What is a SWIFT treatment?

Swift is a groundbreaking new technology for the treatment of warts. Developed in the UK and now approved for use in Australia, Swift Therapy uses microwave energy delivered through a handheld probe to the area that needs treatment. This method rapidly raises the temperature of the tissue to 42-45 degrees in a matter of seconds which causes an immune reaction that destroys the infected tissue.

Why do I need a SWIFT treatment?

Faster and fewer treatments with a higher success rate… Why not?

More traditional ways of wart treatment can be ineffective with relatively low rates of clearance with the patient having to return multiple times for follow-up treatments until the infected area has been treated.

Swift microwave treatments on the other hand allow for a highly effective wart treatment. This new technology allows for much shorter treatment session times with up to 83% clearance rates of warts with the added benefit of fewer treatment sessions for a patient.

What can I expect from the SWIFT treatment?

The treatment consists of applying the swift probe to the infected area and applying microwave energy to the infected area. This happens in 2-second intervals repeated 5 times. There may be slight discomfort at the end of the 2-second application, but the patient can expect no lingering sensations after the treatment and be able to walk out with no dressing on the infected area. The follow-up appointment happens a month later with 3-4 treatments being the average course.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the team at Feet First are ready to hold your hand (and feet) as we get you healthy, happy, wart-free feet in no time. You can rest assured that your treatment at our podiatry centre will leave you taken care of, listened to and above all, feeling great.

For best-in-class orthotic diagnosis and treatment, book a consultation with Angus today, and say hello to happy, healthy pain-free feet.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a university qualified, licenced healthcare practitioner who can assess, diagnose, manage, and treat diseases affecting the feet and lower limbs.

Do you need a referral to see a podiatrist?

A doctor's referral is not necessary to see a podiatrist. Although if a doctor has referred you please make sure you bring a copy of the referral letter to your next appointment.

What can you expect from your first podiatry appointment?

Your initial appointment at Feet First Podiatry will last 40 minutes. This time gives your podiatrist the chance to carefully examine you, comprehend your needs, and appropriately diagnose your condition.

During this session, we will also create a thorough treatment plan that will help you to reach your objective as quickly as possible.

How often do you need to visit?

The frequency and number of visits will be determined by the nature of the condition being treated. Both treatment and general foot care can vary greatly, but following an initial visit, your podiatrist will be able to give you with a framework.

Can I claim my podiatrist appointment on private health?

Private health insurance does cover health treatments such as podiatry. The amount of coverage you have with your provider will determine whether or not your coverage includes podiatry.

We have a Hicaps card machine at the clinic, which means that if you bring your private health card with you to your visit, we can scan and claim from them on the spot.

What form of payment do you take?

We take all Visa and Mastercard credit cards, HICAPS, cash payments, and AMEX.

Can a podiatrist help diabetes?

If you have diabetes, it is suggested that you have your feet evaluated by a podiatrist at least once a year. Diabetes can cause ulcers and other complications such as gangrene, and it is critical to detect these issues early.

Do you treat children?

Yes, we do treat children on a regular basis. Children make up a sizable portion of our clientele.

Does Medicare cover podiatry?

The Australian government considers podiatry to be an allied health profession, and as a result, Medicare rebates are often not available for visits to a podiatrist.

A Chronic Disease Management Plan (EPC) is accessible for people with chronic conditions who require complex management. This government-sponsored program enables people with chronic medical issues to earn Medicare refunds for podiatrist treatments. Consult your doctor to check whether you are qualified.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring any referrals or letters from doctors, past x-rays or scans, and a current list of medicines if relevant. Any previously issued orthoses, as well as any footwear you often use, are also quite beneficial.

Are you open any evening hours?

Yes we are! Our open hours during the week are:

Opening Hours:
Mon – 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
Tue – 8.30 am to 6:00 pm
Wed – 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Thu – 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fri – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

With Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday catering to those who work.