A Message from the director
As a Podiatrist I see patients presenting to my clinics with avoidable conditions, often a result of poor hygiene at local salons. Time and time again I see people taking risks to have pedicures and then see and deal with the after effects when something goes wrong. This is why I decided that Medical Pedicure was the way forward and it was designed with you in mind.
At Medical Pedicure we are qualified Podiatrists who use only sanitary instruments. It is here that you will get the best advice for all your foot related matters. Why risk your health and your feet!
Why Choose Us?
We are qualified and experienced Podiatrists who have extensive knowledge in all related foot issues. Our Podiatrists’ can assess your feet, provide an appropriate treatment and prescribe the right advice for your concerns. We also can educate you on how to best look after your feet and avoid their deterioration!
All of our instruments are sterilised as required by law, greatly reducing your risk of picking up nasty bacterial, fungal or viral infections.
Plus, for most people with health insurance that covers podiatry, you can claim your rebate on the spot using the HICAPS system.
What is Medical Pedicure?
Medical Pedicure is nail and foot care provided by trained and qualified Podiatrists. This service is ideal for everyone especially those at risk of serious injury from a standard pedicure at an unsanitary nail salon.
Medical Pedicure was designed by Melissa Biedak with you in mind. As a qualified and practising Podiatrist in Melbourne, Victoria, Melissa regularly treats patients suffering from many different ailments following visits to local unsanitary nail salons. The most common complaints are:
- Toe nail fungus
- In grown toe nails from poorly cut nails
- Cellulitis (infection resulting from cuts to skin)
- Diabetic ulceration
- and in one case Hepatitis
Many of these conditions are treatable, however, treating toenail fungus can take years to fix and ingrown toe nails may require surgery. Cellulitis at the least requires antibiotic treatment, but in its more serious stages can also result in toe or foot amputation and even death.
Currently, local government authorities are responsible for monitoring and legislating nail salon health standards; unfortunately the rising number of infections being spread suggests there is little being done to protect you.
Podiatry clinics must fulfil the Australian and New Zealand Standards of Sterilisation to be able to be liscenced to practice. The question is why nail salons are able to provide treatment without regulations like these?