About Us

Pinnacle Sports Podiatry Comprises Sydney’s Leading Team of Sports Podiatrists.

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CLINIC HOURS

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 6:00
Saturday 9:30 – 1:00
Sunday CLOSED

North Sydney : (02) 9964 0099  Caringbah: (02) 8544 3680

THE CLINIC

Pinnacle Sports Podiatry is a leading podiatrist clinic based in both North Sydney & Caringbah. Established in 2013, Pinnacle Sports Podiatry was opened by Senior Podiatrist Thomas Do Canto, to cater for the growing demand for high-quality sports podiatry services in the Lower North Shore and South Sydney. Comprising a team of expert, passionate sports podiatrists in Sydney, Pinnacle is built on the foundation of supporting others to get active, and to stay active.

Formerly known as Walker Street Sports Podiatry, in 2022 the name changed to Pinnacle Sports Podiatry to incorporate multiple clinic sites and online telehealth sports podiatry services. Despite the clinic name change, the goal is still the same; to provide accessible, high-quality and evidence-based sports podiatry services to those that need it.

The Pinnacle team are qualified, friendly, and expert podiatrists who are passionate about providing exceptional injury management, treatment, and prevention. With a wealth of experience in providing sport and running-related injury treatment, you can rest assured that when you visit Pinnacle Sports Podiatry, you’re in safe hands.

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THE PODIATRISTS

Thomas and Phillipa have been working together for more than a decade. Learning and growing as foot care professionals to provide unrivalled attention to detail and a commitment to getting you back on your feet – faster and stronger than before.

Thomas Do Canto
Thomas Do CantoSenior Podiatrist (B.ExSc, B.Pod)
Tom has dual qualifications in exercise & sports Science and podiatry, and has over 10 years of clinical experience. Tom is passionate about getting his patients back to the sport or activities they enjoy, and is constantly aiming to improve upon his practical application of evidence-based sports medicine for the lower limb.

Current roles and activities:
• State director (NSW & ACT) at Sports & Exercise Podiatry Australia (SEPA)
• Consultant Podiatrist to the Sydney Swans (AFL)
• Podcast host: Shoe Geeks via Inside Running Podcast

Tom has a special interest in the management of running related injury. Having competed for Australia at the World Half Marathon Championships in 2018, as well as treating some of Australia’s best distance runners, he brings with him a wealth of personal and professional experience when treating running related injury.

Tom enjoys treating a variety of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions and embraces working collaboratively with other health professionals to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients.

Having the ability to stay physically active and enjoy sport is core to his beliefs – Tom invests an exceptional level of care to help achieve this with everyone he treats.

Phillipa Ignacz
Phillipa IgnaczSenior Podiatrist (B.ExSc, B.Pod)
I was first introduced to podiatry at the early age of 9, when I was experiencing chronic knee pain and my parents took me to a podiatrist. I was very active growing up, enthusiastic about running and sport. Taking part in hours of activity every day, the knee pain affected me enormously. The implementation of a custom orthotic device relieved my symptoms immediately, and I have since continued with the knowledge that “correct” foot mechanics play a huge part in reducing stress to the body as a whole, as well as improving quality of life through continued physical activity.

My participation (and coaching/management) in athletics, touch football, Oz Tag, Soccer and Rugby Union over the last 30 years has broadened my knowledge with a deep understanding of exercise, training, competition, injury /management (and psychology), not only for myself, but a broad range of levels of athletes.

With 25 completions of the Sun Herald City to Surf, and a lot of experience with running shoes myself, I developed a deep passion and understanding of footwear and its ability to effect performance, gait and injury occurrence/management. This interest in running-shoes led me to work at a technical running-shoe store in Sydney. This is where I continued to enhance my knowledge and become quite an expert in finding the correct footwear for runners of all types, according to their running gait, injury history and training patterns. Eight years of experience in the running-shoe fitting game, has provided me with an advantage in my treatment of patients, with an ability to recommend specific brands and models of running shoes to suit their individual needs.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Australian Catholic University)
Bachelor of Podiatry (The University of Newcastle)

Association Memberships:

Sports Medicine Australia
Australasian Podiatric Association

Sports Clubs:

Balmain Touch Football Association
Greenwich Sports Club

OUR PODIATRY SERVICES

We are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and management of foot, ankle and lower limb injuries. Book your appointment with Sydney’s most trusted Podiatry Clinic today.