Moon Boot Fittings at Pod Fit Podiatry Adelaide
Pod Fit Podiatry are one of the only clinics in Adelaide to provide Moon Boot Fittings. With both our Modbury and Findon clinics providing moon boot fittings, you’ll be rest assured to have no issues arranging an appointment. If you have been advised to wear a moon boot (cam walker) it is because of a serious foot or leg injury. For such injuries, it is important that you are fitted by a qualified Podiatrist.
Moon boots are worn for two main reasons:
Taking pressure off an acute injury
Taking pressure off when foot or leg pain is becoming chronic
At Pod Fit Podiatry we provide a minute moon boot fitting appointment. Your Podiatrist will assess your injury, check the correct boot fit and advise on the wearing process. You will be given exercises to maintain blood flow to prevent adverse issues such as deep vein thrombosis. While it’s important for pressure to be taken off the injury, you still need gentle and guided movement for healthy blood flow.
Guided rehabilitation by a Podiatrist is key while you are injured and wearing a moon boot. Some people will wear the boot and expect to be 100% the moment the boot comes off. In reality, pain can persist without the right rehabilitation during boot use as well as when the boot is weaned off. The muscles will be weaker and are at high risk of further pain and injury. You will be provided with a plan to regain strength, movement and return to your full activity levels once again.
Conditions we commonly treat as Podiatrists at Pod Fit Podiatry:
Medicare does not provide rebates for moon boots, however private health insurance does contribute with Podiatry cover. No referral is required from a doctor for Podiatry care, so you can book straight for your moon boot fitting!
Moon Boots can help with:
Ankle injuries and sprains
Plantar Fascia tears and ongoing pains
Achilles Tendon sprains and tears
Muscle and tendon tears
Stress fractures & reactions
Broken and fractured foot and leg bones
Non-resolving foot pain
Excruciating pain that is making walking difficult