At Claremont podiatry we offer a professional routine foot, skin, and nail care service to our patients. This includes a comprehensive foot assessment, treatment, and regular follow-up for your feet for those who need help with maintaining general foot care needs.


We aim to keep and improve your foot health by keeping your nails short, maintaining foot hygiene, skin health, reducing risk of injury & pain as well as avoiding infections.


Whats involved in a skin & nail care appointment;

  • Monitor your foot & lower limb health
  • Identify and treat any problems you may be experiencing
  • If you have trouble maintaining your own footcare
  • Reduce risk associated with diabetes, infections, skin lesions


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Skin and Nail Care

    Skin and nail conditions 


    A Podiatrist deals with skin and nail  complaints such as;

    Toenail Disorders

    Fungal Toenails

    Ingrown Toenails

    Painful Corns

    Callous & other pressure lesions


    Cracked Heels

    Thick & Disfigured Toenails

    Plantar Warts

    Skin Infections


    Wounds & Ulcers

    Podiatry care and services explained

    Podiatrist Skin Debridement

    Corns & Callus Removal 

    Corns & Calluses are often due to abnormally high pressure in certain areas. A podiatrist can safely and painlessly remove these issues with painless lesion debridement. We also aim to look at the causes resulting in these types of lesions and addressing them to offer a permanent solution to these annoying complaints. Generally, the root cause of these complaints is due to abnormally high-pressure in certain areas of the foot, by reducing stress and offloading regions with certain devices and appliances we can significantly reduce the burden of painful corns & callous.

    Podiatrist Nail Care

    Routine Nail Care can be performed by our Podiatrists

    We offer a professional and efficient nail reduction service to patients who have difficulty maintaining their general foot care needs. We aim to assist people with their routine nail care in a painless and comfortable manner whilst offering a comprehensive foot assessment during the process.

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    Podiatrist Ingrown Toenail

    Ingrown Nails

    Ingrowing nails can be a major cause of pain and distress for people. Podiatrists are the best-placed professionals to effectively resolve your symptoms. Usually, one consultation is needed to address an ingrowing nail. We also offer minor nail surgery procedures to permanently resolve longstanding nail issues.

    It’s easy to underestimate the role our feet play in our health and daily lives but when people start to realise just how much we use them. It is estimated they will carry us over 130,000 Kilometres over our lifetime. It’s not hard to see why they are one of the most important parts of the body.

    What happens in an appointment

    History taking for skin conditions claremont podiatry hobart

    History Taking

    We often deal with skin and nail conditions such as thickened toenails, painful corns, callus, ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, cracked heels, tinea infections and warts. Certain systemic diseases can also negatively impact your feet and lower limbs, hence we need to identify our ‘high risk’ patients, and take extra precautionary measures when it comes to these patients. We want to address your primary complaint as well as deliver the best possible routine care as possible, this can only be realise if we get to know your feet!


    This will include: One, a neurovascular assessment i.e. check of foot pulses and foot sensation. Two, the skin health in the foot and interdigital spaces, for presence of fissures, maceration, hard skin, Tinea pedis and ulcers. Three, common nail disorders such as ingrown toenails, nail thickening and fungal nail. Four, the presence of arthritis in your ankle and feet, as these can make your feet ache and change the way your foot function. Five a test for signs of muscle weakness, as this could be neurological related. Six, a footwear assessment to make sure they are the right fit for your daily activities, offer enough protection and support. And seven a last for diabetics, we will be also checking for signs of pressure areas and ulceration.

    Nail Care Performed by Podiatrist


    First we wipe the skin, and interdigital spaces with tea tree oil spray or alcohol and carefully trim your nails to the appropriate length with nail clippers for then file them gently using a podiatry drill and burr. Second we sharp debridement of callus, corns will be performed with a scalpel handle and blade. Third, we apply a moisturising cream around the heels and areas of the foot that are dry. Accompanying this will be a gentle massage and mobilisation of your feet and joints. Forth, paddings will be cut and provided for areas in need of cushioning, deflection, or pressure re-distribution.

    Follow up appointments:

    We recommend regular general nail and skincare appointments every 8- 10 weeks. This will also allow us to check your feet for any signs of injuries and newly developed symptoms.<br /> This is especially important for diabetic patients, who should have their feet examined more frequently to detect problems early and prevent serious complications of the disease, such as diabetic foot ulcers and amputations.



    Member of Australia Podiatry Association

    Peggy graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Doctors of Podiatric Medicine in 2020. Peggy also has an undergraduate qualification in Pharmacology and Economics. She has experience in various clinical settings including working in private practices, tertiary hospitals, community centres, Aged care services as well as rural healthcare initiated through her university placements.


    Peggy is enthusiastic in helping people which has sparked her passion for podiatry. She has  special interests in foot and ankle biomechanics, sporting injuries prevention and performing diabetic feet assessments and education. She also has experience in treating ingrown toenails, warts and other common conditions relating to lowering limbs and feet.


    Peggy having lived in Perth and now Tasmania, enjoys travelling and meeting new people. She also enjoys exercising, going to the beach and hanging out with friends on her free time.

    Claremont Podiatry Philosophy


    Certainly, we strive for the highest quality care and satisfaction for our patients. Therefore, we offer a satisfaction guarantee on all our treatment and orthotic products. This is because we are confident that you will get outstanding outcomes with our therapy, devices and prescriptions.