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At Footpoint Podiatry, we understand that foot, ankle and lower limb conditions can be incredibly painful and have a real impact on your quality of life. From routine care, to sports injuries, we are here to serve you and provide strategies to get you moving towards your goals.
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You may not be aware that some treatments to cosmetically conceal unsightly toe nails may be causing more damage to your nails and surrounding skin.
It’s time to say goodbye to treatments that cause greater damage to your toe nails and say hello to Australia’s most effective and realistic looking cosmetic toe nail treatment.
How Does it Work?
Similar to a dentist bonding a tooth, KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a procedure in which a flexible resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, “bonding” the material to the nail to restore or improve the nail appearance.
Once bound to the nail, your foot care provider can smooth and shape the nail to appear natural. Nail Restoration can be done in a single visit with your foot care provider.
KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a painless, in-office application that restores the appearance of an individual’s natural nails. During your appointment we will remodel damaged nails affected by fungus, defects or trauma. The composite resin creates a flexible, but durable, non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nail to grow. The KeryFlex nail is an immediate cosmetic improvement providing a natural-looking nail. It is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents.
How Does KeryFlex Differ from an Acrylic Nail?
Acrylic nails are rigid and do not bend with the natural movement of the toes. As a result, acrylic nails applied to the toenails can cause micro-trauma to the nail bed. and damage the existing nail.
KeryFlex is flexible, yet durable, and designed specifically for the toes. It's free of harsh acids used in salon systems. KeryFlex is non porous and will not allow moisture to permeate and get between the natural and prosthetic nails. KerFlex's medical grade resin has an antifungal ingredient.
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Do you have tired, sore feet? Click here to book a time for a KeryFlex Treatment today.Enquire Today
Australia's most effective wart treatment is now available in our clinic!
Plantar warts are generally very difficult to get rid of, they are excellent at evading the body's immune system and are resistant to treatment. Swift therapy can give you the solution to unsightly and painful warts and get you back to living the life you desire.
The Swift technology has an outstanding success rate of 83 percent, higher than any other treatment method. Patients require between as few as one to three sessions, which will see the majority of warts completely disappear.
Swift uses microwave signals to a predetermined depth to ensure only the wart is treated.
Swift delivers a focused microwave signal which is emitted into the skin, creating a process called Heat Shock within infected skin cells. This causes the wart to release certain proteins into the circulatory system, allowing the immune system to recognise the infection and begin to fight the virus.
The rapid heating of the wart to 42-45 degrees can cause discomfort, however this lasts for only a second. The temperature range is merely a few degrees warmer than a hot bath and will not cause any serious tissue damage or scarring.
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. Most patients require 3 treatments or less. This will be discussed at your appointment.
Price per session for the first three sessions one month apart as required. $229
Additional sessions if required after three month review. $150
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a treatment for sub-acute to chronic musculoskeletal disorders. It is emerging as a new and exciting modality that is gaining great results even where other treatment methods have been ineffective. It is an evidence based treatment strategy with strong ongoing supporting research.
Shockwave works by generating a pressure wave that acts as a bio-stimulator to trigger release of the body's own cytokines and growth factors. RSWT is an excellent non invasive treatment method with very few negative side effects, for indications that normally are very difficult to treat.
Shockwave benefits Patients suffering from a range of chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as:
Do you have a chronic musculoskeletal concern that isn't going away? Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists to discover how Shockwave Therapy may help reduce your pain and improve function and quality of life.Enquire Today
At Footpoint we supply a range of orthotic friendly footwear options by Revere, Vionic and Rockport. Our friendly reception staff are trained at measuring, fitting and advising on the best style of footwear for you.
If you have an appointment booked, our Podiatrists will assess your current shoes and give you footwear advice during your consultation.Enquire Today
We stock a range of high quality socks including Compression Socks, Wright Socks, Feetures Socks, Fusion Socks and Injinji Socks.
Drop in during business hours to pick up your next pair of performance socks, your feet will thank you!Enquire Today
Having an onsite lab at Footpoint allows us to customise your shoes as part of your treatment plan. For example, for those with considerable leg length discrepancies we are able to add a raise to the exterior (midsole) of the shoes.
Our skilled technicians are able to customise the raise to any height, blending it with the footwear so it looks like part of the original shoe. This option is far more comfortable and practical than an internal heel raise, which may cause heel irritation and only compensate a fraction of the discrepancy.
This service can be completed within 48 hours of dropping off your shoes.Enquire Today
At Footpoint Podiatry we are able to fit you with custom orthotics on the same day as your Biomechanical Assessment.
Should you require our Same Day Orthotics service, your assessment will be performed in the morning, and by the afternoon you will be walking out with your very own custom orthotics. No lengthy delays, sign me up! This streamlined service is popular with those who visit us from out of town, including returning patients that have travelled from interstate, or those on holidays.
If you would like to take advantage of this service, please call 07 5474 0619 and speak to one of our friendly receptionists to arrange your appointments.Enquire Today
Our UV light shoe sanitiser at Footpoint is a safe and effective way to sanitise and deodorise the inside of your shoes. Sweat and heat from feet cause shoes to become a breeding ground for bacteria and the fungi that causes athlete's foot, fungal toenails and shoe odour.
You do not require an appointment for this service; simply drop in your shoes and collect them later in the day. We highly recommend this service if you are being treated for fungal toenails to ensure your shoes aren't harbouring any nasties.Enquire Today
Diabetes over time and with inappropriate control leads to the deterioration of peripheral nerves and blood vessels in the legs and feet. These conditions are referred to as Peripheral Neuropathy (loss of feeling in your feet) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation in your legs and feet). If you have diabetes, you are at risk of developing these conditions and it is recommended you see a Podiatrist for annual neurological and vascular assessments.
Do you have diabetes? Click here to book an appointment to stay informed and keep track of your lower limb health.Enquire Today
Are your orthotics looking a little tired and starting to get a bit whiffy? Having an onsite orthotic lab at Footpoint means our technicians are able to refresh your orthotics with brand new top covers while you wait. Let us transform your orthotics like new again with our range of top covers in different materials and colours to match your footwear.
You don't need an appointment for our Orthotic Recover Service, just drop in between 8am - 2pm and we can have you walking out with your refurbished pair in no time.Enquire Today
Have you or friends noticed your little one running funny or tripping all the time? Does something just not ‘look right’ with your child’s feet? Is that an ingrown toenail?!
Come into Footpoint Podiatry to let one of our friendly Podiatrists assess your child’s feet and answer any burning questions you may have about their foot health (like why does my son’s joggers smell so bad? We know why, let’s talk)
Got questions? Don’t delay, book an appointment today! Click here to book a consult now to get your child’s feet assessed by one of our caring Podiatrists.Enquire Today
The Podiatrists at Footpoint are able to provide Manual Therapy techniques such as massage and percussive therapy (Therabody Theragun PRO) to manipulate muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. It can help reduce pain and relax the muscles to rehabilitate injuries.
Click here to book an appointment for a session of Manual Therapy with one of our Podiatrists.Enquire Today
Paraffin Wax Treatments have been shown to be beneficial in increasing the circulation in your feet, relieving sore/aching muscles and joints and deeply moisturizing the skin.
At Footpoint we only use medical-grade paraffin wax that retains heat long enough to have a therapeutic effect on the feet, and for your safety the temperature of the bath is set to a comfortable level so as not to cause burns or blistering.
This treatment is a wonderful relaxing way to keep your feet happy and healthy. It is popular and particularly effective following general foot and nail care.
Do you have tired, sore feet? Click here to book a time for a Paraffin Wax Treatment today.Enquire Today
A Biomechanical Assessment at Footpoint Podiatry allows one of our friendly Podiatrists to fabricate custom orthotics that are tailored to you and address your presenting concern. At your biomechanical assessment your comprehensive appointment will include the following:
Want to know more? Click here to book a consult now to see if you could benefit from custom orthotics.Enquire Today
Cupping Therapy is a traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practice that can be used to treat a variety of conditions.
When combined with Manual Therapy, Cupping Therapy helps by promoting blood flow in the area being treated. This increases circulation and removal of toxins, helping you feel lighter on your feet and back on track sooner.
Curious about cupping? Click here to book a consultation with Principal Podiatrist Scott to discover the benefits of this ancient practice.Enquire Today
Nail Surgery is a great day procedure offered at Footpoint as a more definitive solution for recurrent ingrown toenails, heavily deformed toenails such as involuted toenails, painful clubbed toenails or nails damaged from trauma.
Footpoint Podiatry is fully equipped to perform Nail Surgery onsite using sterile techniques, so there is no need to go to hospital.
Are you sick of getting the same ingrown toenail time and time again? Do you have an unusual toenail that is constantly painful? Click here to book a consultation with one of our Podiatrists to discuss whether this is a good option for you.Enquire Today
Footpoint Podiatry is equipped with Sensor Medica 3D Pressure Plate Mapping technology supplied by Bodytech Systems Australia to capture and evaluate postural and biomechanical data, using foot pressure and postural analysis.
Our Sensor Medica foot pressure platforms enable high-speed data acquisition for static, dynamic and stabilometric analysis to get reliable, quantifiable surveys of each patient’s unique physiology and gain a deep insight into their biomechanics.
Do you think your feet aren't functioning optimally? Click here to make an appointment to see how we can help you.Enquire Today
Laser therapy is the colloquial term for Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy). It is a form of light therapy using lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied.
Want to discover the world of PBM Therapy and all its benefits? Click here to book a consult now for PBM Therapy.Enquire Today
Prolotherapy is the non surgical solution to chronic and acute pain and injuries. Prolotherapy is designed to repair weakened tendon, ligament and other soft tissue structures in the body which can be causes of intermittent or ongoing chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Prolotherapy works by injecting a natural irritant (dextrose) into and around a joint, tendon, muscle or ligament causing a purposeful, mild inflammation response near damaged tissue which helps new tissues grow. If you are suffering from chronic or acute joint pain, torn ligaments, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, pain as a result of an accident or heel pain, Prolotherapy can be an effective solution.
In one Prolotherapy session you may receive between 4-10 injections depending on the condition being treated. 4-6 sessions may be required over a period of 3-6 months.
Click here to book a time with Principal Podiatrist Scott to see if Prolotherapy is a suitable treatment option for you.Enquire Today
Custom foot orthotics are shoe inserts designed by one of our Podiatrists to support and improve the function of your foot, ankle and lower extremity. At Footpoint, Orthotic Therapy is used to treat a wide range of foot, ankle, leg and lower back conditions.
Our advanced onsite lab allows us to fabricate the highest quality custom orthotics, with a range of materials and coverings to suit your condition and footwear. Your orthotics are designed using CAD/CAM technology, which allows a seamless process from design through to manufacturing.
Footpoint has helped thousands of people live happier, healthier, more active lives, from children, hard working Aussie’s and the elderly, to professional sports athletes. We are your number one choice if you need custom orthotics.
Click here to book a Biomechanical Assessment with one of our Podiatrists to assess you and design your very own custom orthotics.Enquire Today
Dry Needling is a modern treatment used to release tension from knots or myofascial trigger points in muscles. When used in conjunction with Manual Therapy, it can be an effective tool in helping ease muscular tension that is contributing to your foot or lower limb condition. This treatment involves strategic placement of fine, short, stainless steel needles. After your dry needling appointment you can expect:
Still curious? Read our blog on Everything you need to know about Dry Needling
Want to try Dry Needling? Click here to book an appointment with Principal Podiatrist Scott for a session of Dry Needling.Enquire Today
Do you find it difficult to find comfortable, supportive, quality footwear? Are there one too many lumps and bumps to consider? Come into Footpoint and let our expert team find the right shoe for you to keep you moving in style.
We stock a range of footwear by Revere, Vionic and Rockport that include:
Come in during office hours and let our friendly team help you find the perfect fit for your feet.Enquire Today
Walking and running activities are becoming increasingly popular in Australia for both physical and mental wellbeing. Do you have a niggling injury that is constantly interrupting your training and just won’t go away? Perhaps you’d like to return to running after a period of rest for an acute or overuse injury. Maybe you’re hungry to improve your performance..
We are able to provide walking and running assessments to identify any underlying biomechanical factors that may be contributing to your susceptibility to injuries. Let us help keep you moving and achieving your health and fitness goals.
Click here to book your Biomechanical Assessment now.Enquire Today
Fungal toenails (Onychomycosis) is a common condition we treat at Footpoint, particularly due to the warm, humid Queensland weather.
We use Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (PACT) to safely and gently treat fungal toenails. This modern system effectively kills bacteria, viruses and fungi on skin and nail surfaces without any discomfort, using a photosensitiser gel and PACT LED light.
The number of treatments will be determined by one of our Podiatrists, taking into account the length of time you have had the infection and the severity.
Click here to book an appointment to have your toenails assessed by one of our Podiatrists and your treatment plan discussed.Enquire Today
The hip is an extremely important and complex component of the lower extremity. With age and use, cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons attached to the hip can succumb to overuse. Bones of the hip can fracture due to a fall or sporting injury. Any one or a number of these conditions can cause you to suffer from hip pain.
Even sitting in an awkward position or lying on your side for a prolonged period can cause temporary hip pain.
It is important to understand the underlying cause of your hip pain in order to form an effective treatment plan.
Have you been suffering from hip pain? Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists for an assessment today.Enquire Today
The knee joint is used every step that you take, so knee pain can quickly become a debilitating condition. Pain can arise from the knee joint itself, or the many soft tissue structures around the knee.
Your Podiatrist at Footpoint will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the factors contributing to your knee pain. They can offer:
Don’t just put up with knee pain! Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists to get you moving again.Enquire Today
Numbness in your foot may be a temporary condition or the result of a chronic underlying condition such as diabetes. Symptoms may also change or become progressively worse with time. Seeking advice for numbness in your foot may help slow or delay its progression, so don’t put off your assessment.
The chief symptom of numbness in the foot is the loss of sensation, which affects your sense of touch and balance, making it difficult to feel the position of your foot against the ground. You may also experience the following:
There are many diseases and conditions that can cause foot numbness. Here are just a few:
Click here to make an appointment if you have diabetes, or if you think the numbness in your foot is getting worse.Enquire Today
Peripheral Neuropathy refers to weakness, numbness and pain from nerve damage in the hands and feet. We often encounter this condition in the feet when caring for our patients with Diabetes, however it can also be caused by injuries, infections or exposure to toxins.
It’s important to understand that treatment can help peripheral neuropathy, however currently this condition can’t be cured. Treatment options available at Footpoint that may assist you include:
Do you suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy in your feet? Click here to book a time with one of our Podiatrists to see if we can assist you.Enquire Today
Gout is a complex form of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation when too much uric acid crystallises and deposits in the joints.
If you suffer from chronic gout, affected joints often become enlarged and lose their normal range of motion. We can provide you with:
Want to learn more about gout? Read our blog Gout: Things that go Ouch! in the night
Have you suffered from gout in the past? Let us help improve your comfort with custom orthotics and help finding the right footwear for you. Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists to assess your gout.Enquire Today
A claw toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP and DIP joints - the middle and end joints in the toe. They can occur in any toe except the big toe.
Want to know more? Read our blog Hammer Time! The difference between Hammer Toes and Claw Toes
Concerned you may have Claw Toes? Click here to book an appointment with one of our friendly Podiatrists to assess your feet.Enquire Today
A Hammer Toe occurs when the middle (PIP) joint becomes flexed or bent downwards.
Want to learn more? Read our blog Hammer Time! The difference between Hammer Toes and Claw Toes
Does this sound like you? Do you already suffer from painful Hammer Toes? Help is not far away. Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists today.Enquire Today
As we get older we are at higher risk of developing arthritis. This is because joints wear down over time, we lose the smooth “cushioning” cartilage on the inside of the joint. Then your bones start to rub and wear against each other, yikes.
There are many types of arthritis (more than 100 diseases!) but today we’re going to talk about the most common - Osteoarthritis - the so called “wear-and-tear” arthritis.
Careful examination of the foot and ankle by one of our Podiatrists can determine if you have Osteoarthritis. They will take a thorough history and look for
They may also refer you for an x-ray to evaluate the extent and severity of the disease, and to help guide your treatment.
Have you been suffering from Osteoarthritis in your foot or ankle and don’t know what to do about it? Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists to hear how we can help you.Enquire Today
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, swelling, stiffness and damage throughout the body, including the foot and ankle.
Do you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis? Click here to make an appointment to see how we can help keep you moving.Enquire Today
Sever’s Disease causes pain at the attachment of the Achilles tendon to the heel bone in adolescents. Sadly it is often mistakenly brushed off as “growing pains”.
Sever’s disease (also known as calcaneal apophysitis) is a type of bony injury where the growth plate at the back of the heel bone becomes inflamed and causes pain. It is the most common cause of heel pain in children between the ages 8 - 14 years, particularly those who are active or participate in a lot of sports on a regular basis.
Is your child active and has been complaining of heel pain? Click here to book a time with one of our friendly Podiatrists to assess your child today.Enquire Today Read our Blog
“My Grandma had bunions”. We’ve heard it a thousand times. Don’t feel you’re destined to end up with feet like your Gran, prevention is key.
A bunion develops when the first metatarsal bone of the foot drifts outward and the big toe points inwards towards the other toes. Most people first notice a bony lump developing on the side of their big toe joint. We refer to bunions as hallux valgus. Fancy.
Think you have a bunion that needs our help? Click here to book an appointment now with one of our Podiatrists.Enquire Today
Metatarsalgia is a general term used to describe pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot. The metatarsals are the long thin bones in your foot that your toes are attached to.
Are the balls of your feet agony by the end of the day? Click here to book a time to come see us, we’d love to help you.Enquire Today
Sesamoid bones are curious things. Rather than being connected to other bones forming a joint, they are connected to muscles by tendons. The largest sesamoid bone in the body is the kneecap, also known as the patella. Did you know there are also tiny sesamoid bones in your foot too? Lets talk about them today, as they can become inflamed and painful, a condition known as Sesamoiditis.
Diagnosing Sesamoiditis starts with taking a thorough history and examination of your foot. Sesamoiditis usually occurs from overuse of the tendons around the sesamoids; activites such as running, basketball, ballet and any activity that require a lot of pressure to be placed on the ball of the foot place you at higher risk. Common signs and symptoms include:
Has the ball of your foot become increasingly more and more painful? Click here to book and appointment to get assessed by one of our Podiatrists and start on your road to recovery.Enquire Today
Shin Splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) refers to pain along the inner edge of your shin bone, what we call the tibia. It is a common exercise-induced injury that is often associated with running, but can also occur with any vigorous sports activity or if you have started a new fitness program.
Don’t put up with painful lower legs. Click here to book a time to see one of our Podiatrists and get you back on track.Enquire Today
Most people have either had or know someone who has had Plantar Fasciitis. Heel pain can make your life pretty miserable and stop you from enjoying many aspects of your daily routine. Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the thick band of tissue on the sole of your foot, that connects the heel to the base of the toes. It is often characterised by a stabbing pain near the heel, and pain may be worse in the morning or when standing after a period of rest.
Do you suffer from heel pain? Look no further, Click here to arrange an appointment so we can help get you out of pain and back to the activities you enjoy.Enquire Today
The forefoot - commonly referred to as the ball of the foot - is an extremely complex area, and is critical for normal and efficient movement.
There are many causes of Forefoot Pain which require careful judgement and assessment to confirm a diagnosis and form an appropriate treatment plan.
Common causes of Forefoot Pain:
If you are experiencing Forefoot Pain seek professional advice from Footpoint Podiatry to achieve the best outcome. Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists.Enquire Today
Diabetes over time and with inappropriate control leads to the deterioration of peripheral nerves and blood vessels in legs and feet. These conditions are referred to as Peripheral Neuropathy (loss of feeling in your feet) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation in your legs and feet).
If you have Diabetes, you are at risk of developing these conditions and it is recommended you see your Podiatrist for annual neurological and vascular assessments. By doing this you can stay informed and keep track of your lower limb health.
Comprehensive services offered at Footpoint for Diabetic patients:
Click here if you have Diabetes and would like to see one of our Podiatrists and keep your foot health a priority.Enquire Today
Our legs work hard to meet the demands of our day-to-day activities and commitments. This doesn't mean you should be in pain, though. Here are some common causes of Leg Pain:
Bones, Joints, Muscles
Blood Vessels and Clots
Click here if you suffer from Leg Pain and would like to get it assessed, diagnosed and treated by one of our Podiatrists.Enquire Today
People with Flat Feet - also known as Fallen Arches - have either no or a very low arch on the inside of their feet.
The arches provide a spring to our step and helps distribute body weight across the feet. The structure of the arch often determines how a person walks. Arches need to be both sturdy to propel us forward, as well as flexible to adapt to the ground and different surfaces.
Flat feet often run in families, however they can also arise from foot or ankle injuries, arthritis, weak arches, aging, excess body weight, damage or dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon, or be caused by systemic conditions that affect nerves and muscles.
Do you have Flat Feet? Click here to book an appointment to see one of our friendly Podiatrists for an assessment today.Enquire Today
Ingrown toenails occur when the edge or corner of your nail grows into the skin next to it. It can often very rapidly progress into a painful condition.
Common causes of Ingrown Toenails
At Footpoint we encourage early professional intervention, to remove the cause of the Ingrown Toenail to get you out of pain and healing well. During your appointment we will also apply a dressing and advise you on appropriate home care.
For stubborn, recurring ingrown toenails, we also offer Nail Surgery at Footpoint. Click here for more information about Nail Surgery.
Do you have a painful ingrown toenail that just isn't going away? Help is not far away! Click here to book a time now and let us get you out of pain and back to enjoying your life.Enquire Today
Ankle Pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in the ankle joint and its surrounding tissues.
The most common cause of Ankle Pain is the humble ankle sprain - estimated to be around 85% of all ankle injuries. A sprain occurs when your ligaments (the connective tissue that helps support the ankle joints) tear or are overstretched.
Given the complexity of the ankle, it is recommended you seek professional advice from a Podiatrist to ensure the cause of your pain is correctly diagnosed and managed. Click here to book an appointment now.Enquire Today Read our Blog
Achilles Tendon Pain (Achilles tendinopathy) is a condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness at the back of the heel. The Achilles tendon has a fundamental role in lower limb function as it is the tissue that connects our calf muscles to the heel bone. Pain can come on suddenly, particularly in the event of an acute injury, or slowly over a period of time due to overuse or poor function.
Have you been suffering for Achilles Tendon Pain? Click here to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists to begin your journey towards recovery.Enquire Today
High arch feet (Pes Cavus) is a condition where the arch or instep remains very high even when standing. Some people may have heard of it referred to as supinated feet (the opposite of pronated feet) or rolled out feet.
This type of foot can lead to a variety of symptoms including:
Do you have high arch feet? We have plenty of solutions to help keep you doing the things you love. Click here to book a time for your foot assessment.Enquire Today
At Footpoint, our friendly Podiatrists are trained at treating a wide range of foot and lower limb concerns, including childhood conditions (Paediatric Podiatry). We work together with parents and children to find the underlying cause of the problem and establish a treatment plan to ensure the best outcome.
Long term solutions for children are best achieved by regular checkups and ongoing education as your child grows and develops. Our advanced gait assessment technology - Sensor Medica 3D Pressure Plate Mapping - records postural and biomechanical data, allowing accurate diagnosis and quantifiable measures of your child’s progress.
We see many paediatric patients at Footpoint, and many foot problems which occur in the adolescent and adult are attributable to the abnormal mechanics of the individual during their early years. If these changes are identified in the pediatric patient population, early recognition and conservative management of gait abnormalities can help to improve the overall lower extremity development and function of the child as he or she matures and develops into an adult.
The focus of Paediatric Podiatry at Footpoint is to help educate children and parents about the importance of establishing ideal habits and functional patterns as this has a lifelong impact on lower extremity development and movement. We aim to redirect children during this critical age to help prevent pathologies from developing later in life. Annual checkups prior to the start of the school year to assess walking patterns, foot positioning and shoe wear are recommended.
Click here to book your child's assessment today.Enquire Today
Do you always seem to wear one shoe more than the other? Do you find your hips hang on one side? You may have a leg length discrepancy.
Leg length discrepancy is a difference in the length of the legs. Some people are born with legs of different lengths or surgery like a hip replacement may be the cause. In other cases, injuries, illnesses, or dysfunction can cause a discrepancy to develop over time.
Do you think you have a leg length discrepancy that’s causing you pain or keeping you from performing at your best? Click here to book a consult with one of our Podiatrists for an assessment today.Enquire Today
Healthy feet are an important part of your overall wellbeing, and are important for people of all ages. Our Podiatrists can help you with a range of common foot problems such as painful corns and calluses, cracked heels, and nail disorders such as ingrown toenails or thickened deformed toenails that are difficult to cut. We also welcome anyone interested in a general tidy, or a special treat.
General foot and nail care by a Podiatrist ensures the strictest of hygiene standards as well as early detection of foot pathology such as fungal infections, warts or other foot disorders.
For a luxurious add on, we recommend a Paraffin Wax Treatment following your General Nail and Skin Care, which perfectly compliments this treatment by increasing circulation and deeply hydrating the skin, making your treatment last longer. For optimal foot maintenance, most people benefit from professional care every 6 - 8 weeks.
Do you have difficulty cutting your own toenails? Feet in need of a tidy? Click here to book a time with one of our Podiatrists, it will feel like you're walking on clouds by the end of your appointment.Enquire Today
Have you noticed one of your toenails looks a bit odd? Is it yellow or breaking apart? You may have a fungal infection.
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and is estimated to affect up to 1.6 million Australians, so you’re not alone.
If you think you may have fungal toenails, Click here to book a appointment with one of our Podiatrist to assess your toenails and discuss your treatment options.Enquire Today
Plantar warts (plantar verrucae) are infections in the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be painful due to their position on weight-bearing skin, and can cause embarrassment for some people due to their cosmetic appearance. Plantar warts are common, particularly in childhood, and without medical treatment, some wart infections can spread to other sites or members of the family.
Do you need help with a plantar wart (or 3) ? Click here to book a time with one of our Podiatrists to assess your skin and discuss your treatment options.Enquire Today
We provide assessment, treatment and management of foot and lower leg wounds and ulcers. Ongoing care will be determined by the size, severity and complexity of your wound.
Patients with an active ulcer require regular wound care and re-dressing. Footpoint offers a convenient community based solution for local residents requiring this service.
Those at greater risk of ulceration are patients with chronic conditions affecting lower limb health such as:
If you think you have an ulcer and are at risk of ulceration it is important you seek advise and appropriate management by one of our Podiatrist as soon as possible.
If you have high-risk feet and require assistance with wound or ulcer management, Click here to make an appointment now to see one of our Podiatrists.Enquire Today
Melinda has an extensive background of Customer Care Service, various Complementary healthcare modalities, and Disability Support Work. Her passion is Health and Wellbeing, living her best life and helping others do the same. She holds a Diploma of Health Science and has specialised in: Nutrition/Exercise and Sport Therapy; Injury prevention/Treatment; Body Therapies including Aromatherapy, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Sport and Shiatsu Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, and Electrical Body Therapies.
A large part of her Career has been successfully working alongside other Health Professionals treating people for the management of chronic pain, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression.
In her free time Melinda is regularly at the Beach. She is very active, participating in regular Pilates and Gym Classes, walks daily, Competitive Ballroom and Latin Dancing, and recently taken up Pickleball and Adult Ballet. Being a Dancer and Sport orientated person, she knows the importance of keeping your feet and legs in top condition!
Elvie holds a double degree in Biomedical Science, majoring in Human Physiology and continued her studies in Podiatry. Elvie grew up in Noosa and is relocating back to Noosa after spending time in Brisbane completing her university studies. Elvie is a long standing member of the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club and is also completing her Army Reserve Officer training. In her spare time Elvie enjoys running and weights training as well as bush walking. She has a special interest in treating paediatrics and muscular skeletal sporting injuries. We welcome Elvie to our team
Caitlin has a special interest in paediatrics and sports injuries.
Since graduating from the University of Newcastle with a High Distinction, Caitlin has made the move to Noosa to pursue her career in Podiatry. Growing up in Newcastle, from a young age Caitlin has been involved in a variety of individual and team sports and continues to enjoy playing football and spending time at the beach on the weekend.
Caitlin has developed a keen interest in all things sports and paediatric podiatry. Experiencing many injuries first hand, she has grown to love and find great value in quality orthotics and specialised injury rehabilitation.
Alongside striving for quality health care, Caitlin is very precise in the provision of her treatment, and hopes that her patients feel as though they have been met with great attention.
Andrew has a background in mechanical engineering and splits his time as an orthotic technician and in IT. He has a knack for looking after technical support, and ensuring the smooth running of our business IT.
Andrew enjoys spending time with family and riding his bikes on his time off.
Monique has a wealth of Podiatry knowledge gained from her many years of professional podiatry practice management. She is passionate about ensuring high quality care for patients and splits her time between reception and back end office administration.
Outside of the practice Monique loves to keep fit by hitting the gym, running, walking her dog and spending time with her family.
Scott came from a background in composite production engineering in aviation to graduate in Podiatry in 1989. Scott moved from Sydney to Noosa in 1995. His move to Noosa was based around a balanced lifestyle which Noosa provided.
Coming from a track and field background and a mix of team sports, Scott moved into multisports in the early 90s with the love for cross training in many sporting disciplines. Competing in many triathlons for fitness, he has also completed 5 ironman events.
Still active in trail running, ocean swimming and both mountain bike and road riding, Scott makes the occasional sneaky trip to NZ for some white-water river racing. Celebrating over 30 years as a registered Podiatrist, he still finds himself forever learning and updating his Podiatry and muscular skeletal skills in order to assist the community. Scott has a diverse background, being involved in founding a number of business entities from production facilities and IT businesses focused on health.
Scott is a big believer in mixing up activities to reduce the "overuse" injuries- which led him into this profession – with his qualifications encompassing engineering, podiatry, strength and conditioning training, dry needling and cupping.
When preparing for your next hike from a podiatrist's perspective, you'll want to pay special attention to your feet, as they are crucial for a successful and pain-free hiking experience. Here are some of Footpoint's podiatry recommended tips for hiking preparation: Footwear Selection: Invest in high-quality hiking boots or shoes that provide excellent ankle support and an accommodative forefoot. Ensure your footwear is properly fitted to prevent blisters and discomfort. Break in...Read full post
Here at Footpoint we specialise in customised orthotics. For over 30 years we have been making our own orthotics as well as making orthotics for podiatrits near and far. We have an onsight laboratory where our orthotics are designed and made. Some are made up wholly by hand moulding, shaping, and covering, others are made partially with our milling machines and finished off by hand. Every orthotic we make is customised for each individual patient, and no set of orthotics will be the same for any...Read full post
Do you feel like your skin is dry? Do you have cold feet? Now is a great time to come in for a wonderful winter paraffin wax pamper. We are offering a deluxe paraffin wax treatment which includes foot and lower limb exfoliation followed by a massage, paraffin wax and hot towel. Paraffin wax treatment, also known as a paraffin bath or wax therapy, offers several benefits. Here are some of them: Moisturizes and hydrates the skin: When applied to the skin, the warm wax creates a barrier th...Read full post
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Do you have unsightly toe nails and continually cover them with nail polish or acrylic nails? We now have the answer for you! We are excited to introduce a game changer to turn your unsightly toe nails into beautifully looking nails without the damage caused by other treatments. KeryFlex has hit our clinic and we are loving the results we are seeing! Think open toed shoes, walking barefoot on the beach and rocking the latest in flip flops without the embarrassment. Keryflex will transform...Read full post
Have you ever noticed small, rough, raised bumps on the skin of your feet? If the answer is yes, this may represent a typical appearance of a wart. They can be flesh-colored, gray, brown, or even black. The surface of the wart may be bumpy and rough, and it may have tiny black dots on it, which are actually small blood vessels that supply the wart with nutrients. Verruca's on the foot are often painful when pressure is applied to them, such as when walking or standing. They can appear on the ...Read full post
Achilles tendonitis, is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, becomes inflamed. The Achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the body, and it is responsible for helping you to walk, run, and jump. Achilles tendonitis is usually caused by overuse or repetitive stress to the tendon. This can happen if you suddenly increase the intensity or duration of your exercise routine, wear improper footwear, or have tight ...Read full post
We often get asked the question, should we book in with a podiatrist, a physio or our doctor. If you have any condition or concerns relating to your lower limbs, this may include hips, knees, calves, shines, ankles, feet and toes, the answer is absolutely yes, book in to see one of our Footpoint podiatrists! Podiatrists train for 4 years to become qualified and registered practitioners to specialise in lower limb conditions. They spend 4 years studying the lower limbs and are the go to professio...Read full post
Running is a great way to keep fit and healthy. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner, one of the most important things you need to consider is choosing the right running shoes. A good running shoe can help you run comfortably and reduce the risk of injury. But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the best one for you. In this article, we will guide you on what to look for in a running shoe so you can keep your feet happy! Fit Ill-fitting shoes can caus...Read full post
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have the specialised knowledge and expertise required to diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of conditions that affect your feet and lower limbs. These include congenital deformities, nerve syndromes, diabetes or arthritis related conditions, tendinopathies and much more. Through advanced training, podiatrists are equipped to develop personalised treatment plans tailored specifically for you. Qualifications and Training of a Podiatrist Becoming...Read full post
Plantar fasciopathy, more commonly known as plantar fasciitis, is a condition that affects the fascial band located in the arch at the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia originates at the inner heel area and extends to attach to the ball of the foot from toes one through to five. Some symptoms of plantar fascial pain include: • pain located in the heel of one foot • pain on first step in morning after getting out of bed which warms up after walking around for a while • pain on f...Read full post
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects blood sugar levels. It can cause foot problems as well as other complications, so it's important to understand how your podiatrist can help you manage your diabetes. To learn more about the role of podiatry in diabetes management, read on! What kind of foot problems can people with diabetes have? A common complication of diabetes is a condition called peripheral neuropathy, also known as nerve damage. This usually occurs when there is poor blood flo...Read full post
The infamous flat foot feared by parents, and understandably so. Seeing that your child has flat feet can be frightening especially if you, as a parent, have lived with this foot type yourself. In children, flat feet don’t necessarily mean the end of the world. In many cases flat feet are a normal phase of a child's development. Children’s feet also tend to have more fatty tissue and as a result are 'puffier' and can appear flatter as a result of this. What is Pediatric Flat Foot? - Th...Read full post
It's the weekend and as you're racing around to get the kids to all their sports fixtures, one pipes up with "..my heels hurt". You've heard this before but this time it seems different, perhaps it's parents intuition. Sever’s Disease causes pain at the attachment of the Achilles tendon to the heel bone in adolescents. Sadly it is often mistakenly brushed off as “growing pains”. Want to know more? Read on. What is Sever’s Disease? Sever’s disease (also known as calcaneal...Read full post
We all know and love that ‘new jogger’ feeling - when you can’t wait to hit the pavement and test out your latest set of kicks. But how do you know when it’s time to hang up your trusty pair? Read on. Like any product that gets regular use, your shoes will wear out eventually. The rate at which this happens depends on a few factors: Your activities Your kilometres Your body weight Your foot and lower limb function For example, running on a road will wear out your shoe...Read full post
Do you find it difficult to stretch out or straighten one or more of your toes? Are your foot modelling dreams slipping away because your toes are looking a lot less like Katy Perry’s and more like your Nan’s? You may have Hammer Toes or Claw Toes my friend, let’s talk about it. As Podiatrists, we have seen it all when it comes to feet. Every now and then, a sheepish New Patient is quick to blurt out “I’m sorry, my feet are awful!”. First of all, I’d like to point out that we ar...Read full post
What comes on suddenly at night and causes severe pain, redness and swelling in joints? If you’ve ever suffered from gout, you’ll know it’s something you want to get seen to, pronto. Gout is a complex form of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation when too much urid acid crystallises and deposits in the joints. How do I know I have gout? Oh you’ll know about it! Attacks occur suddenly, often at night, and the pain is so severe it will wake you The affected joint is ho...Read full post
Ingrown toenails. It’s enough to send a shiver down your spine if you’ve ever had one turn pear shaped. And boy can they deteriorate rapidly without proper care and attention. Thankfully, the team at Footpoint Podiatry is here to help, and get you out of this sticky, often painful situation. There are many steps before we would recommend Nail Surgery. In the first instance, our primary goal is to get you out of pain and fighting off that infection. For cases that seem to return time and t...Read full post
The other day over coffee, a friend was raving about Dry Needling, and now my Podiatrist has recommended it as part of my treatment. So what exactly is Dry Needling, and how can it help me? Let’s talk about Dry Needling Dry Needling is a modern treatment used to release tension from knots or myofascial trigger points in muscles. When used in conjunction with Manual Therapy, it can be an effective tool in helping ease muscular tension that is contributing to you foot or lower limb c...Read full post
The most common complaint of ankle pain is acute sprains. Ankle sprains are caused by rolling or twisting the ankle causing injury to the surrounding supportive ligaments and tendons. Due to the complex structure and function of the ankle region there can be many causes for pain ranging from; Micro-tears of the supportive ligaments Fractures Joint dislocations Sprains Given the complexity of the ankle joint and it's surrounds, ankle pain should be treated by one of our podiatris...Read full post
Diabetes over time and with inappropriate control leads to the deterioration of peripheral nerves and blood vessels in legs and feet. These conditions are referred to as Peripheral Neuropathy (loss of feeling in your feet) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation in your legs and feet). If you have diabetes, you are at risk of developing these conditions and it is recommended you see a Podiatrist for annual neurological and vascular assessments. By doing this you can stay informed and k...Read full post
Here at Footpoint our Podiatrists are trained at treating all aspects of foot and leg complaints, including childhood conditions. We work together with parents and children to find the root cause of the problem and put in place a treatment plan to ensure best outcome results. We find long term solutions for children are best achieved by regular checkups and education. Our advanced technology allows us to perform gait analysis that is recorded in our patient's file and examined during the course ...Read full post
I just wanted to reach out to Scott to thank him for his excellent care. We are five weeks into an 8 week holiday including Canada, Alaska and New York. Where we have been doing lots of walking…….I’ve been able to do this absolutely pain free because of Scott’s orthotics and his recommendation for footwear. Thank you so very much!Lee
Highly recommend Footpoint Podiatry Noosaville. Great service, staff friendly and accommodating. Very modern and clean , love the new foyer. From managing flat feet, heel problems, calf pain from flat feet and recently helped my sons ingrown toe nails. Happy customers here.Donna
Let me say that without any reservations that from the very first phone contact to make my booking through to the services provided by the specialists far exceeded my expectations. This practice is without any doubt the very best provider of Podiatry services that I have ever been too. I have absolutely no hesitation in giving them my recommendations. I’m a little bit reluctant here to name individuals because every successful enterprise is all about teamwork but I’ll break with tradition here and name Caitlin Spencer and Elvie Wytenburg who both in my opinion are both outstanding therapists who both possess not only high levels of skill and knowledge but incredible inter personal and communication skills a very rare combination these days. Well done team!Michael Byrne
I was treated by Caitlin for general footcare and I found her to be very thorough, professional and caring. A lovely new addition to the Footpoint team.Dorothy
Great seeing you all today, you are such a great team!Sam Hooper
Just wanted to send a big thank you for getting my new orthotics organised for me before we headed north to the Whitsundays... everything is perfect thank you.Debbie Simpson
I found Scott and his team at to be passionate and professional providers of podiatry advice. Scott goes the extra yard when it comes to finding solutions and his expertise and diversity of knowledge quickly were able to help my performance and general health.Ryan Palk
I wish to complement the staff and organisation of Footpoint Podiatry for their outstanding care and professionalism. Thank you team.Allan McKenzie
Scott and the team at Footpoint were absolutely amazing. So professional and accurate. I had new orthotics made after ten years of very old ones and I was able to run 8kms again without left foot pain due to a collapsed arch. Thank you wonderful team.Julie-Ann Nicholls
Footpoint Podiatry is a specialty podiatry and orthotic practice that has been servicing the Sunshine Coast since 1995. We strive to provide our patients with superior podiatry services by diagnosing, preventing and treating conditions of the foot and lower limb. Our aim is to achieve optimal foot health and provide quality service.
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