About Our Sports Podiatrists

Karl Lockett - Sports Podiatrist

Karl Lockett graduated as Podiatrist in 1998 and very quickly put down the scalpels and nail clippers. It was clear from the beginning that he didn’t want work with skin and nails, instead he wanted to excel as a Sports Podiatrist.

“I was drawn to the science behind human movement and bio-mechanics and how this could be fine tuned to enhance performance or treat injuries.”

Karl Lockett has always been a keen athlete himself, having played semi-professional football in England in addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu here in Sydney. He enjoys running and keeping fit in general and has endured one or two sports related injuries himself throughout his career as a Sports Podiatrist, so he understands the body and knows what it’s like to be injured.

His treatments of running injuries are practical and always aim to keep you on the move where possible.

“Most runners are addicted to the sport and don’t want to stop training so I introduce treatments into their running programme first, and only request that they take a break as a last resort. I hate sitting on the sideline and I’ll only do it if I have to”.

Most Podiatrists cover all areas of foot health. They cut toe nails, shave off hard skin and do the occasional bio-mechanical assessment. As a Sports Podiatrist, Karl only treats painful foot and leg conditions, whether a recreational athlete, a person who likes walking their dog or an elitist runner. He and his team carry out bio-mechanical assessments every day and treat adults or children with flat feet, high arches or any type of muscular-skeletal foot condition.

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Karl Lockett has always been a keen athlete himself, having played semi-professional football in England in addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu here in Sydney. He enjoys running and keeping fit in general and has endured one or two sports related injuries himself throughout his career as a Sports Podiatrist, so he understands the body and knows what it’s like to be injured.

His treatments of running injuries are practical and always aim to keep you on the move where possible.

“Most runners are addicted to the sport and don’t want to stop training so I introduce treatments into their running programme first, and only request that they take a break as a last resort. I hate sitting on the sideline and I’ll only do it if I have to”.

Most Podiatrists cover all areas of foot health. They cut toe nails, shave off hard skin and do the occasional bio-mechanical assessment. As a Sports Podiatrist, Karl only treats painful foot and leg conditions, whether a recreational athlete, a person who likes walking their dog or an elitist runner. He and his team carry out bio-mechanical assessments every day and treat adults or children with flat feet, high arches or any type of muscular-skeletal foot condition.

Whilst maintaining a thorough and professional approach to his work, underneath the “white coat” is a person who loves meeting people and loves to help. He likes a good chat and has a pretty dry sense of humour. Typical for a Pom, maybe not so typical for a Podiatrist.

And now for the compulsory boring stuff… he’s a guest lecturer at the Podiatry school at the University of Western Sydney, he’s a member of the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and is a full member of the NSW Podiatry Association.

If you have a foot problem, other than a skin and nail issue, and you need a Sports Podiatrist – Karl can help.

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