About JD Podiatry

Jack Duffy – Podiatrist

Jack has carried out further training in Advanced Dry Needling, Foot Mobilisation Therapies (FMT), Prolotherapy and Nail Surgery. Jack has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, biomechanics and paediatrics. He is a member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Jack graduated from AUT University with a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry. He has since gone on to complete further training in Advanced Dry Needling of the Lower Limb, Foot Mobilisation Therapies (FMT), Prolotherapy, Low Level Laser Therapy, and Shockwave Therapy. Jack is also registered with the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Jack has gained experience in both private practice and public health sectors over the last 8 years and prides himself on having a flexible and holistic approach to Podiatry. As no two injuries are the same, listening to his patients and understanding their goal, combined with his experience and knowledge, he will get you back to your feet and enjoying your day to day life without pain.

Jack spent 2 years in Townsville at the NQ Foot and Ankle Centre specialising in sports podiatry, treating a wide range of biomechanical conditions including the Australian Defence Force and the NQ Cowboys NRL team. Jack then moved to London where he spent 2 years working at the Guys’ and St. Thomas’ Hospital Trust specialising in Diabetic High Risk Wound Care and ran specialist weekly Nail Surgery clinics for the NHS. Jack’s area of special interest is musculoskeletal injuries and treating athletes ranging from the weekend warrior to the elite. He believes that prevention is better than a cure and that educating his patients is key to effective treatment and prevention of future injury.

Jack is proactive in keeping up to date with the latest podiatric techniques by attending regular Podiatry Conferences, Seminars and Continuing Professional Development.

Jack started JD Podiatry when he moved back to Melbourne with his wife in 2015 and opened his first clinic in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. In early 2017 Jack relocated to the Surfcoast and is excited to bring a state-of-the-art Podiatry Service to where he now calls home in Torquay.

Jack currently plays soccer for Surf Coast F.C. and cricket for Jan Juc Cricket Club. In his spare time he regularly enjoys the best feature of this part of the world, the beaches!

Sara Fearnside – Podiatrist

Sara has a holistic approach to podiatry, incorporating the body and mind into her treatment plans. She is a qualified Yoga teacher and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

Sara Fearnside graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2009. Having completed her graduate year at Caulfield General Medical Centre, she gained exposure in all areas of podiatry but particularly in management of the diabetic foot, high risk foot conditions and wound care.

After completing her graduate year Sara moved to the United Kingdom where she worked for four years in both private practice and in the public health sector. On returning to Australia Sara worked across two Melbourne spaces in aged care and in the private sector where she continued to treat a myriad of lower limb pathologies.

Sara has a special interest in Diabetic foot care, chronic pain management, running retraining and treatment of musculoskeletal foot pathologies. Sara is passionate about consideration of the whole body and mind in treatment and prevention of lower limb problems and in 2017 she completed yoga teacher training in Melbourne.

In her private life Sara has two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. Sara also likes to keep fit with swimming, running and yoga.

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