Foot Care

Foot Care

Podiatry and Your Feet >>

Podiatrists in the Tasmanian Health Service work closely with the healthcare team.

Podiatry can offer ongoing treatment, wound management, and pressure offloading strategies. You may have medical conditions that increase your risk of having foot-related problems. Sometimes because of injury or infection, you might need to have a toe, toes, or part of your foot amputated.

After toe or partial foot amputation surgery, a podiatry appointment is arranged. Working with a podiatrist can help prevent further amputation surgery.

If you've had one leg amputation, you may be referred on to Podiatry for looking at the care of your remaining foot.

For more information on Tasmanian Health Service Podiatry Services

High-Risk Foot Clinics >>

High Risk Foot Clinics care for people with a higher risk of foot related disease. These clinics also specialise in treatment of diabetic related foot issues. Treatment may reduce the need for hospital admission.  A medical referral is required.

In Tasmania, high-risk foot clinics might have the following team members:

  • Diabetes Educator
  • Diabetes Specialist Dietician
  • Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Orthotist
  • Psychologist
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Wound Care Nurse

If you have a wound or ulcer on your foot, talk to your GP or Primary Care provider about your treatment options.

High Risk Foot Clinic Locations >>

Southern Region

Northern Region

North west Region

Royal Hobart Hospital Podiatry Service

Northern Integrated Care Service, Launceston.

North West Regional Hospital, Burnie.

Devonport Community Health Centre, Steele St Devonport

Diabetes and Your Feet >>

Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of lower limb amputation in Australia. If you have diabetes there are many things you can do to maintain and improve the health of your feet. Speak to your podiatrist with any questions or concerns.


The Diabetes Feet Australia website has practical information about caring for diabetic feet.


The Diabetes Australia website also preventative foot care information.