Our Practice

About Us

Peak Performance Podiatry is a distinctively progressive Sports and Exercise podiatry clinic located in Canberra.

Founded by Principal Podiatrist & High-Performance Consultant Patrick Doan with an industry leading process of applying personalised, practical applications of science and research for injury and rehabilitation. Our goal is to ensure have the right process in place to return you to your performance.

Our Dickson location has an on-site rehabilitation and strength equipment, synthetic grass track, objective testing technology to allow the peak level of Sports and Exercise Podiatry services to be delivered.

Our process involves evidenced based and technical scientific knowledge to prescribe the highest quality treatment plans for you. 

We have a special interest and focus in sports podiatry, exercise podiatry, strength & conditioning, injury and rehabilitation, gait analysis, musculoskeletal and biomechanical podiatry, orthotic therapy and manufacturing.

Our practioners are some of the most experienced and qualified clinicians in Canberra with additional post graduate level training and accreditations in strength & conditioning, sports science and exercise science. We have experience in clinical settings and also on the field.

We have two convenient locations in Canberra in Dickson & Casey.

Our Mission & Vision

Vision & Purpose:

Good People Providing quality, Innovative and sustainable excellence in Sports & Exercise Medicine.

Staying true to our core values in business has helped us create a company we’re proud to run and work for.

Mission:

To be the center of excellence for bridging the gap between science and practical application of Sports & Exercise Podiatry

Core Values:

Create The Best Service
Our criteria for the best service rests on functional, sustainable and personalised to the individual and is backed by evidence using tried and tested processes. 

To Grow Our Profession
The challenges we face as a podiatry profession require leadership. We create and innovate our skills and improve our service to be at the forefront of podiatry.

Challenge The Convention
Our success depends on embracing critical thinking and questioning to develop new ways.

Sustainable Impact & Balanced Life
Creating sustainable interventions that last and building a culture of collaboration with our patients. But concurrently our clinicians embrace a positive approach to work life balance to ensure patients get the optimal outcomes!

Our Services

Initial Consultations involve a thorough musculoskeletal and biomechanical assessment.

This service involves utilisation of computerised gait analysis as well as objective testing. An analysis of your existing footwear will also be done. 

From this process we can develop strategies and plans around treatment options and interventions. Possible interventions such as personalised  prescription and custom lower limb rehabilitation programs in conjunction with footwear advice/prescription.

The diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle problems and lower leg may occur from the above process or our podiatrists can refer on to other health professionals in Canberra or order diagnostic imaging (e.g. X-rays, MRI, ultrasound, CT etc). 

Our sports and exercise podiatrists are also able to look at your current activity levels and training load and also make modifications/recommendations to achieve your goals. 

Our sports & exercise podiatrist have industry experience in research and development of athletic footwear. We have worked with many leading brands around the world.

Part of our sports & exercise podiatry service in Canberra is that we can assess your existing footwear to see if they are suitable for your needs. 

We can also prescribe your footwear for activities you plan on doing as well as specific footwear for sport (cycling, running, football, soccer, netball, golf etc). 

 

Your programs will be designed and coached by Principal Podiatrist & Founder Patrick Doan who is a registered ASCA Level 2 and PCAS Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach, ESSA Level 2 Sports Scientist and Exercise Scientist. This comprehensive service ensures that programs are prescribed to the highest level.

 All programs to be custom to the individual with one-on-one coaching and objective testing can be recorded to ensure you are on track. 

We have state of the art video and computerised gait analysis software. This can be slowed down frame by frame to get an in depth look at your walking/movement pattern. 

This information can help inform what sort of treatment can be ideal and also what footwear can be suitable. 

Here at Peak Performance Podiatry we have access to the latest objective lower limb technology to keep you on track!

We have a mix of strength based testing as well as force plates to ensure you have tangible baseline makers to base your progression. 

These data sets can help with your exercise programming as well as changes to lifestyle and training load. 

Some common acute and chronic foot and ankle conditions we see, treat and manage:

  • Plantar Fascia injuries (fasciitis, fasciopathy, fasciocis, fascial tears)
  • Achilles Tendon injuries (tendonitis, tendinopathy, tendinosis)
  • Bony injuries (fractures, stress reactions)
  • Shin pain (medial tibial stress syndrome, periostitis etc.)
  • Forefoot pain (plantar plate conditions, neuromas, bursitis, capsulitis)
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis of foot and ankle joints)
  • Tendon injuries (tibialis posterior, peroneals)
  • Calf pain (tendinous junction pain, strains and pulls)

We work with many local foot and ankle surgeons in Canberra to best optimise your post operative outcomes.

We have strategies to test and give your baseline capacity with strength and range of motion for before and after surgery. 

Our orthotic point of difference is that we use multiple orthotic laboratories around Australia. 

We offer a range of orthotic options including fully customised, pre-fabricated or semi-custom orthotics. These orthotics can be manufactured from a range of processes including traditional pouring, 3D printing of CAD CAM milling. 

We also use special carbon that is either uni-directional or bi-directional for stiffness in the right areas for our custom cycling orthotics.

We have access to TGA approved orthotic material suppliers to ensure you are getting the appropriate medical grade product. 

This service is assessment of your cycling history, ability, current and historical training loads, injury history and current goals/targets. We will then look at your strength, flexibility, mobility on and off the bike, musculoskeletal screening and specific cycling tests. Cycling analysis will be performed with video technology. We will also measure your current basic bike set up (seat height, crank length, pedals, cleats etc). Our recommendations and prescription of shoes and orthotics (if necessary) will be based on the above.

We are the centre of excellence in Canberra for bridging the gap between science and practical application of Sports & Exercise Podiatry

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