Lee Heaton – Podiatrist
BSc(Hons), MSc(Med), MSc(Pod), PgDip(Pod.Surg)
Lee graduated as a Podiatrist in 1997 from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff(UWIC) in the UK. Shortly after he moved to South Africa and established a new service for Lifecare special health services. After a short while he started his own private practice, and lectured part time at the University of Johannesburg in clinical orthopaedics and sports podiatry.
During this time, he completed several postgraduate studies including a Masters degree in Medicine, a Masters degree in Podiatry, a Postgraduate Diploma in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery, several injection therapy courses, and techniques in podiatric aesthetics.
Lee has also worked in the UK, Kuwait and New Zealand, so is quite the international practitioner, but calls the Sunshine Coast home.
He has been fortunate to experience a wide cross section of work within the podiatry profession, and has been involved in academia, research, public and private practice, as well as commissioning and developing a diabetic foot service.
Podiatry has a varied workload and this is what he enjoys as it provides interesting and challenging caseloads. There are always new developments and technologies evolving, and life long learning has always been a key part of his practice in order to experience and develop new and enhanced skills. His interests lie in all fields of Podiatry, but he has particular interest in musculoskeletal therapies. Other areas of interest include:
Nu Feet Podiatry – your foot and lower limb problems are our priority
Nu Feet Podiatry is service orientated, and works in the best interest of its patients by offering a holistic approach to treatment, management and quality of care. All our staff aim to provide the highest level of patient care in a pleasant and relaxing environment.
We aim to provide cost effective treatments that suit your lifestyle
Medicare rebates for ECP (Enhanced Care Plan) referrals from your GP are processed immediately
All our Podiatrists are registered members of the Podiatry Board of Australia and committed to continuous professional development
We adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and infection control
With over 20 years experience, we feel your foot and lower limb health are in highly skilled, knowledgeable and safe hands
We are committed to enhancing the role of podiatry in primary health care, as well as developing new, exciting and innovative podiatry services.
Biomechanics and orthotic therapy
Podiatric surgery and nail surgery
High risk foot care, including specialized treatment for diabetes and the rheumatoid foot
Education and academia