The Sunshine Coast’s leading Podiatrist for Children
BSc(Hons) Podiatry MAPodA MAAPSM
Chloe Potter is a highly experienced Paediatric/ Musculoskeletal & Sports Podiatrist who has spent her career constantly undertaking further study to expand her scope of practice & optimise her patient’s health.
Having spent her early childhood travelling around Australia with her family, she returned to England & studied Podiatric Medicine at the University of Brighton, UK. Qualifying with Honours in 2010, she emigrated to Australia the day after, maintaining a childhood promise to return to Australia at the very first possible opportunity.
Having honed her Paediatric Podiatry skills with the leading Paediatric Podiatrist in Australia, Dr Henry Netscher at Queensland’s longest running Children’s Podiatry practice, Chloe has treated hundreds of children of all ages including State & National athletes. She has many years of experience in the assessment & management of foot & leg pain, gait abnormalities & torsional problems in children. Chloe has also worked at Australia’s largest, purpose-built Sports Podiatry practice; utilising research grade gait & force analysis systems & industry leading digital orthotic design & manufacture.
During her past 3 years with Suncoast Podiatry, Chloe has built a reputation as the leading Podiatrist for children on the Sunshine & Fraser Coast for gait disorders, paediatric lower limb pain and development movement delays.She is grateful to have patients travelling from Maryborough, Gympie, Cooroy, Hervey Bay, Caboolture, Nambour, Kawana, Birtinya, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Caloundra, Kingaroy, Maroochydore & Beerwah to see her. She regularly receives referrals from GPs, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physiotherapists, Paediatric Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists & Osteopaths.
She is dedicated to helping your child develop life-long pain free movement to the best of their potential and will take the time to explain the condition, best treatment, footwear & most appropriate sports for your child’s mechanics & joint stability. Having personally suffered both clubfoot & a fracture of the spine in childhood, she understands the complex & challenging nature of Paediatric pain, particularly in young athletes.
Chloe is passionate about early intervention, accurate diagnosis & quick onward referral where necessary to prevent lifelong problems. She is passionate about keeping Queensland’s kids pain free and able to participate in the active lifestyle that is so vital for children’s physical and mental health.
Chloe has a particular interest in the effect of Hertiable Disorders of Connective Tissue (HDCT)/ Joint Hypermobility such as the Ehlers Danlos Syndromes and Marfan’s Syndrome on lower limb biomechanics and musculoskeletal pain in children & adults.
As a former representative soccer, netball & hockey player Chloe has an excellent understanding of sport specific biomechanics. Combined with extensive experience in treating lower limb sports injuries in amateur to elite Junior & Senior athletes, Chloe is highly regarded for opinion on recurrent or chronic lower limb athletic injuries in adults & children. She also has a strong interest in assisting patients in chronic pain.
Chloe has founded PotterPodiatry out of a desire to provide integrated, technologically advanced Podiatry care of the highest quality.
She welcomes referrals from other health professionals, educators and sports trainers. Chloe strongly believes the future of our healthcare system is integrated, patient-centred, multi-disciplinary care & will endeavour to communicate with any other Health Professionals involved in you or your child’s care.
The practice is fully digitally integrated from our online booking system, digitally scanned 3D foot imaging, digitally designed orthotics from the leading foot orthoses software in the world and 3D printing for outstanding quality, versatile orthoses tailored to the patient’s needs.