Casey Allied Health - Podiatry
Servicing areaBerwick, Beaconsfield, Narre Warren, Cranbourne & Southeast Suburbs
Providing Quality Foot CareOur Casey Foot Clinic Podiatrists are health professionals who deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Our reputation is built on our successful treatment of patients, which is supported by ongoing professional referrals and word of mouth. Our Podiatrists offer exceptional care using a wide range of therapies to alleviate all foot related complaints, liaising with other health care professionals, to give you comprehensive holistic podiatric care. At Casey Foot Clinic we take the extra time to explain your problems and discuss treatment options in detail. At your initial consultation we will offer you options and an individualized treatment plan so that we can provide you with the best care possible.
Extracoporeal Shock Wave TherapyRadial shockwaves are high energy acoustic waves. They are transmitted through the surface of the skin and spread radially into the body. The body responds with increased metabolic activity around the site of the pain, stimulating and accelerating the healing process. RSWT is used successfully in sports medicine and daily practice all over the world. Its effectiveness is demonstrated in many clinical studies. RSWT is FDA approved!
Do you suffer heel pain?
Casey Allied Health prides itself on offering a premium health care using a holistic approach for all the family. Head Podiatrist Kristi Boles, along with Stephen Devenish, Carol Ngoo, Josh Osborne, Rav Kumar, Luke Mason and Lauren Haupt (Podiatrists) are strong believers that feet play such an important part in our daily lives that we need to take care of them. Most feet are already overdue for a check up.
RSWT may be the answer to your Pain!
Our Practitioners understand discomfort, aches and chronic pain can be debilitating and unbearable – RSWT is an affordable, effective treatment that acts fast, so you can get back to apain free life! Call our clinic to discuss how this treatment can help you! Fast and Effective Clinically Proven 80% Success Rate Just 3-5 treatments at short intervals activates self healing process and can reduce pain, fast!
What is Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT)?
Radial shockwaves are high energy acoustic waves. They are transmitted through the surface of the skin and spread radially into the body. The body responds with increased metabolic activity around the site of the pain, stimulating and accelerating the healing process. RSWT is used successfully in sports medicine and daily practice all over the world. Its effectiveness is demonstrated in many clinical studies. RSWT isFDA approved! Book your RSWT Consultation today.
Can other problems be treated?
Randomised Clinical Trials (RCT) have been proven and documented for treating the following complaints with a success rate of 70% – 80%
1. Epicondylitis Humeri Radials
Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the medial elbow
2. Tendinosis Calcarea
Painful limitation of shoulder movement due to calcification
3. Epicondylitis Humeri Ulnaris
Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the lateral elbow (golfer’s elbow)
4. Bursitis Trochanterica
Painful periostitis of the outer femur
5. Patela Tip Syndromer
Inflammation of the point of attachment of the patellar ligament
6. Tibialis Anterior Syndrome
Inflammation of the tibial edge due to excessive strain
Painful irritation of the Achilles tendon
8. Fasciitis Plantaris
Painful, mostly chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia
9. Chronic Enthesopathies
Painful irritation of tendon attachments due to overexertion or improper strain, or due to degenerative processes
10. Acupuncture Points
Pain therapy via treatment of acupuncture points
11. Painful Trigger Points
Acute and chronic pain in the back, shoulder, neck, etc. due to permanently shortened and thickened muscles
Fungal Nail LaserThe use of laser in podiatry is not new. For years lasers have been used safely on the foot for several conditions. Although the 1064 laser is FDA approved for the temporary clearing of nails, new lasers are now being used to treat nail fungus. These lasers have some advantages and are approved by the FDA for many other treatments but laser treatment of nail fungus is considered an “off label use”.
FOX 1064 Podiatry Laser
- Pulsed 1064 Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails
- No Side Effects (unlike oral medications)
- Provides Clearer and Healthier Looking Nails with Fast and Painless Treatments
- New Diode Technology Sets the Standard for Portability, Power and Ease of Use
There are several treatments for nail fungus (onychomycosis). The most conservative is to just thin down the nail every 9 weeks and apply topical medications but this type of medicine does not work well if the whole nail is involved. Oral medications (Lamasil) can be prescribed but elevates liver enzymes and can cause liver damage. Women are warned not to take oral medications if they are going to become pregnant.
Onychomycosis The most common cause of brittle yellowing nails is fungal infection. Over 35 million Americans have fungal nail infections. Fungi are dermatophytes that feed on nail keratin. These organisms propagate in a warm, dark and moist environment. There is no better place for nail fungus to reside and infect toes than in shoes. Infected nails have yellowing or white spots on the nails. As the infection develops, nails will get thicker, further discolor and fracture. Progressive infection of additional nails is common.
- Thickening of the nail
- Build-up of debris under the nail
- Changes in texture, loss of shine and clarity
- Brittleness and crumbling at the edges of the nail
- Small separations of the nail plate from the nail bed
The ability of the 1064 laser energy to gently heat the nail bed makes it ideal for the safe and effective desired result of nail clearing. The effects of 1064 nanometer laser energy on nail fungi are two fold and understood in relation to cellular chemical reactions within fungal cells that are necessary for fungal growth and survival. The photo-thermal effect changes cellular metabolism and at increased temperature (42°C), cell components are damaged and metabolism is altered. Clinicians report a photochemical effect that further compromises fungal cell enzymes and proteins. Lipids in cell membranes are changed in structure and their function of protecting and regulating the internal environment of the cell becomes further compromised resulting in fungal death and nail clearance. Podiatrists experienced with clinically treating onychomycosis have come to the conclusion that the treatment of fungal nails is a process and the prevention of reinfection is critical to achieving success. Laser is an excellent choice for patients who do not want to risk taking oral medications. This patient below had tried many different treatments over the last 7 years without success. After couple of months using fungal nail laser treatment, the result is really promising.
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Foot MobilisationDo you suffer from aches and pains in your feet, heels, knees, hips or back? Poor joint alignment in the feet can effect the ankles, knees, hips and back. This is a major cause of pain and poor posture.
What is FMT?
FMT is a series of manual treatments in conjunction with foot strengthening and conditioning exercises to enhance foot health and strength. FMT is a gentle treatment used to realign the joints and increase circulation to the feet, to promote healing and improve foot function. Your Podiatrist Kristi Boles will assess and identify the source of the pain and create an individualised treatment plan to care specifically for you. Further information of FMT is available on our website and I encourage you to visit www.caseyalliedhealth.com.au. This highly effective method can relieve pain by enhancing the bodies ability to heal itself. We aim to improve foot function, stability and strength leading to improved foot posture and support of the body. Book your FMT Assessment today.
Conditions FMT Treats
Biomechanical & musculoskeletal disorders of the foot & leg result from abnormal compensation of the affected structures. Joint dysfunction will cause compensation of related structures such as bones, cartilage, muscle, ligaments, tendons, nerves and blood vessels. Correcting joint dysfunction with FMT will aid the treatment of the following conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spur Syndrome
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Hallux Valgus
- Cuboid Syndrome
- Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
- Digital Contractures such as Hammer Toes
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle sprains
- Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Patello-femoral syndrome
Heel Pain ProgramAre you suffering with Heel Pain?
Are you fed up with pain everyday?
Are you feeling like you can’t do the activities you want to do?
OUR HEEL PAIN PROGRAM CAN HELP YOU!
Kristi Boles, our principal Podiatrist at Casey Allied Health, has spent the last 15 years developing the Heel Pain Program to tackle this Chronic, exhausting and life limiting condition. The Heel Pain Program treats the Inflammation and Pain in the short term and addresses the underlying cause of the problem with ongoing support and rehabilitation of the foot to reduce the risk of the condition reoccurring in the future. A thorough and detailed Biomechanical Assessment, Foot Posture Assessment, Injury Analysis and Gait Assessment is conducted at the initial consultation to analyse the body and diagnose the condition. A extensive Personalised Treatment Program is designed to treat your condition, utilising Foot Mobilisation Therapy, prescribed footwear options, stretching, strengthening exercises, anti inflammatory treatments, orthotic therapy, Radial Shock Wave Therapy and, dry needling.
Sports Podiatry and OrthoticSports Podiatry is the treatment of foot, ankle, knee and lower limb injuries by altering and improving lower limb function. Some people require orthoses in the management and prevention of these injuries.
Gait analysisVisual gait analysis means measuring and analysing the biomechanics of your feet and legs as walk or run.
Nail SurgeryWe also offer a wide range of footwear, and can fit and order specialist fashionable designs that suit your needs.
Diabetes Foot Health AssessmentsExamining the feet can offer important clues to Diabetic Foot Health. Monitoring nerve, blood vessel and foot health allows for early intervention and appropriate specialist referral.
General Podiatry for ALL agesWe treat patients from all ages and we believe that foot care is an important part of your general health
Nails, Corns and Callus TreatmentA corn or callus are areas of thickened skin that occur in areas of pressure. These are a natural way for the body to protect itself but can become very painful if not managed properly.
Paraffin Wax BathParaffin wax has a very high heat capacity, meaning it is able to absorb and retain a great amount of heat. A paraffin wax spa takes advantage of paraffin’s heat-retaining capacity in a simple process called heat transfer. In technical terms, heat is transferred to the core of the affected area as paraffin goes through a phase change. As it melts, the paraffin becomes a liquid and is able to retain more heat. Then, when a hand, foot, or other area is dipped into the heated bath, the phase of the paraffin that surrounds the dipped area quickly changes into a solid. The heat that is given off is called the heat of fusion. More simply, the heat that goes into melting the paraffin comes out when it solidifies into a comforting paraffin coating, thus transferring the heat into the affected limb. Another way to look at it is the paraffin is the medium that transfers heat from the Therabath to the painful area. At the same time, the heat from the paraffin opens pores and increases circulation in the skin. This is why paraffin is so beneficial to skin, leaving skin softened and more radiant. See more information on paraffin treatment hygiene. Wax heat therapy provides intensive moisture therapy that nourishes skin and cuticles while penetrating heat increases circulation, eases aching joints, relaxes stiff muscles, and leaves skin radiant and healthy looking.
Fast-acting, drug-free heat therapy
- Proven effective to soothe pain and stiffness
- Effective on arthritis, inflammation, joint stiffness, muscle spasms, dry cracked skin, and more
- Versatile, safe, and easy to use
- Maximize the heat benefit by applying more layers of paraffin. The more layers of paraffin applied, the longer the heat will last. For maximum effect, we recommend 10 to 15 layers.
- Prolong the treatment by using the plastic liners and insulated mitts and boots (for hands and feet), or plastic and an insulated wrap (for other areas).
- Prior to applying the paraffin, apply a light coat of nongreasy hydrating cream. Rub extra lotion into cuticles and dry patches. If desired, apply additional lotion after the paraffin treatment too.
- Apply at least five layers of paraffin.
- Enhance the softening effects of the paraffin by using the plastic liners and insulated mitts and boots, helping to increase circulation to the skin and absorb additional moisture from the lotion.
- Paraffin treatments on clients’ hands, feet, elbows, etc., are a beneficial addition to any type of therapeutic massage.
- Paraffin can be used by the practitioner to warm hands prior to providing massage services, and afterwards to ease stiff, tired hands and to relieve dryness from repeated hand washing.
- Follow the suggestions for relief from chronic joint pain, etc.
- For Tired, Work-weary Hands
- Follow the suggestions for relief from chronic joint pain and relief from dry skin.
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