Podiatry assists people to regain, maintain or improve their foot health.
Podiatrists at Peninsula Health use a range of manual skills, exercise prescription and education strategies in their treatments.
Our Podiatry services are delivered in multiple programs and sites across the health service including:
- Acute services: Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital
- Subacute services: Golf Links Road Frankston, The Mornington Centre, Rosebud Hospital
- Acute outpatients (Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Clinic): Frankston Hospital
- High Risk Foot Clinic (Vascular, Endocrinology and Orthopaedic): Frankston
- Diabetes Clinic
- Community Health services: Frankston, Mornington, Hastings, and Rosebud
How to access this service
Podiatrists provide care to inpatients during their hospital stay. They work within the medical, nursing and Allied Health teams to provide assessments and management to assist with ensuring you achieve your goals. This may include assistance with wound management and pressure care. If you require further Podiatry after your stay in hospital your health care team will organise this.
There may be a wait for your initial appointment date, as there is often a high demand for appointments
Please note all referrals for the High Risk Foot Clinic require a GP or medical specialist referral.
The Podiatry Department has a teaching partnership with La Trobe University and Charles Sturt University, providing undergraduate student clinical placements in Podiatry.
Teaching and supervision is principally provided by our Grade 2 Podiatrist to students across clinical areas across the continuum of care. Students move across sites and programs to complete their placements. These placements are designed to provide students with a wide-ranging exposure to patient-types and experiences.
Regular tutorials are given by Podiatrist to the student groups to further enhance their learning and practical knowledge base. Students are also encouraged to attend our own continuing education forums.
For more information on this service, contact ACCESS.
Tel: 1300 665 781