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My FootDr Podiatry Mitchell Paterson Tweed Heads

My FootDr Tweed HeadsMitchell is the Supervising Podiatrist based out of our Tweed Heads and Robina clinics on the Gold Coast. With 10 years practicing as a podiatrist and 14 years in Orthotic Manufacturing, Mitchell is a highly competent and experienced practitioner. He has a special interest in paediatrics, biomechanics and custom foot orthotics. He is passionate about his profession constantly educating patients, referring practitioners and the community that as podiatrists we are experts in conditions of the foot and lower limb and can help people suffering from hip, knee, leg and foot pain. 

In 2020, Mitchell is an active member of the MyFoot Dr group by participating in the Business Leadership Program held by Healthia throughout the year and volunteering his time to be apart of the Organising Committee for Healthia’s Annual Integrated Health Conference.

When Mitchell was 12, he complained to his parents about having sore knees and heels. He was an active kid, playing sport after school every day and these ‘growing pains’ were really getting in the way of his dream of becoming a Test cricket player! Thankfully his parents took him along to see a podiatrist who proceeded to explain that his aches and pains were due to his wonky feet and he was fitted with orthotics.

Fast forward 10 years, Mitchell is not playing test cricket for Australia but is studying Podiatry at QUT in Brisbane. Mitchell wanted to work in health and help people enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle without foot pain and disability. He dived into anything feet related, working in numerous footwear stores, orthotic labs and sports practices whilst at University. Mitchell was awarded Excellence in Orthotic Manufacturing during his second year of studies.

Since graduating in 2010, Mitchell has worked in many aspects of podiatry enjoying the benefit he can have on people’s lives. Mitchell prides himself in taking time with patients to listen to their concerns and to find a solution which best suits them. With continuing professional development, he has focused further education in biomechanics, paediatrics, foot mobilisation and dry needling (western acupuncture). In 2015, Mitchell started as a clinical supervisor and sessional academic at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast, teaching the next cohort of podiatrists the tricks of the trade.

When Mitchell is not fixing feet, he can be found at Cabarita Beach with his daughter Grace, playing guitar at home on the balcony or travelling the world looking for new experiences.