Our Services

Our Podiatrists specialise in all aspects of foot & ankle conditions in children, adults, athletes, and the elderly.

Common conditions we treat include Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle Sprains, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses & Corns, Flat Feet, Fungal Toenails (Onychomycosis), Ingrown Toenails, Knee Pain, Metatarsalgia, Neuromas and Morton's Neuroma, Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spur, Shin Splints, Warts

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a condition where the toenail grows and a portion of the nail forms a jagged edge (spicule) and begins to protrude into the nail bed.

Signs and symptoms of an ingrown toenail include pain along the edge of the nails, sensitivity to touch, redness, or swelling. Ingrown toenails should be treated immediately as they can become easily infected. Whilst antibiotics may sometimes be required, antibiotics alone are generally not a long term solution for the problem. The nail spicule must be removed.

In persistent and severe cases nail surgery or a partial nail avulsion may be required. This is a minor surgical procedure conducted under local anaesthetic in the podiatry consultation rooms.

If you experience any of the above signs and symptoms, contact our podiatrist for advice and treatment. Our podiatrist can also offer advice on how to prevent ingrown toenails from occurring again.


Orthotics are customized in-soles which are placed into the shoe, and provide support to the arches and foot. They are often used to treat foot pain, structural alignment and inflammatory conditions in the foot, such as plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Orthotics are removable, allowing them to be switched between shoes, so that they could be used in your joggers, and your work shoes, for example.

Cockburn Podiatry prescribes custom-made orthotics to patients after a thorough diagnosis of the foot condition, then a review of the patient's lifestyle and needs to see if orthotics will be a suitable option. After this, a biomechanical assessment is carried out, followed by a negative impression of the foot through the casting consultation. The cast is then sent to the laboratory for fabrication together with the prescription script including the biomechanical analysis.

Once the orthotics have returned, an orthotic fitting consultation is required. Before fitting them into your shoes, our Podiatrist will advise you on suitable shoes for your orthotics based on your lifestyle and needs. An appropriate examination will then be carried out to ensure that the orthotics are correctly fitted into your preferred shoes. Our orthotics can also be optionally covered, which allows them to be used without requiring the original in-sole of the shoe. Orthotics can come in both three quarter or full lengths based on your preference.

Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is used for a wide range of conditions such as heel and arch pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and arthritis. It is a non-invasive treatment which reduces pain and inflammation, enhances blood flow, and promotes tissue repair and regeneration.


Medical Pedicures

A Medical Pedicure is a complete cleanup of your feet in a sterile & dry environment by our degree qualified Podiatrists. This reduces the risk of infections, and the sterile & dry environment ensures the results are long lasting. Our Podiatrists will also check your overall foot health at the same time in this all inclusive pedicure.

Corns and calluses will be debrided and treated, nails trimmed, filed & cleaned, damaged cuticles treated, and dry skin smoothed. Other foot problems such as ingrown toenails or fungal infections will also be assessed and treated where possible.

We do not apply nail polish to any nails, but instead apply appropriate skincare and nail finishing products with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Please ensure any shellac nail polish is removed prior to your appointment as we are unable to remove these.

Book your Medical Pedicure with confidence for long lasting comfortable and beautiful feet! Health fund rebates are available and can be claimed on the spot.