Podiatrists are ‘university educated health care professionals, specialising in feet and lower limbs’.
Foot specialists, such as podiatrists, are necessary as the foot is a highly complex structure. Our feet consist of many small bones, joints, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Damage to any of these structures can develop problems which affect a patient’s overall health and well-being.
The feet can be the first area to show signs of other serious conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, kidney or heart disease. If a podiatrist detects any unusual signs in the feet that may indicate other systemic conditions they can refer you to the appropriate health practitioners.
The most common reasons people see a podiatrist are:
Lower limb pain (generalised or specific in nature)
• Heel pain (heel spurs), arch pain, pain in the balls of the feet, bunion pain, aching feet and legs.
• Ankle, knee and hip pain, as foot pathology can affect the alignment and function of other joints in the body.
• Biomechanical and walking assessments, to see if there are any problems with the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower limbs causing foot and leg pain (e.g. flat feet, rolling in or rolling out of the feet).
• 3D scanning and orthotics- customized inserts made from 3D scans of your feet. These customised orthotics are to be worn inside your shoes to correct any misalignments, reducing pain and increasing the function of the feet.
Sports injuries and tendon rehabilitation
• Achilles tendon, ankle sprains, calf injuries and stress fractures.
• Specific footwear advice, training, stretching and strengthening programs
Diabetes foot assessments and associated complications
• Diabetes foot health checks (assessing the circulation and nerves in the feet). This is because people with diabetes have a higher risk of foot injuries, wounds, infections and amputations.
Routine nail and foot care
• Removal of corns, hard skin and cracked heels.
• Wart removal.
• Assessment, treatment and prevention of fungal nails.
Paediatric podiatry (children’s feet).
• Assessing age for stage milestones (e.g. sitting, crawling and walking).
• Assessment and treatment for abnormal walking or sitting patterns (e.g. in-toeing, out-toeing, tip-toe walking, knocked knees, bowed knees, “W” sitting).
Ingrown toenails (conservative management and surgery)
• Nail surgery – preformed in the rooms under a local anaesthetic.
Meet our Podiatry team
B.Pod (Bachelor of Podiatry)
Certified in Dry Needling
Certified in Prolotherapy, Neural Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy
Certified in Foot Manipulation and Mobilisation Techniques
Monique’s professional expertise includes:
Treatments to help resolve your foot pain, ankle pain, heel pain, leg pain, back pain or sporting injuries. Monique achieves this through a range of treatment modalities including:
• Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation Therapy
• Dry Needling
• Massage and Trigger Point Therapy
• Orthotic Recommendations
• Gait Analysis and Biomechanical Assessments
• Exercise Programs
• Footwear Recommendations
She also offers all other aspects of podiatry care to her patients, nail surgery, children’s lower limb development, wart removal, diabetes, foot health checks, fungal nails and routine foot care.
After further study and training Monique is also qualified in foot mobilisation and manipulation techniques (FMT), prolotherapy (a non-surgical, ‘regeneration injection therapy’) and dry needling techniques for musculoskeletal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
Monique uses FMT techniques to provide foot pain relief to patients who have tried almost everything, including orthotics. FMT is a very effective treatment to restore normal joint function and range of motion, aiding the body in creating physiological changes to postural alignment. This gentle, specific and painless technique stimulates the body’s ability to repair and restore itself, helping to reduce pain and inflammation.
Monique’s clinical experience and knowledge formed within the community health and aged care sector allows her to provide a very diverse clinical skill set for her patients. Monique previously worked as an integral member of a High Risk Multidisciplinary Foot and Leg Clinic at TQEH hospital in SA, working alongside vascular surgeons, infectious disease physicians, endocrinologists, orthotists, diabetes educators and wound care nurses. Monique is experienced in public speaking and presenting podiatry educational material to other allied health disciplines, nursing and medical staff. She has supervised and taught podiatry and third year medical students during their final year placements.
Relocating to Melbourne in 2013 to be with her fiancé, Monique’s passions are helping others to feel the best version of themselves and treating musculoskeletal problems of the feet and lower limbs. Monique takes a holistic approach to lower limb complications to get the best treatment outcomes for her patients.
Monique is recognised by the Australia Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia.
Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Please note: Podiatry rooms are located on level 1 with a short flight of stairs with handrails. There is no lift access
Initial Consultation $88.00
Return Consultation $78.00
Medicare & Private Health rebates available with Hicaps
Contagious Enthusiasm Wellness Centre
362 Hampton Street Hampton Victoria 3188
TEL: 03 9502 0650Contact Me