A podiatrist is a highly trained specialist health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The conditions podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological and circulatory diseases.
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Since Tom’s graduation in 1987 he has been working enthusiastically in across all areas of podiatry, including public and veterans hospitals and nursing homes before venturing into private practice in Lismore.
He has since been situated in Lismore for 25 years, relocating to embrace the rural lifestyle, beaches and natural beauty of the northern rivers. The variations from Gosford to Lismore was massive with minimal medical back up services at that time requiring a rapid learning curve to encompass “everything feet”.
Since then he has furthered his studies in diabetes ,mobilisation techniques, orthotics and sports medicine, providing him with a diverse range of both diagnostic and treatment options that experience can offer.
Tom was first exposed to podiatry at age 16 by having placed 4th in the NSW state championships this causing injury to his feet that led him to seek out orthotics, and founded his interest in the podiatry industry. Through his practical knowledge of sports in conjunction with all treatment forms, is Tom is skilled in helping all areas from children to seniors, athletes to weekend warriors.
His active lifestyle and his 4 children have allowed Tom to know what it’s like to be on the other side of the treatment and hopes to bring that empathy to all his clients.
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Lara graduating in … has taken a passion in working in podiatry due to her ability to engage with customers on an easy to understand basis, while also ensuring they leave feeling comfortable about how they will participate in their day to day lives with foot problems.
Through the years of knowledge Lara has gained over her time in the podiatry industry she has a vast wealth of knowledge of all problems, providing her with the ability to identify issues quickly and treat them using proven methods of practice. Lara is continually staying up to date within industry practices, such as using the recent method of nail bracing, a non-invasive way to treat ingrown toenails, ensuring she is able to provide the best possible solutions for clients’ needs.