A podiatrist deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

They implement risk prevention strategies to prevent foot pathologies, provide treatment that delays or minimises the need for hospitalisation and/or invasive treatment, and create therapeutic health care plans, which maximise a patient’s quality of life.


Podiatrist’s are health professionals who specialise in the examination, treatment and management of the lower limbs including the foot and ankle. They may treat patients with bone and joint disorders including:

  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue and muscular pathologies
  • Neurological
  • Circulatory diseases.

Podiatrists can diagnose and treat complications that affect skin and nails, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails, foot injuries and infections.

Triggers for referral to a podiatrist include:

  • Patient with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, or neuropathy
  • Clinical diagnosis or history of foot or lower limb deformity
  • Clinical diagnosis of falls.

For conditions such as recurring sprains and chronic pain, podiatrists may prescribe foot orthoses. The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.

Our Podiatrist

Sarah Watty
Bachelor of Podiatry
South Coast Mobile Podiatry

I am very enthusiastic about all things foot related and caring for people with foot issues. I am able to treat a wide range of patients requiring general podiatric care including, but not limited to ongoing foot and nail maintenance, wart removals and ingrown toe nails, diabetic, neurological and vascular assessments and biomechanical (sports podiatry) assessments, including plantar fasciitis.

Book an Appointment

Please call the medical centre reception staff to book for an appointment on (02) 4275 1800