We hope you are all keeping safe and well during this period.
As part of Stage 4 restrictions, Allied Health Services such as Podiatry have been affected.
Better Feet and Body will REMAIN OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL CARE but will have restrictions on who is able to access our services.
Podiatry is considered an essential service, however under Stage 4 restrictions we are currently only able to provide ESSENTIAL CARE for those clients who are in need of Emergency or Urgent Care.
As such your upcoming appointment may need to be rescheduled depending on your specific situation.
Your eligibility for care will be decided on a case to case basis and will be determined by your podiatrist. Some examples of what might be considered Urgent care may include:
- Development of Redness/Swelling/Pain that is affecting your daily activities or preventing you from performing your work or care for your family.
- People who have Chronic medical conditions such as high-risk diabetes, poor circulation or poor sensation, that places your foot at risk of damage if not treated.
- People presenting for wound care.
- Situations where your foot problem if left untreated would result in significant deterioration in your health or need for escalation of care (ie medical review or hospital admission).
If you have an upcoming appointment scheduled within the current restriction period, one of our staff will contact you to discuss if you are able to see us in the clinic. If we need to postpone your appointment your podiatrist will discuss with you other options for care, which may include a Telehealth Consultation.
If your appointment is postponed and your circumstances change, or you develop symptoms that require urgent care, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your care options.
This is a very challenging period and we really appreciate your understanding and ongoing support.
If you have any queries about your appointment or any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us on 95882348.
The Better Feet and Body Team