Our Podiatry FAQ
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfit in your feet and lower limbs, Podiatry on Pako will help get you back on your feet in no time. Geelong podiatrist, Leo Veanes has more than three decades’ experience treating a huge variety of conditions and injuries across all ages.
Please see some of the most commonly asked questions below, and contact our Geelong podiatry clinic for more information.
What does a podiatrist treat?
All problems relating to the feet and legs. Common podiatry problems we can help with include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Diabetic foot care
- Radial shockwave therapy for heel pain and tendinopathies
- Back pain
- Toenail fungus laser treatments
- Calluses and corns
- Shin splints.
Do I need orthotics?
This depends on several factors, such as pain, foot function and biomechanics. A full biomechanical assessment is done on your first consultation to evaluate if orthotics are required or not. All custom orthotics are made in-house by Leo – they are not sent to a laboratory for production. The orthotics can be recovered when necessary.
Do I need a referral?
Generally no. Except for Medicare, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), TAC and Workcare claims.
Do you have Hicaps?
For those patients with Ancillary Health Insurance, Hicaps is available for on-the-spot claims. You will need to check with your particular Fund to find out if you are covered for Podiatry Services.
Will Medicare cover podiatry?
Generally no. However there is an Enhanced Primary Care Plan for chronic medical conditions in place and it is the doctor’s decision whether or not you can claim a percentage of the fee through Medicare and then pay the Gap payment.
How do I make an appointment?
By contacting the podiatrist on (03) 5229 7375. Podiatry on Pako is open Monday to Thursday and Saturday morning by appointment.
Is there parking?
Yes. There is a two-hour limit in Gertrude Street and parking at the rear of the podiatry clinic.
Which end of Pakington Street can you find us?
We are situated in the West Geelong end of Pakington Street near Gordon Avenue.