About Kingston Foot Clinic

The podiatrists working with Kingston Foot Clinic have over 50 years of combined experience in treating foot and ankle disorders.

We take pride in our service and are committed to providing the following:

  • Quality and evidenced based podiatry treatment

  • Provision of written education and treatment plans to assist in managing you or your child’s foot problems
  • Actively working together with any of your requested health care providers.

  • Registered for NDIS

We are all active members of the Australian Podiatry Association, have current police checks and Working with Children Checks.

It is a requirement within Australia to hold registration to be called a Podiatrist and all the registration certificates and qualifications of each podiatrist are on display within the clinic.

We have designed our clinical spaces to provide the ideal setting for assessment of whatever age or stage our patients are at. We have a number of podiatrists on staff with different special interests, meaning that we can provide a podiatry service that is specific to you or your family's needs. We are also one of the few fully accredited podiatry practices in Victoria through the Podiatry Practice Accreditation Program of the Australian Podiatry Council. 

We can refer for x-ray and ultrasound and have a strong commitment to providing and participating in continuing education and research, please see our “Podiatrists” or “Information for Health Professionals” for more information.

Information for new patients

Thank you for choosing Kingston Foot Clinic as part of your health care team. This part of our website is designed to make it easy and convenient to you and your family to access information about your visit. 

New appointments

Most of our new patient appointments are 30 minutes unless it is for more complex assessment and treatment. New appointments for dance podiatry are 45 min and new paediatric appointments are 60 minutes. There are additional charges for the longer appointments. We bill according to time spent with you and will always try to minimise your time spent in the clinic, while providing comprehensive assessment and developing a treatment plan. 

On the day of your appointment, please arrive 10 minutes early to complete a new patient form. To save time, you can also download the form and bring it in to your appointment. We rarely run late. If this is occurs, we will always try to notify you. Please let us know if you are running late for your appointment. We have a cancellation policy, which is listed on the new patient form. 

Please bring your private health insurance card to claim your rebates,  your medicare card if you have a medicare referral from your doctor, and any other relevant referrals.

We accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or cash on the day. We do not accept accounts unless by prior arrangement and we don't accept American Express. 

You will usually receive a text reminder about your appointment a few days before to remind you about the appointment.  

We have parking on site at Cheltenham, it is entered from both Warrigal and Centre Dandenong Rds. At Berwick, parking is behind the clinic. 

Cancellations

We understand that life happens. Your appointment time is valuable, we ask for a 24-hour notice if you need to reschedule or cancel the appointment. Our cancellation policy is on your new patient information form. If you miss an appointment, we’ll call you to reschedule. 

Fees

Our new patient consultation fees are between $85 and $150. We’re happy to discuss these charges in more detail when you are making your appointment. 

Information for health professionals

Kingston Foot Clinic principal podiatrists provide a number of consulting services including:

  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Lecturing and workshops on paediatric assessment and treatment
  • Research design and clinical trials

If you are interested in networking or discussing any of the above, please use our contact page, connect with Alicia or Cylie on LinkedIn or visit our consulting website by click on the link: Children's Podiatry

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Our Services

Children's Podiatry

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We can provide assessment and advice on many children’s foot and lower limb problems and concerns including:

  • Curly toes
  • Positional talipes 
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Paediatric flat foot with or without any associated medical conditions
  • Foot and ankle pain associated with juvenile arthritis
  • Growing pains
  • Toe walking with or without a medical cause
  • Heel pain
  • Excessive in-toe or out-toe walking
  • Footwear and abnormal wear in shoes

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General Podiatry

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 All the podiatrists within our clinic have experience in general and common podiatry conditions.
We can provide assessment and treatment for the lower limb and foot including:

  • Fungal Nails
  • Thickened nails
  • Sports injury advice and rehabilitation
  • Corn and callus care and prevention
  • Heel spur/heel pain advice and treatment
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonopathy

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Dance Podiatry

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We can provide assessment, advice, and treatment on all lower limb complaints relating to dance, including:

  • Injury management and prevention
  • Pre-pointe assessment, and pointe shoe fitting
  • Customisation of pointe shoes
  • Dance specific strength training for the lower limb
  • Footwear advice
  • Nail issues, corns, callous and other skin irritations
  • "Return to dance" plans

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Our Team

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Dr Alicia James, PhD

Alicia James has additional qualifications in podiatry, also having completed the Masters of Health Science (Podiatry). Within this study she has gained post-graduate experience in Sports medicine, Paediatrics and Wound Care – Diabetes. She is also registered as an endorsed prescriber for scheduled medicines.
 
Alicia is a director on the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and was awarded the Jennifer O'Meara Award early in 2010. She started working in Kingston Foot Clinic in 2008 and also works within the public sector.

 
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Dr Cylie Williams, PhD

Cylie Williams has been practising podiatry for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience in assessment and treatment of lower limb conditions in children.She has completed her Masters of Health Science (Health Education and Promotion), which incorporated group facilitation and education components.

Over the past 10 years, Cylie has primarily worked in the public setting in paediatric multidisciplinary teams with physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

 
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Simone Cranage

Simone joined Kingston Foot Clinic in 2010. She has an interest in all aspects of podiatry.

Like many of our podiatrists, Simone works part time across the public and private sectors, her public sector role involving diabetes assessment and wound care and paediatric multidisciplinary assessment. She is currently working towards her Paediatric Podiatry Credential with the Australian Podiatry Council. 

Simone also has an interest in injury prevention, obtaining her Level 1 Sports Trainers Certificate in 2008. 

 
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Caitlin Topham

Caitlin started working at Kingston Foot Clinic after 4 years of working with the Australian Ballet, giving her unparalleled experience in Dance Podiatry. She has worked closely with all of Australia’s leading dance shoe providers. 

Not only is she a skilled podiatrist, she has taught Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, and Pointe classes at various dance schools since 2005.Caitlin also provides continuing education on Dance Podiatry for other podiatrists.

Caitlin has experience in all areas of podiatry but coordinates a dedicated dance podiatry service for pre-pointe assessment,

 

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Anna Couch

Anna is the newest addition to the team at Kingston Foot Clinic. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry but has a special interest in diabetes, wound management and sports medicine.

Anna graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice. She completed her graduate year at The Royal Melbourne Hospital working as a member of the diabetic foot unit, treating complex high-risk clients.  She now works across both the public and private sectors

 
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Georgia Filosa

Georgia is one another of our podiatrists who works across the public sector and at Kingston Foot Clinic. Georgia mainly works to service our residential aged care services.

She has vast experience in geriatric specific foot conditions and wound care. She has a particular interest in the management of skin pressure wounds. 

 

 
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Jessie Wong

Jessie is again another podiatrist who spreads her work across Kingston Foot Clinic and the public sector.

In her career, she has worked across Australia and Singapore and is experienced in managing complex diabetes related foot problems. 

She also works in across a number of residential aged care settings and also inpatient settings. 

 
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Melissa Towns

Melissa is the person you will most likely speak to on the phone and first person who will greet you at the Cheltenham site of Kingston Foot Clinic. She is our star practice manager and keeps us all in line.

 

If you need to know anything about the clinic, our services or need an appointment. Just call or email and Melissa will help out.  

 

Our Locations

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6/147 Centre Dandenong Road,
Cheltenham VIC 3192
(cnr Centre Dandenong and Warrigal Rds)

Clinic Hours:

Mon: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Fri: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Sat: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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719 Princes Highway,
Berwick VIC 3806
 

Clinic Hours:

Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 08:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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