Best Podiatrists in Melbourne

Best Podiatrists in Melbourne
Podiatrist treating the patient's feet during a procedure. Source: Bigstockphoto

Below is a list of the top and leading Podiatrists in Melbourne. To help you find the best podiatrist located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Melbourne’s Best Podiatrists:

The top rated podiatrists dealing with treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle are:

  • Dr Jackson McCosker – Melbourne Podiatry Clinic
  • Dr Sam Brown – Melbourne Podiatrist & Orthotics
  • Dr Mark Gilheany – The Foot & Ankle Clinic

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Melbourne Podiatry Clinic

Dr Jackson McCosker - Melbourne Podiatry Clinic
Dr Jackson McCosker – Melbourne Podiatry Clinic

Dr Jackson McCosker graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor in Health Science and Masters in Podiatric Practice. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries and paediatric cases and grew up in the coastal town of Warrnambool, Victoria; completing his VCE and continuing on to South West TAFE to complete a Certificate III in Fitness/Certificate IV in sports development. Jackson has worked at leading footwear specialist The Athlete’s Foot and has developed an advanced knowledge of footwear technologies as well as completing many personal goals associated with his own athletic performance.

Products/Services:

Treats the following:Heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Forefoot Pain, Arthritis, Shin splints, Knee pain, Running Injuries and Ingrown Toenails. Other services includes: Sports Injury, Children’s Foot Care, Gait Analysis, Running Technique Training, Nail Surgery and Skin & Nail.

Location:

Address: 934 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon VIC 3040
Phone: 1300 821 893
Website: www.melbournepodiatryclinic.net.au

Reviews:

“Have not needed a podiatrist before and I’m so glad I found Melbourne Podiatry Clinic. Jackson is thorough in his initial examination and the ongoing care (archives injury) had been nothing but exceptional. The girls on reception are always cheerful and willing to help. All in all, it is a wonderful, relaxed practise. A+A+A+” – Deb M.

Melbourne Podiatrist & Orthotics

Dr Sam Brown - Melbourne Podiatrist & Orthotics
Dr Sam Brown – Melbourne Podiatrist & Orthotics

Dr Sam Brown is the owner and head podiatrist at Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics. He graduated from La Trobe University Melbourne in 1997 with a Bachelor of Podiatry and has over 20 years of podiatry experience working in private practice.

Sam is a highly experienced Melbourne podiatrist in all aspects of podiatry and custom orthotic prescription. His major areas of interest are paediatrics, biomechanics and custom orthotics. His knowledge plus experience allows him to diagnose and treat a whole range of children’s foot problems. Other podiatry interests include heel pain, sports podiatry, ingrown toenail surgery and general foot care. Sam regularly attends APODA national and state conferences as well staying up to date with the latest research in podiatry through professional development. He is a current member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia.

Products/Services:

Children’s Podiatrist, Sports Podiatrist, General Foot care, Diabetes Foot care, Heel Pain, Plantar Fascilitis Treatment, Ingrown Toenail Treatment, Ingrown Toenail Surgery, Nail Fungus Treatment, PACT Nail Fungus Treatment, Other Foot problems and CAM Walkers.

Location:

Address: Suite 2, Level 1, 277 Camberwell Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Phone: (03) 9882 5584
Website: www.melbournepodiatristsandorthotics.com.au

Reviews:

“Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Podiatrist was professional, thorough and very knowledgeable. Received advice about correct footwear for sports and leisure as well preventative exercise to improve current condition. Podiatrist had a great understanding of my sports injury and is highly recommended.” – Pauline P.

The Foot & Ankle Clinic

Dr Mark Gilheany - The Foot and Ankle Clinic
Dr Mark Gilheany – The Foot and Ankle Clinic

Associate professor Mark Gilheany is a highly-experienced foot and ankle surgeon. He is a registered specialist. He has been primarily in private practice in Melbourne since 1994.
He has worked tirelessly at improving surgical techniques in foot and ankle surgery with a focus on function and a patient-focused approach. He uses minimally invasive techniques as both a standalone approach for a range of foot ankle problems and where appropriate incorporates these with traditional open procedures. He has lectured and taught these techniques over the past 10 years.

Bunions (hallux valgus) is a specific interest for Mark and he has published clinical research findings in relation to surgical and non-surgical elements of this common compliant. He has also pioneered the use of minimally invasive procedures to address common hammertoes in Australia and published outcomes research in this area.
Mark is committed to lifelong learning. He continues to actively teach and research. He has a diverse and extensive research, publication and presentation history and conducts educational workshops on a range of topics. He is also currently studying surgical education at Melbourne University.

Mark holds surgical fellowships from Australia and the USA and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (podiatric medicine faculty). Mark has worked in health regulation and accreditation of training programs over a 20-year period and is the recipient of several professional awards.

Products/Services:

Medical Grade Footwear, Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, Children and Podiatry, DVA, Medicare for Podiatry, Medibank Private Members Choice for Podiatry, MyAgedCare, NDIS – Natural Disability Insurance Scheme for Podiatry, Podiatry Claims and Rebates, Private Health Insurance Rebates and HICAPS, Residential Footwear and Medical Equipment Program, State-wide Equipment Programs, TAC – Transport Accident Commission for Podiatry and Workcover for Podiatry.

Location:

Address: Suite 4, Level 2, 182-184 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: (03) 9639 4644
Website: www.thefootandankleclinic.com.au

Reviews:

“Mark Gilheany has operated on both my feet and I would highly recommend him to anyone whose feet need attention. He has corrected other operations I have had performed from orthopaedic surgeons. His authentiticy, his professionism, combined with his beautiful manner make the entire process of foot surgery as minimally invasive as possible. His skills are brilliant and I feel that he is a perfectionist. ” – Joan M.