We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to make it to a clinic for an appointment. That’s why we’re proud to offer home visit services for our patients.

Hi, I’m Gabrielle Hickman

Gabrielle has been working in private practice for 10 years in well established clinics and previously owning a clinic in Ballarat. Gabrielle has always done home visits and enjoys getting out in the community visiting people in their homes. Gabrielle has done further training within the field, completing a dry needling course, Foot Mobilisation, Radial Shockwave and Advanced Dermoscopy. Alongside our podiatry skill set, Gabrielle can provide a custom treatment plan that ensures patients get the best treatment possible.

Outside of Podiatry, Gabrielle has a family, 3 children aged 5,3 and 1 and enjoys the busy life that comes with having a young family. Gabrielle plays social netball and enjoys running when she gets a spare minute.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ section! Here, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our podiatry practice and services. We understand that you may have questions about your foot and ankle health, so we’ve compiled this list to help provide you with the information you need. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help.

We treat people of all ages, however commonly adults are more likely to have ongoing issues with their feet.

It is important to see a podiatrist if:

  • You are on your feet for 6 or more hours
  • You have discoloured or thick nails
  • You have pain in your feet or lower legs
  • You have diabetes
  • You find it difficult to get shoes that fit properly
  • You have hard skin or calluses on your feet
  • You suffer from ongoing foot pain

We offer a range of treatment options for all different foot pathologies and provide a tailor made treatment plan.

No you do not need a referral to see a podiatrist. 

We can provide home visit appointments for patients with:

  • Medicare Chronic Disease Management plans
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Aged Care Home Care packages
  • National Disbaility Insurance Scheme

There may be some out of pocket cost associated with your funding option so please call or email to discuss more if needed. 

No unfortunately we cannot offer a bulk billing service, however we can put the claim through for you and your Medicare rebate will be returned to you within 24-48 hours. 

Nothing specific is needed, however having a comfortable chair like a recliner for you to sit in, space at the foot of the chair for the podiatrist and natural or good lighting in the room is always helpful for the podiatrist.

We have a square point of sale that we will bring with us, we can also accept bank transfer on the day, cash or cheque. Your receipt will be emailed to you so that you can claim any private health insurance. 


Our experienced podiatrist can come to you, providing high-quality care and treatment in the comfort of your own home.

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We can put the claim through for you and your Medicare rebate will be returned to you within 24-48 hours

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Send an email to gabrielle@insteppodiatry.net.au or give us call.


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0487 100 763

In Step Podiatry is a mobile podiatry service that provides In Home consultations in the inner west suburbs of Melbourne. We provide a high quality specialised service to people in their own homes.