Lefort Podiatry offers convenient online consultations in the comfort of your home!
Our experienced Podiatrists are able to provide video consulting services, saving you travel time, protecting your health and ensuring you still benefit from our care.
Here’s how it works. It’s fast, simple and cost effective.
Simply follow the link we provide to a secure connection between you and your practitioner.
Your live consultation will be conducted via video at the scheduled date and time.
A follow up consultation can be arranged online or in person if required.
Online consultations allow access to your trusted Podiatrist without having to leave your home. Your health continues to be a priority throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Whether you have started a program and intend on continuing it, are experiencing new problems due to isolation or altered working arrangements, or want to sort out any long-term niggles, quality care remains available with the click of a button.
Ensure your appointment is safe and efficient during COVID-19.
Achilles Tendon Pain
Nail and Skin Conditions
Ball of Foot pain
Whilst several of our treatments are hands on, there are many treatments that can be done by yourself at home if provided with professional instruction and guidance. The most important aspect in formulating a treatment plan is establishing the correct diagnosis, of which can be determined based on your signs, symptoms and location of pain.
A typical online consultation will consist of:
Although we can obviously not perform general skin and nail treatment, we can provide professional advice to establish what the problem is and therefore provide you with the correct and best advice to manage the issue.
A very common example is the confusion between whether a lump of hard skin under the foot is a Corn or a Wart. Determining the correct diagnosis is paramount as the treatment for each differs considerably. Nail conditions such as fungal nails (Onychomycosis) can also be assessed and treatments recommended. We offer an in-house treatment using light therapy called PACT and can provide an online information brochure outlining the process, should you wish to proceed with in-clinic treatment.
Once again we can also provide you with professionally supplied products, ordinarily issued during an in-clinic consultation, such as offloading silicon pads to alleviate pain until such time as you’re ready to have hands on treatment.
An online consultation is perfect for you!
Unfortunately, at this stage, patients are unable to claim any rebates through private health insurance for online consultation, this may however change in the near future.
We suggest you have by your side your current footwear (particularly if you have a painful foot or ankle problem) including any orthotics/inserts, x-ray/ultrasound/MRI reports you may already have any other devices/supports/pads/cream/lotions or other items you have been using to manage your current issue. If possible set up your device in a spacious enough area to be able to take a few steps and wear clothing that enables us to view your lower leg and feet.
Online consultations can be conducted using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer that is connected to the internet.
A standard online consultation cost $73 for 30 minutes.
While the Government has not restricted face to face appointments, Lefort Podiatry values the safety and wellbeing of all patients and has online consultations available to those who would prefer a virtual appointment or those who are currently unable to leave their homes.
Face to face appointments remain available at Lefort Podiatry. We have also implemented various precautionary strategies within our consultation facilities. Please call 98772077 or book online as you usually would.
Our online consultations are conducted on a secure platform, with only you and your practitioner able to hear or see your video appointment.