Podiatry

The Podiatry Department at Monash Children’s Hospital specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Patients are seen in both acute and community settings.

Phone: (03) 8572 3000
Community services email: Childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org

 To support the Podiatry department at
Monash Children’s Hospital:

About us

Podiatry
A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

About Us
Paediatric podiatrists work across Monash Children’s Hospital Acute, Rehabilitation and Community services.

Conditions treated include those resulting from bone and joint disorders, soft tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological and circulatory disease.

Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications which affect the lower limb and play an important role in maintaining mobility.

Referrals

Acute referrals

Phone: (03) 8572 3003
Fax:
(03) 8572 3048
Days of service:
 Monday and Thursday

Outpatient Services
Outpatient services are provided to children with complex medical problems requiring specialist care. A professional referral is required.

Inpatient Services
Priorities exist in the hospital setting to ensure those with a medical need for podiatry have access to services.

Community referrals

For referrals please contact us via the following:

Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273)
Fax: (03) 9594 9221
Email: MHCAccess@monashhealth.org

For more information or assistance with your referral please contact the service on childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org.

Eligibility criteria

Inclusion:

  • Lives / works / studies or child attends pre-school or child-care in the City of Greater Dandenong, City Of Casey, Shire of Cardinia
  • OR cannot access local services due to poor transport accessibility
  • OR service is not provided by local community health service

Exclusion:

  • Clients on waitlist, attending OR previously attended Early Childhood Intervention Programs or Specialist Schools cannot be seen as they should be eligible to receive therapy support at these settings
  • Clients with a developmental diagnosis i.e. Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s, Autism, global developmental delay

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