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Advanced Podiatry was founded in 2000 by Renee Calphy, a Sydney trained podiatrist who graduated in 1996. Over her career, Renee has continued with her professional development, implementing new techniques to broaden her knowledge base. Renee has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of podiatry with a particular interest in deep connective tissue massage.

Renee is committed to providing premium podiatric care utilizing the latest technology and treatment techniques for all conditions.

Renee has two active children and she maintains a healthy lifestyle, participating in triathlons and playing soccer with Colo Soccer Club. In 2015, Renee completed the Big Red Ride to help raise awareness for muscular dystrophy in children. She continues to support the Muscular Dystrophy association by volunteering her services providing podiatric care to participants and their families.


B.Sc PODIATRY (Glas Cal)


Janet grew up in Scotland and completed her Podiatry degree in 1996, graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Janet has a wide range of knowledge across all fields of podiatry including diabetic foot assessment and care, wound care, dry needling/acupuncture and orthotic therapy. Janet has extensive experience in nail surgery and its management and performs partial nail avulsions (PNA) and total nail avulsions (TNA) regularly in the clinic.

Having worked for the National Health Service for 15 years Janet and her family moved to Australia in 2011 calling the Hawkesbury her home. She previously worked as a community specialist podiatrist for NHS Ayrshire & Arran.


B. App Sc (Pod) (Hons)


James graduated from the University of Western Sydney podiatry course in 2006 with honours. He has worked in all aspects of podiatry in clinics in the Hawkesbury, Nepean and Blue Mountains. James is a caring and professional podiatrist and has a good understanding of evidence based practice. James likes treating people who have, or aim to have, an active lifestyle. He often utilises soft tissue therapy including massage, stretching and strapping techniques. He has a keen eye for prescribing orthotic devices based on an analysis of foot function and the way you walk. James tailors easy to follow treatment programmes that can help people of any age.

James likes to lead an active lifestyle himself and enjoys walking and playing tennis. In 2016 James became a father. He most of all values his time with his family. Observing his son grow has also inspired a renewed interest in children’s foot development and walking abnormalities (paediatric podiatry).

James’ research has involved the diabetic foot, lower limb biomechanics, and in-shoe pressure sensor equipment. He has previously been part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team offering their services around Bourke, NSW with a focus on children and indigenous health.


B. Pod. Med


Ailish was born in Scotland and moved to Australia in 2011, living in the Hawkesbury.

Ailish graduated from Western Sydney University in 2023. Her Mum, Aunt and cousin are also podiatrists.

Ailish has been a highland dancer since the age of 3 , giving her a wealth of knowledge in dancing and problems associated with the sport.



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