Searching for a Chiropodist or Podiatrist

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A Chiropodist and a Podiatrist are medical professionals dedicated to studying, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the feet, ankle, and lower legs. A chiropodist is an older term, not as often used in Australia.

Suppose you are searching on Google for a professional that can help you with foot pain or discomfort. In that case, I recommend that you try to find a local podiatrist by entering the term podiatrist and then the suburb or location.

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E.g. podiatrist Marrickville or podiatrist Leichhardt, if you need to expand the possibilities use something like podiatrist inner west.

This search will help Google to narrow down the possibilities to a local podiatrist near you, registered in the profession and capable of assisting you with your foot and ankle problem.

A Pedorthist is a professional with specialised training to modify footwear and create supportive devices that can correct leg length difference and biomechanical imbalance.

Orthotics are often diagnosed by a podiatrist and created by pedorthists. In some cases, the diagnosis is made while the patient is lying down and therefore not weight-bearing and the plaster cast is created.

The Pedorthist will interpret the diagnosis using a plaster cast, or digital scan of the feet and a written diagnosis of changes required to the orthotics to represent the changes needed for the feet.

The Vertical Foot Alignment System

Neil Smith, a certified Pedorthist, invented the Vertical Foot Alignment System, a weight-bearing biomechanical adjustable device that can produce custom Foot Aligners and casts while the patient is standing. This process removes the interpretation, creating a corrected weight-bearing orthotic in real-time. The foot is molded into the foot aligner while standing.

For more information on Neil’s invention, search Google for The Vertical Foot Alignment System VFAS.

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Dan presented with Hallux Rigidus, rigid toe, foot pain. The pain in the toe caused by years of martial arts affected the foot and knee.



The patient presented with foot pain after surgery. Neil was able to create foot aligners to help assist with managing the pain.

Patty presented with Plantar Fasciitis and was fitted with foot aligners using the VFAS portable orthotics lab.

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Testimonial: Rye Stinson

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Rye Stinson – 2019 Southern Maryland Amateur Golf Champion talks
about how being treated on the VFAS Portable Orthotics Lab got him
back on the golf course after suffering nagging foot pain.

testimonial from Rye Stinson

Picture: Stinson wins Southern Maryland Amateur Championship after sudden-death playoff (photo: The Enterprise)

“As a former Div I golfer and current mid-amateur competitor, I could not be more impressed with the VFAS orthotics. I was contemplating withdrawing from an upcoming event due to nagging second metatarsal capsulitis. I had already spent hundreds of dollars on custom orthotics and even more on various shoes, all with no relief. The VFAS orthotics were fitted in weight-bearing and the fitter made numerous live adjustments based on how my feet reacted. In about ten minutes, I walked away with enough immediate relief to walk all 18 holes. Presently, I have no pain while walking or playing golf. My VFAS orthotics, even though heavily worn initially, have not lost shape/form or support. Thank you VFAS and to
the therapists who took the time and effort to develop a convenient method for orthotic
fabrication in a functional weight-bearing position!”

Rye Stinson

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Beth Fechner | The Foot Alignment Clinic

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Originally from Melbourne, Podiatrist Beth Fechner completed her studies at La Trobe University in 2008. She studied Podiatry to help people with pain and keep them active. Beth has worked in Hobart and Sydney, mostly in private practice. She spent 2 years at the Royal Hobart Hospital working with “high risk feet” – people at risk of ulcers or amputation. Beth has experience working with people of all activity levels, from pre-schoolers to 90+ year olds.


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