In Pain Now? Call: Port Macquarie: 02 6584 4544 or Lake Cathie: 02 65848899 or email

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.


Are you in pain right now?


Port Macquarie Call

02 6584 4544 or 

Lake Cathie Call

02 6584 8899 or 

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, 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.

Common conditions we help with include:

  • Arch and Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Back of Heel Pain (Achilles Tendonitis) 
  • Bunions
  • Children’s Foot problems (Flat Feet, In-toeing and more)
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Plantar Warts
  • Bony Prominences
  • Neuromas
  • Hammer Toes



as well as modern technologies such as:

  • PACT fungal nail treatment
  • Onsite diagnostic ultrasound
  • Shockwave treatment
  • 3D Scanner Technology for custom Orthotics
  • Dry needle treatment
  • Bone growth stimulator

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

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

Dannielle Slager

Dannielle grew up on the Central Coast in the Terrigal area and went on to complete 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 other clinics across Australia including Blue Mountains and Melbourne clinics. 
Dannielle has developed a keen interest in dermatology, wound care, nail surgery, diabetic foot care and pharmacology. She enjoys treating patients from all walks of life but is especially thrilled to work with the elderly in more rural areas of Australia. 

Our Services

Shockwave Treatment

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
  • No medication
  • High success rate
  • Non-invasive

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 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 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.


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 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 
  • Orthotic Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Soft tissue and joint manipulation or mobilisation
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Injection Therapies
  • Dry needling
  • Stretching programs
  • Kinetic or functional taping techniques 
  • Electrophysical treatments 

Putting Your Feet First Is Our Mission

Call Us Now


Port Macquarie Clinic or ring 02 6584 4544

Lake Cathie Clinic or ring 02 6584 8899

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