Our Podiatrists

Hayley Paterson (Senior Podiatrist/Director)
BHSc Pod (Hons) MAPodA

Hayley graduated with Honours from QUT Brisbane in 2004, then worked in Cairns before opening her clinic in Townsville in 2007. With an extensive background of representative touch football and hockey, Hayley understands the importance of keeping people (of all ages and activity levels) on their feet and active. Forever undertaking more courses Hayley is committed to fuelling her passion for Podiatry, in particular barefoot rehab training and Western Medical Acupuncture. Hayley’s sole focus is providing individualised, holistic biomechanical care.

Aside from work, Hayley enjoys yoga, circuit training, hiking, reading and exploring countries with completely different cultures.

Christine Hobbs (Podiatrist)

Born and raised in Ingham, Christine was excited to return to sunny North Queensland to be closer to her family and join the Foundation Podiatry team in January 2015. Christine has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics, paediatrics and ingrown toe nail surgery. Christine fully appreciates and is passionate about our motto: Active Feet > Active Body > Active Life.

Away from Podiatry Christine enjoys spending time with family, boating, reading, playing squash and walking the many tracks around Townsville.


  • Firstly, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist!
  • Payment is due at time of appointment
  • On-the-spot private health fund claims through HICAPS
  • Cash, cheque, Eftpos, Mastercard and VISA accepted
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Gold and White Card, WorkCover and CRS are accepted but require a referral from your doctor
  • Medicare rebates are available for people with ‘chronic’ conditions who are managed by their doctor under an ‘Enhanced Primary Care’ (EPC) plan. A specific referral from your doctor is required.
  • We welcome your call for any inquiries regarding our fees.

Find us in the ‘Old Rising Sun Plaza’ on Charters Towers Road with ample off-street parking.