1176 Glenhuntly Rd, Glen Huntly (03) 9939 3909
For all after hours appointments and home visits please call (03) 9571 1200

Podiatrist


Mr Alex Cherny

Podiatrist
Graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice degree. He enjoys all aspects of podiatry including general foot care, orthotic prescription, diabetes management, high risk feet, nail surgery and management of sports related injuries.

Podiatry is a health care profession which deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment & rehabilitation of medical & surgical conditions of the feet & lower limbs. Foot & ankle are complex parts of the human body containing 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments. The high requirements put on these structures in order to produce movement, often result in aches, pains and concerns.

Podiatrists are highly trained university graduates, who are required to undergo an extensive training in the area of human biomechanics, the pathological basis of disease, as well as surgical & physical pathways available to treat feet and the lower limb.

It is important to see a Podiatrist, who can help to alleviate the symptoms of foot & lower limb disorders and recognise the potential warning signs of other problems. The common conditions treated by Podiatrists include.


  • Corns & Calluses
  • Gait and balance problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Diabetic foot
  • Foot & Leg pain
  • Fungal nails
  • Children’s postural problems and growing pains
  • Heel spurs and Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Tinea / Athlete’s foot
  • Warts / Verrucae
  • Bunions
  • Inflammatory conditions

Referrals

Most patients, who come to the clinic as a private patient or who claim through their private health cover, do not require a referral.

Private Health

We are registered with all private health funds.

MEDICARE

We accept Chronic Disease Management Plan referrals from your GP. This program is for patients with long term chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis or vascular disease. You will need to contact your GP to have a Chronic Disease Management Plan first put into place BEFORE making an appointment. Please feel free to contact us for enquiries.