Congratulations you have called and made an appointment with us – welcome to the Podiatry Mackay family. You may be emailed an information sheet on which we ask for some personal details and a brief injury history for you to fill and return to us. If you aren’t emailed this, never fear, we have plenty of copies in reception for you to fill out when you get here.
We really appreciate it if you bring several pairs of shoes with you, especially ones that you exercise in and/or spend most of your days in. Also being able to see your legs , knees and feet is a real help to us so wearing a pair of shorts or similar is perfect (please don’t wear a skirt, they get in the way and can cause some uncomfortable situations during the consultation).
After we have had a chat about your pain/injury, we will begin our assessment by doing some movement and foot posture testing while you are sitting and standing. Once we have done all of those initial assessments, then the fun part begins.
We like to use video assessments of you walking and running to get a really good idea of what is happening. This is done either on a treadmill or walking in one of the consult rooms. Your podiatrist will then go through your video with you and explain what they see, in the least technical way possible (because not everyone speaks podiatry).
Once all of this information has been collected by your podiatrist, they will devise an individual treatment plan which gets put into action straight away. Sometimes shoe changes may need to be made, strapping applied to your foot or exercises given – every injury is different.
Often we may need more information like x-rays or ultrasound or a quick call to your physio and/or doctor. We like to have a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and work closely with several different types of health professionals.
Generally we try to review you as soon as we can to check on your progress. If you are having any problems before your review appointment a quick phone call or email to let us know is greatly appreciated. That way we can see you sooner or give some quick advice to address the problem before your appointment review.
We hope this has been helpful in preparing you for your appointment with us. If you have any questions before you come we are happy to answer them for you to the best of our availability.
We look forward to meeting you!