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Podiatry Modbury Team PhotoMODBURY’S Podiatry Care has strengthened its leading foot care offering and undertaken an exciting partnership joining national podiatry group My FootDr podiatry centres.

The centre is now called My FootDr Modbury, joining seven other locations in South Australia and 30 nationally as part of Australia’s largest podiatry network which has provided foot care services since 2004.

Podiatrist and owner Gavin Daly said while the name change signified a new direction for the centre, it was business as usual for patients.

“While our centre may look different, you can be certain we will continue to offer the same quality podiatry services we have delivered to the community since 1991,” Mr Daly says.

“By joining a national network, we will have access to the latest podiatry equipment, training and research and a group commitment focused on helping Australians maintain healthy feet.”

Research recently released by My FootDr revealed as many as 1.4 million Australians could be waking up with sore feet every day as a result of poor shoe choices, lifestyle factors and ignorance towards foot health.

The 2017 Healthy Feet Survey showed that almost 1 in 2 (48%) respondents experienced heel, arch or foot pain at least once a week, with 6 per cent waking up with the condition daily.

A significant number of respondents also said they had experienced sore feet after work (51%) and after exercise (53%) in the last 12 months.

Mr Daly said there was a clear information gap among Australians about the importance of foot health.

“Most foot conditions are preventable, but they are being ignored because there is a distinct lack of awareness around proper care of feet and knowing who to turn to for professional advice,” he says.

“Feet are a foundation for your body and taking them for granted could lead to permanent issues such as arthritis or conditions in other parts of your body including legs, knees, hips and lower back.”

He said better education was needed around how podiatry contributes to overall health and wellbeing.

“Podiatry is the only health profession entirely devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity,” he says.

“We treat all forms of foot conditions including flat feet, heel pain and arch pain (plantar fasciitis), bunions, corns and problems with toenails including fungal nails or ingrown toenails.”

“We offer a full scope of services for the whole family including comprehensive foot assessments, gait analysis, custom foot orthotics, laser treatment for fungal nails and nail surgery. Our approach always emphasises treatment or changes that prevent long-term problems.

My FootDr Modbury is located at Suite 2, 959 North East Road, Modbury. To book an appointment to see a podiatrist call (08) 8265 4130