Podiatry

CQ Podiatry is a leading provider of professional Podiatry services in Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

CQ Podiatry provides the full scope of podiatric services including assessment, treatment and surgery if required. All our podiatrists regularly attend ongoing education seminars and courses in order to stay at the front of their profession and provide you with the most up to date treatment options. Our modern clinic ensures the highest standards of service are met. Please see our full list of podiatry services below for more information.

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General Footcare

Toenail conditions

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Thickened toenails
  • Fungal toenails
  • Damaged toenails
  • Infected toenails

Skin lesions

  • Corns
  • Callouses
  • Plantar warts
  • Ulcers
  • Tinea

Problems arising from

  • Bunions
  • Hammer and claw toes
  • Bursae
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve Entrapments

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Foot Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

  • An inflammation of plantar fascia (band of tissue under the foot)
  • Commonly starts as a bruised feeling under the heel and can develop into chronic heel pain

Achilles Tendonopathy

  • Pain at the back of the heel
  • Caused by an inflammation where the Achilles Tendon joins into the heel bone (calcaneus)

Metatarsalgia

  • A pain under the forefoot that may stem from a number of different origins.

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Occupational Podiatry

Management of aches and pains while on your feet within the workplace. This can be through in-shoe devices or correct footwear.

Helping get you back on your feet after injury or pain.

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Sports Podiatry

Playing sport keeps us fit and healthy. Podiatrists can help you with your:

  • Knee pain
  • Leg pain , shin splints, muscle and tendon sprains or tears
  • Fractures including stress fractures
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Lower back pain

After a biomechanical examination, treatment may include:

  • Advice on training, footwear and modification or adjustment of equipment
  • Use of various padding or strapping techniques
  • Padded Insoles with modifications
  • Prefabricated orthotic devices
  • Prescription orthotic therapy
  • Stretching exercise programmes
  • Further testing, eg: X-rays
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals

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Diabetes Management

Diabetes Mellitus

  • Can cause changes in feet and legs
  • One of the common complications is peripheral neuropathy. This is a change to the nerves in the feet and legs. A loss of sensation is one example of possible changes associated with peripheral neuropathy from diabetes mellitus
  • Blood flow into the legs and feet can be affected by uncontrolled diabetes

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Podiatry for Children

Conditions may include:

  • Pain in feet and legs
  • Intoeing or being pigeon toed
  • Toe walking
  • Excessively flat feet
  • Foot deformities eg: Metatarsus Adductus or Clubfeet
  • Acute injuries
  • Growth related conditions eg: Sever's Disease Pain at back of the heel
  • Toenail and skin abnormalities
  • Congenital/inherited genetic conditions eg: Cerebral Palsy, neurological conditions
  • Diabetes Mellitus

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Nail Surgery

Podiatrists are permitted to use local anaesthesia to allow for permanent correction of ingrown toenails.

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Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation

Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation Techniques are now being offered by Kathy at CQ Podiatry to give our patient another option when it comes to musculoskeletal problems. This is ideal for people who have tried orthotics, cortisone and other tradition interventions without success. Foot mobilisation and manipulation therapy involves gentle manipulation of the foot and ankle to increase range and quality of motion of stiff and painful joints.

It is a gentle form of therapy carried pout in sequence relating to your specific problem area/symptoms that may be successful in increasing movement and foot function when applied gradually over a period of time. Initially patients are required to attend twice weekly. This is then gradually decreased to maintenance level based on presenting symptoms. Foot mobilisation therapy is always used in conjunction with a stretching and strengthening program which will be provided to you by Kathy to ensure good foot health and resolution of your symptoms.

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