Podiatrist Ian Goodchild

Podiatrist Ian Goodchild

In 2004, Ian graduated as a podiatrist from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and began his podiatry career at a well-established sports podiatry practice in Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs of Fortitude Valley and New Farm. Ian began working with My Foot Dr in December 2005 and managed the Fortitude Valley podiatry centre from 2006 until 2015.

From the latter half of 2015, Ian relocated to what was at the time, My Foot Dr’s head office in Camp Hill, where he is now a Clinic Partner and clinical lead. As well as being Australia’s largest podiatry clinic, this modern, purpose-built centre boasts onsite footwear retail outlet, medical specialists, massage therapy, a pedorthic facility, and an orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) fabrication lab. At this clinic Ian can work across the full scope of podiatry / orthotics / pedorthics practice and manage complex cases with a skilled multidisciplinary team. This diverse scope helps set My Foot Dr Camp Hill apart from other podiatry centres in the country and the clinic is a destination for complex podiatry cases from all over the state. Ian sources assistive technology from world leading manufacturers including iOrthoticsSurestep and Choose Your Shoes. Ian routinely fits complex custom-made ankle foot orthotics and custom pedorthic footwear which hugely impacts on the lives of his patients, particularly those with disabilities.

Ian is very proficient in all areas of podiatry and enjoys a varied case load of podiatry services. His special interest subspecialties include podopaediatrics, sports podiatry, orthotic and prosthetic manufacture, and pedorthics. Ian is a sought-after provider of medico legal reports and has experience in cases of workplace injury compensation. Ian has extensive experience with NDIS and other 3rd party payers.

As well as holding a clinical role, Ian manages several clinics in Brisbane and is a Regional Partner for My Foot Dr Camp Hill, Mt Gravatt and Red Hill. With 2 decades of experience, he acts as a mentor to many of the staff across these sites and is involved in special interest groups focusing on above the ankle podiatry services.

Ian holds several professional memberships including The Australian Podiatry Association (QLD), and Sports Podiatry Queensland. He also enjoys contributing to the ongoing education of the profession, by mentoring final year podiatry, pedorthics and podiatry assistants from several universities and other tertiary education institutions both locally and interstate.

Socially, Ian is a keen road cyclist and bush walker. He also has his hands full with 3 children and loves the challenges and rewards of being a dad.​