In 2015, the founders of my FootDr podiatry centres, Greg Dower and Darren Stewart formed AFAI, a unique proposition in wholistic foot care in Australia. In collaboration with some of the best foot and lower limb orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, pedorthists and Allied Health practitioners including orthotists and prosthetists, massage therapists and sports scientists, AFAI offers a one-stop-shop for the best quality foot care available today.
Our AFAI Centre of Excellence has visiting medical specialists and offers orthotic and prosthetic as well as pedorthic services which can be funded through Medical Aid Subsidy Scheme (MASS), the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). AFAI was the first clinic in the company to offer Exacta3D custom made orthopaedic footwear, saving dozens of limbs in the first year of operation.
This technology is particularly beneficial to those requiring custom medical grade footwear and utilises a 3D camera to build a model of the patient’s feet that is used to fabricate even the most complex shoes for severe foot deformities.
Our Centre of Excellence also has a state of the art O&P facility to fabricate the TAG Brace and other foot and lower limb orthotics such as supramalleolar orthotics (SMOs), ankle foot orthotics (AFOs), knee-ankle foot orthotics (KFOs) and UCBL orthotics.
We also specialise in children’s foot and ankle disorders, utilising industry leading SureStep orthotics for children with developmental challenges.
AFAI is also the teaching hub for our registrar program where newly graduated podiatrists are upskilled in innovative footcare technologies so that they meet our highest standards in quality foot and lower limb treatment.