Ultrasound Diagnostic and Therapy Clinic

At FASA we have developed an innovative and cost-effective collaborative option for assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries of the foot and ankle.

ABOUT

This option offers a referral-based service for health practitioners to send patients who require diagnostic Ultrasound of the foot and ankle but with the addition of co-consultation with a Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon.

KEY ADVANTAGES (FOR PRACTITIONERS)

⦁ Expert foot and ankle sonologist on site
⦁ Co-Consultation with A/Prof. Mark Gilheany
⦁ Immediate option for injection therapy or immobilization
⦁ Cost and time effective and efficient
⦁ Preparation and supply of clinical report and guidance on future collaborative management with referring practitioner.
⦁ Potential for mentoring and training for health care practitioners

KEY ADVANTAGES (FOR PATIENTS)

On-site Musculoskeletal ultrasound

FASA utilizes advanced diagnostic ultrasound imaging onsite, allowing for a compressive treatment plan to be established during your consultation.

Clinical evidence and research support using ultrasound as the first diagnostic test for numerous musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Diagnostic ultrasound offers many important advantages compared to computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in terms of safety and effectiveness. Diagnostic ultrasound is noninvasive and offers real-time imaging, allowing for examinations of structures at rest and in motion. This ability to capture the movement of musculoskeletal components differentiates it from other imaging modalities and can permit more accurate diagnoses.

Benefits of clinical diagnostic ultrasound
⦁ Real-time imaging that can show function, anatomy and movement.
⦁ Allows for clinical expertise and experience to guide the ultrasound scan
⦁ Pain free and non-invasive scanning process
⦁ No ionising radiation
⦁ Advantages over MRI in that ultrasound imaging can show more detailed in tendon structure a lower cost
⦁ Save for those with surgical implants or cardiac pacemakers

What are the benefits of onsite ultrasound?

Fast, accurate on-site diagnostic imaging reduces unnecessary therapies and allows for timely treatment of your condition without delays.

Ultrasound allows for accuracy when performing certain soft tissue and joint injection.

Ultrasound-guided joint injections

Ultrasound allows for visualising of musculoskeletal tissue, we can imagine the injured tissue right in the office.

If indicated the option of injection therapy can be initiated at the same time as the scan is performed.

FEES

Comprehensive Appointment including Ultrasound and report $280.00
Injection therapy $95.00.00 If undertaken
Other services available

CLINICIANS

JAMES FERRIE – Ultrasound

James Ferrie is our podiatrist with a particular interest in diagnostic ultrasound and musculoskeletal. FASA has engaged him to work within one of our specialist referral clinics to provide clinical ultrasound services. James has undertaken post-graduate training in diagnostic ultrasound in Australia and in the USA at the Interventional Orthopaedic Foundation. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience in diagnostic ultrasound with other health professionals through his role as an instructor at Zedu Ultrasound Training Solutions.”

https://www.ultrasoundtraining.com.au/courses/category/podiatry

MARK GILHEANY – Injections

As well as a higly experinced and respected diagnostician in the foot and ankle our FASA Specialist has been teaching health care practitioners at an academic and clinical level for 20 years on the benefits of injection therapy for a range of foot and ankle problems.

We use a range of solutions which are tailored to your condition and needs, this includes cortisone (several different types) and a range of prolotherapy agents are also available.

All injections are combined with local anesthetic blocks for your comfort.

Call (03) 9639 4644 to make an appointment or