Sports Podiatry

Sports injuries to the foot and ankle are exceedingly common. We understand that a sports specific approach is needed to assessing, treating and preventing injury.

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At Ryan James Podiatry we offer exemplary care for common general podiatry concerns and are confident in treating more complicated foot conditions.

What is General Podiatry?


I have had heel pain for many months and it is not getting any better, What should I do?

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“We are based in medical centres to provide patients the opportunity to have a multidisciplinary approach”


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 is a Level 2 Sports Trainer (2014), and is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and affiliate member of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.  Ryan is currently studying a Masters in Public Health through the University of Newcastle and has recently completed his BSETS training.


Ryan has worked previously in private practice in Sydney and Hunter New England area before moving back to Port Macquarie where he grew up.  He established Ryan James Podiatry in 2011 which has now expanded to five locations in the mid north coast region.  Ryan has worked with the University of Newcastle as a university tutor for podiatric pharmacology. Currently Ryan regularly takes Podiatry and Medical students and is a part of the GP training programme at the Port GP Super Clinic.


Ryan James has a special interest in Sports Podiatry including lower limb biomechanics, custom orthoses and regenerative medicine and is also the Co Founder of the Healthy Joints Clinic offering Superkine treatment for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. Healthy Joints Clinic Partner Dr Simon Spedding is a Sports Medicine Specialist and this clinic offers treatment for knees, hands and other joints in combination with the feet and lower limbs.  Healthy Joints Clinic is located in the Port Macquarie GP Super Clinic.


Sports Podiatry

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.

Whether your sport involves high impact pivoting and turning (Soccer, football, netball, basketball, tennis) or your sport involves repetitive stress (distance running, triathlon). We will customise a treatment plan to suit your specific sport and training regime.

Fungal Nails

Fungal nails are a common concern for many patients as they are often a difficult nail condition to treat.  Fungal nails occur when an opportunistic fungi (microorgansim) infects the nails.  Some symptoms may include discolouration, thickening, brittleness and debris under the nails.

There is a range of treatments available with varying success and side effects these may include topical therapies or oral medications.  Laser therapy is a recent technology however this can be expensive.  At Ryan James Podiatry we offer Photodynamic Therapy.

Children's Podiatry

Does your child have growing pains?

Have you noticed your child walks differently or tires easily?

These are all issues that may indicate your child should visit a podiatrist.  At Ryan James Podiatry we have a special interest in Childrens Podiatry.  Childrens feet are different in many ways to adults as they have unique developmental milestones and patterns.  Early treatment and diagnosis of potential foot or biomechanical issues can prevent problems developing or progressing into adulthood.  This can potentially give your child a step forward into achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.

General Podiatry

General podiatry refers to diagnosis and treatment of common foot problems to the skin and nails. We offer a full range of treatment for general podiatry including treatment for:


Nail Care

Thickened nails, ingrown nails (Including Nail Surgery and Nail Brace), infection to the toenails and painful toenails


Skin Care

Corns and callous, heel fissured, splitting skin between toes



Tinea or Athletes foot infections, Plantar warts, Fungal infections


Toe deformities

Manufacture of devices and padding for management, splinting and deflecting problem toes. These include hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes and bunions


Footwear Advice

Assessment and advice on correct footwear for problem feet