Podiatry at Orthotics Plus
Orthotics Plus is excited to welcome Podiatrist, Dr Annette Zandberg to the team. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and feel Podiatry will complement our Orthotic services greatly.
General Podiatry care involves the assessment and treatment of foot complaints including corns, warts, nail care and skincare issues. This may also involve minor surgery including removal of nail spikes under a local anaesthetic. High-risk foot Podiatry care provides patient with a neurological and vascular assessment, treatment for patients with fragile skin.
Podiatry also provides care for patients with Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, peripheral arterial disease and the ulcers which can result from these conditions.
About Our Podiatrists
Annette brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skill after working in the health industry since 1997. She is one of approximately 5 people in Australia to hold a degree in both Podiatry and Prosthetics and Orthotics. Annette graduated with a bachelor degree of Prosthetics and Orthotics from La Trobe University in 1977. In 2012, Annette then completed a Bachelor of Podiatry (with distinctions).
Annette began her professional working life in Sydney, but realised the coffee was better in Melbourne and soon returned home.
Annette is highly qualified to care for all foot-related health issues and she specialises in the following areas:
- Podiatry for youth, the elderly and at-risk patients
- Nail and skin care
- Nail fungal advice and treatments available
- General foot care advice
- Neurovascular assessments for those with Diabetes and other chronic conditions
- Diabetic foot care
Working together with our Orthotist Kate, Annette is passionate about providing the best care for your feet. With Orthotics Plus being home to both Podiatry and Orthotics services, this unique practitioner combination ensures optimal treatment is delivered every time.
Annette is current consulting weekly on Thursday mornings. To organise an appointment please phone our reception staff on (03) 9077 6414.
What to Expect During a Podiatry Consultation
Please contact our Malvern clinic to make a booking. Consultations and reviews are typically 30 minutes in duration, however can be longer.
Patients will receive an assessment, treatment, education and follow up support.
If your condition will require multiple visits, our Podiatrist will inform you of the follow-ups required and pricing, so you are aware of the costs upfront.
Podiatry Referrals for Orthotics Plus
Orthotics Plus’ Podiatrists are capable of treating both pediatrics and adults. You are able to self refer, there is no need for a GP referral.
Our Podiatrists help people achieve their goals, whether that’s improving mobility, muscle activation, athletic performance, alleviating pain or preventing recurring injuries, keeping their nails trimmed and wounds debrided, we’re here for you.
Podiatrists typically use manual techniques to work on people’s soft tissue, skin and muscles of the foot. Services such as nail cutting, ingrown toenails, fungal infections and wound care are exclusively performed by our Podiatrists. Our Podiatrists typically are not addressing biomechanics or deformities.
Orthotists typically focus on biomechanical interventions. Services such as foot orthotics, pain management, deformities, acute injury management and treating chronic conditions are suitable for an Orthotist. Please view the conditions we support here.
There is some overlap between the two professions, please contact our office to see whether you should book in with our Orthotists or Podiatrists.
Unfortunately, no. We accept private paying + medicare only for podiatry services.
Our Podiatry arm of the business is not NDIS registered. Please note, our Orthotic arm of the business is NDIS registered.
Our Podiatrists are a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and also The Australian Podiatry Association (APODA) appropriately.