About Our Practice
As a part of an allied health team, operating out of Hamilton Harbour Family Medical Centre and Myhealth Sunnybank Medical Centre, we work in conjunction with General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Registered Nurses to have a multidisciplinary approach to any foot and ankle pathologies.
If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, due to wearing the wrong shoes, or just simple wear and tear of the body: you need a professional podiatrist.
We will examine the state of your feet and ankle to deliver a suitable treatment plan to alleviate any problems. Whether it’s painful corn or warts on your heels or toes, peripheral neuropathic pain due to diabetic complications, ingrown toenails or painful arches, we will address your specific issue and leave you with more comfortable feet.
Treating your feet with care can also help to reduce discomfort in other parts of the body, such as the legs, knees, and back. You can be proactive about your general health by booking a general consultation with our friendly podiatry team.
Dr. Yejeong Kim
(Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)
The principal podiatrist of the Foot and Ankle Experts Podiatry is Dr. Yejeong Kim (DPM) who is the first Australian Podiatrist to publish a paper on Foot and Ankle International (An International journal of American Orthopaedic Surgeons) in 2015 as a first author. Dr Kim is capable of bridging Foot and Ankle experts from different fields and countries to optimize her patient care and diagnosis. She has completed externships at Eulji tertiary hospital Orthopaedic department in South Korea (2014). She also received an extensive training from American DPM (Prof. Reza Naraghi, UWA) and Australia Podiatric Surgeon (Prof. Alan Bryant).
She studied Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience) from the University of Sydney in 2010. She completed her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from University of Western Australia in 2015.
In addition, she has assisted several foot surgeries in South Korea as well as in Australia under the supervision of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as Podiatric Surgeons. Her key interests are ingrown toenail surgeries, geriatric patient care and hallux abducto valgus (aka. bunion) surgeries.
Furthermore, she has attended and completed Arthrex workshop (2015) in South Korea as a DPM student representing Australia region. She was also one of the ten nominated presenters at the Western Australian Medical Student Society Research Symposium in 2015.
Ingrown Toenail Surgeries
The clinic offers conservative and surgical treatment options for ingrowing toenails. We realise ingrowing toenails are painful and many patients have concerns about how painful the treatment may be. The clinic utilises techniques that result in minimal discomfort to the patient.
New injection therapy that treats pain with a weak glucose solution. It works on the theory of Hilton’s law that “the nerve trunk supplying a joint also supplies the overlying skin and the muscles that move the joint.” It works well when combined with other joint, tendon or ligament injections.
Conditions successfully treated
- Plantar fasciitis, heel pain, heel spur
- Metatarsalgia, neuromas, bursitis
- Osteoarthritis of the foot, ankle and knee
- Tendonitis – Achilles, Posterior Tibial, Peroneal, etc
- Knee pain & lower limb related hip and back pain
- Shin splints & chronic leg muscular pain
- Nerve pain & inflammation
- Ingrowing toenails
Mary Park (Ji Wan Park)
(Registered Nurse & Podiatric Hygienist)
Miss Mary Park is a compassionate foot hygienist with great interest in foot and ankle pathology.
She also works as a surgical assistant at Salisbury day hospital with Dr Ye Jeong Kim and Dr Ji Soo Kim.