Treat arch, heel and forefoot pain and instability with our proven custom orthotic inserts.

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The Lower Limb Clinic is a leading Melbourne podiatry practice specialising in orthotic treatment of foot, ankle and knee pain... quickly.

We’ve been treating foot, ankle and knee problems since 1997, with a focus on high quality custom-made orthotics and a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Over time, this has been refined and additional services are now offered, including podiatry, minor surgery, injection therapy, ultrasound and dry needling. We stress continued development, including sourcing the latest research, techniques, materials and technology and integrating them as appropriate.

All orthoses are manufactured on site by hand in a dedicated laboratory, to meet each patient's individual needs. This gives us control of the manufacturing process and a rapid turnaround time so you can be out of pain faster. We refuse to compromise on materials or quality. It’s that simple.

We understand that your time has value. We respect that and we don’t keep you waiting. We also don’t rush or unnecessarily extend consultations. Your priorities will always be listened to and we will guide you to the solution that we feel best meets your needs.

Rapid 48 Hour Turn-Around

Our in-house laboratory enables us to deliver quality orthotics within a dramatically shortened time-frame, so you can get back on your feet faster.

Unrivaled Experience & Training

Our experienced team is led by Dr Richard Chasen, with over 20 years of experience treating foot pain, and extensive qualifications in orthotics and podiatry.

Highest Quality, Hand-Made Orthotics

All custom orthotics are made by hand using high quality materials in our own onsite laboratory to meet your specific, individual needs.

Extended-Hours Appointments

We know you're busy. That's why we offer after-hours appointments to ensure you don't miss out on treatment. 


Let our experienced team get you back on your feet fast.


Dr Richard Chasen and Dr Renee Forristal

Dr Richard Chasen

B.P.&O., B. Pod (Hons), Mast Hlth SCi (Pod)
M.A.Pod.A., M.A.A.P.S.M.

Dr Chasen has been treating feet for over 22 years. His special interests include lower limb orthopaedics, musculoskeletal conditions, joint diseases and sports injuries. His qualifications include a Master of Health Science (podiatry), Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics & Postgraduate surgical training.

Qualifications include:

  • Master of Health Science (podiatry)
  • Bachelor of Podiatry (honours)
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Postgraduate practical surgical training as an assistant to a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon
  • Therapeutics upgrade for prescribing podiatrists
  • Dry needling education

His special interest areas include lower limb orthopaedics, the field of medicine that deals with musculoskeletal conditions and rheumatology, or the treatment of joint diseases, as well as the treatment of sporting injuries and trauma. To this end, Richard regularly makes time to attend conferences and continuing education sessions, as well as working in conjunction with rheumatologists, orthopaedic and podiatric surgeons to ensure that the best possible standards of patient care are maintained. A long term study of karate has facilitated a keen interest in the mechanics of the human body and this is manifested in a deep understanding of normal and abnormal skeletal movement.

In addition, Dr Chasen has held accreditation and visitation rights as either a podiatrist, orthotist or surgical assistant at a number of Melbourne hospitals, including Essendon Private Hospital, Sir John Monash Private Hospital, Elsternwick Private Hospital, Vaucluse Private Hospital and Cabrini Healthcare Group, where he has maintained an ongoing commitment to providing high quality patient care. He has also lectured and tutored in musculoskeletal and orthotic topics at the School of Podiatry at La Trobe University and makes time to supervise and mentor both students and young podiatrists, in the hope that they will one day do the same for others.

Dr Renee Forristal

B. Pod., M.A.Pod.A., M.A.A.P.S.M.

Dr Forristal is a Melbourne girl, born and bred, and a friendly, experienced podiatrist, graduating from La Trobe University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Podiatry degree.  She has since undertaken training in dry needling and has made a point of attending conferences and training courses across the world to further her professional capabilities.
Renee has a special interest in foot and ankle pain, musculoskeletal and athletic injuries and is a keen fitness enthusiast outside the office. She has taken on The Lower Limb Clinic’s commitment to maintaining the best possible standards of patient care and is available for all aspects of podiatry offered by the practice.
She officially joined The Lower Limb Clinic as an associate in 2019 and has been a popular, well-received addition to the family.


Elsternwick Clinic

558 Glen Huntly Rd
VIC 3185


Let our experienced team get you back on your feet fast.