Podiatrist to the Sydney Opera House – since 2020

The head of Sydney Heel Pain’s podiatry team is Dr. Karl Lockett. Karl is a sports podiatrist, studied Podiatry in Manchester, England, and graduated in 1998 with honours.

In addition to complex heel pain conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles tendinosis, Karl treats all foot and leg problems such as shin splints, knee pain, ankle pain, Morton’s Neuroma (inflamed nerves), and bunions.

Karl can give expert advice and opinion on all areas of foot and heel pain. He has great experience and success in treating all types of foot and ankle injuries, as well as the most common heel pain conditions: plantar fasciitis (Heel Spurs) and Achilles tendon conditions.

Karl Lockett is at the forefront of foot and heel health. He has a specific interest in foot function and biomechanics and works with all muscular-skeletal conditions.

Karl is a serious sportsman himself, having played semi-professional soccer and having a 10-year history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has a particular interest in heel pain and not just that which is related to sport.

Karl’s therapies for treating foot and heel pain include strapping, shock wave therapy, stretching, dry needling, immobilisation boots, and custom-made orthotics.

In the clinic, Karl carries out biomechanical assessments, analysing patients’ gait and foot function while they walk or run on a treadmill. Where necessary, he offers state-of-the-art orthotics made with the latest 3D foot scanning technology.

Karl is a highly experienced, reputable podiatrist Sydney locals can consult with, in absolute confidence.




Fatemeh graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University and is a current member of the Australian Podiatry Association and the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

She has a strong passion for sports podiatry and lower limb biomechanics, in particular the diagnosis, management and treatment for Plantar Fasciitis and heel pain, and has been extensively trained by Karl in this field.

Fatemeh takes a holistic approach to the diagnosis and management of common foot conditions, through careful examination and sustained patient education. She believes the most crucial part of a treatment plan includes comprehensive patient understanding and awareness.

As such, she is committed to setting short and long-term goals with each individual patient to ensure optimal satisfaction and the best outcomes are achieved.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in sports podiatry, orthotic therapy, digital foot scanning, shockwave therapy, musculoskeletal rehab, and deep connective tissue massage.

Her special areas of interest are Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendon rupture treatment, Plantar FasciitisSevers Disease, Pediatrics, and general soft tissue injuries.

Fatemeh is an effective communicator who also speaks Persian and is committed to providing the highest quality podiatry services through continuous learning and professional development.




Rami is a graduate of Western Sydney University where he completed his Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine. Rami enjoys all aspects of podiatry with a special focus on sports podiatry, biomechanics and heel pain.

Rami has been fortunate to have been trained under the guidance of leading sports podiatrists from all over Australia. He keeps up to date with the most recent research and is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association.

He has received extensive further training from the team at Sydney Heel Pain and as such is able to off the highest standard of podiatry services, including the use of 3D digital foot scanning, shockwave therapies, orthotic prescriptions, dry needling, immobilisation boots, and strapping techniques.

Exercise physiology and its discipline have always been a passionate field for Rami. In particular, the studies of how the lower limb operates during exercise and the complex interactions between the body’s muscles, joints, and nervous system.

Rami understands that every patient has different needs, so he strives to tailor every treatment plan accordingly.
Working hand in hand with patients to assess, manage, and resolve a broad spectrum of lower limb health problems and issues has always brought Rami great pleasure.



What We Do

A podiatrist is a foot care specialist. There is no one better to see about your heel pain; at Sydney Heel Pain our experienced podiatrists have developed a special interest in a particular part of the foot, the heel.

Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine & Sports Medicine Australia Members

You will be treated by a nationally accredited podiatrist, registered with all health funds and Medicare, and who has membership with the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia.

Sydney Heel Pain sports podiatrists are highly regarded and sought-after for Sydney podiatry services.

After many years in clinical practice in sports podiatrist and after treating endless cases of heel pain and plantar fasciitis, we joined forces with Melbourne Heel Pain Clinic.

Together, we combined all our knowledge and resources in order to become specialists in the treatment of heel pain.

Extensive Podiatry Experience

We are now proud to offer the highest quality of specialist podiatry care in North Sydney.  As a leading podiatrist for plantar fasciitis treatment, having successfully treated such a vast number of patients with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon pain, and having studied so many cases of heel pain over the years, we offer effective, permanent solutions for the conditions that cause problems for so many people.

All of our North Sydney sports podiatry specialists, as well as the CBD and Parramatta locations, are extremely familiar with the variety of common treatments that fail to give relief.

If you are in search of Sydney podiatry and are reading the information on this website then you, or your child, has most likely developed one of the heel pain ailments, and we are here to help.

Our podiatrists in the North Sydney ( Crows Nest ) clinic and all other clinics alike, know from experience just how painful it can be, and how frustrating it can be for the long-term sufferers who are ultimately forced to make lifestyle changes to cope with the problem. If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can persist for many years.

Searching For The ‘Best Sports Podiatrist Near Me’?

Sydney Heel Pain is here to help when you need a podiatrist Sydney locals can conveniently access. We offer a wide range of services for heel pain treatment from orthotic inserts for plantar fasciitis to treatment for a heel spur. We service Kent Street near the QVB, Crows Nest, Parramatta and Vaucluse but we see patients from far and wide beyond North Sydney.

Patients who fly in from interstate only need to visit us once, as we can go through everything in one long visit.