Daryl du Preez is a registered Podiatrist and a member of the Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria).  He was born in South Africa and after  completing his Bachelor of Podiatry he moved to Singapore where he worked for 8 years in a large public hospital (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) treating many people with foot problems related to diabetes. After an opportunity arose to work in private practice, Daryl moved to a busy Podiatry and Osteopathy clinic in the heart of Singapore where he worked for 5 years treating a significant amount of  biomechanical foot problems and prescribing custom made orthotics. Daryl was a well-respected podiatrist in Singapore and frequently lectured doctors and nurses on podiatric issues. He was the President of the Podiatry Association (Singapore) for 5 years and was frequently interviewed by the local media (TV, radio and newspapers) regarding podiatry practice. 

Daryl moved with his family to Melbourne at the end of 2008 where he joined the team at the Westside Health and Sports Clinic. He took over the practice in mid-2010. 

 


Podiatry

We take care of your feet!

Podiatrists are highly skilled, university educated health professionals who deal with the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of medical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and members of the Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria).

 

Our feet are very complex, as they house a quarter of the bones in the body. Moreover, the feet comprise of a network of muscles, ligaments and joints, which play an integral part in keeping you mobile and supporting the foot. Our feet are often the most neglected and forgotten parts of our bodies, which increase their vulnerability to injury and disease. Since they are our main mode of transport it is imperative to take care of them, as they cannot be replaced like a pair of shoes. Each person's feet are individual and therefore, require specialised care.

 

Our Podiatrist will work closely with our Osteopaths and Massage therapist to give you the optimal care you need to recover from your injury!

 

Based in Sunshine, our Podiatrist offers a full range of podiatry services for adults, children, sportspeople and those with additional conditions such as osteoarthritis and diabetes.

 

Your Podiatrist can help you with some of the following problems:-

 

Corns & Calluses

Cracked heels

Fungal nails

Ingrown toenails

Plantar warts

Thick or brittle nails

Achilles Tendonitis

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Metatarsalgia (Pain under the ball of your foot)