A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
Feet and lower limb conditions:
Natural Foot Podiatry love helping you understand the reason for your feet or lower limb pain and gain great satisfaction helping you to overcome it. Conditions we treat may include but are not limited to:
- Skin or Nail disorders – Bunions, plantar warts, fungal infections
- Ingrown toenails
- Diabetes – specialising in High Risk Diabetic Management
- Bone and Joint disorders e.g. Arthritis, soft-tissue and muscle pains
- Nerve or Blood flow vessel concerns or injury (neurological and circulatory diseases)
- Foot injuries and infections gained through sport and other activities
Natural Foot Podiatry’s goal is always to identify the cause, apply the treatment and educate you on how to prevent reoccurrence. Natural Foot Podiatry enjoys maintaining the mobility of many elderly and disabled people, and others. This is achieved through the ongoing monitoring of foot health, in particular of those with circulation problems and diabetes.
A basic area of foot care undertaken is the treatment of various acute and chronic nail conditions, the treatment of which depends on your pathology. We have specific instrumentation for painless and effective treatment of these conditions including prescribing orthotics.
Ralston Burgess, Podiatrist Erina
I was first drawn to podiatry when I saw a number of lower limb issues affecting the quality of life of my family and those closest to me. The more I learned in the field of podiatry the more I came to realise the importance of full body health in maintaining the best version of a person possible. This understanding has lead my passion in helping people to apply a multidisciplinary team approach to overcoming pain, discomfort and all manner of mobility issues.
My training and career path have lead me to see the value in my role, in helping people live without the restrictions brought upon them by lower limb pathologies. Initially, my career took me into the field of high risk diabetics. Here I gained a clear understanding of the link between diabetes and lower limb dysfunction. I witnessed the drastic impact diabetes can have on lives and gained the valuable experience in the treatment of chronic wounds, restoring correct function through accommodative orthotics and the rebuilding of individuals lives for a better and more educated future.
To be stretched and tested is always my greatest passion. I feel every aspect of podiatry has the opportunity to provide that satisfaction. From general lower limb treatments, acute and chronic injury, minor surgeries and wound care in both adults and children. I look forward to keeping a well-rounded knowledge of podiatry, by treating a diverse range of conditions. This will allow an avenue for ongoing learning and development and ensure I keep up to date with the latest evidence based treatment strategies available.
Outside of podiatry I work with my lovely wife to raise our three wonderful and boisterous boys. We love anything outdoors. The water has always been a part of my life, whether it be surfing, fishing or swimming and my family have followed suit. My family and friends love it when I frequently assess their feet and fix their lowerlimb conditions and I look forward to helping you achieve the best version of yourself possible too.
Education and Certificates
- 2013 First Aid Certificate
- 2013 Central Coast Local Health District (High Risk Foot Clinics)
- 2012 Bachelor of Podiatry, University of Newcastle
- 2008 Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
- 2007 Business Management Course for the Construction Industry (Correspondence), Satellite College
- 2003 Certificate IV in Massage, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
Ralston Burgess is a Registered and Fully Insured Podiatrist.
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