Extra-corporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) uses shockwaves to reduce pain and stimulate healing. It works fantastically for the dreaded plantar heel pain or plantar fasciitis, but also other insertional tendonopathies. Usually 3-4 treatment, combined with other interventions and strengthening shows great results for nasty heel pain. It can be a bit painful for a few minutes and works best for heel pain spanning more than a few months.
Laser for fungal nail
Nobody likes fungal nails. The infections are persistent and treatment is typically difficult, taking up to 12 months or longer. Laser nail therapy is a great alternative to tinctures, tablets and creams. Over 2 treatments less than half an hour, the laser uses heat to stop fungus in its tracks and allow the healthy nail to slowly grow out.
3D scanned and printed Foot orthotics
Orthotics are a great tool for changing force. Whether that be to help children participate with their mates or to manage an angry tendon, which is being overused. We work closely with our orthotic lab to design and manufacture your 3D printed orthotic devices. This relationship enables incredible quality and accuracy as well as being a more environmentally sustainable solution to the traditional manufacturing process. The 3d process results in over a 99% reduction in waste compared to milled polypropylene orthotic devices. Not only are our 3D printed orthotics good for the environment, they’re lighter, thinner and stronger than ever.
During the process of orthotic design, capturing the position of the foot is crucial. We have adopted the use of the ScanMate to improve therapy outcomes and reliability the industrys first patented jig that holds the foot in the “neutral” position; cruical for the design process that our clinican’s base the orthotic prescription off. Hunter Podiatry has been part of the design process and testing the prototypes of the ScanMateand making sure they help create an awesome orthotic outcome.
SWIFT is a medical microwave technology that is highly effective at resolving warts. A focused microwave signal is emitted into the skin to a predetermined depth to ensure only the wart is treated. A process called Heat Shock occurs with in infected skin cells. This causes the wart to release certain proteins into the circulatory system, allowing the immune system to recognise the infection and begin to fight the virus.
Do you find yourself cringing at the thought of wearing open toed shoes due to unsightly nails??
Have an event coming up and you desperately want to wear those shoes? As podiatrists, we see ALL types of nails. The good the bad and the UGLY. We understand this can be a real cause of embarrassment for some. Nails which have been affected by fungal nail, psoriasis, trauma or are in general disfigured can take years to improve.
But there is a temporary solution! Here at Hunter Podiatry we have employed the use of a nail restoration system called KERYFLEX. This incredible technology enables us to apply a resin that is artificially bonded to remaining nail to create a realistic looking nail plate.
Read our BLOG to see the results!