Services: Diabetic Foot Assessments

diabetic footcareDiabetes can have severe consequences for the feet if poorly controlled. Most foot problems in people who have diabetes occur when injuries and wounds go unnoticed and untreated or when healing is delayed due to poor circulation.

Matthew has many years’ experience in treating patients with diabetes. He will provide treatment and advice as well as conducting diabetic foot assessments which include the following:

  • A thorough visual examination of the feet.
  • Nerve and muscle testing using special instruments.
  • A comprehensive assessment of the patient’s lower limb circulation using a Doppler ultrasound machine to listen to the arteries, check arterial blood pressures and check the blood flow to the feet.
  • Gait analysis to assess whether there are any issues with walking that can be improved with footwear and/or orthotics.

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The assessments are non-invasive and painless and they are very useful in predicting problems and assessing how “at risk” the patient is of developing diabetic foot problems. Assessments are conducted at least every 12 months and a full report is sent to your Doctor (G.P).

Your Doctor will often refer you via the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Scheme for assessment. If you have the relevant paperwork and a valid referral consultations are bulk billed so there will be no out of pocket expense.


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Burleigh Osteopathic

Clinic: 07 5568 7010


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3/31 Connor Street,
Burleigh Heads, Qld 4220