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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.
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.
Ankle Foot Orthotics are a specialised medical device used to treat chronic conditions of the foot, ankle and lower limb. This device is used to correct bone and joint deformities, compensate for lower limb weakness and improve muscle function.
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.
Radial shockwave therapy or RSWT is the most common form of shockwave therapy. RSWT can treat a wide surface area and one of its main advantages is the treatment of muscular imbalances.
Focused shockwave is capable of precision treatment and reaching deeper areas of the body. FSWT can deliver a precise beam of shockwave energy into a specific part, for example, into the insertion point of a tendon or directly into the hip joint.
Defocused shockwave is a high-energy shockwave that is capable of re-epithelization of non-healing or slow healing wounds by kickstarting the body’s natural healing processes.
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.
Plaster casts help to protect and support injured limbs. They also help to promote healing and reduce recovery times.
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 people come from diverse training and practice backgrounds, bringing together a wide range of skill sets, clinical experience and cultural knowledge that makes us a truly unique team of podiatrists in Singapore.
Our 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.
East Coast Podiatry is a private practice specialising in lower extremity healthcare in Singapore. Upon joining our Patient Relations Department, you can definitely look forward to a meaningful and rewarding career with us.
Background and experience in the healthcare sector is not required but your related experience and competencies will be taken into consideration when determining your specific position, seniority and accountabilities in this role.
We depend on our feet every day, for mobility, independence and our daily activities. Despite this, our feet are often overlooked when it comes to caring for ourselves. This is slowly changing in Singapore, as the general public quickly becomes more aware of the importance of foot care and the profession of podiatry. Both public and private sectors of podiatry continue to grow, and there are always opportunities for new podiatrists.
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.
东海岸足科诊所(East Coast Podiatry) 是新加坡领先的足科私人诊所，是专治足部、脚踝及周围相关结构的专科门诊。我们提供一系列西方医学的高效率无创疗程，帮助患者快速痊愈，恢复其以往的高品质生活。让我们一同踏出康复过程的第一步!
East Coast Podiatry adalah perkhidmatan pakar pesakit luar untuk rawatan bukan pembedahan, di bahagian kaki, pergelangan kaki dan struktur yang berkaitan dengan anggota bawah badan. Perkhidmatan kami adalah perkhidmatan pakar swasta yang terkemuka di Singapura dengan mempunyai pasukan pakar Podiatri antarabangsa. Perkhidmatan kami beroperasi secara berskala besar di cawangan Orchard, Novena dan Kembangan.
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Insurance policies often have specific details regarding coverage for conditions and care. To assist you, we have prepared answers to some of the common questions regarding insurance coverage for podiatric treatments.
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