If you have a problem with your feet the most appropriate professional to see is a podiatrist. Are podiatrists doctors? Podiatrists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat disorders of the lower limb. Your Podiatrist is trained to treat conditions related to foot structure and function such as calluses and corns, biomechanics related problems, children experiencing difficulty walking and foot related side effects from diabetes and arthritis.
It is not necessary to obtain a referral to see a podiatrist, unless you need to claim for your service through DVA or Medicare (EPC).