The podiatry team at Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine diagnose and treat all conditions of the foot and lower limb.
Our feet will walk more than 128,000 kilometres in our lifetime which is equivalent to three times around the world. And yet, often our feet are the most neglected parts of our bodies. Our feet also have the unique responsibility of combining movement with weight bearing and putting load on each of the 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the foot.
Variations in foot structure or biomechanics; which is how our bodies move, can result in pain, deformity, disability or just tired feet and legs.
Common problems treated by podiatrists include:
Our team prides itself on providing expert, comprehensive foot care solutions. We offer both general podiatry services as well as treating sports injuries and chronic conditions.
Our podiatry team are CSSM’s leaders in managing problems associated with the foot, ankle and lower limb.
Our areas of clinical interest include running gait analysis, dance injury management, orthotics and sports footwear consultation.
During your consultation, our podiatry team will assess your feet and gait using the latest technology to identify any issues. Using a treadmill, high speed video recorder and specialised biomechanical analysis software, your walking and running technique is assessed frame by frame to detect any biomechanical faults. From there, a treatment program can then be implemented, tailored to individual needs. This may include any or a combination of manual therapy, stretches, strengthening exercises, orthotics or footwear modifications.
Our team prides itself on delivering the best advice and easy to follow instructions. You will be supported every step of the way during your recovery. In many instances, you can progress your treatment at home with videos of exercises to remind you of the correct technique. Our aim is to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible; whether that may be to school or work, weekend sport or competing at the highest level.
Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine is a practice founded on the values of honesty, clarity and effectiveness. You can choose CSSM with confidence.
Trusted since 2003 – Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine is a trusted practice with a team of experienced and caring professionals with the experience to ensure that you get the highest levels of care. We are proud of our strong reputation and maintain our commitment to improving what we do every single day.
Healthcare Leaders – CSSM has maintained its reputation as a local leader in healthcare. The choice of the weekend warrior through to sporting champions. CSSM continues to innovate – offering access to services usually limited to elite sporting organisations and Institutes of Sport.
#teamCSSM – Not only do we have a team that has the diversity of skills to ensure that you get the best possible outcomes for your treatment. CSSM epitomises what Collaboration means in healthcare – with our extended team of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Myotherapists on hand to contribute to your care, when needed.
Care when you need it – CSSM is open extended hours during the week and right through the weekend to deliver your health Services when you need it. The Best Expertise – 7 days a week.
Looking for immediate care? Whilst individual practitioner availability does vary, in most instances we should be able to arrange an appointment with one of our practitioners for the same day, certainly within 24 hours. Please phone Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine on (03) 9889 1078 or alternatively you can Make an Appointment online. Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine ins open 7 days a week (closed public holidays).
CSSM requires a minimum of 24 hours notice of an appointment cancellation or rescheduling in order for you to avoid a late cancellation fee of $55.00.
Depending on your condition and presenting complaint, treatment frequency will vary. At the time of your consultation, your podiatrist will outline the expected course of treatment and management.
GPs and specialists seeking the best advice often refer their patients to a Podiatrist for foot and leg care however, referrals are not necessary. For a Podiatry consultation simply make an appointment with Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine directly by calling 9889 1078.
Referrals are required for Veteran Affairs, Workers Compensation or the Program for Aids for Disabled People (PADP).
Your initial consultation will take around 40-50 minutes, during which your Podiatrist will:
Subsequent sessions generally last for 20-30 minutes.
*During your assessment you will be assessed in bare feet and in footwear, so please bring along your activity and everyday footwear.
Podiatry treatment is covered under the ancillary or extras cover of most major health insurers.
Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine is able to offer ‘on the spot’ rebates via HICAPS. The rebate varies depending on your health insurer and level of cover so check the details of your policy.
If your condition meets certain requirements and you have a vaild referral from your Doctor, Medicare may offer limited rebates for Podiatry treatment. In the instance that you suffer from a chronic condition, your GP can refer you to an Allied Health Professional, such as a Podiatrist, for up to five sessions each calendar year. Not all conditions qualify for this program and there will still be an out of pocket expense for these services. For more information talk to your Doctor and ask them about your eligibility for a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan prior to making an appointment with CSSM.