Putting Your Feet First
Our Professionals have the ability to treat your foot and ankle condition with caring, expert advice to help you walk pain free. Our detailed tailored treatment plans aim to address the underlying cause of your foot and lower limb pain. We are a progressive clinic that covers all aspects of the podiatry profession, emphasising on frequent training to ensure we provide evidence based treatments for all our patients.
A Simple, Affordable Approach to Foot Health Care
Rebates are available for our treatment for yourself and children through your private health insurance.
The actual rebate will depend on your level of cover with your private health insurance, but we strive to keep the cost affordable for all members of the community because we understand the importance of putting your best foot forward.
If you would like to estimate your out-of-pocket expenses for treatment, contact us for details on the relevant item numbers to check the actual rebates with your private health insurer.
We also have HICAPS facilities available.
Get pain-free and improve your quality of life
Foot and ankle pain is not normal and it is important it is addressed at all stages of life.
Our team is comprised of a podiatry assistant, 2 caring Podiatrists and a visiting Specialist Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon allowing us to be uniquely positioned to help you, no matter what your foot, ankle and lower limb concerns may be.
Common conditions we help with include:
Arch and Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Back of Heel Pain (Achilles Tendonitis)
Children’s Foot problems (Flat Feet, In-toeing and more)
As well as modern technologies such as:
PACT fungal nail treatment
Onsite diagnostic ultrasound
3D Scanner Technology for custom Orthotics
Dry needle treatment
Bone growth stimulator
So whatever your podiatry problem, we can help you!
Meet The Podiatrists
B.Pod (hons) MPH 'with distinction'
Ryan James completed a Bachelor of Podiatry degree at the University of Newcastle (2009).
He has also graduated with honours in health science (2011) with a research paper on custom made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain.
Ryan has completed a Master degree in Public Health from the University of Newcastle in 2019 with Distinction.
Ryan has completed BSSET Basic Surgical Skills and Training through the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons. Ryan is also currently a Registrar studying to be a Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon.
Ryan has a special interest in Sports Podiatry including lower limb biomechanics, custom orthoses and regenerative medicine.
B.Pod 'with distinction'
Elisha graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2017 with Distinction as well as receiving the Faculty of Health and Medicine Medal for her academic achievements.
While studying Elisha spent time in Walgett with Aboriginal medical services, the Mid north Coast and Launceston in the high risk foot clinic. Elisha has since been working on the Central Coast and in 2020 relocated to the Mid North Coast to work alongside Ryan James.
Elisha keeps up to date with new research and treatment options and is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association regional committee. Elisha has a key interest in preventative medicine and will go above and beyond for her patients.
Because of our diverse backgrounds and prior training, we are uniquely qualified to help you, no matter the specialized podiatry treatment you require.
We will have someone on staff to help you with your particular podiatry problems.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive way of treating chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
At Ryan James Podiatry we are proud to be able to provide our patients with this innovative technology.
Shockwave therapy promotes neovascularisation which promotes new circulation to the damaged tendon or fascia.
During shockwave therapy a high intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body, which promotes healing of the area.
Benefits of Shockwave therapy:No anaesthesia
High success rate
Orthotic therapy is used to treat biomechanical foot dysfunction.
Foot dysfunction is when the foot is not moving as it should. This can place extra stress to bone, ligament and muscles of the foot.
Our Podiatrists may recommend some form of orthotics determined on a patients individual needs this may include a prefabricated device, a heat moulded prefabricated device or prescription orthotics.
Our prescription orthotics are built to meet your individual biomechanical and lifestyle needs ultilising modern technologies with 3D casting and highly skilled laboratory technicians.
Children’s feet are different in many ways to adults as they have unique developmental milestones and patterns.
The following can be reasons why you may want to bring your child to a podiatrist:
uneven shoe wear
walking or standing differently
intoeing (pigeon toes)
juvenile hallux abducto valgus (bunion deformity)
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in Australia and is rapidly reaching epedemic proportions.
Did you know that 60-70% of those with diabetes will develop peripheral neuropathy, or lose sensation in their feet.
Diabetic foot screening
Ryan James Podiatry has devised an evidence based screening tool to assess your risk of diabetic foot complications comprised of vascular assessment, neurological assessment and recording of deformity and pressure areas.
Fungal Nail Treatment
Fungal nails are a common concern for many patients and they are often a difficult nail condition to treat.
Some symptoms may include discolouration, thickening, brittleness and debris under the nails.
At Ryan James Podiatry we offer Photodynamic Therapy (PACT therapy).
Sports injuries to the foot and ankle are exceedingly common in sports.
We understand that a sports specific approach is needed to assessing, treating and preventing injury.
Some of the treatments for Sports Podiatry related concerns at our clinic include:
Biomechanics and gait analysis
Soft tissue and joint manipulation or mobilisation
Kinetic or functional taping techniques