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Foot And Leg Pain Centre

Podiatry Westleigh

Healthy feet, happy life. 

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 Westleigh 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

The foot, being a complex entity, can experience pain in numerous areas such as the toes, sole, forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle. 

A variety of reasons may lead to knee pain, affecting individuals of all ages. 

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. 

Problems affecting the feet and legs can lead to broader impacts, even extending to the hips and lower back. 

Persons living with diabetes and particular other medical conditions might be more susceptible to developing foot problems than their counterparts. 

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What To Expect From Podiatry

Podiatry Assessment Westleigh

1. Assessment

Your Westleigh podiatrist will examine the region you’re troubled by, whether on your foot’s sole, around a toenail, or involving your ankles, knees, or hips. This may mean them visually inspecting and touching the area, and watching how you walk to establish the potential origin of your trouble. 

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2. Diagnosis

With the gathered data, your podiatrist should formulate a diagnosis of your condition. If it’s deemed necessary, X-Rays, ultrasound and MRI scans may be requested to support your diagnosis. 

Podiatry Treatment Westleigh

3. Treatment

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

The Complete Guide to Podiatry

Primarily dealing with feet, podiatry is a medicinal discipline dedicated to the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the feet and lower limbs. Despite this association, podiatry also encompasses lower leg care, and its positive impact can extend from your toes to your head.

You may decide to see a podiatrist near Westleigh if you experience issues with your feet, such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), arthritis, flat feet, sprains, or anything else that affects your feet or lower legs. You may also be referred to a podiatrist if another medical professional suspects an issue stems from your feet or your legs without you even realising it! An experienced podiatrist is well-versed in all things feet, ankles, and legs and aims to do all they can to get you moving as freely as possible, as quickly as possible. 

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How We Treat Your Feet

General Podiatry Biomechanics Westleigh

Posture And Biomechanics

The way you hold your body when you move and when you’re still may play large roles in any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.

General Podiatry Rehabilitation Westleigh

Rehabilitation

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

General Podiatry Falls Assessment Westleigh

Walking Running And Falls Assessment

Examining your gait— your manner of walking and running— could help in mitigating injuries and needless falls.

General Podiatry Orthtotics Westleigh

Footwear And Orthotics

The correct footwear is key, while orthotics may be fitted to a wide range of footwear types to help you and your children move painlessly and more efficiently.

General Podiatry Ingrown Toenails Westleigh

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenail treatments vary from conservative methods to surgical options, all of which we aim to make as painless as possible.

General Podiatry Cosmetic Toenail Surgery Westleigh

Painless Cosmetic Toenail Surgery

Occasionally, the recommendation might be to eliminate a segment of an ingrown toenail. We go to great lengths to perform this painlessly and with cosmetic consideration. Local anaesthesia is on hand when necessary.

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Why Foot and Leg Pain Centre?

30+ Years Of Experience

Dr Angus Chard, PhD, represents the second generation of podiatrists in his family, bringing with him more than 30 years of hands-on experience.

Wide Range Of Treatments

We propose various therapeutic modalities and will thoroughly discuss your possible 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: Our aim in podiatry treatment is to help your patients maintain their independence and activity levels. Do you believe any of your patients could benefit from podiatry treatment? If so, we are delighted to accept your referrals. With our expertise in managing complex and chronic foot and leg pain, we offer quality care in a welcoming environment. We are also eager to collaborate with you and welcome patients under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan arrangement. Get in touch with our team today to discover more! 

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All Your Podiatry Questions Answered

A podiatrist evaluates your feet and lower legs to find out if there are any complications and, if found, how they might offer help. At Foot and Leg Pain Centre, our mission is to restore your physical independence. 

Typical cases managed by podiatrists involve flat or overly arched feet, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, skin and nail anomalies, and patients living with conditions such as arthritis and diabetes. 

General foot care involves washing and drying your feet well, keeping your toenails neat, and going to a podiatrist if you notice any potential issues. 

Many people choose to see a podiatrist if they experience pain or discomfort in their feet or ankles or notice something such as a plantar wart, bunion, or a bothersome corn or callus. Additionally, people with diabetes should regularly see a podiatrist due to their increased risk of developing foot problems. 

No, you do not need a referral to see a podiatrist.

Indeed, you will. Ensuring your hip hop happiness is at the core of our values, allowing you to bid farewell to your pain as you step out the door. 

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 here for all of your foot and leg concerns. Whether you’re a student, athlete, senior, or all of the above (go you!), you deserve to experience the physical freedom that podiatry treatment may offer. We aim to restore your physical freedom and get you back up and running as quickly and safely as possible. To get started, book your initial assessment.