The Foot Hub
Put your feet in good hands & Treat your feet to a medical pedicure!
We rely on our feet every day, but often we don’t give them the care they deserve.
A quick lick of nail polish and foot scrub in a rushed nail salon is not the best way to take care of our feet. But if you go to a Podiatrist you can give your feet the treatment they need and ensure any niggles are taken care of before they develop into bigger problems.
A medical pedicure is your chance for that regular ‘check-up’, when a trained podiatrist will look after everything from dry skin to discoloured nails, callouses to corns, all in the hygienic setting of a medical clinic. You will emerge with hydrated heels and polished nails, as well as feet that positively glow with health.
Why choose a medical pedicure?
It goes beyond cosmetics and cover-ups. A medical pedicure is a much more thorough treatment that focuses on the health of your feet and treating common ailments, including:
We have all the right tools, equipment, and clinical experience, and there is nothing we have not seen in our many years of practice. We give our patients the detailed and attentive treatment they would expect from any other professional medical service.
We go one step further than a nail salon
What we wont do and why!
Remove your cuticles
In nail salons, usually cuticles are pushed back and cleared with an instrument. The nail cuticle is an important barrier that seals the nail plate and stops infection from getting in. Removing this barrier can result in inflammation, nail splitting or bacterial, fungal or viral infections.
Soak your feet
To ensure we maintain the strict infection control policies we don’t soak feet to reduce chance of cross infection. Soaking the feet softens nails and cuticles makes them more permeable to infection during treatment.
Apply nail polish
Using the same nail polish not amongst patients can cause cross contamination and lead to infections. Patients are welcome to paint their toenails home after their medical pedicures.
You can use your private health insurace
If you have private health insurance and are covered for Podiatry, you can use your health fund card to treat your feet with on the spot rebates with HICAPS.
Foot Health you always needed
When you receive a medical pedicure, you will realise that it is the treat for your feet that you never knew you needed. You will end up with feet in their best condition and have all the advice and experience of a top medical expert at the same time.
standard medical pedicure
Deluxe medical pedicure
*Conditions apply: Cost is for the medical pedicure only. If you require assessment for other foot conditions will incur additional fees
What you need to know
Applied in same day treatment with a Podiatrist.
How long does it take
Before your appointment
Remove all nail polish, shellac and artificial nails.
- Thickened toenails
- Thick calluses
- Cracked heels
After your Appointment
- Can apply nail polish
- Enjoy your beautiful healthy feet.
frequently asked questions
Yes, men can have a medical pedicure. Foot Health is for everyone.
To avoid the spread of bacteria, fungus and other diseases, the podiatrist will not apply nail polish. However, you can call us and book in with our in house nail technician right after your medical pedicure appointment.
Skin does not worsen with removal. Of Course if the skin is not moisturised or any underlying medical condition is not addressed, the skin will grow back as before.
There is well documented medical evidence and clinical cases where heel fissures have lead to skin infections and resulted in complex situations. Excessive callus can lead to the following:
- bacterial infections such as pitted keratolysis
- fungal infections tinea pedis
- blister formation
Podiatrists are not beauticians. Podiatrists are in a handful of professions that are legally allowed to use medical scalpel blades in Australia. Combined with accredited university training that includes practical clinical assessment and years of clinical practice, the use of a scalpel blade should not be a concern versus other unskilled professionals.
Looking for more information?
Not all nail conditions are fungal toenails. It’s important to make sure that you have the correct diagnosis when treating your toenails as it can help improve treatment outcomes. Learn about other conditions that can effect your toenails.