Podiatry care for seniors
What can I expect from a podiatry appointment?
Before any treatment is provided, it is best practice for our podiatrist to have knowledge of your medical history. This is to safeguard both the patient and the podiatrist. Certain medical conditions can impact greatly on your feet and the podiatrist needs to be informed of any potential risks.
The overall condition of your feet condition will then be assessed, and will include a review of skin integrity, circulation, nerves, function and footwear.
Podiatry treatments can vary based on the assessment of your feet.
The most common treatments include simple or complex nail care, and removal of hard skin, and corns. Our podiatrists are also experts at dealing with in-grown toenails, foot wounds/ulcers, foot pain and deformity, biomechanical and footwear issues.
How often will I need podiatry treatment?
Frequency of podiatry appointments is specific to the individual and their podiatric needs; and is reviewed at each visit. Typically, podiatry patients with low podiatric need (e.g. simple nail care of normal toenails) will be seen between 6 to 12 weeks, depending on speed of nail growth. However, urgent appointments can be made at any time, should any new foot problems develop.
In occasional circumstances, where there is high podiatric need (e.g. foot wounds, heavy callus that could cause foot wounds or problematic toenails) you may require more frequent appointments, which can be as regular as weekly or fortnightly, until the issue has resolved. This is to ensure the best care and outcome for every one of our patients.
Aged care facilities
Resonance podiatry is proud to be providing high quality, specialist, podiatry care to aged care facilities. All Resonance podiatrists are registered with the Podiatrists Board New Zealand, hold current Annual Practising Certificates and observe the standards of ethical conduct.
- Act in the best interests of their patients
- Practise in accordance with acceptable professional standards
- Apply principles of best practice of podiatry to their professional activities
- Respect the rights and dignity of all individuals
- Comply with all legislation that governs and impacts upon the practice of, research in the field of podiatry
- Accept responsibility to uphold the integrity of the profession
At Resonance all instrument sterilisation complies with the recommendations of the NZ Podiatry Board Sterilisation Guidelines.
Individual patient history, treatment and management notes are documented and stored within Resonance Podiatry’s patient management system, can be shared with other medical carers as required and will be included in the residents’ medical notes.
At Resonance we offer comprehensive assessment and treatment in all aspects of podiatry to reduce pain and discomfort and improve day to day function and mobility.
Corns, calluses, hard skin, and thickened toe nails are often a sign of other underlying foot problems and at Resonance we are passionate about identifying and resolving the cause of foot pain, not just managing the symptoms.
Resonance podiatry recommends and stocks a high quality range of street footwear, house shoes, slippers, and insoles that maximize comfort, function and safety for a large range of conditions. We also provide orthotics to support any specific foot problems.
For further information contact us or call us on 0800 4 RESPOD
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