sportsmed Podiatry services and practices are accredited by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards relevant to allied health care and treatment.
QIP is the national accreditation body responsible for assessing health and community service providers.
QIP review organisations on a number of areas to achieve accreditation including infection control, hygiene practices, policy and procedures, staff welfare and safety, customer feedback, relationships with patients, reporting, ongoing education and much more.
Although not currently mandatory for allied health services, sportsmed Podiatry chose to partake in QIP’s comprehensive and nationally endorsed accreditation process, to ensure we continue to meet the high standards expected by our organisation and patients.
sportsmed is the first multidisciplinary healthcare provider in South Australia to receive accreditation against national standards by QIP.
For more information about QIP and their accreditation program, please visit www.qip.com.au. If you would like to speak with one of our podiatrists about the accreditation, have another enquiry or wish to make an appointment, contact 08 8362 8122.
We specialise in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Our fact sheets are designed to provide you with a brief overview and basic understanding of the range of ailments, injuries and conditions relevant to the upper and lower limbs.
Learn about condition symptoms, non-operative and surgical treatment options, risks and complications, recovery times, and much more. Please keep in mind that treatment methods and outcomes vary from patient to patient. Each individual patient has specialised requirements that may be different to the information provided on the fact sheets.
Make an appointment
Our podiatrists are available at the below sportsmed locations with appointments available Monday to Saturday. To make an appointment with one of our podiatrists, contact the location directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A GP referral is not required.
- Stepney Healthcare Hub – 08 8362 8122
- Blackwood – 08 8130 1181
- Henley Beach – 08 8353 0111
- Morphett Vale – 08 8130 1110
All patients including private health members, uninsured, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability patients are welcome at sportsmed.
Day of appointment
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time. Our staff will provide you with the appropriate paperwork required to be completed before the consultation with your practitioner.
Our podiatrists understand that the cause of the problem and an accurate diagnosis is the key to effective treatment, therefore every patient will undergo a thorough and comprehensive assessment process. We aim to work in conjunction with our patients to develop individual treatment plans that are effective and relevant to their condition. When necessary, advanced diagnostic tools including x-rays (available onsite at Stepney) and computerised gait analysis will be used.
Should you require the combined skills of other sportsmed practitioners to help reach an appropriate diagnosis, such as one of our physiotherapists and/or our Foot and Ankle Surgeon, we will assist you in this process and liaise with them to provide you with the most appropriate and effective management plan for your needs. Our podiatrists will be more than happy to consult with your own existing medical professionals to ensure your management plan is consistent and free from confusion.
What to bring to your appointment
For your podiatry appointment, please ensure you bring the following with you:
- Sports and casual shoes that show wear patterns
- Current orthotics (if applicable)
- Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if applicable)
- DVA card (if applicable)
- Claim number (workers’ compensation and third party patients) and contact details for your case manager*
- Any relevant x-rays, scans and/or medical reports.
*Workers’ compensation and third party patients must have a current claim and approval from their case manager to attend. In the event of a claim not being accepted, the patient is personally responsible for any costs incurred.
For podiatry consultations, please bring along your private health insurance card or relevant documentation (workers’ compensation, DVA, third party etc.), if applicable, and Medicare card to ensure your claim can be processed at the time of consultation.
All private health funds and patients including uninsured are welcome at sportsmed. sportsmed is also a Bupa Members First Healthcare Provider, ensuring patients with Bupa private health receive exclusive benefits including more money back on claims. Podiatry services at our Morphett Vale location are also a part of the Health Partners network. Health Partners members are entitled to a special promotion where they will pay only $20 for a podiatry consult*.
Some health funds may cover a percentage of the cost for podiatry services, however we recommend you check your level of cover with your private health fund to know exactly what you are entitled to for each consultation and the gap you may be expected to pay. Any gap payments are expected to be settled on the day of consultation.
You can claim a rebate under a Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) program which must be obtained via a GP referral. There is criteria to meet to qualify for the program and it is only available to patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions (present for six months or longer).
We provide onsite HICAPS and ask that all accounts are settled on the day of consultation via EFT, Visa Card, Mastercard, cheque or cash.
*Promotion valid for podiatry services between 01 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2019 for Gold and National Extras members. Promotion is only valid for podiatry services at sportsmed Morphett Vale and relates to a gap of $20 towards an initial (item F004) or subsequent (item F012) consultation up to annual Podiatry limits. Conditions, waiting periods, restrictions and exclusions may apply. Podiatry benefits are not payable where a Medicare rebate has already been applied to the service.
We understand your time is valuable. All of our practitioners endeavour to run on schedule and your punctual attendance will assist this. Please feel free to ring us 30 minutes prior to your appointment to confirm if your practitioner is running on time. Should you arrive late for your appointment your practitioner will do their best to provide you with your full treatment time, but in rare instances, appointments may need to be rescheduled.
We do ask that you contact us and give at least 24 hours notice should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Regular cancellations or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice may incur a cancellation fee.