sports podiatrist sydney - karl lockettKarl Lockett, a sports podiatrist, studied Podiatry in Manchester, England and graduated in 1998 with honors. He is a full member of Sports Medicine Australia, was a long standing member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and is a full member of 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 splintsknee pain, ankle pain, mortons 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 Lockett 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.

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FATEMEH ABDI podiatrist sydneyFatemeh 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 Disease, 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.


FATEMEH ABDI sydney podiatristRami 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.