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Do you have Private Health Insurance with Podiatry benefits?

If you answered yes, then read on.


And, if you’re unsure, it will absolutely pay to check what benefits are included in your private health cover to make sure you’re making the most of your inclusions.


Did you know…

Most private health insurances reset their benefits at the end of every calendar year. So, when December 31st rolls around your slate is wiped clean meaning any unused benefits are gone for good!


With that in mind, it seems pretty crazy to spend all this money on private health insurance only to let some of your inclusions run out, right?!


How can you make the most of these benefits when it comes to Podiatry?

First things first, if you’ve never seen a Podiatrist before – which is potentially a large percentage of you – then it’s as easy as booking in for a biomechanical assessment with us. This gives us a super in depth overview of your lower limb health and allows us to give you advice on treatment plans (if needed), caring for your feet, correct footwear and more. Because prevention is far better than a cure!


If you have been to a podiatrist before, but it’s been a little while, then it’s likely time for a check-up! Even if you feel like your lower limbs are in tip top condition, just like regular visits to the Dentist, an annual check-up with your Podiatrist is super important!


If you’re an orthotic wearer…

Most private health cover with Podiatry extras will include low gap orthotics. Now, if you’re already an orthotic wearer, this may feel like a bit of a waste as you already have a working pair. Well, we are here to tell you that is absolutely wrong!! Where possible we always recommend having two sets of orthotics on hand. This limits wear and tear and also means you can have them living in two of your favourite shoes to minimise swapping them around between shoes.


Secondly, you may think your orthotics are serving you well, but these little guys don’t last forever so it’s very worthwhile checking in with us to see whether it’s maybe time for a new pair. And when you can take advantage of low gap custom orthotics, why wouldn’t you!


So, what next?

First things first, check your private health insurance and look into your benefits. Next, book in to see us! It’s coming into a very busy end-of-year period so it’s best to book well in advance to make sure you get an appointment prior to Christmas.


Don’t let those benefits go to waste… use it or lose it!




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