Who is the right podiatrist for your feet in the Inner West of Sydney? All podiatrists study and become accredited before they can practice their craft, so what makes them different and how can you tell who can provide the service that you need.

For general podiatry needs, the answer is probably any podiatrist in Sydney’s Inner West is capable of treating an ingrown toenail or discomfort caused by a bunion.

What if the problem is biomechanical. For a podiatrist to be able to diagnose and treat leg length difference or flat feet, plantar fasciitis, ankle, knee and back pain caused by incorrect foot alignment, they must have experience in identifying the underlining cause of the problem.

Neil Smith is a Certified Pedorthist C.Ped.Au, specialising in Orthotics and Biomechanics. Neil invented the Vertical Foot Alignment System to correct foot alignment while standing. His weight-bearing correction technique will revolutionise the procedure in place for stabilising the foot position for casting after foot surgery.

The Foot Alignment Clinic has 5 locations in and around Sydney. All 5 Foot Alignment Clinic locations use the VerticalFAS patented technology when treating patients. 

Gavin Johnston is a physiotherapist with over twelve years of private practice experience. He has had a particular interest in biomechanics and postural problems. Gavin has worked in Australia, England and Austria with a wide variety of patients, including full-time athletes such as the Newcastle Knights team, Australian Ski team, national level rowers, elite ballet dancers and various rugby teams. 

Gavin is currently practice principal of East West Physiotherapy, the Foot Alignment Clinic Hunters Hill.

Beth Fechner | Experienced in Podiatry and High Risk Feet. 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. Since commencing work with Neil and the Vertical Foot Alignment System in 2016, Beth has been able to correct foot posture within the tissue’s ability to move, therefore produce more effective orthotics. 

“I had not been able to consistently achieve this when using traditional casting methods.” “

Beth is available by appointment:

Call Beth: 02 9516 3547

46 Sydney St
Marrickville, NSW 2204.

Shop 3, 189 Kent St
Sydney, NSW 2000.

Suite 5, Level 1, 267-277 Norton Street. Leichhardt, NSW 2040.