Foot safety and foot protection in the workplace

There are many occupations which place demands on our feet and lower limbs. Cashiers, hairdressers, labourers, health care workers and assembly workers are all examples of roles that can involve long periods of standing or walking, and may also require squatting or kneeling positions.

Foot and lower limb injuries can become problematic in this environment, and can delay return to usual work duties following injury. If the healing process is not proactively managed, there is a greater risk of complications such as arthritis and degenerative changes which can lead to ongoing problems with pain and reduced flexibility.

When it comes to the lower limbs, Entire Podiatry can assist with proactive management and prevention of both work related and non-work related injuries that may be impacting on function and productivity.

Foot injury prevention at work

As the saying goes, prevention is the best cure. At Entire Podiatry we believe in utilising our specialist knowledge and skills to assist businesses to reduce injury risks and prevent workplace injuries. Staff who spend extended periods of time on their feet or in demanding postures, may be vulnerable to foot and ankle injuries, leading to lost productivity and absence from work.

Entire Podiatry can provide expert advice to help reduce foot and lower leg strain in the workplace, including recommendations for footwear which will not only optimise foot function, but which also meets relevant health and safety requirements for your business.

We are able to provide our services to individuals or to large volumes of workers, depending on business needs.

Foot injury management in the workplace

According to WorkCover Queensland, nearly 19% of workplace injuries in 2013 involved the feet, toes or lower limbs. At Entire Podiatry, we understand the importance for both staff and employers, of facilitating optimal recovery and early return to work. Be it a strain, sprain, fracture or wound, our podiatrists can help get you back on your feet following a workplace injury. We work closely with case managers, employers and injured workers to facilitate intervention and return to work programs.

Entire Podiatry are approved providers with WorkCover Queensland. If your podiatry appointment is to be covered under an insurance claim, please bring a current medical certificate, your case number and case manager’s details with you to your appointment.

Employment services

Injuries to the feet and lower limbs can be a significant barrier in enabling people to enter or return to the workforce. Effective treatment, including equipping people with adequate foot support and posture correction, can make all the difference in enhancing a person’s capacity for various work roles. At Entire Podiatry, we understand the benefits that can be experienced through fulfilling occupational roles. We have experience in assisting individuals and employment agencies to enhance work capacity through provision of exceptional podiatry services and quality footwear recommendations.

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Brisbane CBD

LEVEL 13, 97 CREEK ST
BRISBANE Q 4000

Phone: 07 3229 9959
Fax: 07 3053 3128

Toowong

4/621 CORONATION DRIVE
TOOWONG Q 4066

07 3462 0268
07 3053 3128

Chermside

SUITE 15, LEVEL 2
956 GYMPIE ROAD
CHERMSIDE Q 4032

07 3359 8836
07 3350 2822

Morayfield

UNIT 5C, MORAYFIELD GARDENS
197 MORAYFIELD ROAD
MORAYFIELD Q 4506

07 5490 8222
07 3053 3128

North Lakes

1051B/1 N LAKES DRIVE
NORTH LAKES
MANGO HILL Q 4509

07 3491 6099
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Margate

328 OXLEY AVENUE
MARGATE Q 4020

07 3889 5551
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Strathpine

UNIT 1, 427 GYMPIE ROAD
STRATHPINE Q 4500

07 3881 3995
07 3053 3128

Logan

SHOP 1
1 WEMBLEY ROAD
LOGAN CENTRAL Q 4114

07 3299 2222
07 3053 3128

Robina

EASY T MEDICAL CENTRE
42 SCOTTSDALE DRIVE
ROBINA Q 4226

07 5503 6399
07 5575 8906

Mobile Podiatry

Entire Podiatry can provide mobile podiatry services in the comfort of your own home, at hospitals, nursing homes, for those who find it difficult to travel to a local clinic, or for anyone who does not want to visit a clinic at this time.

To book a mobile podiatry visit, please contact us on 1800 4 ENTIRE (1800 4 368 473) or fill in the enquiry form below.

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