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We love helping kids! Podiatrists play an important role in addressing concerns with children and adolescents 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.
Calcaneal Apophysitis or heel pain in children is a common condition we treat causing pain in the growth plate of the heel bone.
Podiatry intervention can greatly help those kids who fatigue easily, are a bit clumsy, struggle to keep up with their peers during sport or who complain of ‘growing pains’.
Here at Foundation Podiatry, we take pride in the results seen with appropriate intervention at the right time leading to healthy results for children later in life.
- What We Do
- Who, Why & Work with Us
- Adults Conditions
- Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Achilles Tendon Pain
- Forefoot Pain
- Metatarsal Stress Fracture
- Ankle Pain
- Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
- Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or "Shin Splints"
- Exercise Induced Lower Leg Pain
- Knee / Hip / Back Pain / Postural Fatigue
- Running & Sports Podiatry
- Women's Foot Health
- Chronic Pain & Arthritis
- Children's Conditions
- Adults Conditions
- Hints & Tips
How Can Our Podiatrists Help You?
Our Townsville Podiatrists - Hayley Paterson & Emma Phelps - work solely within the Biomechanical / Musculoskeletal space. This means we diagnose and effectively treat foot, ankle and lower limb pain, address gait and posture concerns and performance enhancement. At Foundation Podiatry we DO NOT PROVIDE GENERAL PODIATRY TREATMENT (nail, corn, ingrown toenail, plantar wart, diabetic foot care).
- Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Arch, midfoot, ankle pain
- Chronic pain & arthritis
- Achilles tendon pain
- Children's foot pain & gait concerns
- Shin pain, calf pain
- Sports & running injuries
- Forefoot pain & bunions
- Knee, hip & low back pain
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11 August 2023
Psychological factors associated with foot and ankle pain
Foot and ankle pain is common in the community. Foot pain is estimated to have a prevalence between 13 and 36% and ankle pain has an approximate prevalence of 12%. Compared to other body regions, the ...Read More
19 May 2023
Heel Pain? There may be more involved than just the Plantar Fascia
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and also the most common condition presenting to our Townsville Podiatry clinic. With that being said, heel pain can be quite a complex conditio...Read More
24 March 2023
Shoes for Planet Earth
Here at Foundation Podiatry we love to do our bit for the planet. So we are continually stepping up our collection of used sports shoes! Why not give your runners a second lease of life instead ...Read More
23 August 2022
Should I exercise with heel pain?
Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is important to our health and wellbeing. Heel pain can often limit the amount of physical activity we are doing. But is safe to keep exercising w...Read More
23 August 2022
Heel Pain - How Stretching, Mobility and Strengthening can help you
I’m sure many of you are aware how frustrating and uncomfortable plantar heel pain can be. It is one of the most common foot conditions we see here at Foundation Podiatry. Did you know that the ...Read More
17 May 2022
Plantar Fasciitis REVIEWED
Feet play an important role in posture and gait. Foot pathologies are common amongst the adult population, in particular plantar heel pain. Foot pathologies contribute to a negative impact on quality ...Read More
21 March 2022
Let’s learn a bit about our Biomechanical Podiatrist, avid-traveller, and boss-lady Hayley
Hayley, tell us a little about yourself Hi there! I grew up in sunny Mackay, spending my childhood on either a touch footy or hockey field. I’ve always been involved with sport and physical acti...Read More
24 February 2022
Help us Share the Dignity this August
Homelessness, poverty, unemployment, domestic violence. These are just a few of the reasons why women are forced to choose between buying food or sanitary items. This is not ok. Foundation Podiatry ...Read More
3 December 2021
Townsville Podiatrist Emma Phelps joins the Foundation Podiatry team!
Emma has been working as a Podiatrist in Townsville for the last 12 years and joined Foundation Podiatry in November 2021. Let’s get to know more about Emma! Tell us a little about yourself Hi ...Read More