Nicola Rothera Podiatry
Friendly, Approachable and Experienced
Nicola Rothera – Podiatrist
Prior to emigrating to Perth with my husband and 2 children in February 2020, I worked in the NHS and private practice for 10 years in the United Kingdom.
Whilst I have a passion for all aspects of Podiatry, I have a keen interest in Foot Pain, Chronic Disease Management and General Podiatry. I love being able to help my patients and make a difference and keep them pain free and comfortable.
‘Delivering 10 years of Podiatry Excellence’
I am a friendly, approachable and experienced podiatrist – offering very flexible appointments to suit you, at three convenient clinic locations.
With over 10 years of experience of providing a high quality, professional, caring service in Private Practice, I am registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia, Medicare and DVA.
On the spot claiming is available for all Private Health Funds.
The key to pain free feet
Nobody wants painful, uncomfortable feet. Here at Nicola Rothera Podiatry, my focus is to keep you doing the things you love and keep active.
I can help you
All foot issues are treated according to the latest evidence and equipment.
Foot and Leg Pain Assessment
Orthoses are medical shoe inserts which can help with the alignment of pressure and help to relieve stress or misuse of certain parts of the feet and body.
They help by re-aligning the foot and motion, as well as reducing corns that may build up on the sole. Pain that people may often feel in other areas (such as the legs and knees) can also be relieved.
The Amazing Benefits
- Reduces pain
- Increases blood flow
- Begins the healing process
What can it treat?
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon Pain
- Mortons Neuroma
- Anterior Knee Pain
- Shin Splints
- Bone Spurs
How many sessions will I need?
At the initial consultation Nicola will discuss if Shockwave Therapy is recommended and the frequency of visits. Generally, patients attend clinic at 1-2 week intervals for up to 6 sessions, with a view to reviewing the outcome a few weeks after your final session.
85% reported success rate.
- Toenail cutting and filing
- Removal of corns and callus
- Reduction of cracked dry heels
- Treatment of thickened and fungal nails
- Ingrowing toenail advice and treatment
With an ingrown toenail, it can often be extremely painful.
The nail penetrates the skin surrounding the edges. It will curl and can cause callous in the nail fold. There are many reasons why you may experience an ingrown toenail – for example due to genetics, injury or a fungal infection. Because of this, it is important to wear properly fitted shoes (not tight) and cut your nails appropriately.
- Removal of the ingrown section of nail
- Regular maintenance
- Infection management
- Nail surgery
Diabetic Foot Assessment
It is recommended to have your feet checked at least annually or more frequent, dependent on the level of risk of developing foot complications due to Diabetes.
Did you know that if you have Diabetes or any other Chronic Health Condition you can receive a care plan from your GP which entitles you to up to 5 visits per year paid by Medicare? Speak to your GP if you think you would be eligible. Anyone with a care plan will be BULK BILLED.
During the assessment we check the blood flow to your feet with a doppler and ensure the sensation to your feet is within a normal range. This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask your Podiatrist any questions.
Focusing on your strength to ensure long term treatment success.
This is tailored to your specific lower limb condition.
Warts are among the most common dermatologic conditions the Podiatrist treats. Plantar warts, also known as Verruca Plantaris, are caused by the human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is a double-stranded DNA virus.
Foot Mobilisation Therapy
Do you feel like there’s a restriction in your joints? Are your feet painful?
Often, subtle, controlled movements of the joints help to increase movements and reduce pain.
If you’re unsure which shoes to buy for a specific condition or sporting activity, ask Nicola and she will be happy to guide you.
There’s many causes of foot pain. One of the most common conditions is Plantar Fasciitis.
- Customised stretching plan
- Footwear modifications
- Custom made orthotics
- Shockwave therapy
There may be many other causes of your foot pain. Have your feet assessed today.
Does this sound like your heel pain?
- I get pain when I get out of bed in a morning
- The pains sometimes wears off after I’ve walked for a while
- I get pain after I’ve sat down and then stand up again
- It’s been there a while and it’s not going away
- It feels bruised/sore when I walk
If this sounds like your heel pain BOOK NOW to see Nicola.
Ask Nicola if this would be suitable for your foot pain.
No referral is necessary and all Private Health Funds are accepted with on the spot claiming facilities at each location.
Unit 2, Bulwark Avenue
Cnr Shorehaven Boulevard
Alkimos, WA 6038
Within Alkimos Medical Centre
Tel: 08 9563 1500
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Unit 3a/94 Delamere Avenue
Within Shenton Avenue Medical Centre
Tel: 08 9305 3232
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1/981 Wanneroo Road
Within Brookside Medical Centre
Tel: 08 6500 1550
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