional services are required, there may be some out-of-pocket expense. […]

Treatment options for ingrown toenails

Permanent treatment for repeatedly ingrown nails is available at our Capalaba clinic. Ingrown nails commonly occur on the first toe and to a lesser extent on the small toes. They arise from a nail spike splitting from the nail plate and penetrating the surrounding nail sulcus. This will initially cause some discomfort; however, as the […]

Pregnancy & Podiatry

Pregnancy can cause a range of complications for the lower extremities. The weight gain alone places an enormous amount of unexpected pressure on the feet. It’s common for pregnant women to suffer from foot pain, swelling, leg cramps and varicose veins. In addition to weight gain, stretched ligaments in the feet and ankles cause stability […]

Dealing with Runner’s Knee

With summer here and the race season in full swing, the knee is a common site of pain and injuries for both runner’s and athletes. There are many factors that can cause knee pain, with Iliotibial Band Syndrome (runner’s knee) being one of the most common issues.  Iliotibial Band Syndrome is an overuse injury characterized […]

Our calves & cramping

Cramps refer to sudden, painful muscle contractions that occur involuntarily. These muscle cramps are painful as they involve the over-contraction of the muscle. Cramps are very common with roughly 95% of people experiencing them at some stage in their lives. This increases in probability as we get older. One of the most common places to […]

Don’t let your new years resolutions fade due to injury

It’s a new year and most of us are tyring to cling to our healthy resolutions.   It is not always easy to maintain healthy habits when we return to work and our busy lifestyles. Most people (myself included) make a resolution to be more active or more healthy in the new year.  While this sounds […]