What to expect at your first visit to South Tas Podiatry Clinic
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our friendly receptionist who will ask you to kindly fill out a new patient information form. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to complete this.
How long will the appointment take?
Your first podiatry appointments can take up to 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type of appointment required. If ongoing treatment is required, follow up appointments can range from 20 - 40 minutes.
What will we do?
In your initial appointment we will review your medical history and assess your condition. Depending on your needs we may do a complete foot and lower limb examination to check your vascular status, nerves, soft tissue and bones of the feet as well as foot function and footwear. We will then focus on the problem you have described, providing you with a diagnosis and if necessary refer you for further investigations, such as an ultrasound or X-ray, if there are any concerns. During your consultation, specific education will be provided about your condition including the reason behind your pain or symptoms, treatment options and preventative strategies to help keep you symptom free.
What should I wear to my appointment?
We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing that will easily allow the podiatrist to see your legs and feet.
What should I bring along to my appointment?
Depending on the type of appointment you are having, Please bring any recent imaging reports you have had in relation to your complaint, such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, CT. If you have any paperwork or letters from any practitioner please bring them along with you also. Bring footwear that you regularly wear and any current or old orthotics that you have.
The day before your consultation, our reception staff will confirm your appointment with your preferred method of contact,. Please feel free to contact us for confirmation if you have not received a reminder. Please note children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian.
If you are unable to attend please advise Southern Tas Podiatry Clinic as soon as possible. The minimum cancellation time is 24 hours – more notice is extremely appreciated as this means someone else in pain can utilise the time that was set aside at the time of booking. Failure to provide 24 hours notice will incur a 50% payment fee for the treatment. If you need to reschedule/alter or cancel an appointment please telephone (03) 6264 3416 as soon as possible.
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