Fleur Fewster, Principal and Senior Podiatrist
Originally trained at Curtin University in WA, Fleur is a well-known Podiatrist in Hobart with over 25 years of experience in private practice, hospital, and community work.
Fleur practices across the full scope of modern Podiatry, however, her special interest in treating chronic and complex foot and related leg pain. Treatment may include foot orthoses/insoles, footwear advice, exercises/stretches, soft tissue releases, dry needling ( trigger point or western medical acupuncture), low level laser treatment, medication etc..
Fleur specialises in the prescription of comfortable, corrective foot orthoses and footwear. All types of orthoses are available including soft, semi-rigid, and carbon fibre devices. Orthoses can be produced on-site or through prescription to our affiliated orthotic laboratories.
Fleur has a wealth of footwear knowledge. The practice carries a range of footwear onsite or other specific footwear that can be recommended by local and interstate suppliers to suit clients’ needs. This saves people wasting money on their neverending search for comfortable shoes!
Fleur regularly works in the field of Occupational Podiatry, advising workers and employers with work-related lower limb injuries or providing advice on specialised work footwear. Her training and experience in the field of occupational rehabilitation gives her particular insight into the complexities of worker’s compensation cases.
Ms Louise Broadhead, Senior Podiatrist
Originally from the UK, Louise graduated from Durham University in 2003 ( BSc Hons Podiatry). Louise relocated to beautiful Tasmania with her young family in 2010 where she has worked in the private sector, treating the full range of Podiatry conditions whilst pursuing further education and training in mobilisation and dry needling/acupuncture. Louise joined our practice in January 2017 and is a valuable and popular addition to our team.
Louise utilises her broad range of knowledge and experience, along with her excellent communication skills to provide a comprehensive approach to the care of people with foot and related lower limb conditions.
In particular, she enjoys helping people with foot and lower limb pain, providing diabetic foot assessments & education, plus offering general footcare treatment of conditions of the skin and nails. Louise is a registered Podiatrist with AHPRA, an active member of the Australian Podiatry Association, and participates regularly in further education.
Ms Helen Burnet, Podiatrist
Helen studied Podiatry at the University of South Australia and has over 25 years of experience in the profession. She is a registered Podiatrist with AHPRA. Previously a clinician and manager of the RHH Podiatry department, she has brought her expertise in general foot care, diabetic, and high-risk foot management to our private practice in Hobart.
Helen wants to see the best outcomes for clients in both maintaining and improving foot health. This includes working with other practitioners for a holistic approach to client care.
Helen is the right choice for people needing help with general foot care, ingrown toenails, corns, callouses, diabetes-related foot concerns, toe deformities, or footwear fitting problems.
Helen has a calm, warm, caring approach and is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
What is a Podiatrist?
Podiatrists are university-trained, health professionals specialising in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders of the foot and the lower limb.
The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as pediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.
Common conditions a podiatrist would treat include bone and joint disorders, muscular, neurological, and circulatory complaints, skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, and sporting injuries.
(Source: Australian Podiatry Association)