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Specialised Services

At Foot Steps Podiatry Griffith we are qualified allied health specialists in the foot and lower limb & would love to help yourself & others in regards to your foot complaints.

Specialised services we offer here at Foot Steps Podiatry include:

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Podiatric Dry Needling & Acupuncture

Podiatric Dry Needling & Acupuncture is a natural therapeutic method used by podiatrists to treat illnesses of the lower limb to offer pain relief.

It has been used to treat numerous podiatric clinical problems, but is also helpful for discomfort.  It involves the insertion of thin & disposable needles into specific pathways, acupoints or trigger points. 

Trigger points are hypersensitive area of muscles with a palpable nodule or ‘knot’. They can cause significant pain and movement problems. The aim of the treatment is to relax and release the trigger point, reducing associated pain. Dry needling can also assist in reducing swelling and promote healing. 

The needles promote the release of natural pain relievers called endorphins, which help relieve the discomfort associated with painful conditions.

The number of treatments varies from patient to patient  & depending on the severity of the condition requiring treatment.  It can be used in conditions such as plantarfasciitis & mortons neuroma.

These techniques are safe & practically painless, majority of patients experience no issues from the treatment, however some patients may experience bruising, feel faint or feel worn out after a treatment. 

 

Keryflex Treatment

Keryflex is a professional nail restoration system now offered at Foot Steps Podiatry.

It is a simple & safe application, that can restore the appearance of unsightly toenails affected by fungus, dystrophy, psoriasis or trauma.

The patented resin creates a flexible, non- porous nail that allows the real nail to grow in a fungal free environment.  The KeryFlex nail bonds to any remaining nail and provides a realistic looking nail during anti-fungal therapies.  It also provides an immediate cosmetic improvement to compliment our photodynamic fungal treatment – PACT Nail Fungus therapy.

KeryFlex is durable and unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents and is a great way to restore confidence in the appearance of your nails whilst you are treating fungal nail conditions.

KeryFlex works by preparing the nail bed with debridement of the nail, the the KeryFlex bond is brushed onto the nail plate and nail bed.  The KeryFlex resin builds up on the nail and allows sculpting and contouring of the nail. The KeryFlex seal is applied after the modelling process is completed and a ultraviolet light hardens the substance within 2 minutes.

The KeryFlex nails have an anti-fungal property, are insoluble in water and are available in different colours to suit the natural nail colour. 

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PACT Nail Fungus Therapy

Foot Steps Podiatry are proud to be able to offer you one of the latest technologies for the treatment of ugly toenails.  PACT nail fungus treatment is an easy, cost effective solution for your unsightly nails.

Onychomycosis is a fungal inefection of the nail bed and is estimated to affect up to 1.6 million Australians.  Topical solutions applied daily or weekly can be frustrating and only have a small success rate.  Oral medication is more effective however this is not suitable for all people, and can produce side effects and a typical course could be anywhere from 3-12 months.  

PACT is Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy, it effectively kills off bacteria, viruses & fungi on skin surfaces & toenails. It involves the interaction of light, a photosensitive agent and oxygen to produce a local chemical effect.  This photochemical reaction induces fungal cell death without affecting surrounding tissue as it only targets the fungal elements without destroying healthy nail meaning is 100% safe.

The nails are prepared by our podiatrists through reduction, either physical &/or chemical reduction depending on the severity of the infection.  A special PACT nail fungus gel is then applied to the nail and left to absorb for 10 minutes, the gel then stains the fungal cells making them sensitive to the light emitted by the scientifically tested PACT LED lamp. The PACT LED lamp is applied for 9.5 minutes penetrating the nail & destroying the fungal cells.  A blue discolouration may remain on the nail after treatment however this will vanish soon after treatment but it rare cases may remain for longer.

Treatment Guide

The number of PACT treatments required depends on the severity of fungal infections. 

As a guide we recommend:

Mild Nail Fungus Treatment
3 x initial treatments in one week
1 x 1 month treatment review
1 x 3 month repeat treatment

Moderate Nail Fungus Treatment
3 x initial treatments in one week
1 x 1 month treatment review
5 x 1 month repeat treatment

Severe Nail Fungus Treatment
3 x initial treatments in one week
1 x 2 weeks treatment reviews
11 x 1 month repeat treatments

Please note:

Applications of a urea ointment may need to be applied before PACT treatment. Use of a topical anti-fungal application may be required concurrently with your treatment.  Some cases may require prophylactic treatment after cure.

Doppler Ultrasound

Doppler Ultrasound is a non-invasive test that can be used to examine the blood flow by bouncing high frequency acoustic waves (ultrasounds) off red blood cells.

Doppler Ultrasound can be used in multiple conditions however in our practice it is used to assess the vascular status of the legs in our diabetic patients.  This assists in our diabetic assessments so a greater overall assessment can be reported back to the patient and GP.

If you haven’t had a diabetic assessment in the last 12 months call 69621388 for an appointment.

Clearanail Fungal Treatment

Foot Steps Podiatry is able to offer their patients more treatment options for fungal nails. 

Controlled Micro Penetration (CMP) is the safe and simple to use system that produces micro holes through the nail with virtually no pain or risk to the patient. 

Clearanail allows our podiatrists to offer our patients a fast safe and effective method for treating Onychomycosis.

Controlled Micro Penetration (CMP) is a system that empowers the Podiatrist to make micro pathways through a fungal nail in order to provide access to the nail bed for medication. It is an entirely safe and simple to use system that produces micro holes through the nail with virtually no pain or risk to the patient. Cross infection is prevented through the use of a single use component for each patient.

  • Simple to use ‘Fully automated fail safe system’
  • Virtually no pain or injury to soft tissue  ‘Only the nail is penetrated’
  • The only system to give access to the Germinal Matrix ‘Where advanced infections reside’
  • Can produce a large matrix of holes for access to the whole nail bed
  • Minimal dust ‘No extraction required’
  • Holes 0.4 mm in Diameter
  • Less than 5 seconds to produce each hole
  • The only safe and simple way to collect sub-ungual cultures biopsy
  • Holes remain until nail re-grows
  • Single use component to prevent risk or allegations of cross-infection ‘One purchase for each patient’

FMT Foot Mobilisation Therapy

Foot Steps Podiatry has aimed to find the best ways to improve your lower limb function & health. 

FMT is a specialised technique that use mobilisation & manipulation to help get you back to our active self. 

Foot Mobilisation Therapy is a manual therapy that improves the alignment & function of the foot through gentle mobilsation combined with exercises. 

FMT is a manual therapy, that targets joints in the foot & ankle that may be poorly aligned or dysfunctional which may be the underlying cause of foot, ankle & leg pain. It uses your own body’s natural repair process to reduce pain and improve foot posture.

FMT consists of a series of short mobilisation sessions and take home exercises to maintain your results.

  • Allows the body to naturally repair itself through mobilising restricted joints to promote joint fluid production.
  • Returns bones and joints to their optimal position which allows chronic musculoskeletal injuries to heal.
  • Improves joint integrity, foot posture and muscle strength
  • Improves foot and ankle mobilisation
  • Improves Postural stability

Paraffin Treatment

Foot Steps Podiatry is able to provide a therapeutic treatment to aid in helping promote hydartion, promote blood flow, & reducing muscle & joint pain. 

It leave the skin on your feet feeling incredibly soft & supple.

The PerfectSense ParaffinSystem is a single use, hygenic system, eliminates the risk of cross contamination.  The wax is a soft, non stocky, natural wax product derived from ancient plant and animal forms.  This enables it to be able to absorb and retain a significant amount of heat for therapeutic benefits. 

The foot is immersed into a sock of melted paraffin wax and massaged onto the feet.  Fleece boots are applied to retain the heat and left for approximately 10 minutes.  

The paraffin draws on the bodys own moisture to the surface of the skin for deep, natural hydration. 

Your feet will be left feeling amazing & hydrated.  This treatment is a great add on to your normal foot care. 

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We offer stylish, comfortable & functional footwear & professional shoe fitting services for children & adults. 

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