• Bachelor of Exercise Science (Australian Catholic University) 

  • Bachelor of Podiatry (The University of Newcastle)


Association Memberships

  • Sports Medicine Australia

  • Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

  • Australian Podiatry Association 



  • 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 

Thomas do Canto 

Written by podiatrist Thomas do Canto (B.ExSc, B.Pod)


My interest in podiatry began as a teenager when I was referred to a podiatrist by my sports doctor. I had developed my first running injury, a stress fracture in my foot, and my podiatrist recommended custom foot orthoses to help prevent reoccurrence. This experience was positive and sparked my interest and passion in sports medicine and podiatry.


I began tertiary studies with a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science at Australian Catholic University followed by a Bachelor of Podiatry at The University of Newcastle.


I love to learn and actively seek out the best evidence based treatments for my patients. I've joined professional associations aligned with my areas of interest as well as postgraduate training that enables me a wider scope of assessment techniques and treatment options.

I'm currently on the board of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine as Director for NSW & ACT. In this role I coordinate delivery of professional education for our members.


As a competitive distance runner myself, I know all too well the frustration felt when you're not able to participate in the sport you love due to injury. I look forward to helping you reach your running goals, fitness aspirations and pain-free participation in your chosen sport.  

Some running highlights for me so far include;

  • 72nd IAAF World Half Marathon Champs (64:18) 2018

  • 19th Fukuoka International Marathon (2:14:59) 2017

  • 1st Sixfoot Track Marathon 2016

  • 1st Melbourne marathon 2016

  • 2nd Sydney City to Surf 2016 & 2017

  • 3rd Australian Road Running Championships (Sydney:10) 2014

  • 3rd Australian Cross Country Championships 2014

Phillipa Ignacz

Written by podiatrist Phillipa Ignacz (B.ExSc, B.Pod)


My introduction to podiatry occurred at the young age of 9, when my parents took me to a podiatrist with chronic knee pain. I was very active, into running and sport, taking part every day in hours of activity. So the knee pain affected me greatly from day to day. The implementation of a custom orthotic device relieved my symptoms immediately, and I have continued ever since with the knowledge that “correct” foot mechanics play a large 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, I developed an absolute 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 now given me an advantage in my treatment of patients, with an ability to recommend specific brands and models of running shoes to suit their individual needs.



"I opened this clinic to focus on what I'm most passionate about - helping people get active and stay active - Tom do Canto