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Foundation Podiatry

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Foundation Podiatry
Your Trusted Podiatrist in Townsville

Locally owned & operated, we have been helping the Townsville community to lead active lifestyles since 2007!

Our Townsville Podiatrists each have over 16 years’ experience in dealing with complex foot pain, ankle pain and lower limb complaints. Hayley & Chris have a special interest in heel pain, chronic pain management, sports & running injuries and children's foot health.

Are you frustrated due to pain?

Want to regain an active, healthy lifestyle?

Looking to improve your performance?

At Foundation Podiatry we have a personalised, progressive approach to Podiatry and are ready to help you!

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Experience Counts When Choosing a Podiatrist

Experience Counts When Choosing a Podiatrist

Our Townsville Podiatrists Hayley Paterson and Chris Weber are leaders in their field of Biomechanical/ Musculoskeletal Podiatry and have over 16 years' experience each. If you have chronic foot pain, heel pain, ankle pain, achilles tendon pain, shin splints or want to improve your running technique - we have the passion and experience to help you achieve best outcomes.

Who & Why

We Watch You Move

We Watch You Move

Our Biomechanical assessment involves a detailed posture, balance, movement and gait assessment which helps us to understand why you may be experiencing your foot, ankle or lower limb concern... and how to best address it. We dive deep to find the cause, instead of just treating the symptoms.

We are your local Foot Doctors. Want to learn more about our services? Contact us today.

Biomechanical Assessment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Do you hobble out of bed in the morning with a painful heel?

Heel pain is common, yet complex. A ‘one size fits all' treatment approach often fails. Research suggests a combination style approach is the best treatment for Plantar Fasciitis, particularly treatments that accelerate tissue healing combined with progressive strengthening.

Depending on each person this may include Shockwave therapy, Low Level laser therapy, strapping, Custom Foot Orthoses, mobility & strength exercises.

Heel Pain

Laser Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Medical Acupuncture & More!

Laser Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Medical Acupuncture & More!

At Foundation Podiatry we offer many treatment options, not just orthotics. Hands-on treatment options such as Shockwave therapy, Low Level Laser therapy, Medical Acupuncture, gait re-education, mobility, balance & strength exercises form much of what we do. We find these techniques highly effective in reducing pain, assisting tissue healing and restoring optimal function. So, whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior or just want to be able to play with the grandkids, we have the skills and experience to help you!

What We Do

Children's Foot Pain & Gait Concerns

Children's Foot Pain & Gait Concerns

We love helping kids! Podiatrists play an important role in addressing concerns with children's foot pain, gait and developmental concerns. If required, early treatment can improve children's strength and coordination and reduce the likelihood of problems occurring in adulthood. It is suggested to see a Foot Doctor if you have any of these concerns with your child:

  • Awkward walking or running patterns; poor co-ordination
  • Flat feet
  • Persistent children's heel pain, foot, ankle or leg pain; 'growing pains'
  • Tired legs, easily fatigued; difficulty keeping up during sport; activity avoidance

Children's Feet

Chronic Foot Pain Management

Chronic Foot Pain Management

Many people live with chronic pain unnecessarily. You become accustomed to your limp, your inability to exercise and perform certain tasks; chronic pain slowly deteriorates your quality of life. At Foundation Podiatry Townsville our experienced Podiatrists offer simple, effective treatments in a personalised manner to reduce your foot, ankle or leg pain, increase your capacity to do more and improve your quality of life.

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Chronic Pain Management

Running Gait Assessment

Running Gait Assessment

Have your running injuries treated by a runner! Meet Chris Weber - Biomechanical Podiatrist, running coach & avid runner here at Foundation Podiatry Townsville. The primary goal of our Running Gait Assessment is to identify any potential biomechanical weakness or imbalances which may increase your risk of injury. From there we can focus on improving your running efficiency which will allow you to train and compete at your very best - and have fun while doing it!

Do you suffer from running injuries? Book now to make an appointment for a running gait assessment.

Running Gait Assessment

Custom Foot Orthoses

Custom Foot Orthoses

Foot orthoses are a device placed inside your shoe to provide cushioning and support to relieve pain. IF orthoses are required, we use a 3D scan of your feet and information gathered from your Biomechanical assessment to customise your orthoses to your individual presentation. Huge advancements in orthotic technology (3D scanning & 3D printing) coupled with the experience of our highly skilled Townsville Podiatrists is resulting in great patient outcomes. 

Custom foot orthoses can help with:

Custom Foot Orthoses

Sports Injury Management

Sports Injury Management

We understand how frustrating sporting injuries can be. Our experienced Biomechanical Podiatrists, Hayley and Chris, both have sporting backgrounds themselves and have 16 years’ experience each in dealing with sports injuries. They can take you from initial injury offloading, assist with tissue healing, rehabilitation to lastly get you optimally functioning back on the sporting field.

Sports Injuries