Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
9:00am – 4:30pm

Welcome To
Surefoot Podiatry

"Walk without pain. Run without strain"

We Pride Ourselves On Quality Treatment
Friendly & Caring Atmosphere

Recently moved to Invitation to Health
256 Henry Parry Dr, Wyoming 2250

Home visits are also available

Private, Pensioner, Allied Medicare Referral (EPC), DVA clients are welcome

Cash, Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Eftpos. Hicaps are accepted

Problems We Solve

  • Flat feet
  • High Arches
  • Achilles Pain
  • Aching Feet
  • Thick Nails
  • Smelly feet
  • Foot Pain
  • Pidgeon Toes
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Plantar warts
  • Fungal Nails
  • Cracked Heels
  • Shin Splints
  • Biomechanics
  • Stress fracture
  • Athletes foot (Tinea)
  • Arch pain
  • Arthritis
  • “Growing pains”
  • Knock Knees
  • Fallen Arches
  • Orthotics
  • Pins and needles
  • Swollen Feet
  • Growing feet
  • Blisters
  • Footwear Advice
  • Sporting feet
  • Numb Feet (neuropathy)
  • Corns
  • Callus (hard Skin)
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Limping

Services

We offer treatments and products for diverse sets of conditions.

General Podiatry Treatment

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  • Treatment of normal to problematic/thickened nails.
  • Diabetic foot health review and treatment
  • Callous and corn removal
  • Tinea and fungal nail diagnosis and treatment
  • Ingrown toenail prevention, treatment and surgical correction

Biomechanics & Orthotics

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Podiatrists study biomechanics of the feet and lower limb so they can provide anatomical assessment of patients to detect abnormalities such as flat feet, high or fallen arches and ankle, hip and knee abnormalities.

Abnormalities can be corrected through prescription foot orthoses (shoe inserts) and/or specific exercises to strengthen certain muscles or groups of muscles.

Orthoses should be custom made and fitted for patients with abnormalities. Everyone is unique, and we can advise you on the most appropriate option.

It is important that podiatric assessment is made otherwise the problem maybe exacerbated by self treatment.

  • Orthotics can Improve weight distribution and posture.
  • Optimise shoe fit and comfort & absorb shock.
  • Help your child’s foot grow in a correct position, helping to prevent abnormalities developing and preventing pain.
  • We believe in preventative care by assessing children, to avoid further problems developing in adulthood
  • Help stop low back pain, hip and knee pain from malalignment of joints.
    It is important that podiatric assessment is made otherwise the problem maybe exacerbated by self treatment.

Stretching Advice
The aim of stretching is to gently lengthen muscles and tendons to improve the active range of motion of the bodies joints. If done correctly, stretching will help prevent injuries and increase athletic performance.

The Podiatrist can identify areas of muscle/tendon tightness and assist you with stretching for your particular needs.

The Podiatrist can identify areas of muscle/tendon tightness and assist you with stretching for your particular needs.

At Surefoot Podiatry we can assist you with finding the shoe for your needs as well as providing advice on the type of material, shape, support and cushioning your chosen activity requires.

Finding the correct pair of shoes for you will better protect you from injury, maximise your performance and ensure life long foot health.

Diabetics, High Risk Treatment & The Elderly

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  • Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis and neuropathy (e.g.pins and needles, burning pains) affect the feet and lower limbs.
  • For diabetes this can result in approximately 3000 amputations a year.
  • Prevention can be provided by a multidisciplinary team approach of podiatrists, endocrinologists, diabetes educations, nurses, GPs and dieticians.
  • Podiatrists play an important role in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
  • Regular foot checks are essential to test foot mobility, sensitivity and injury plus provide foot care education and treatment of ulcers, infections and related problems

Meet our team

Vincent Newell

Dip. Pod. M, MA Pod A MCh S

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Qualified as a Podiatrist in 1988, in London England.

The next 5 years were spent working for the Health Services in London. Initially at Charing Cross Hospital where we should be set up a Diabetic Assessment Clinic, with Diabetic Specialist and Dietician.

I set up a sports injury clinic within the physiotherapy dept. with a combines patient education rehab, and advice clinic with the physios.

I also assisted in and studied Podiatric Surgery for 5 years, and set up an Orthotics Laboratory in the hospital.

Following this I set up surgical assessment, post operative clinics, and assisted in theatre at Westminster Hospital whilst studying for post graduate in surgical podiatry.

I finally became area manager for Kensington and Chelsea Foot Health Services.

My first five years were an invaluable broad spectrum experiene, from home visits and general clinical problems to major foot surgery.

In 1993, Kian and I decided we should head for summer climes, and we arrived in Australia, which we had visited several times before.

We initially set up clinics in Macquarie St, Sydney and Hornsby, before moving to the Central Coast, where we finally settled with a family on the way.

We have been practicing podiatry and enjoying the Central Coast since 1994.

My current interests include Rheumatoid conditions, Diabetes management, general treatment, biomechanics including foot mal alignment and injuries such as shin splints, heel pain and orthotic therapy.

Kian Safaei

Dip. Pod. M, MA Pod A LLB

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Kian qualified in London in 1990 and also spent several years working in the health Services and private practice in London.

Kian also studied Podiatric surgery as a post graduate.

In addition to her general clinics, she was partnered to set up Podiatry clinics in GP Practices, and ran Diabetic, Rheumatology and Paediatric practices.

After arriving in Australia in 1993 we both partnered in Macquarie St and Hornsby clinics until we set up on the Central Coast.

Kian has also been heavily involved the NSW Podiatry Association since 1998, when she became a member of the professional conduct committee and has been a Board director since 2004 holding

multiple portfolios during this period.

She is currently the Vice president of the Australian Podiatry Association NSW since July 2015.

In addition to her Podiatry work, in 2003 Kian completed her LLB in Law, and was admitted as a solicitor in 2004 has been in private practice since. She has served on the law Society Ethics committee, as well as the Human rights committee and is involved with many community organisations, such as being presently on the Board of Coast shelter Gosford.

Kian’s special interests are Workers Compensation, Pediatrics / Children, Nail surgery, Rheumatology, connective tissue disease.

Simon Bourne

B Podiatry MA Pod A

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Simon has worked at Surefoot Podiatry with Vince and Kian since . Several years ago he decided to change careers from IT to Podiatry. He finds Podiatry enormously more satisfying after studying at the University of Newcastle (Ourimbah Campus).

Simon takes great pride in doing a thorough job with general podiatry treatments and has a particular interest in the high-risk foot and in assisting people with diabetes, and managing their feet appropriately.

FAQs

If there should still be any questions left, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do I need a Referral?

No – you do not need a referral to see us. Doctors and other health professionals regularly refer patients to us, but you are welcome to attend without a referral.

Does Medicare cover any of the cost?

No, unless you are covered by Veterans’ Affairs, or have one or more chronic illnesses that would qualify you for a Allied Health Medicare referral from your GP or if you have been given an Allied Health Medicare Referral plan by your doctor.(formerly called EPC)

What is an EPC and how do they work?

EPCs are given to people with chronic (ongoing) health conditions such as diabetes or severe Osteo or Rheumatoid arthritis. Your doctor can advise you if you are eligible. EPC’s are now called Allied Health medicare referrals.

Will my Private Health plan cover some of the cost?

That depends on what level of Private Health Cover you have chosen! Some plans cover Podiatry services, some don’t (usually called ancillary cover). When Podiatry IS covered, the amount of money you get back also varies according to your level of coverage. We suggest contacting your Private Health insurer if you are unsure as to your coverage.

What kind of things can a podiatrist help me with?

Obviously any kind of foot pain is our speciality. However, your knee, hip, or lower back pain may be originating from problems related to how you walk or how your feet are functioning. For those without pain, you may be looking to maximise your performance and avoid potential problems.

How much does it cost?

We have both standard and pensioner and health care card rates. As already mentioned having Private Health coverage or an Allied Health medicare referral means your visit will be subsidised.

Does treatment hurt?

Most skin and nail procedures, such as removing corns and calluses, are surprisingly pain free. Even ingrowing nails can usually be relieved with minimal discomfort. We are here to take your pain away.