B.H.SC (HONS)-PODIATRY M.A.POD.A
Podiatrists diagnose, manage and treat any issue from the knee joint down, with emphasis on the feet. Focus areas include; skin, nails, diabetic foot assessments, muscle pain, ligament injuries, tendinitis, sore joints, as well as the vascular and neurological system.
Some of the treatment approaches include the treatment of skin and nail problems, stretching and strengthening , orthotic therapy prescription, in shoe padding, footwear advice,
joint manipulation, sports strapping and x-ray and ultrasound referrals as needed.
We accept all patient types, including private patients,Medicare referrals (Enhanced Primary Care plans through your GP) and DVA (department of veteran affairs gold card).
Jim graduated with honors from QUT, Brisbane in 2011. After five years working in private practice on the Gold Coast, he joined Coastal Podiatry Group in 2017. His experience over the years has seen him develop a broad range of skills in diagnosing and treating all aspects of the foot and lower limb.
Jim’s own sporting background has enabled him to understand the importance of injury prevention and pain-free exercise. It’s his passion to see patients returning to the activities and lifestyle they love as soon as possible, as keeping the body moving is vital for overall health. Additional education and training has kept Jim up to date with the latest research and journals, and he has undergone additional courses in paediatric assessment (children) and ankle injuries.
Jim is available for appointments every Friday.
Areas of interest and experience include:
- Paediatrics (children)
- Pain of the foot, ankle and lower limb
- Sports injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
- Diabetic foot assessments
- Geriatrics (elderly)
Podiatrists are university trained health professionals (four-year Bachelor of Health Science-Podiatry degree) who can diagnose, manage and treat any issue from the knee joint down, with emphasis on the feet. Areas we focus on include; skin, nails, muscle, ligament, tendon, vascular, neurological and bone pathology. We use a wide range of approaches such as stretching and strengthening prescription, orthotic therapy, in shoe padding, manipulation, sports strapping, x-ray and ultrasound referrals (for which we are bulk billed), as well as the more common treatments of skin and nail problems.
Common issues treated include:
- Plantar fasciitis and other causes of heel pain
- Flat feet
- Ankle pain
- Ball of foot pain
- Achilles tendinitis
- Leg and Shin pain
- Children’s feet including; in toeing gait, severs,
knee pain, flat feet
- Corns, calluses, fissures, warts and tinea
- Nail problems, including ingrown toenails and