The Clinic operates Monday to Friday with extended hours on select days.
The UWA Podiatry Clinic is part of the Podiatric Medicine Unit’s clinical teaching facility.
We treat many common foot conditions either at the Student Clinic or for private patients.
Patients’ personal details are maintained in a strictly confidential manner at all times. Details concerning your general health and type of employment are necessary to enable the Clinic staff and students to treat you appropriately. These details, together with any podiatric examination and treatment notes are stored electronically and are only ever shared with external parties, for example, to referring practitioners, with your consent.
Referrals from medical and other health professionals are welcome.
Please call our Clinic on (+61 8) 6488 4522 should you wish to have a referral pad sent to you. A form for your use is available:
The UWA Podiatry Clinic of The University of Western Australia is first and foremost a clinical teaching facility for podiatric medicine students. Members of the public are invited to attend the Clinic, which ensures that students develop the necessary skills and experiences to practice as a competent and caring podiatrist upon graduation. Patients can expect a high degree of professional attention when being treated by students under close supervision by highly experienced and skilled podiatrists.
As a patient you will be seen by a student in either the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine degree, the three-year Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree or the Doctor of Clinical Podiatry postgraduate program as well as a specialist podiatrist. The UWA Podiatry Clinic staff and students strive to achieve clinical excellence and are appreciative of your support.
The Student Clinic was set up by The University of Western Australia in 2006. At the time, there were no courses in podiatry available in Western Australia. The WA Department of Health has contributed funding of $1 million.
The Federal Government, through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations' Capital Development Pool, in 2008 made a sum of $2.6 million available for a purpose-built clinic facility.
This funding has been used to provide a state of the art podiatric surgical training facility, licensed by the State Department of Health as a Class-B Day Hospital. It is believed the surgical facility is the first of its kind in Australia.
The facility will encourage clinical research in podiatric surgery, offer reduced fees for elective foot surgery patients, and provide much-needed training for postgraduate students.