Frequently Asked Questions

What do podiatrists do?

According to the Australasian Podiatry Council (www.apodc.com.au), ‘ a podiatrist works to improve mobility and enhance the independence of individuals by the prevention and management of pathological foot problems and associated morbidity. This can be achieved by providing advice on foot health, assessment and diagnosis of foot pathology, identification of treatment options.

Our podiatrists are highly skilled professionals, trained in the branch of medicine known as podiatry or podiatric medicine. These health professionals are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet, ankles and lower limbs.

Both Hollie and Luke have university bachelor degrees in applied science (podiatry) and are in the forefront continually upgrading their skills and knowledge through further training and continual education to maintain their accreditation in the profession.

What do sports podiatrists do?

As Sports lab is a special focus sports injury clinic, our podiatrists are members of both Sports Medicine Australia (www.sma.org.au) and are active within the Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (www.aapsm.org.au), (N.S.W. Director of the State Association Board) our podiatrists take an active and ongoing interest in all areas of podiatric sports medicine education.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

No not necessarily. Although our clinic is private, our patients and clients are able to claim on the spot through the Hicaps system from their private health insurance (if covered for podiatry).


Our services also cater for returned soldiers or their widows on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (gold card holders). These individuals do require a referral from their General practitioners who fill out a DVA specific form (D904 form) before consultation.


Currently Medicare provide rebates for allied health consultations/visits for patients with chronic and complex conditions (such as diabetes, chronic arthritis peripheral vascular disease or cataracts) who are being managed by their general practitioners under a Chronic Disease Management. On the spot rebates are available through the use of the Hicaps system and your Eftpos (cheque or savings) accounts or you can take your receipts to the Medicare office for a rebate.


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We know that every person’s feet are unique, and therefore, require specialized assessment, management, and care that you can only expect at Dr. Lukasz Sempka Podiatrist.