About us

Welcome to Sole motion

Our aim at Sole Motion Podiatry is to offer a full range of podiatry services, whether sports related injury requiring shoe advice, stretching advice, custom orthotics or a general podiatry problem with the skin and toenails. All of our clinics are located within multi-disciplinary medical centres, allowing a more wholistic approach should your problem require more than podiatric intervention. We deal with all aspects of Podiatry with a special interest in Biomechanical Assessment and Orthotic Prescription. We provide professional management and advice for all foot and lower limb injuries and concerns. As a member of Sports Medicine Australia, Australian Association of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Diabetes Australia and the Australian Podiatry Association, we are committed to continuing education, and our patients can be assured of receiving the most up to date, scientifically based treatments possible. Contact us today on (03) 9395 9402 and see why we are focused on forming long term relationships built on premium customer service, quality care and the latest technology available.

Justin Kalopa

Justin Kalopa is a podiatrist and a sports massage therapist. Originally from Niue Island, Justin completed his undergraduate studies at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Since arriving in Melbourne he has worked within a variety of Podiatry settings around Victoria, up skilling in Laser Therapy, Foot Mobilisation, Dry Needling, Kinesio Taping for injury rehabilitation and attending regular special interest group meetings.

His background knowledge of soft tissue injuries spanning over 14years, has bought a vast array of skills to his podiatric profession. Working with the most elite athletes, to the weekend warriors, he has seen a number of injuries over the years and has a few tricks up his sleeve to assist in getting you back on your feet and onto the sports field of life.

Fees

Prices are dependent on whether the problem or problems are covered by medical insurance and whether the problem is of a moderate or serious nature. For clients with medical insurance, prices are dependent on the terms of the individual health insurance policy. Sole Motion Podiatry is available to see clients who do not have a health insurance policy. For all clients, Sole Motion Podiatry will make an informed decision by examining the client and diagnosing the issue during a first consultation. The first consultation includes a medical questionnaire where we note a client’s past and current medical history. If your Doctor has referred you, we will keep them informed by letter. If an Allied Health practitioner has referred you, we will liaise with them also.

Without Insurance
F004 – Initial Consultation $85.00
F012 – Subsequent Consultation $75.00
PENSION/Student
F004 – Pension Initial Consultation $65.00
F012 – Pension Secondary $58.00
F004 - Student Initial Consultation $75.00
F012 – Student Secondary $68.00
Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan - GP Referral
10962 - Medicare Initial Consultations: Nil cost (30minutes)
10962 - Medicare Subsequent Consultations: Nil cost (20minutes)
LOW LEVEL LASER TREATMENTS - Pain Relief & Management
F014 - Initial Consultation $110.00 (45minutes)
F145 - Subsequent Consultations $87.00 (30minutes)
4 session Packages: Book and pay for 4 sessions ($320.00)
6 session Packages: Book and pay for 6 sessions ($450.00)

Without Insurance

Our aim at Sole Motion Podiatry is to offer a full range of podiatry services, whether sports related injury requiring shoe advice, stretching advice, custom orthotics or a general podiatry problem with the skin and toenails. All of our clinics are located within multi-disciplinary medical centres, allowing a more wholistic approach should your problem require more than podiatric intervention. We deal with all aspects of Podiatry with a special interest in Biomechanical Assessment and Orthotic Prescription. We provide professional management and advice for all foot and lower limb injuries and concerns.

As a member of Sports Medicine Australia, Australian Association of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Diabetes Australia and the Australian Podiatry Association, we are committed to continuing education, and our patients can be assured of receiving the most up to date, scientifically based treatments possible. Contact us today on (03) 9395 9402 and see why we are focused on forming long term relationships built on premium customer service, quality care and the latest technology available.

Private Health Insurance

Hicaps facilities are available for immediate rebate leaving gap payment only. Claims for private health insurance will depend on the individuals’ level of private cover.

Medicare

Rebates are available via the Chronic Disease Management Program (formerly EPC). Eligibility and referral must be discussed with your GP.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Gold Card Holders must provide a referral from their Doctor.
Workers Compensation (WorkCover) cases are also fully covered with a medical referral and approval of your case by WorkCover.
We are covered by most health funds.

Cancellations or Missed Appointments

We ask that you respect our cancellation policy to ensure we have enough time to contact other patients on our waiting list. 24hrs Notice is required for cancellations or rescheduling. Failure to notify our office if you are unable to keep your appointment will result in a non-attendance fee of $45.00. A charge for a missed appointment is NOT a charge for the service itself. One missed appointment, will not result in a patient being charged. Habitually missed appointments will lead to a patient being discharged from the practice.

Collections

Sole Motion Podiatry will make every attempt to make payment terms that meet your needs. If we do not hear from you by phone, mail or partial payment within 45 days of a statement being sent, you may be referred to a collection agency. In the event your account is assigned to collection, the patient agrees to be responsible for a 25% collection fee, as well as all court costs and lawyers fees.