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

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.


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 Our Team

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 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.

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.

Bill Ryder

Bill grew up in Wagga Wagga before completing his Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) in Albury-Wodonga at Charles Sturt University in 2018. During his studies he spent time at the Canberra and Campbelltown Hospitals and a number of other clinics in Brisbane and the Riverina.

Bill enjoys all aspects of podiatry but is particularly interested in the biomechanics of the foot and diabetic foot care. He enjoys the satisfaction of providing a service to the community as well as allowing his patient’s to live an active lifestyle pain free.

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.

Putting Your Feet First Is Our Mission

(02) 6584 4544 Port Macquarie

(02) 6584 8899 Lake Cathie