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Manager

Lisa Chambers

PO Box 465, Rosebud VIC 3939

Phone (03) 5985 7776 (Rye clinic)

Email lisa@scmc.com.au

 

Assistant Manager

Jane Hughes

PO Box 465, Rosebud VIC 3939

Phone (03) 5985 7776 (Rye clinic)

Email jane@scmc.com.au

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Podiatry Services


Brenton West

Brenton graduated from Charles Sturt University in Albury with degrees in Podiatry and Clinical Education (post graduate).

 

Brenton joins us after working with Peninsula Health for the past 5 years. Over his career, Brenton has worked in multiple high risk/wound clinics, three falls prevention services, six hospitals in acute, rehabilitation and amputee wards, community health, and as the Podiatry manager at the Wimmera Health Care Group. Brenton is currently an academic staff member at Charles Sturt University. Brenton has also held unique roles working in correctional health and as a Consultant Educator for Queensland Health. Brenton has completed and published research on the association of statins and peripheral neuropathy, which he has presented at state and national level conferences.

 

Brenton was the inaugural chair of the New Graduate & Developing Podiatrist Special Interest Group, Board member and newsletter editor of the Advanced Practicing Podiatrist – High Risk Foot Group, and Director and Student/University Liaison of the Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria).

 

Outside of work, Brenton grew up on the Mornington Peninsula, and lived in Rye as a child. Brenton is a volunteer fire-fighter for the Frankston Fire Brigade, is completing further post-graduate study, and is attempting to renovate his house. Brenton’s favourite colour is green, he enjoys reading books, and is a keen baker.

 


About our Podiatry Service

South Coast Medical is proud to provide a high quality, week day Podiatry service to the community. This service was introduced in 2015, and aims to provide a high level of comprehensive foot care. You do not need to be a patient of one of our doctors to see our Podiatrist, and no referral is required. Our clinic accepts Chronic Disease Management (Enhanced Primary Care) Plans, Private Health Insurance, Pension/Health Care Cards, Department of Veterans Affairs, Transport Accident Commission, and Work Cover claims.

 

Our podiatrists are all fully qualified and registered health professionals. They employ an evidence based practice and client centred approach to providing health care, meaning you can be assured that all treatments provided are at the highest level and based upon your input, needs, and consent.

 

Podiatry is the study of foot health. A Podiatrist is specially trained to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage abnormal foot health. The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes:

  • Management of nail and skin pathologies (such as abnormally growing toenails and callous formation, skin reactions…)
  • Wound management
  • Biomechanical management, including the review of walking and running styles, and orthotic prescription and review
  • Footwear review and advice
  • Foot health assessments covering, diabetes foot, peripheral vascular disease, neurological, autoimmune, immunosuppressed assessmentsPaediatric (Child) foot assessment and management
  • Podiatric surgeries, including in-grown toe nails
  • Our Podiatrists practice with a multidisciplinary team approach, meaning that the Podiatrist will work together with other health professionals when required to optimise your care. Multidisciplinary team work is a strength of South Coast Medical in the private podiatry sector, with on-site access to General Practitioners,
  • Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Diabetes Educators, Nurses, On Site Pathology, Mental Health Nurses, Audiology, and Psychology.

 

Our Podiatry clinic is completely modern with brand new equipment, hassle-free layout to the clinic room, access to toilets (and disabled toilets), and fully staffed reception desk.

 

We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our Podiatry service. Please call us on (03) 5985 7776 and speak with one of our friendly staff members obligation free.

 

Podiatry is avaliable from Rye, Rosebud and Dromana clinics