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Foot And Leg Pain Centre

Podiatry Thornleigh

A happy life starts with healthy feet. 

Dr Angus Chard PhD

The “Foot and Leg Pain Centre” has been established for 20 years and is about restoring your “Physical Freedom”.

Dr Angus Chard, PhD, has distinguished himself among his colleagues with 30 years of clinical experience and a doctorate in Podiatric Musculoskeletal Medicine with an emphasis in children’s foot and leg dynamics.

He leads a passionate team of highly skilled Podiatrists near Thornleigh who are anchored by our shared values of credibility, integrity and delivering world-class outcomes. We specialise in the diagnosis, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic foot, leg, and lower back pain.

Our goal is to offer instant relief followed by long term symptom resolution.

Common Podiatry Conditions

Given its complex structure, various regions of the foot including the toes, sole, forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle can be susceptible to pain. 

The onset of knee pain can occur for multiple reasons and is not restricted by age. 

Skin and nail problems affecting the feet may encompass ingrown toenails, plantar warts, corns and calluses, and more. 

Just because they have tiny legs and feet doesn’t mean children are immune to pain! Recognising the reasons for pain as soon as possible is essential for their progress and growth. 

Issues with the feet and legs can have far-reaching effects, such as to the hips and lower back. 

Those suffering from diabetes and specific other health issues might face a greater risk of foot complications compared to others. 

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What To Expect From Podiatry

Podiatry Assessment Thornleigh

1. Assessment

Your Thornleigh podiatrist should assess the area you’re concerned about, whether it be on the sole of your foot, around a toenail, or in your ankles, knees, or hips. This may involve them looking at and touching the area and watching you walk to determine the possible cause of your problem. 

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2. Diagnosis

Using these observations, your podiatrist should deduce and deliver a diagnosis of your condition. If required, X-Rays, ultrasound and MRI scans might be prescribed to aid in confirming your diagnosis. 

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3. Treatment

Once they’ve diagnosed your condition, your podiatrist will ascertain and recommend the best suited treatment course for you. 

What is Podiatry?

Focusing on the feet and lower limbs, podiatry is a medical domain dedicated to their assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Despite being primarily linked with feet, the reach of podiatry also covers the lower legs, and the potential benefits can resonate from your toes to your head.

If you have foot issues like plantar fasciitis (heel pain), arthritis, flat feet, sprains, or other problems affecting your feet or lower legs, it might be time to consult a podiatrist near Thornleigh. Sometimes, other medical professionals might refer you to a podiatrist if they think an issue is related to your feet or legs. A skilled podiatrist, with comprehensive knowledge about feet, ankles, and legs, aims to help you regain your free movement as promptly as possible. 

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How We Treat Your Feet

General Podiatry Biomechanics Thornleigh

Posture And Biomechanics

The posture you maintain while moving and staying still can have a substantial impact on any pain or discomfort you may encounter.

General Podiatry Rehabilitation Thornleigh


There are many forms of rehabilitation for feet, including dry needling, joint mobilisation, stretching, strengthening and shockwave.

General Podiatry Falls Assessment Thornleigh

Walking Running And Falls Assessment

Analysing your gait— how you walk and run— might aid in averting injuries and preventable falls.

General Podiatry Orthtotics Thornleigh

Footwear And Orthotics

Wearing suitable footwear is important, and orthotics can be integrated into a variety of shoe styles to support you and your children in moving more effortlessly and painlessly.

General Podiatry Ingrown Toenails Thornleigh

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

The treatments for ingrown toenails extend from mild approaches to surgical solutions, all intended to be as painless as we can make them.

General Podiatry Cosmetic Toenail Surgery Thornleigh

Painless Cosmetic Toenail Surgery

In certain instances, it might be suggested to remove a piece of an ingrown toenail. We are committed to carrying this out painlessly and with an eye to aesthetics. Local anaesthetic can be applied if needed.

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Why Foot and Leg Pain Centre?

30+ Years Of Experience

As a second generation podiatrist, Dr Angus Chard, PhD, carries over 30 years of clinical practice.

Wide Range Of Treatments

We present an array of treatment alternatives and will explore all potential options with you.

Evidence-Based Treatments

With a Doctorate and extensive clinical experience, Dr Angus Chard, PhD, recognises the importance of balancing evidence with clinical experience.

Referrals From Practitioners

Practitioners: We are dedicated to assisting your patients in maintaining their independent activity levels through podiatry treatment. Do you think any of your patients could benefit from podiatry treatment? If so, we gladly welcome your referrals. With a special focus on addressing complex and chronic foot and leg pain, we can provide high-quality care in a welcoming setting. We are also open to collaboration and accepting patients under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan arrangement. Contact our team today to find out more! 

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Answers to Your Podiatry Questions

A podiatrist assesses your feet and lower legs to determine if there are any issues and, if so, how they may be able to help. At Foot and Leg Pain Centre, our focus is on restoring your physical freedom. 

Podiatrists commonly treat conditions such as flat or highly arched feet, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, skin and nail conditions, and people with conditions such as arthritis and diabetes. 

General foot maintenance includes thorough washing and drying of your feet, maintaining tidy toenails, and seeking a podiatrist’s help if you observe any possible concerns. 

Many individuals opt to consult a podiatrist when they endure pain in their feet or ankles or identify issues like plantar warts, bunions, or irritating corns or calluses. Individuals with diabetes should consistently visit a podiatrist because of their heightened risk of foot complications. 

No, a referral is not necessary to see a podiatrist.

Certainly, you will. Making you hip hop happy before you walk out the door, leaving your pain behind, is deeply rooted in our values. 

Indeed, our treatments are founded on evidence, experience, and the unique needs and goals of each patient. Some of the studies referenced in this page include: 

Blair, S. N. (2009). “Physical inactivity: the biggest public health problem of the 21st century.” British Journal of Sports Medicine 43(1): 1-2. 

At the Foot and Leg Pain Centre, we regularly treat patients in Dural, NSW and the surrounding suburbs including Arcadia, Baulkham Hills, Beecroft, Bella Vista, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cheltenham, Cherrybrook, Galston, Glenhaven, Hornsby, Kellyville, Norwest, Pennant Hills, Rouse Hill, Seven Hills, Thornleigh, Wahroonga, Westleigh & Winston Hills.

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Step Up Your Foot Health

At Foot and Leg Pain Centre, we’re committed to addressing all your foot and leg concerns. Whether you’re a student, athlete, senior, or all of the above (congratulations!), you deserve to enjoy the physical freedom that podiatry treatment can provide. Our objective is to restore your physical freedom and have you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible. To begin, schedule your initial assessment.