About Our Team

Ryan James Podiatry was established in 2011 in the Lake Cathie Health Complex.

Our team is comprised of a podiatry assistant, 3 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.


we believe

That by addressing the underlying cause of foot and ankle pain we can improve our patients’ health and well-being, by increasing movement and allowing them to lead a healthier lifestyle.


Podiatrists are foot health experts

Podiatrists are foot health experts who are university-trained to diagnose, prevent, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the foot, ankle and lower limb.  If you answer yes to the following questions a Podiatrist may be able to help you:

  • Have painful feet?

  • Experience leg pain?

  • Have painful knees?

  • Experience sore hips?

  • Find walking or standing uncomfortable?

  • Experience leg or foot pain during sport?

  • Need advice on correct footwear?

Whatever your podiatry problem may be, we can help you!

Meet The Team


Ryan James (B.Pod)

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 BSSET Basic Surgical Skills and Training through the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.

Ryan is currently studying a Masters in Public Health through the University of Newcastle.

Ryan has a special interest in Sports Podiatry including lower limb biomechanics, custom orthoses and regenerative medicine.


Elisha King (B.Pod)

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.


Olivia James

Olivia is a Podiatry Assistant.  She completed her Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance in 2015.

A podiatry assistant can care for a low risk patients feet under the supervision of a podiatrist.

Olivia enjoys assisting with all aspects of podiatry.  She especially enjoys patient education about Diabetes and footwear.