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Changes in the foot can occur, sometimes in structure, sometimes in function, or both. The podiatrist needs to perform a postoperative biomechanical examination and a new orthotic device may have to be fabricated. Orthotics are medical devices for your feet where podiatrists must take many factors into consideration before issuing. They are not suitable for everyone and should be worn using an individualized rehabilitation plan.
Orthotics can range from retail insoles to customised foot orthotics prepared by specialists. The former are available off the rack and not customised to your needs, while the latter are specialised devices used to treat foot disorders and prevent existing foot conditions from worsening.
Depending on type of sports and use, orthotics can be slim and robust for everyday training or as thin as 1mm for optimum performance with use in competition or race.
Prevention of feet wounds developing or recurring is essential for diabetic patients. Using orthotics to redistribute foot pressure aids in prevention, and can save feet from unnecessary amputation and infection.
Military and service feet endure long hours of high intensity labour. Singapore’s service personnel are susceptible to flatfoot, lower limb injuries or aggressive infections. Don’t let your feet be your downfall, serve in comfort with enhanced performance through podiatry care.
Also known as shockwave therapy, ESWT is an effective and medically proven treatment to address problems of the tendon, ligament and muscle. For many such problems, it is an alternative solution to surgery. The acoustic waves target the soft tissues, with effects such as inducing healing and improving blood flow.
Focused shockwave treatment concentrates the acoustic waves at a precise point in tissue, stimulating the body’s own natural healing process in the affected region to reduce pain, regenerate tissue, and improve circulation.
SIS utilises those same electromagnetic fields to positively influence tissue to promote healing. Therapeutic effects include pain relief, fracture healing, muscle relaxation, nerve stimulation and joint mobilisation.
This treatment causes healing beneath the skin's surface using very high frequency sound waves. The sound waves induce increased local metabolism, circulation, extensibility of connective tissue and tissue regeneration.
Human cells do not have a cell wall, but fungal cells do. Photodynamic gel is applied to the foot, and PACT (Photodynamic Anti-Microbial and Anti-Mycotic Therapy) light is introduced. A local chemical effect is produced, attacking the cell wall of the fungus. Growth of the fungus is stopped and this results in the destruction of the fungus.
Stability of bones and muscles during daily and athletic activity is important. The podiatrist will use the tape to physically support and keep in place the muscles and bones at a certain position.
Podiatrists are clinicians who specialize in lower limb disorders, specifically the foot and ankle. They focus primarily on conditions such as flat feet, common foot pain, walking abnormalities, skin and nail conditions as well as diabetic foot problems.
As front line specialists, Podiatrists adopt non-invasive treatment methods and preventative measures to avoid the need for surgery.
East Coast Podiatry is a leading Podiatry practice located in Singapore. We believe in excellence and the importance of specialisation.
Our clinics are fully equipped to offer all types of general treatment and advanced biomechanics clinical work in all our three clinical centres.
Our team of multi-lingual Podiatrists from Singapore, U.K., USA, the Middle East, Brunei and Malaysia are internationally licensed and registered clinical professionals of the U.K. Healthcare Professions Council, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Our Management Team is fully committed to supporting our podiatrists in paving the way to further developing lower limb healthcare in Singapore.
This includes raising awareness of Podiatry among the general public and driving our practice to be the gold standard of lower limb healthcare in Singapore.
We are a team of highly driven and motivated Professionals whose mission is to provide our patients with the highest level of care through service quality and excellence.
Our aim to increase awareness of Podiatry and elevate the profession to be the gold standard frontline service of lower extremity healthcare in Singapore.
As an intern at East Coast Podiatry, you will apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world practice. Be a part of a team which seeks to expand the boundaries of Podiatry and challenge the status quo.
You will have the opportunity to hone a wide range of skills and by working with our diverse international team of podiatrists. Our interns are constantly exposed to the widest range of practice philosophies possible.
Many of us do not realise how our lifestyle choices can affect our body. Even fewer recognise the crucial role our feet play in maintaining our overall health. Find out more with our library of articles by podiatrists on how you can care for your feet and other health-related topics.
Find out more on how we are striving to redefine the field of podiatry in Singapore. Check out the latest conferences our podiatrists have attended, our interns’ experiences at our practice and some of the other exciting developments we have been up to!
Our team of podiatrists are constantly looking to update their repertoire of podiatric skills and keep apace of new developments in the field. Guest speakers from a variety of healthcare specialisations are a frequent sight at our weekly professional development sessions.
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Singapore Diabetic Foot Centre is a specialized clinical unit of East Coast Podiatry, focused on the management of diabetic foot conditions as well as the healing of lower limb wounds and ulcerations.
The mission of SDFC is to prevent rampant limb amputation from diabetic complications.