Podiatrists are university graduate health professionals who manages the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists treat a wide variety of patient types ranging from developmental conditions in children, treating systemic disease such as arthritis and diabetes, and maintaining the mobility of the elderly and disabled. People who are also on their feet a lot of the time such as athletes, hospitality staff and factory workers also benefit from a preventative approach to their health using podiatry services.

Our Podiatry Treatments Include The Following

Our core podiatric services include the following:

Biomechanical Lower Limb Injuries

Treatment and management of foot and lower limb biomechanical injuries is a specialised area. Our podiatrists are constantly engaged in training and development pertaining to mechanical related injuries of the hip, knee, ankle and foot. Podiatrists are highly trained in lower limb biomechanical theory and examination techniques. We apply this knowledge to help diagnose injury, determine the cause and design suitable treatment plans to promote healing and to optimize gait.

Our podiatrists are trained to possess a high level of knowledge of foot and lower limb biomechanical theory, which is applied practically in a clinical setting
Our podiatrists continually study every biomechanical related pathology and treatment pertaining to the hip, knee, lower leg, ankle and foot

Our podiatrists also maintain and possess and in depth knowledge of anatomy, examination techniques and gait analysis pertaining to foot and lower limb biomechanical pathology.

Common lower limb biomechanical related conditions and services:

  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy (mid-portion and insertional)
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
  • Illiotibial band syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Midfoot pain
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Capsular synovitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Arthritic pain
  • Flat foot deformity
  • Pes Cavus foot deformity
  • Peroneal tendinopathy
Orthotic Prescription

Our experienced clinicians are experts in all areas of orthotic prescription ranging from pre-fabricated orthotic prescription to custom orthoses. Orthotics are medical grade insets that are used to treat biomechanical related lower limb and foot pathology. The type of orthotic used is dependent on many factors and is determined on an individual basis.

Types of orthotics we prescribe:

  • Custom prescription orthoses which include:
    • Running or sport specific orthoses
    • Dress orthoses
    • Cycling orthoses
    • Orthoses for general purposes i.e walking, work, standing etc
  • Over-the-counter orthoses
Professional Foot Care

Professional foot care is performed to the highest standard and helps patients remain active and also serves to prevent foot complications. Continuing professional foot care is ideal for elderly patients, diabetics and patients with other high risk foot conditions or medical conditions that prevent them from being able to manage their own feet.

Perform all general foot care services to the highest standard
. Treatment and management of skin and nail conditions. 
Conservative management of ingrown toenails

Common nail pathologies:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Onychomycosis (fungal infection)
  • Onychauxis (thickened toenails)
  • Onychogryphosis (ram’s horn)

Common skin disorders:

  • Corns (soft corns, seed corns and hard corns)
  • Callus
  • Plantar warts (verrucae) including conservative and surgical management
Diabetic Foot Screening and Care

It is important for all diabetic patients to be assessed by a podiatrist. Our role is predominantly to educate patients and prevent complications. We also assist in the diagnoses of diabetes related complications. Common examples of diabetes related complications our podiatrists are trained to identify and manage include:

  • Osteomyeltis (bone infections)
  • Infections
  • Assess and treat wounds
  • Circulation disorders
  • Nerve disorders (peripheral neuropathy)

With all diabetic patients our focus is to:

  • Determine if your foot is At Risk
  • Determine the presence of significant problems
  • Reacting appropriately to any findings
  • Determining appropriate investigations and referral pathways
  • Diabetic foot complication prevention education
  • Diabetic foot care
Paediatric Developmental Disorders

Demo Content Our goal with children is to ensure normal development is occurring in children’s feet and lower extremities and to also detect developmental problems as early as possible to prevent long-term issues. Our podiatrists will use a range of screening techniques and treatment modalities such as orthotics, footwear and stretches to treat common conditions that occur in children’s feet.

  • Our podiatrists have sound knowledge of the normal and abnormal development of a child’s feet and lower extremities
  • Comprehensively evaluate the paediatric patient and be able to perform an appropriate physical examination
  • Possess thorough knowledge of when and how changes occur during maturation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of paediatric lower extremity gait abnormalities

Common conditions and services:

  • Sever’s disease (heel pain)
  • Osgood-Schlatters disease (knee pain)
  • In-toeing
  • Developmental flat foot
  • “Growing pains”
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Juvenile hallux valgus (bunions)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Footwear advice for school and sport
Nail Surgery

Nail surgery is often performed when either conservative treatment fails or is not practical. Ingrown toenail surgery is a safe and effective option for patients who want permanent relief from ingrown toenails. Before this procedure is pursued our podiatrists will always conduct a thorough preoperative assessment and will also clinically assess the nail to determine if this type of surgery is suitable.

Footwear Advice and Prescription

Our podiatrists are constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest shoe trends and technicalities. Our podiatrists are trained to prescribe footwear for a variety of different foot types, to help treat injury and to work in conjunction with orthotics. We can also refer patients to specialist shoe shops and/or boot makers for off-the-shelf or custom medical grade footwear. We can also prescribe medical grade footwear for eligible patients through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Exhibit comprehensive knowledge in shoe biomechanics, construction and shoe fit
  • Have vast knowledge of athletic footwear, types and shoe trends in the market place
  • Recommended and prescribe the appropriate footwear
  • Prescribe medical grade footwear for eligible Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) patients

Our Treatments Are Suitable For The Following People

Podiatrists treat people of all ages ranging from children to the elderly. If you suffer with foot, ankle or lower limb pain or are having any concerns with your feet then it might be a good time to book an appointment to see one of our podiatrists.

Why Choose Rise Allied Health For Your Podiatry Needs

Daniel Bagnall

Available at the following locations:
RISE HQ, Ormeau

Daniel has over 10 years clinical experience working in private practice. He is well versed in all facets of podiatry.

His specialities consist of orthotic therapy, biomechanics and treatment and management of foot, ankle and lower limb pain. He has a genuine desire to treat with integrity and strives to achieve the best clinical outcomes. Daniel is affiliated with the Australian Podiatry Association, Sports Medicine Australia and Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
He actively engages in continuing professional education in order to further his clinical knowledge and to stay up-to-date with the latest research.

Khushbu Balia

Khush graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry).

She has experience working with all age groups from the elderly to paediatrics. She also covers a wide variety of Podiatry interests including sports injuries to ingrown toenails and fungal nails.

Her key interest, however is biomechanics and sports podiatry as well as caring for patients with diabetes and diabetic foot care.

Khush is passionate about podiatry and believes in delivering the best possible care and outcomes for patients so they can walk out with happy feet.