Foot Pain Clinics – Fitzroy North & Thornbury

Sore feet – we can help!

With over 25 years experience and thousands of consultations undertaken our podiatrist John has the expertise to help even the most painful foot condition.

The feet are the foundation of support for the whole body. As such foot problems can have considerable impact on the rest of the body.

The Podiatrist at Premier Sports & Spinal Medicine work closely with our Osteopaths and Physiotherapists to help you achieve optimal health and help prevent long term health problems. Here are some of the common problems that our podiatrist can address:

Heel pain / Sore feet

Plantar Fasciitis; usually present as pain in the arch or heel particularly with the first few steps in the morning.

Heel spurs; pain localised in the heel. (normally at the attachment of the plantar fascia)

Lower leg complaints

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or “Shin splints” is a commonly used term to describe pain experienced along the inner border of the shin.

Knee pain

Patella (Knee cap) conditions, Usually presents as stiffness or pain in the knee cap upon any rest, eg sleep, sitting.

ITB syndrome; Pain in the outside of the knee. The ITB is a large band that runs down the outside of the leg from the hip and joins below the knee joint. Tightness due to over activity or poor biomechanics can be the cause of this problem

Hip Pain

ITB syndrome; as above but pain will normally be higher up the band around the hip.

Lower Back complaints

Foot mechanics can contribute to poor posture which can cause lower back pain.


Three major contributing reasons for the development of these: footwear, biomechanics, genetics.

Ingrown toe nails

Surgery done onsite

Other common complaints of the skin and nails dealt with are:

  • Damaged nails
  • Hammer toes
  • Calluses and corns
  • Plantar warts

Treatments offered by our podiatrist include:

Biomechanical Gait Analysis

Sport specific exercise and general walking biomechanics of the foot are analysed. This information is used to either improve sporting performance and/or to address mechanical abnormalities by means of mechanical control, such as orthotics.

Footwear Assessment

Variation between people’s foot type, shape, posture, health and injuries makes it imperative for footwear to correlate with your particular foot, life style and sporting needs.


insoles which are worn in shoes to control foot function during weight-bearing, thus helping to prevent injury.

Padding and Strapping

Materials normally applied to the foot or existing insoles in the shoes to help correct any abnormalities.