At Sydney Sports Podiatry, we have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower leg problems. Using a detailed biomechanical assessment including video gait analysis, we can more accurately diagnose your problem and its root cause. We have expert knowledge in sports shoe prescription and where necessary, can prescribe ultra-lightweight orthotics to help try to get you back to the activity you love sooner.
Andrew has been a sports podiatrist for over 20 years, and has consulted to The Wallabies, The Australian Sevens Rugby teams, the ARU High Performance Unit and The Sydney Swans during this time.
He has frequently lectured to post-graduate podiatrists on sports podiatry topics, with a special interest in hypermobility related problems and Leg Length Discrepancies. In 2017, Andrew is scheduled to be lecturing in Port Macquarie, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Singapore on these topics.
Andrew first saw a podiatrist as a teenager due to severe knee pain while representing his High school in Track Athletics and Cross Country. Several other treatments had failed and after finally being referred to a sports podiatrist and receiving prescription orthotics, he was back to running pain free within a week. This motivated him to study podiatry after benefitting so dramatically and immediately.
Andrew is a long term member of the Sydney Striders running club and an occasional triathlete, having completed the Noosa Tri 5 times.
This enables Andrew to customise a treatment regime including:
- Treatment of foot and ankle disorders, including skin and nail conditions (blisters, callous, ingrown toenails- conservative care and nail edge resection if appropriate)
- Biomechanical causes of back, hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot pain Prescription of corrective foot orthotics (to fit sports and/or fashion shoes)
- Advice on appropriate stretching / strengthening and training programs
- Advice on each persons specific requirements in running shoes / football boots and other sporting footwear.
As a keen runner, cyclist and Army Reserve Infantry Officer, Andrew also has the insight and experience of over 20 years of private practice as a podiatrist, as well as over 20 years as a competitive runner (road and track up to state level).
Andrew has participated in sports as diverse as:
- Running & Track
- Distance Running & Cross Country
- Rock Climbing
- Thundercat Racing (5 x Australian Team)
Andrew has also been interviewed for foot related articles by publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald, Men’s Health Magazine, Good Medicine, Slimming & Health, & Cosmopolitan. He is a previous NSW AAPSM representative.
Verity is a member of the ‘Australian Podiatry Association’, ‘Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine’ and ‘Australian Sports Medicine Association’.
A keen athlete, Verity participates in long distance running and has special interest in endurance activities. This has furthered Verity’s interest in assessing the biomechanics of walking and running for every individual. Additionally, Verity has participated in rowing at a national level, alpine and cross country skiing, netball, tennis, touch football and aerobics.
Verity places special emphasis on bio-mechanical assessments and the role of walking and running techniques, to design a treatment plan that achieves optimum function, comfort, practicality and performance. Working with Sydney Sports Podiatry and Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine centre, Verity has treated a vast compilation of Professional Athletes as well as general sporting/fitness enthusiasts.
Whatever your short or long -term goals, Verity is passionate about keeping patients active, comfortable and creating individually tailored treatment regimes that may include a combination of -
- Soft tissue therapy (needling and mobilisation)
- Comprehensive strapping techniques
- Footwear advice
- Strength and stretch regimes
- Running and walking technique
- Tailoring a return to activity plan
We're Committed To The Best Treatment Possible.
As committed athletes ourselves, we know there's nothing worse than having to take a time-out due to injury, chronic pain, or soreness. That's why our team is 100% dedicated to finding out the source of your injuries and giving you the best treatment possible.
At Sydney Sports Podiatry we're using the latest techniques, research backed and peer tested, including advanced video gait analysis and shockwave therapy, so you can feel safe in the knowledge you're getting the same calibre of treatment given to professional athletes.. in fact we also have treated and consulted with major sporting franchises such as the Australian Wallabies Rugby Union team!
“I want you to get the help you need, and my promise is we'll use the most innovative treatments possible, research backed and guaranteed to improve your performance and reduce your pain.
So, when you're ready, fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you within minutes to discuss how we can help you get back on the track or field and performing at your best!”
Andrew Bull - Director & Podiatrist
Sydney Sports Podiatry