CBR Podiatry

Canberra’s Patient-Centred Foot Care Clinic

No Referral Needed

Welcome to CBR Podiatry

Podiatrists in O'Connor, Canberra

CBR Podiatry provides personalised and professional treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg conditions. Whether you have long-standing heel pain or acute pain caused by an ingrown toenail, we’re here to treat the cause, not just the symptoms. We’ll provide individualised treatment for your foot health; assisting with management of pain and discomfort. 

We believe in patient-centred podiatry care tailored to your individual needs. At our new clinic, located in O’Connor, inner North Canberra, we assess, diagnose and treat an extensive range of podiatry conditions utilising the latest research.

We welcome new patients from all over Canberra, including Acton, Civic, Turner, O’Connor, Lyneham and surrounds. We’re also well-positioned if you’re visiting us from regional areas such as Murrumbateman and Yass.

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How We Can Help You

heel pain

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common and debilitating condition caused by many different conditions that can greatly impact your daily routine. Our principal podiatrist Nick is experienced in treating heel pain and diagnosing the underlying cause. In addition to offering weekday heel pain appointments, we also have a Saturday heel pain clinic.

Video Gait Analysis

Plantar fasciitis

Are you suffering from heel pain? It may be caused by plantar fasciitis (more correctly known as plantar fasciopathy). This is damage to the thick band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. We offer tailored treatment plans for this common foot ailment.

ingrown toenails

Ingrown Toenails + Surgery

An ingrown toenail a painful condition caused by the side or edge of the nail growing into the skin. We’ll assess your condition and recommend the best treatment plan – from nail trimming to surgery. Surgery is performed by an experienced podiatrist at our O’Connor clinic.


We provide an extensive array of orthotics to cater to your specific foot care needs and lifestyle, including custom-moulded, heat-moulded, and off-the-shelf prefabricated orthotics. We even provide orthotic solutions for high heels and fashion shoes.


Bunions are protrusions that develop at the base of the big toe joint with discolouration and often pain. Arthritis can develop in the joint and cause footwear issues. We help treat and manage any pain, inflammation, and difficulty wearing footwear.

Achilles Tendonitis

Characterised by pain and irritation of the Achilles tendon, this condition commonly occurs due to overuse, repetitive stress, sudden increases in physical activity and more. We offer a customised treatment plan for this painful problem.

Shin Splints

A broad term that can include pain and inflammation along the shinbone, shin splints can be an uncomfortable ailment that impacts your daily life. We offer biomechanical assessments for this condition and provide customised treatment plans.

Flat Feet

Flat feet caused by excessive foot pronation or hypermobility may lead to discomfort, instability, or injuries. We assess the way the foot and leg are functioning by offering biomechanical assessment appointments.

Posture or Alignment Issues

We provide a thorough biomechanical assessment to address your specific posture, alignment concerns and overall musculoskeletal health.

Skin and Nail Conditions

Are skin and nail issues causing you discomfort or embarrassment? We diagnose and treat corns, cracked heels, fungal infections, hard skin, athlete’s foot, and more.


There are numerous treatments available for verrucae (warts). At CBR Podiatry, we assess your foot health before selecting a suitable treatment for adults and children.

Children’s Feet

We offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children aged 5 years old and up, covering a variety of podiatry concerns experienced by children. Our principal podiatrist is a member of Australian Paediatric Podiatry.

New Patient Offer

$20 OFF


Your initial consultation includes:

  • Case history
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment, if appropriate, and management plan
* When paying for your appointment at the clinic, please mention this offer.

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What to Expect at CBR Podiatry

We work with you every step of the way, providing individualised treatment and management plans for your feet and lower limbs.

Your first visit

You’ll undergo a comprehensive initial consultation. During your appointment, we’ll take a detailed history and perform an extensive examination to determine the cause of your issue.

Exceptional Industry Experience

Based on our initial assessment and diagnosis, we’ll recommend the best treatment plan for your individual requirements. 

Client Satisfaction

Our advanced podiatry solutions are supported by the latest research to help you achieve your foot care goals and live your best life.

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Why Choose CBR Podiatry?

Patient-centred and Personalised Treatment Plans

CBR Podiatry follows a patient-centred approach and provides bespoke care plans tailored to your specific condition, lifestyle, and objectives. We take the time to listen. We also assess, diagnose, and provide comprehensive advice and management of your podiatry problem. Our aim is to ensure you feel educated, empowered and in control of your wellbeing. What’s more, you’re guaranteed to be treated by a podiatrist with over 10 years of experience.

Convenient North Canberra Location

CBR Podiatry clinic is conveniently located in O’Connor, Canberra, just a 6-minute drive from Civic. You can easily schedule an appointment before or after work or during your lunch break. We also welcome patients from across Canberra and nearby regional areas like Murrumbateman and Yass.

Accessible Clinic
with Plenty of Parking

Our clinic is wheelchair accessible and located at the O’Connor Shops, inner North Canberra. You’ll find ample free parking just outside our clinic on David Street. Or you can park at the nearby O’Connor Shops on Sargood Street.

Appointment Times

Flexible appointment booking times are available to fit in with your busy schedule. We provide the relief you need when you need it. Book online for all appointments, including:

  • Next day appointments
  • Thursday evening appointments

Photo of Nick Cotton from CBR Podiatry, an experienced principal podiatrist in O’Connor, North Canberra

Meet Nick. Your Experienced and Trusted Canberra Podiatrist

Nicholas Cotton

Principal Podiatrist - Bachelor of Science Podiatry (Hons)

Nicholas (Nick) Cotton is the principal podiatrist and founder of CBR Podiatry, with over 11 years of experience delivering foot care. Nick graduated with a First-Class Bachelor of Science Podiatry degree with honours in 2012. He has since honed his skills in various clinical settings in the UK and Australia, including hospitals, private clinics, aged care and community healthcare.

Nick is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, patient-centred care – treating the underlying condition, not just the symptom, and working side by side with his patients to help improve their quality of life. Nick offers services and treatment plans tailored to the individual, not just a one-size-fits-all approach.

While Nick enjoys all forms of general podiatry, his special interests are heel pain, ingrown toenails and orthotics. He particularly enjoys resolving chronic podiatry conditions that have previously proven difficult to treat. Nick undertakes continual professional development so he can offer his patients the latest evidenced-based treatment options. He is also a long-term member of multiple podiatry organisations, including the Australian Podiatry Association and the special interest group Australian Paediatric Podiatry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should see a podiatrist if you are experiencing foot, heel, ankle or lower leg pain, discomfort, or mobility issues that aren’t resolving. Podiatrists are skilled in treating ingrown toenails, warts, hard skin and corns, to name but a few. A podiatrist can also help with foot issues related to diabetes, arthritis, sporting injuries and more.

Whether you have a sudden injury, chronic condition, or concerns about your foot health, our experienced podiatrist is here to provide assessment and diagnosis, foot care and personalised treatment plans.

CBR Podiatry conducts comprehensive biomechanical assessments to evaluate how your gait may affect other areas of your body. With a deep understanding of foot and lower limb anatomy, podiatrists diagnose foot conditions, identify potential underlying health issues, and provide appropriate treatment plans.

You don’t need a GP referral to book an appointment with a podiatrist. You can book online and bring any relevant scans or information along to your first appointment. If you’re a patient with a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, your GP may issue you a “Referral Form for Individual Allied Health Services” for your podiatry care. Please email this to info@cbrpodiatry.com.au before your first appointment. You’ll then be eligible for a small Medicare rebate for some appointment types.
No, however, if your GP has issued you with a “Referral Form for Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare for patients with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs,” you will be eligible for a small Medicare rebate for some appointment types. See your GP for more details and email the form to info@cbrpodiatry.com.au before your first appointment.

We accept all health funds. We also use HICAPs to process your health insurance rebate on the spot.

Please bring the following to your appointment (if applicable):

  • Referral form from your GP (if issued with a referral form for a chronic medical condition)
  • Your private health fund card
  • Relevant specialist reports and/or imaging scans
  • Shoes you wear most frequently
  • Older shoes showing wear patterns
  • Shoes you wear when experiencing discomfort
  • Current and previous orthotics

It is preferable to wear shorts if you are attending for a biomechanical assessment (i.e. heel/arch pain).

We are often able to manage ingrown toenails conservatively without surgery. If so, we treat ingrown toenails non-surgically by using specialised instruments to trim the edge of the nail and remove the ingrown spike of nail. If, however, you require nail surgery, you’ll be offered a surgical appointment soon after.

The first appointment includes taking a detailed history, neurological and vascular assessment, on-the-spot treatment or a recommendation regarding your next treatment steps.

Yes. We offer a wide range of orthotics to suit your unique requirements. Custom-made orthotics can provide support and comfort to your feet while effectively managing persistent foot, ankle, or leg pain.

Our experienced podiatrist will take the time to explain the unique advantages of each type of orthotic and assist you in finding the best option for you. Our range of orthotics includes custom-moulded, heat-moulded, and off-the-shelf prefabricated orthotics. We even offer orthotics for high heels and fashion shoes.

Yes, we do. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants who are self or plan managed are most welcome. Just let us know you’re an NDIS participant when booking your first appointment.

Yes. CBR Podiatry is located on the ground floor, and our entrance is wide enough for easy wheelchair access.

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Contact Info
Opening Hours

Mon: 8 am – 6 pm
Tue: 8 am – 6 pm
Wed: 8 am – 6 pm
Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 8 am – 6 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed