Treat your feet to world class care.
Quality foot health care in the heart of the Northern Rivers
With a love for the community we serve, Northern Rivers Podiatry offers world class service and exceptional treatments using the latest technologies in foot health care to provide the highest level of personalised care to our clients.
Why visit a podiatrist?
Many of us don’t think much about our feet unless they start to hurt or something goes wrong. But the feet are one of the most important parts of the body and essential to take care of. Our skilled Lismore podiatrists offer a range of services to not only diagnose and treat a wide range of foot, ankle and toenail conditions, we also work with you to optimise your foot health with personalised plans and state of the art custom orthotics.
We're trusted by the best
Our Podiatrists provide evidence-based treatment and management of foot health complaints in accordance with the scope of a Podiatrist registered with the Australian Health Professionals Registration Agency (AHPRA) in Australia.
Learn more about your feet
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We are probably a tiny bit biased, but at Northern Rivers Podiatry we think feet are the most fascinating part of the body. To celebrate our much-loved feet, we decided to list some fun foot facts. We hope you get a kick out of them too!
Too often, life gets busy and it’s easy to take for granted one of the most important parts of our body, our feet! To avoid foot issues creeping up on you, we’ve got some handy tips to protect and care for your feet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a GP referral to see a Podiatrist?
What should I bring on the day of my appointment?
If attending the clinic for the first time, our experienced and helpful reception staff will make contact informing you of the supportive practicalities to best help you with your care. Generally, we recommend that if you are coming in for an initial assessment or biomechanical assessment that you:
- Bring a selection of your current footwear
- Bring relevant x-rays or scans
- Bring current orthotics or any you may have used in the past
- Dress in loose-fitting and comfortable clothing.
How much does it cost for an appointment?
Patients attending Northern Rivers Podiatry should note that we are a private billing practice with consultation ranging from a minimum fee of $80.00 - $193.99 for initial appointments. It is our policy that payment for your consultation be made up front. Fees may be paid by cash, EFTPOS (cheque or savings) or Credit Card.
Those with a valid doctor issued Enhanced Primary Care Plan can claim the current Medicare rebate of $53.80. In most cases, we can lodge for this amount to be electronically transferred into your bank account on the day of your appointment. Funds are usually transferred within 24 hours.
I am unable to make it to the clinic can you see me at home?
Yes, we provide a home visit service. These appointments are usually done outside our normal clinical schedule and incur an upfront fee of $200.00. On top of this fee, you will incur the charges for regular appointments and service types required which will be billed to you at the discretion of the Podiatrist providing treatment. If the above aligns with your needs, please call us to discuss further.
Do you accept the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Our Podiatrists are not registered with the NDIS but can still see a range of NDIS patients who are self-managed or plan managed provided they meet the criteria outlined in our NDIS Prerequisite Form. Our Podiatrists have a niche for treating and working with people who have disabilities and our clinical facilities are excellent providing:
- on-site disability parking in our private carpark
- ease of access through our disability friendly clinic
- specially equipped disabled toilet facilities.
Does my private health insurance cover Podiatry?
Podiatry care is usually covered under a person’s extras cover in private health insurance policies. We recommend checking with your private health insurance provider prior to the appointment to find out if your level of cover is eligible to receive a rebate. Of course, if you need help with item numbers and our costs, you can phone reception and speak with our friendly reception team.
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