Our feet house a quarter of all the bones in the body.
On average a person will walk approx 128,000kms in a life time - more than three times around the earth.
Orthoses to support the feet to improve posture, can help treat and prevent many sporting injuries.

Podiatry

Podiatrists provide comprehensive foot care; diagnosing, treating and preventing foot, ankle and lower limb problems.

Our Podiatrists treat:

  • Heel pain/heel spur/plantar fasciitis
  • Kneed pain
  • Arch pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Ankle injuries
  • Shin and calf injuries
  • Corns and calluses
  • Nail infection
  • Bony problems (bunions and hammer toes)
  • Footwear advice
  • Biomechanical (walking/posture) problems and sporting injuries
  • Assessment of childresn’s walking and posture; injuries or pain
  • Diabetes Assessment


Sports Medicine

Podiatrists are increasingly involved with sports teams and assists sports people at a professional and amateur level to prevent and treat lower limb sporting injuries and to maintain foot health. We can offer advice about training programs and footwear.

Here at Eltham Physiotherapy Centre our multi-disciplinary team sees a wide range of sporting injuries and sports people of all levels. Please visit elthampodiatrist.com.au for more details.

Our Podiatrists

Kathryn Van Kuyk

  • Sports Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Mobilisation and Manipulation
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave treatment (chronic tendon injuries)
  • General Podiatry

Andrew White

  • Paediatrics
  • Diabetes
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave treatment (chronic tendon injuries)
  • General Podiatry
  • Dry Needling/Trigger Point Therapy

Philippa Savvides

  • Sports medicine (special interest in long distance running, triathlons & netball).
  • Paediatrics
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave treatment (chronic tendon injuries)
  • Dry needling and trigger point therapy
  • Working closely with Kathy VanKuyk managing patients with chronic tendinopathy and recalcitrant plantar fasciitis.
  • General Podiatry

Tamara Lane

  • Sports Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Diabetes
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave treatment (chronic tendon injuries)
  • Dry Needling/Trigger Point Therapy
  • General Podiatry

 

Pin point the problemOur experienced team will pin point the cause of your pain and work towards eliminating it for you.