Ben Harcourt | Podiatrist

Ben Harcourt

Ben is Principal Podiatrist for Gold Coast Foot Centres and consults from Summit Physiotherapy and Shoulder Centre on Tuesdays.

The Gold Coast Foot Centres provide professional diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Patients of all ages are treated for any condition resulting from postural and gait abnormalities, bone and joint disorders, soft tissue, muscular, neurological and circulatory disorders. The Gold Coast Foot Centres specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot and lower limb pain sustained during sport and other physical activities.

Poor foot posture and function is a major cause of foot and ankle pain. Shin and calf pain, as well as many knee, hip and lower back problems may also stem from the feet. People involved in sport and physical activity, and those who spend long hours on their feet are more prone to injuries arising from poor foot and lower limb function.

After a thorough clinical assessment, the Gold Coast Foot Centres’ podiatrists will identify specific factors that are contributing to an individual’s problem.

A tailored, multidimensional treatment program may include:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercise programs
  • Taping/padding techniques
  • Specific footwear model recommendations
  • Footwear modifications
  • Prescription of custom-made foot orthotics
  • Changes to daily activities/training regimens
  • Bracing/Splints

Currently the consulting podiatrists for:

  • Gold Coast Titans NRL team
  • Brisbane Lions AFL team
  • Queensland Reds Rugby Union team
  • Queensland Firebirds Netball team