About FTS Podiatry

At Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry, our practitioners treat Lower Limb Biomechanical conditions. By lower limb, we mean from the hips and down. We look at finding and treating the cause of these conditions and not just the symptoms. By applying a unique biomechanical assessment technique (NBA™), we assess, diagnose and develop a customised treatment regime for each individual patient. This treatment regime may include orthotic therapy as well as other treatment modalities.

What is Biomechanics?

Biomechanics uses established principles from Physics and Engineering and applies these principles to the movement of the human body. Thereby allowing us to analyse and understand how internal forces (such as bones, muscles, and ligaments) are affected by external forces such as the hard ground we walk on. Putting this into context, at Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry, we take particular interest in assessing, diagnosing, and treating foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, and back pain. Over time, the intricate foot structure, consisting of 26 bones held together by soft tissue, gradually undergoes stretching. This loss of support leads to abnormal foot function during walking or running, subsequently affecting the biomechanics of the ankles and extending up the leg to the knees, hips, pelvis, and spinal column. As a result, many issues related to knee, hip, or back problems may stem from abnormal foot function, which can affect both children and adults.

Common Biomechanical Conditions

Common Biomechanical Conditions in Adults include heel pain, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, flat feet, bunions, Achilles Tendinopathies, Plantar Fasciitis, aching legs and more.

Treating Children

In children, Osgood Schlatters Syndrome, growing pains, pigeon toe and out toe, Severs Disease, bow legs and knock knees, scoliosis, problems with balance control and coordination, flat feet and low muscle tone. If your child is experiencing any lower limb pain or discomfort, contact us to book in an assessment.

Dr. Abbie Najjarine

Principal Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner
M.A.Pod.A, B.Sc Pod (QMU UK),
Dip Hlth Sc Pod (NSW), AAPSM, ASM

Dr Abbie Najjarine is an experienced podiatrist of 34 years. He is the author of “The Orthotic Revolution” and more recently “Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limbs”.

Currently Dr Najjarine oversees a chain of Dr. Abbie Clinics in Australia which specialise in biomechanical gait assessment and orthotic therapy with a holistic approach to the treatment of pain. His clinics use a unique assessment technique known as the NBA technique, developed by Dr Najjarine, to assess, identify and map out a treatment regime for patients to follow.

Dr. Abbie Najjarine - Principal Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner

Dr Elissa All

Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner

B.Pod.Med (WSU)

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine with. Completed 4 month intensive Lower Limb Biomechanics training with Dr Abbie. Special interest in Paediatric Biomechanics and knee conditions.

Dr. Elissa - Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner