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Podiatry

Podiatry

Our Podiatry service is provided by Sole Focus Podiatry

Sole Focus can assist with:

  • Sporting injuries
  • Children’s assessments
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Nail surgery (options are available for those who are afraid of needles)
  • Painful and/or thickened toenails
  • Orthotic therapy
  • Footwear advice
  • Workplace injuries and prevention
  • Tinea and other foot infections
  • Corns and callus
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Plantar warts and verrucae
  • Aching/ painful feet and lower limbs
  • Dry needling
  • Foot and ankle joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • and more…

Our Podiatrists

Lauren Thyer

 

About Lauren

Lauren completed a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia in 2012. Whilst she was studying Lauren also worked as a Podiatry Assistant in Modbury, providing care to low risk patients. Since finishing her degree she has worked full time in a private practice also in the North Eastern Suburbs, providing treatment for a wide range of patients.

As a podiatrist Lauren is committed to expanding her knowledge and keeping up with the most current research and practices. She is a member of the South Australia Sports Medicine Association and the Australian Podiatry Association SA Inc. Lauren has a strong clinical interest in nail surgery, paediatrics and biomechanics and regularly attends continued professional development events. She has done additional training in joint mobilisation, joint manipulation and dry needling and more recently has become one of the few Podiatrists in South Australia endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines.

Kris Pazios

About Kris

Kris completed a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia in 2015. Since finishing his degree, he has been working full time in private practices across Adelaide.

Kris has gone on to further his knowledge by learning joint mobilisation and manipulation techniques as well as dry needling. As a podiatrist, he has a strong clinical interest in biomechanics and is committed to expanding his knowledge and keeping up with the most current evidence-based research.

Outside of work, Kris enjoys going to the gym, watching football as well as travelling.

To make an appointment with Lauren or Kris, please call 8280 5822.

New Patients

We are currently not able to accept new patients for consults due to being at capacity. We hope to re-open new patient bookings in the very near future.

However, we are able to provide Pfizer vaccinations to all patients. Bookings can be made online or by calling our friendly reception team.

Please call us on 8280 5822 if you have any queries.

Fee increases

From 1 January 2022 our fees will be changing. This decision has not been made lightly and is necessary due to the ongoing discrepancy between operating a general practice clinic and low increases to Medicare rebates offered by the Federal Government. A full list of fees is available at Reception. Please speak with our team if you have any questions.

 Changing from Bulk-Billing to Mixed Billing

From 1 January 2022, our bulk-billing policy will change. Bulk-billing will only be available to children under 16, health care card, pension card and DVA Cardholders for an appointment during regular business hours. For patients outside of these groups, there will be a small out of pocket expense for most consultations. We will continue to bulk-bill all Health Assessment and Chronic Disease Management Plans. This decision has not been made lightly, and is necessary due to the ongoing discrepancy between operating a general practice clinic and low increases to Medicare rebates offered by the Federal Government. A full list of fees is available at Reception. Please speak with our team if you have any questions.

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH ALERT

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for our service due to COVID-19. For the safety of GPs, staff, and patients, we require all patients and staff to wear a face mask while in the clinic. We also observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

HAVE YOU TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

If you recently tested positive for COVID-19, please visit the SA Health website for up-to-date health advice on how to report and manage your illness.

ANTIVIRAL MEDICATION

If you have tested positive and would like to access antiviral treatment, please confirm your eligibility at https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19/treatments/eligibility#eligibility-for-oral-covid19-treatments

If you are unwell, have respiratory symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test, please arrange a telephone appointment with a GP, and a safe face-to-face review will be arranged, if required.

For your safety and convenience, we encourage telephone or video appointments (where possible). The Government has restricted Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has confirmed COVID-19 and is required to isolate under a state directive, or where there is an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e., the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), children aged under 12 months, or patients who are homeless.

Please be aware that telephone or video consults may incur a private fee.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.