Podiatry

This page has information about Child and Family Podiatry services at Monash Health.

Podiatry

Podiatrists are experts in caring for the health of your feet and ankles. They do this through exercises, orthotics and footwear.

What we do

Podiatrists work with babies, toddlers, children and adolescents. They work on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications which affect the lower limb and play an important role in maintaining mobility.
Conditions treated include those resulting from bone and joint disorders, soft tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological, dermatological and circulatory disease.

Who can use this service?

People who can use this service

  • Children who live, work, study or attend pre-school or child-care in the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, or Cardinia Shire
  • OR cannot access local services due to poor transport accessibility
  • OR service is not provided by local community health service

People who cannot use this service

  • Clients who are eligible for Early Childhood Intervention, Specialist Schools, NDIS, WorkCover, or TAC. We cannot offer them services unless the referral is related to an acute injury or illness which is unrelated to their disability. They should be able to receive therapy support through the programs or funding bodies already mentioned.
  • Clients with a developmental diagnosis such as Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s, Autism, global developmental delay unless the referral is related to an acute injury or illness unrelated to their disability.

How to refer

Anyone can make a referral for community Podiatry services.

For referrals please:
Phone: (03) 8572 5631
Email: iCareAccess@monashhealth.org

For more information or assistance with your referral please email us at childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org.

Cost

The charge for this service is based on the family income.

Where services are delivered

  • We provide consultations at Springvale and Cranbourne, Pakenham, Dandenong, Doveton College and Bridgewood School.

Operating hours

We are open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Contact us

For more information about our Podiatry services, please contact us on childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org.

Help contacting us

For people who need help with English or an interpreter: : TIS: 131 450

For people with hearing or speech loss: TTY: 1800 555 677

Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

Internet relay: National Relay Service: www.relayservice.gov.au

Other useful resources and alternative services

 

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