Looking for a skilled podiatrist in Melbourne CBD? You now need to look no further than Collins Place Physio. In addition to our physiotherapy and remedial massage services, we’ve added podiatry to the mix—welcoming the lovely Louise Anderson to the CPP family. With over 30 years’ experience in podiatry in Melbourne and the UK, Louise is equipped to diagnose, treat and help prevent conditions of the foot and lower limb.
Get to know a bit about Louise, and make her your first port of call if you’re suffering from foot pain, circulatory problems, or nail and skin conditions.
What do you like most about working in podiatry?
My favourite part of the job is helping to relieve someone’s pain or discomfort—seeing a patient’s relief as they put their shoes on post treatment!
What have been the highlights of your career?
Running a very successful Podiatry clinic in Melbourne CBD for over 20 years. I also been fortunate to work with at-risk patients in both Hammersmith Hospital in London and Western General Hospital in Footscray.
What’s your special interest area?
My special interests are the treatment of ingrown/involuted toe nails, removal of corns, and treatment of papillomas. Also casting for custom-made orthotics.
Who’s your typical patient?
Diabetics, patients with poorly fitting footwear, and patients who have an over-production of callus (hyperkeratosis).
What is your top tip for better foot health?
Choosing the right footwear!
One piece of advice you wish your patients listened to…
Can I have two? Wear the right footwear, and stop ‘self-treating’ your ingrown/involuted toe nails.
Can physiotherapists and podiatrists work together?
Yes! I will often refer to physios when I require a biomechanical second opinion. I also receive referrals from physios as a lot of referred pain, such as back or neck pain, can in fact be traced back to foot problems, such as flat feet.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a podiatrist?
I would be working in conservation of the environment, assisting with rescue horses, riding more horses, and helping older ladies to live healthy lifestyles.
What’s your approach to wellness?
Every day I try to eat fruit and a salad, exercise, remember that the glass is half full and appreciate all the good in my life. I also spend time playing with our dogs and horse, do yoga once a week, try to get a good night’s sleep, and have a good laugh.
To book your podiatry appointment with Louise, call us on 9650 2220.