SPORTS PODIATRISTS AT SYDNEY HEEL PAIN CLINIC

About Karl Lockett

Sports Podiatrist and Guest Lecturer - University of Western Sydney

 

Karl, a sports podiatrist, studied Podiatry in Manchester, England and graduated in 1998 with honors. He is a full member of Sports Medicine Australia, the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the Australian Podiatry Association.

In addition to complex heel pain conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinosis, Karl treats all foot and leg problems such as, shin splints, knee pain, ankle pain, neuroma (inflamed nerves), and bunions.

Karl can give expert advice and opinion on all areas of foot and heel pain. He has great experience and success in treating both Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs) and Achilles Tendon pain.

Karl is at the forefront of foot and heel health. He has specific interest in foot function and biomechanics, and works with all muscular skeletal conditions.

Karl is a serious sportsman himself, having played semi-professional soccer and having a 10 year history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has a particular interest in heel pain and not just that which is related to sport.

Karl’s therapies for treating foot and heel pain include strapping, shock wave therapy, stretching, dry needling, immobilisation boots, and custom made orthotics. In the clinic, Karl carries out bio-mechanical assessments, analysing patients’ gait and foot function while they walk or run on a treadmill. Where necessary, he offers state-of-the-art orthotics made with the latest 3D foot scanner. For more on heel pain treatment READ MORE (click to how we treat your heel pain)

About Fatemeh Abdi

Fatemeh graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University, and is a current member of the Australian Podiatry Association and the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. She has a strong passion for Sports Podiatry and lower limb biomechanics, in particular the diagnoses and management of Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain, and has been extensively trained by Karl in this field. Fatemeh takes a holistic approach to the diagnoses and management of common foot conditions, through careful examination and sustained patient education. She believes the most crucial part of a treatment plan includes comprehensive patient understanding and awareness. As such, she is committed to setting short and long term goals with each individual patient to ensure optimal satisfaction and the best outcomes are achieved. She has extensive knowledge and experience in orthotic therapy, digital foot scanning, Shockwave Therapy, musculoskeletal rehab and deep connective tissue massage. Her special areas of interest are Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Severs, Pediatrics and general soft tissue injuries. Fatemeh is an effective communicator who also speaks Persian, and is committed to providing the highest quality of care through continued learning and professional development.

About Rami

Rami is a graduate of Western Sydney University where he completed his Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine. Rami enjoys all aspects of Podiatry with special focus on biomechanics and heel pain.

Rami has been fortunate to have been trained under the guidance of leading podiatrists from all over Australia. He keeps up to date with the most recent research and is a member of the Australia Podiatry Association. He has received extensive training from the team at Sydney Heel Pain in the use of 3D digital foot scanning, shockwave therapies, orthotic prescriptions, dry needling, immobilisation boots and strapping techniques.

Exercise physiology and its discipline has always been a passionate field for Rami. In particular, the studies of how the lower-limb operates during exercise and the complex interactions between the body's muscles, joints and nervous system.

Rami understands that every patient has different needs, so he strives to tailor every treatment plan accordingly. Working hand in hand with patients to assess, manage, and resolve a broad spectrum of lower limb health problems and issues has always brought Rami great pleasure.

What we do

A podiatrist is a foot care specialist, there is no one better to see about your heel pain, and we have developed a special interest in a particular part of the foot, the heel. You will be treated by a nationally accredited Podiatrist, registered with all health funds and medicare, and who has membership with the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia.

After many years in clinical practice as a sports podiatrist and after treating endless cases of heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis, we joined forces with Melbourne Heel Pain Clinic, and together, combined all our knowledge and resources in order to become specialists in the treatment of heel pain. Having had access to such a vast number of patients with plantar fasciitis and Achilles Tendon pain, and having studied so many cases of heel pain over the years, we offer a permanent solution for the conditions that cause problems for so many people. We are extremely familiar with the variety of common treatments that fail to give relief.

If you are reading the information on this website then you, or your child, has most likely developed one of the heel pain ailments, and we are here to help. Our podiatrists know from experience just how painful it can be, and how frustrating it can be for the long term sufferers who are ultimately forced to make lifestyle changes to cope with the problem. If left untreated Plantar Fasciitis can persist for many years.

We offer heel pain treatment from Ryde, North Sydney, and Martin Place but we see people from far and wide. Patients who fly in from interstate only need to visit us once, as we can go through everything in the one long visit. View maps here: Clinic Locations

We offer heel pain treatment from Martin Place, West Ryde, North Sydney, Parramatta, Campbelltown and Liverpool but we see people from far and wide. Patients who fly in from interstate only need to visit us once, as we can go through everything in the one long visit.