Katrina Hua graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor’s degree of Podiatry. She has a genuine interest in working with people who have skin and nail conditions, foot pain associated with walking and exercise and chronic conditions such as diabetes. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Hien completed his studies at the University of South Australia in 2016. He enjoys all aspects of general podiatry such as diabetic foot assessments and ingrown toenail surgeries however his main interest lies in lower limb biomechanics and treating musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb. Outside of work, Hien enjoys hiking and playing badminton with his friends.
Hannah Schlooz graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of South Australia in 2018. Hannah has had experience working with Diabetes patients in rural and remote locations to meet their foot care requirements. Her interests include providing foot care for those with chronic conditions such as Diabetes and arthritis, and working to rehabilitate those experiencing musculoskeletal injuries or pain.
Dung Le graduated from the University of South Australia with her Bachelor of Podiatry degree in 2010. Her Podiatric experience prior to joining our team has been in dealing with both low and high risk feet, wound care management, diabetes assessments and maintaining general foot health through preventative and palliative care. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and travelling.
Lan Le graduated as a Podiatrist in 2012 having completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia. Her interests include sports podiatry, diabetes foot care and general podiatry. Lan enjoys theatre, travelling and basketball.
What is a Podiatrist?
Podiatrists are university-educated health professionals who deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of specific conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs.
How does a Podiatrist Treat?
As well as treating problems of the feet and lower limbs, your podiatrist can also provide you with professional advice on a number of areas including:
• Diabetes management education.
• General Foot Care and Foot Hygiene advice.
• Children’s feet. What is normal? What is abnormal?
• Footwear education. Including education for athletes, children and the elderly in regards to choosing the right shoe.
• Biomechanical Assessment.
• Education for people with occupations requiring long periods of standing on hard surfaces.
Podiatrists use a range of methods to treat conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
With access to professional instruments and tools, treatment of skin and nail conditions such as corns, calluses and ingrown toenails are relatively painless, non invasive and provide immediate relief.
In cases of severe ingrowing toenails a simple nail surgery under local anaesthetic is sometimes performed.
In some cases mild acids are used to treat skin conditions such as warts. Cryotherapy or freezing of warts is also sometimes used.
Soft tissue injuries and structural problems often respond to a simple rehabilitation program including stretches, rest, massage and tapings.
Sometimes more complex problems are treated with orthotics. Orthotics are devices that realign the feet into their normal position and allow joints and soft tissues to function at their optimum level.
What does a Podiatrist Treat?
A Podiatrist treats a range of conditions including:
• Bone and joint disorders such as arthritis.
• Soft-tissue and muscular pathologies.
• Nail disorders such as ingrowing toenails and hard to cut toenails.
• Skin disorders such as corns, calluses and warts.
• Complications due to Diabetes including nerve and circulation disorders.
• Children’s feet and developmental problems