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Pedicure Infections: Today Tonight Nail Salon Investigation

With the sudden growth of nail salons popping up in almost every suburban shopping strip, we have also seen a rise in the instances of pedicure caused skin infections. 

Unfortunately, I have seen first hand the damage these nail salons can do to your feet with a couple of my patients experiencing some terrible side effects. 


How to Choose a Pedicure Salon to Avoid Infection

If you are considering visiting a nail salon for a pedicure, the first thing you should check is the type of sterilisation that they conduct on their pedicure equipment.

Unless the nail salon says to you we steralise all instruments with an Autoclave after each and every patient, turn the other way and walk out of the nail salon!

The risk of obtaining a fungal infection increases substantially if a nail salon is not using an Autoclave. 

In a Podiatry clinic, sterilisation occurs on equipment after every single patient as per health regulations.

A Podiatry clinic will steralise with an Autoclave.

This is what your Podiatrist must do by the law!


See a Podiatrist Instead of a Nail Salon


3 Ways to Avoid Cracked Heels This Summer

Have You Ever wondered How to Avoid Cracked Heels?

Cracked Heels. 

I think you'll agree with me that there is nothing worse that arriving at the beach and noticing that your heels are dry and cracking.

Not only do they look unsightly, they can cause other problems, even a nasty infection!

Below we've put together a list of the top 3 actions you can take to help minimise your dry and cracked heels over the hot Australian summer:


Chiropodist in Melbourne call 03 9939 3339

Chiropodist treating foot problemsIs it difficult to find a Chiropodist (or Podiatrist) in your area of Melbourne?

Trying to decide if you need to see a Chiropodist or a Podiatrist?

Well we can let you in on a little secret.......Podiatrists and Chiropodists are the same thing now!

In Australia, before 1977, Podiatrist were known as Chiropodists. It was decided that the official name should be changed to Podiatrist; to reflect the increase in educuation and range of services provided by Chiropodists(Podiatrists).

Don't Be Afraid to Show Your Feet This Summer: Get Your Feet Looking Great!

feet in the waterSpring is well and truly here and summer is not far away!

As the weather improves and the mercury rises our feet come out of hibernation and into the sunshine!

If you are anything like most people, your feet have been hidden away in socks and boots all winter, and spring can be a bit daunting when it comes to your feet.

As we pull our summer favourites out of the wardrobe, out too come pretty strappy sandals and open toed pumps.

Are you embarrassed to get your feet out due to unsightly nails, hard or dry skin?

Now is the time to get them sorted prior to the party season so you can step out with your best foot forward.

How to Avoid Sore Feet at The Races - Podiatrist Reveals Secrets


After the huge response I got from my “Foot Survival Guide” last year.. I have decided to do the same again with a few extra hints and tips. Enjoy the Spring Racing Carnival and don’t let sore feet spoil your day!

THE MELBOURNE Spring Racing Carnival is now just around the corner and women all over Melbourne are searching for the perfect outfit and matching headwear. This is an exciting time of year in Melbourne when we start to feel the warmth of the sun again after a wet and windy winter. The roses are blooming at Flemington and everyone is gearing up for the party season. What a beautiful time of year!


Leah Waters Podiatrist MelbourneWritten by Leah Waters

Leah Waters is a Podiatrist and founder of Pivotal Podiatry Clinic, a Melbourne based Podiatry Clinic.

You can find Leah on Google+ and Facebook. Leah made this website to help people understand more about Podiatry. To read more about Leah click here.

To make an appointment call (03) 9939 3339.


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