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What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders affecting the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists treat conditions resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis, as well as soft-tissue and muscular issues. Furthermore, they also treat complications of neurological and circulatory diseases. This includes issues such as skin and nail disorders, corns, callus, and ingrown toenails. Foot injuries and infections due to general or sporting activity are also diagnosed and managed by podiatrists.

Generally, a podiatric consultation involves a clinical history, physical examination, diagnosis and development of a treatment plan. Clinical assessments include noting medical and surgical history, footwear, occupational, and lifestyle factors. The assessment may incorporate various diagnostic equipment for diagnosis and prognosis.

All podiatry procedures use sterilized instruments and are carried out according to full infection control principles. Custom foot orthoses can provide permanent solutions to corns, callus, and ulcers. They do this by providing pressure redistribution. They are also a vital tool in the treatment of acute and chronic foot and knee conditions. For example, tendonitis, recurrent ankle sprains, and stress fractures through functional biomechanical realignment.

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Meet the team

Mitchell the podiatrist

Mitchell Lawrence


Mitch has been practicing podiatry at Gymea Allied Health for the last 10 years. He loves his work and is passionate to see his patients flourish in life. Mitch has sound knowledge and experience in all aspects of podiatry ranging from painful ingrown toenails to complex gait and biomechanical abnormalities.

On days off you will find Mitch on the farm with his wife and son enjoying the great outdoors.

Maggie the podiatrist

Margaret (Maggie) Grace


Margaret (Maggie) joined Gymea Allied Health in 2017, having many years of experience in both Aged Care and as a locum both in metropolitan and regional NSW. She has extensive experience in many podiatric areas including, high-risk diabetic foot-care, biomechanics, and general care.

Maggie currently works both within the Gymea practice as well as with NSW Health providing high-risk foot-care to her clients. Maggie is not only highly regarded for her professionalism, but also, her compassion, diligence, and high standard of patient care.

In conjunction with her accredited membership of the Australian Podiatry Association and her initial Degree qualification at UoN, She continues her professional development, keeping abreast with the latest developments and information in her field.