Putting Your Feet First

We aim to provide a high standard of care, addressing all your podiatry needs in a caring, professional environment.

 

Are you in pain right now?

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We are Committed to Your Foot Health

Because of our diverse backgrounds and training, we are uniquely positioned to help you, no matter what your foot problems are.

We have University-trained professionals who specialize in:

  • general podiatry
  • sports podiatry
  • children’s podiatry
  • diabetic podiatry

as well as cutting-edge technologies such as:

  • fungal nail treatment
  • shockwave treatment
  • dry needle treatment

So whatever your podiatry problem, we can help you!

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.

Meet Our Team

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.

Ryan James

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.

Ryan currently works with the University of Newcastle as a university tutor for podiatric pharmacology and is a part of the GP training programme at the Port GP Super Clinic.

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

Dannielle Slager

Dannielle completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle. As part of her studies, she completed placements at Newcastle’s John Hunter High Risk Foot Clinic and multiple clinics across Australia.

Dannielle relates well to people of all ages and looks forward to providing her patients with the highest level of professional care.

Dannielle has developed interests in paediatrics, nail surgery, biomechanics and diabetic foot care.

 

Cara Marrone

Cara studied her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle and graduated in 2016.

Cara has wonderful interpersonal skills that will put patients of any age at ease.

Cara particularly enjoys general podiatry, and sports podiatry, including biomechanics and footwear advice.

In 2017 she undertook further study in the area of Dry Needling and enjoys utilising this modality in the clinic.

Our Services

General And Mature Age 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:

  • Skin Care
  • Nail Care
  • Nail Surgery
  • Nail Infections
  • Toe deformities
  • Nail Braces for Ingrown Nails
  • Footwear Advice To Reduce Symptoms

Mature Age Podiatry

One of the biggest frustrations as you get older is the increasing lack of flexibility, and the increasing difficulty in looking after your feet in particular. Did you know Arthritis can affect your feet?

If you’re experiencing toe pain and unsure if it is related to Arthritis consult our Podiatrists to investigate the cause of the pain as we offer a number of Advanced treatment options for Arthritis affecting the feet.

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.

Some of the treatments for Sports Podiatry related concerns at our clinic include: 

  • Biomechanics and gait analysis with Techscan Mat technology
  • Orthotic Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Soft tissue and joint manipulation or mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Stretching programs
  • Kinetic or functional taping techniques (e.g. Rocktape)
  • Electrophysical treatments (Shockwave therapy, theraputic ultrasound, TENS

Children's Podiatry

At Ryan James Podiatry we have a special interest in Children’s Podiatry.

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:

  • recurring pain
  • frequent tripping
  • tiring easily
  • knocked knees
  • uneven shoe wear
  • flat feet
  • walking or standing differently
  • skin rashes
  • ingrown nails
  • intoeing (pigeon toes)
  • juvenile hallux abducto valgus (bunion deformity)

Diabetic Podiatry

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.

It may be beneficial for the podiatrist to test for areas of high pressure with our Tekscan Mat to prevent complications and provide patients with a strong understanding of potential problem areas.

If you know of a family member or friend who has Diabetes, encourage them to see a Podiatrist regularly to promote optimum foot health.

Cara is our resident specialist diabetic podiatrist, so if you are diabetic, or pre-diabetic, book an appointment to see her right away.

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.

There are 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 as an alternative.

What is PACT nail fungal therapy?

PACT stands for Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. This innovatve technology effectively treats/kills fungi cells.

A chemical dye is placed on the nail and allowed to ‘soak in’ to the fungal tissue. High intensity light is then used to activate a chemical reaction.

There are no reported side effects or contraindications for this treatment. The process will need to be repeated for multiple appointments (varying on individual needs).

Shockwave Treatment

Do you have chronic pain in the feet or lower limbs? You may benefit from Shockwave Treatment.

At Ryan James Podiatry we are proud to be able to provide our patients wih 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
  • No medication
  • High success rate
  • Non-invasive

Ryan is our resident specialist in shockwave treatment so make an appointment to see him today.

Orthotic Therapy

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 molded prefabricated device or prescription orthotics.

Prescription Orthotics

Our highly skilled laboratory technicians take special care in fabricating prescription orthotics which meet the highest level of standards. They are built to meet your individual biomechanical and lifestyle needs.

We use modern techniques with casting, with a 3D scanner as opposed to an older method of casting. This 3D digital scan of your feet is more accurate and provides our patients with high quality orthotics.

We use state of the art CADCAM technology to mill your orthotic. This method is accurate to 1/20mm. This software eliminates human error for a superior orthotic every time.

Ryan James is the best I have been to. He is always friendly and professional and does a great job! Pity about his choice of NRL team though, otherwise I would have given him a six-star rating!

Terry Chadban

Patient

Your Foot Health Starts Here

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Please note that we don't currently have real-time bookings, although we are working on that.

But for now, please treat all bookings as conditional, until we confirm them for you, or offer you an alternative booking if your preferred booking is unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

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