Podiatry clinic

Our clinic is a teaching, learning and research facility where students get clinical experience in diagnosis and client management.

The clinic includes 17 consulting rooms, two paediatric consulting rooms, an operating theatre, an orthoses laboratory, a plaster casting room and a 40-seat lecture room

A registered podiatrist supervises students while they provide high quality podiatric care to patients from around the local community.

Please note a referral is not required.

Why see a podiatrist?

Podiatrists treat and manage a range of foot and ankle conditions. People who see a podiatrist include children with unusual walking patterns, athletes with lower limb injuries, adults of all ages who require treatment to prevent symptoms from poor foot posture or deformity and the elderly who seek help to aid mobility, balance and reduce general discomfort.

People with systemic diseases such as diabetes and arthritis may need treatment from a podiatrist for complications which can occur in the lower limb.

Podiatry Clinic at La Trobe University

Podiatric services at La Trobe University

Primary foot care and specialist clinics include:

  •  Basic foot care such as treatment of callous, corn, warts and nail disorders
  • Management of foot and ankle pain and deformities
  • Biomechanical analysis
  • Pre-made or custom orthotic therapy
  • Sports injuries
  • Paediatrics
  • Diabetes management
  • Tests to check blood supply and nerve function to the feet
  • Skin and nail surgery
  • Injection therapy
  • Referral for x-ray and ultrasound imaging
  • Footwear advice
  • Fitting of surgical shoes and cam walkers 

Fees

Our fee covers administrative costs and materials. General consultation fees are:

  • First consultation $35
  • Ongoing consultations $20

There is an additional fee for orthotic therapy and surgical procedures.

All La Trobe students and staff receive a free initial consultation. You must present your student or staff card. Your Alumni Card entitles you to a 50% discount on the initial podiatry consultation fee charged at the Health Sciences Clinic.

Enquiries and appointments

Ms. Barbara Chapman
Phone: (03) 9479 5831
Fax: 9479 5036
Email: b.chapman@latrobe.edu.au

Clinic location

The clinic is in Plenty Road, Bundoora. Enter by the north entry of the University off Kingsbury Drive. Go through Car Park 9 and follow the road to the turnoff halfway up the car park. There are a number of Health Sciences Clinic signs to guide you. Please arrive early for your appointment and get a free parking permit from reception. Place the permit on the dashboard of your car.

Opening hours

Monday – Thursday 9.30am - 5pm 

Wednesday evening 4pm – 8pm 

Thursday evening  5pm - 8pm