Press Publication: Time to Be Wise
Sun Newspaper (19/02/2003)
day, we spend most of the time on our feet.
We use and even abuse our feet, and sometimes they
let us know when "too much is too much."
This is where a podiatrist comes in.
After practising for several years in New South Wales,
podiatrist John Burrie decided to come to a more tropical
environment and has just opened his new practice, FootWise
Podiatry Centre, in the central business district of
Be it general treatment - cutting toe nails, looking
after calluses, corns, fungal infections -, biomechanics
- gait analysis, shoe insoles, bunions -, surgery -
ingrown toe nails -, or caring for diabetic patients,
Mr Burrie says it is always important to look at the
bigger picture and not just the foot and lower limb.
"Equally important is prevention, early detection,
education of foot problems and advice on choosing correct
footwear, as many foot problems seen by podiatrists
are preventable and their severity can be minimised
if detected at an early stage," Mr Burrie said.
"My motto is 'be wise - be footwise'."