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What is a Podiatrist ?

A podiatrist is an allied health professional who must meet the professional registration requirements of the Podiatry Board of Australia.

Why choose us?

Healthy feet mean a healthy you! At One Step Podiatry we make sure your feet are healthy.

Pinpointe Foot Laser

Only available at West Ryde Podiatry Clinic. Do discoloured and disfigured nails cause you to hide your toes in public? If so One Step Podiatry can help.

Welcome to One Step Podiatry

As well as routine foot care consultations (treatment and advice on corns and callouses and nail care), we also provide for: Paediatric consultations, Biomechanical assessments, Orthotics, Diabetic assessments, Wart removal treatment, Sports Podiatry, Nail surgery, Foot pain management.

Diabetic Foot Assessments

Diabetic Foot Assessments are an integral part of a podiatrists’ role in the foot health care industry. Our podiatrists are proficient in this diagnostic tool to help manage foot care for people with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition which affects the entire body, including the feet. Severe diabetic foot complications can include ulcerations, infections and possibly amputation. These eventuate because, over a period of time, poorly controlled blood sugar levels lead to damage to the nerves supplying the feet (known as peripheral neuropathy), or damage to blood vessels which results in reduced circulation to the feet (or peripheral vascular disease).

Peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage, leads to loss of sensation (numbness) of the feet, which means you may not be able to detect when there is injury to the feet.  Peripheral neuropathy is the most common cause in the pathway to diabetic foot ulceration. A diabetic foot assessment will detect early signs of peripheral neuropathy and help prevent further damage to the feet. Neuropathy can also affect the function of the joints and muscles in the feet. Some diabetics may develop a Charcot foot as a result. Charcot foot is a condition causing weakening of the bones in the foot that can occur in people who have significant nerve damage. The bones are weakened enough to fracture, and with continued walking the foot eventually changes shape. This change or foot deformity can result in other foot complications.

If you have reduced blood flow, or peripheral vascular disease, this means you will have reduced healing capacity and if there is a break in the skin, reduced healing can increase the risk of infection and also help an ulcer develop. Again, early detection of reduced vascularity can help prevent serious problems in the foot.

Our podiatrists perform simple tasks, using simple tools to obtain important information about how and if you’re diabetic condition has affected your feet. During a diabetic foot assessment we look at:

– The loss of protective sensation.
– The vascularity of the feet.
– Dermatological changes.
– Level of activity.
– Gait.
– Footwear.
– Any other medical issues.

This is all needed to determine whether a diabetic patient is at low risk or high risk to develop serious foot complications.

If you have diabetes then you need to take extra care of your feet, every day! You should check your feet daily for any changes or problems, and see our Podiatrists immediately if you are concerned. Diabetes Australia recommend that you see a Podiatrist at least once a year for a foot health check, or more frequently if your Podiatrist advises that you are high risk. Your Podiatrist will do a thorough neurovascular assessment which can help to detect any changes early, and advise you on how to manage your foot health in order to reduce your risk of developing serious foot complications.

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PinPointe Laser Machine


Do discoloured and disfigured nails cause you to hide your toes in public? If so One Step Podiatry can help. We now offer a breakthrough treatment in the fight against nail fungus.

PinPointe FootLaser is a clinically proven laser designed specifically for the improvement in clear nail for patients with fungal nail issues.

Clinical studies have shown that after a single treatment, more than 71% of patients treated experience sustained improvement in new, clear nail growth. The amount of nail improvement you may experience is dependent upon your individual circumstances and should be discussed with our podiatrist. The Pinpointe Laser Machine is only available at our West Ryde Podiatry Clinic.


Before and After Images 


So if you have any questions regarding Laser Nail Treatment please give us a call today.

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Sports Podiatry

Sports Injuries and Prevention

Sports Podiatry: At One Step Podiatry we treat and manage a range of sports injuries and ailments. If you are a professional athlete or just a regular person wanting to maintain a certain level of fitness we will look after you. Sports injuries and ailments range from ingrown toenails to shin splints to knee and ankle pain. We see all types of sports people, all ages and all levels of fitness.

Our experienced podiatrist team is able to provide advice and treatment on a range of sporting injuries including:

* back, hip, leg, ankle and foot pain associated with bio-mechanical dysfunction and anomalies;
* skin and nail issues associated with sporting activities such as corns, callouses, ingrown toenails and blisters and nail trauma injuries;
* muscle pain and tendinitis injuries such as Achilles tendinopathy
* overuse injuries such as stress fractures;
* muscle imbalance injuries such as shin splints;
* kids sporting injuries such as heel pain

All sporting activities including walking, running or jumping will incur increased pressure on the body, and especially on your feet.

When we walk we can place up to twice our body weight on our feet and when we run that pressure increases up to 3-4 times our weight. One of the main functions of the feet is to provide shock absorption to the rest of the body. When structures are out of order, that is, the mechanics are not right,  this makes them extremely vulnerable under high stresses. Consequently, when we have constant irregular pressures on our feet this can lead to injury and pain and cessation of all sporting activities.

This is why the feet are important. Early diagnosis and treatment of a foot ailment will prevent long term injury and the risk of sitting on the sideline watching your team play while you heal from your injury.

If you have injury or pain at the lower limb come and see us and we will discuss your treatment options and help you with a treatment plan to get you back out there doing what you love doing. At One Step Podiatry we offer a range of conservative treatment options.

They range from strapping and appropriate stretching to the prescription of flexible, semi- rigid or rigid corrective orthotics. We look at individual needs and goals and see what will work for you. We can also offer advice on specific requirements for all sporting footwear. If needed we can refer on for imaging or further specialist investigation.

Our team are all involved in some form of fitness so we know about pain and injury that can be suffered. This gives us a personal approach to your needs and helps us to help you in the most empathetic way we know how.

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Orthotics Podiatry

We use a variety of techniques and technologies for making foot orthotics

What are orthotics?

– Orthotics are a tool Podiatrists use to insert into your shoes to correct foot alignment and poor bio-mechanics that cause pain, discomfort and to ultimately have the foot functioning as well as possible.

– They come in a wide array of materials, styles and designs all based around your needs and specific foot shape. At One Step Podiatry our team will aid you in selecting the appropriate orthotics for your foot and what they will be used for.

– Orthotics are broadly classified into custom orthotics and over the counter orthotics. Custom orthotics are customised to your foot shape and your podiatrists specifications, whereas over the counter orthotics are fitted to shoes out of a box and made to specifications of the manufacturer.

What are orthotics used for?

The main reason people seek orthotics is to treat a wide array of lower limb issues and ultimately to correct biomechanical issues and reduce pain. Some common conditions people seek orthotics for are:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Flat feet
  • Painful arthritis
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Corns and callouses
  • High arched feet
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sever’s disease
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Painful bunions

– The aim of all orthotic therapy is to minimise or possibly stop foot and lower limb pain through correcting the function of the foot, as well as treating current issues or conditions.

– Orthotics are prescribed for people from all walks of life. Children, elite athletes, the elderly and everyone in between can all possibly benefit from the use of orthotics.

Do you need orthotics?
If you have any lower limb issues like aches, pains, sore muscles or sore feet you may benefit from orthotics. The best way to check is to speak to our team and ask for their advice, as well as possible treatment options and outcomes.

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Biomechanical Assessment


A Bio-mechanical assessment uses up-to-date podiatric knowledge to assess and identify the underlying causes of common foot problems.  Bio-mechanical Assessments are a focus at One Step Podiatry. We pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive assessment of the lower limb in order to gain an understanding of the whole picture. Correct alignment and function of the feet is vital for whole body stability and performance.

A Bio-mechanical Assessment is required for:

– Knee Pain
– Shin Pain
– Ankle Pain
– Achilles Pain
– Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
– Arch Pain
– Forefoot Pain

What is involved in a Bio-mechanical Assessment?

— Checking joint range of motion in your feet, ankles, knees and hips, and comparing this to what we know is normal.

— Identifying your foot-type. Are you Over Pronated or Over Supinated?

— Assessing your muscle strength and flexibility

— Measuring your limb length, especially if we think there’s a limb length difference

— Assessing your feet non-weight bearing and weight bearing

— A bio-mechanical Assessment is a combination of manual muscle testing, dynamic exercise assessment and gait analysis. We combine the results of these objective tests and with information gained through thorough subjective questioning make an accurate diagnosis.

— Improving your lower limb alignment can have hugely positive effects on your whole body. As podiatrists we aim to determine imbalance and poor alignment, and we endeavour to improve these through exercises, footwear modification and in some instances orthotics. Once your body is functioning in a more efficient position we generally see a reduction in symptoms and overall improvement in performance.

At One Step Podiatry we share a common belief amongst our podiatrists that the body is a complex chain and it is important to understand the movements of the body at every joint. Not only do we have an excellent understanding of the intricate functions of the feet but we also assess and manage movements of the entire lower limb, including knee and hip function.

If you are suffering from any kind of lower limb pain or if you are concerned about the alignment of your body it is a great idea to come into the clinic to have a thorough bio-mechanical assessment conducted by one of our experienced podiatrists. It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 95, having an assessment is always a good idea. And ask questions about what is happening to your body and feet and about your treatment plan. In fact we encourage questions from our patients. The more questions you ask the better, because it shows you’re interested in the process and you’re serious about wanting to resolve your current problem.

We believe good communication between the Podiatrist and Patient is the cornerstone to reaching your treatment goals and objectives and obtaining outstanding long-term results.

As busy people we put our bodies through an awful lot of stress. We walk around on hard concrete floors in often very poor footwear. We rarely stretch and when we exercise we usually focus on high intensity rather than proper form. All of this takes a great toll on the body, particularly the feet, lower limbs and spine. Having your body in it’s optimal alignment can make a huge difference to your longevity and can greatly reduce your risk of injury.

No matter what your level of fitness, If you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, if you are a primary school child or a busy business man, we are all susceptible to lower limb injuries. If you have any current issues or would just like a general overall biomechanical check up contact the One Step Podiatry and make an appointment.

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Home visits arranged by appointment only

We generally service our local area only (Gladesville and close surroundings). If you believe you fall within these areas and require a home visit, please do not hesitate to give us a call and we can arrange an appointment for you.




We can process Health Fund claims on-the-spot through HICAPS and you are only required to pay the gap amount on the day of the consultation. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available. Minimum spend for EFTPOS/Credit is $20. EPC referrals accepted. Pensioners bulk billed. Non pensioners refund on the spot.




Conveniently available at our clinic:
– Heel Balm
– Tea Tree Oil
– Betadine Antiseptic Liquid
– Dressing for wounds/injuries
– Ready-made Orthotics/innersoles

"Have a problem with your feet ?"- "Call One Step Podiatry Now 02 8971 3865 and let us get you back on your feet !"

Meet Our Podiatrists

Meet our wonderful team !

Sola Pasut


Sola Pasut graduated from Sydney Technical College in 1990 with an Associated Diploma in Applied Science in Podiatry.

Melissa Sandy


Melissa graduated from the Uni of Western Sydney in 2003 and has been working in public & private podiatry roles.

Peter Louskos


Peter Louskos graduated from Western Sydney University in 2017 and has since joined our busy team of Podiatrists.

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