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Get fitted and measured for shoes at:
Unit 5/6, 134-136 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

Tram number 59 – Stop 36

P: 03 9326 0266

E:info@happyfeetpedorthics.com.au
wwww.happyfeetpedorthics.com.au

We are open:
Monday to Friday
     9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

One Saturday per month
     by appointment only

Appointments
     DEFINITELY preferred

Home visits available – fee applies

For Allied Health
Professionals


Do it more easily and your patients will talk about you more!
Moonee Ponds June 1 2016
Wagga Wagga June 30 2016

Clinics held regularly at:
- Wonthaggi
- Wagga Wagga Wodonga

Our services includes:
- Assessing and fitting for footwear

- Repair of footwear

- Modification of footwear

- Making of custom footwear

- Pre-fabricated pedorthic footwear

- Assessing, fitting and making of:
     - Orthotics
     - Other devices

- Assessing, fitting of:
     - Compression garments

- Home visit program

Clinic Dates
Wonthaggi
Bass Coast Podiatry
182 Graham Street Wonthaggi 3995
Ph: (03) 9326 0266

2016 Friday February 19
2016 Friday March 18
2016 Friday April 15
2016 Friday May 20
2016 Friday June 17
2016 Friday July 15
2016 Friday August 12
2016 Friday September 23
2016 Friday October 21
2016 Friday November 11
2016 Friday December 9

For Happy Feet
Pedorthics Clients


Leg Health Day

May 24 2016 from 9 am
Appointments Essential

Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga Foot Clinic
99 Trail Street Wagga Wagga 2650
Ph: (03) 9326 0266

2016 Friday February 12
2016 Friday April 1
2016 Friday May 27
2016 Friday July 1
2016 Friday August 19
2016 Friday October 14
2016 Friday November 18
2016 Friday December 16

Wodonga
Murray Valley Private Hospital
   please use front entrance

1 Nordsvan Drive Wondonga 3690
Ph: (03) 9326 0266

2016 Saturday February 13
2016 Saturday April 2
2016 Saturday May 28
2016 Saturday July 2
2016 Saturday August 20
2016 Saturday October 15
2016 Saturday November 19
2016 Saturday December 17
Forget about grandmas stockings.


 At Happy Feet Pedorthics we have 2 brands of medical compression garments. Tilo the Educational Manager at Sigvaris has written the following article for Happy Feet Pedorthics' March Newsletter. Tilo will also be working with our team at our “vein day” or Leg Health Day, as a consultant fitter and advising our clients on 24th May 2016, at our pedorthic facility in Moonee Ponds.
The true story about the Medical Compression garments!

…still nowadays the reputation of medical compression garments is not the best. Maybe we have in mind the ones that our grandmas were wearing back then.

So much has changed in the last 20 years and with all the research and the modern technical possibilities we have – in these days, we are talking about very comfortable and good looking products which give us a fantastic medical benefit – they don’t have much to do with what we had be-fore!
 
To actually fulfil all these criterions the involved professionals, e.g. the manu-facturer and especially we as a retailer are asked to do a good job to help you as our client.


At Happy Feet Pedorthics we promote the SIGVARIS brand, which stands for highest precision in SWISS top quality. Manufactured in Switzerland, SIGVARIS offers the different styles in a variety of fabrics and in all 4 compression classes (following the German RAL standards, which by the way are the highest worldwide). They come e.g. knee- high, thigh-high, panty-hose, panty-maternity, thigh-high with waist attachment and more.



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It’s all about the correct measuring and fitting!

 
The best time to measure your legs or your arm is in the early morning, before swelling. MCG (medical compression garment) are measured by the circumferences of your limbs (not shoe size) to make sure that we can choose the right size for your leg or arm. SIGVARIS comes up with 12 different sizes off the shelf. They also offer 3 different lengths. If we can’t fit you in a size off the shelf we do custom made. We guarantee that you are fitted correctly. We show you how to put the garments on and take them off, so that you will be able to do it by yourself at home.
We will make you familiar with the different stocking applicators. We’ll give you all the information you need regarding how to take care of your garment, to make sure that the life span lasts. The fact that we measure you and we stay in contact with you, helps us to recommend the right style and fabric for you.

….So just forget about the grandmas stockings. We live in the 21st century now!

This service is for free!
Our measuring and fitting service is free of any charge. If you have any questions after purchasing MCG from us, it’s a matter of course that we offer an after sale service. Please feel free and don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. We are more than happy to answer them to you.

Happy Feet Pedorthics is your competent centre!
We’ll run a Leg Health Day for the public on 24th May 2016.
Please make your appointment – there are limited spaces.

Click here for the details and to share this invitation with a friend, family member, doctor or your allied health professionals.

Tilo Nisoli
Educational Manager
SIGVARIS (Australia) Pty Ltd

 
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What a relief!
 
Talking face to face is the best for me, phone or email do the trick at times. At Happy Feet we always test email addresses we are given by clients to ensure they are correct. It was a delight to receive this response from one of our clients at Happy Feet Pedorthics! “Sorry it took a while to reply but I've been busy at work and at home.

The shoes I bought from you guys are terrific. For the first time in years I came home from a smart/casual function without blisters or aching feet! What a relief.

Thank you Happy Feet.”

 

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New footwear options for us all in the new catalogues arriving now for most of our brands. Make an appointment now and plan your shoe choices at Happy Feet Pedorthics!


Are you eligible?

DVA has streamlined the process for Medical Grade Footwear (MGF) suppliers to provide MGF products and services to DVA clients. By maximising the number suppliers Veterans have easier access to MGF footwear. At Happy Feet Pedorthics ease of access to Medical Grade Footwear close to their homes was the very reason we, at Happy Feet Pedorthics, began, way back there in the history of our business, to become a DVA supplier for Veterans.
So the steps broadly, for eligible veterans to be supplied with MGF: To be eligible for MGF without prior approval the veteran needs to be a gold card holder.

The referring podiatrist is the one who determines then if the veteran is clinically eligible for MGF, documenting this on a prescription for the Veteran, along with the Veteran’s footwear history.

Having received the script as the MGF supplier, we at Happy Feet Pedorthics, supply the shoes to the eligible Veteran. As a MGF supplier the pedorthist no longer needs to obtain prior approval from DVA before supplying readymade MGF to eligible Veterans. However as supplier the pedorthist has to meet DVA contractual obligations.

The tricky part at times on the ground is that the podiatrist and the pedorthist need to work even more closely together, ensuring that all decisions are within the guidelines and that all the paperwork is complete and correct. DVA personal can audit the paperwork of the podiatrist and the pedorthist (MGF supplier)


An eligible Veteran may have 2 pairs of shoes on their list at any point in time. The shoes are repairable at no cost to the Veteran. Happy Feet Pedorthics can organise the repair of and modifications to shoes for Veterans If a gold card holder plays golf or bowls, the veteran, with a script and a letter from their club evidencing that they are active members of the club, and hence need appropriate shoes are eligible for a recreational pair.

You are invited to share your experiences about the DVA no prior approval as part of our event - Do it more easily and your patients will talk more about you! to be held on the following dates:

Bass Coast: Wednesday – April 6 2016 - 6 to 8 pm at the regularly held Foot School, held in San Remo, please ring Clare 0426 251 345 for details. 
Moonee Ponds: Wednesday – June 1 2016 - 6 for 6.30 to 8.30 pm Click here for details.
Wagga Wagga: Thursday – June 30 - 6 for 6.30 to 8.30 pm Click here for details.

Please share the invitation with a colleague in the allied health profession.

Please see the posters at the end of this newsletter to share with a colleague in the allied health profession, as an invitation to the event, or simply forward this newsletter to them electronically.

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Clare Nelson, Certified Pedorthist CM AU
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