When it comes to looking after your health and well being, it’s easy to neglect your feet. But given you could walk well over 100,000 km in your lifetime, healthy feet are an essential measure of your overall health. Foot pain and lower leg complications can have an enormous bearing on your quality of life. If they occur, Your Happy Feet can help minimise discomfort and apply best practice treatment to get your feet back to feeling healthy, which will make you and your feet happy.
We are experts in foot, ankle, and lower limb health, and detection of systemic health conditions such as heart disease. Additionally, Your Happy Feet podiatrists help prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. Treatments may include general foot care, nail cutting and surgery, specific exercises, the use of custom-made inserts for your shoes, or medications to treat skin conditions.
It is our mission at Your Happy Feet to passionately pursue the well-being, health and safety of our clients by delivering a premier podiatry service within the allied healthcare setting. At Your Happy Feet we deliver these services in a happy, enthusiastic, and safe manner utilising our state-of-the-art technology. This dedication to our client’s needs, coupled with our vibrant ethos, enables us to deliver the best practice and optimal clinical outcomes for a wide range of conditions within the podiatry sphere.
Our primary goal is meet your needs as our patient. We accomplish this through mutual understanding and learning about you and your health-care needs, so we can all achieve and maintain your physical and mental well being.
Charlie graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Podiatry and a membership to The Golden Key Honours Society. Charlie also received several Deans awards which demonstrated his academic efforts and achievement. Charlie grew up and worked extensively in rural Australia primarily on the land and in businesses within the rural sector, before retraining as a podiatrist. Due to this experience Charlie developed a love for rural and remote communities, such as Bourke NSW, which is where he established his love for working with people in small communities with high risk foot conditions.
Charlie furthered this interest when spending time with the Royal Darwin Hospital high risk foot service, where his skills and communication developed rapidly due to the high paced workload, and significantly under serviced population. This experience challenged his views on podiatry and focused ideas for his future practice to not only include biomechanics, orthotics and general foot health, but also to encompass preventative strategies for the “high-risk” foot, including: diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and neurological complications. Charlie is a dedicated practitioner and will always go the extra mile to understand your health needs.
Outside of work Charlie is a family man who is eternally optimistic. He is married to Olivia, and they are expecting a bundle of joy in 2019. Charlie’s other family member is Chloe, a three-year-old Golden Retriever, and if you are lucky enough you will see her chilling outside the practice in the courtyard at our Kippax Location. His other loves are entertaining family and friends, cooking a beautiful meal, cricket, footy (in all its forms) and above all else, skiing.
You may be experiencing pain in your feet, ingrown or discoloured skin/nails, corns, skin rashes, foot odour, foot injuries, broader health problems such as diabetes or arthritis, recurrent tripping or falling, problems fitting comfortably in your regular shoes; or if you notice swelling, lumps, or redness on your feet or legs.
It is a common misconception that painful feet are a normal side effect from everyday activities. Yet research shows that only a fraction of individuals suffering from sore feet seek out professional advice. Just as you would visit your dentist for a toothache, you should visit a podiatrist if you suffer from painful or tired feet and/or lower limbs.