Fiona Leo is the Podiatry Head of Discipline for ISLHD. She has over 20 years’ experience and leads a small team of dedicated podiatrists providing podiatry treatment, including wound care, across the District. Most of the ISLHD podiatry services are provided in the outpatient or community setting.
Podiatry - Helensburgh Community Health Centre
What the service is
What we do
- General podiatry care and advice for high risk feet,
- Diabetic foot assessments,
- Wound care, including wound debridement, dressing, and offloading
What to expect
Priority is given to clients with a current foot/lower limb ulceration, or a history of foot/lower limb ulceration.
At your first appointment the podiatrist will assess you and provide advice about future care, which may include recommending alternate podiatry services.
Initial appointments are generally 60 mins, follow-up appointments for 30 mins
Who should access this service
- A client who has a current foot/lower limb ulceration, or Charcot arthropathy
- A client who has a history of previous ulceration, amputation or Charcot arthropathy
- A client who has peripheral neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease and foot deformity or other factors which affect self-care ability and is unable to access private podiatry.
- A client who has high podiatric needs and is unable to access private podiatry services
How to access this service
Referral from a GP or other health service provider is helpful but not essential
What to bring
- list of medications,
- medical history,
- any relevant recent blood tests,
- any relevant recent imaging results,
- the footwear you wear most of the time
26 Walker Street,
Helensburgh NSW 2508
Clinic held once per month, usually on a Wednesday
How to get there, including by public transport
Bus stop is located on Lilyvale Street
Short period car parking can be found on Walker Street as well as the road perpendicular to the Health Centre on Lilyvale Street
Advice for disabled in getting to the service
Disability car parking can be found on Walker Street