The Practitioners

Dr Abbie Najjarine

Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner

M.A.Pod.A B.sc Pod (QMU) UK, Dip Hlth Sc Pod (NSW) Dip Sport Inj (ACNT), Dip Rem M(ACNT), SMA, AAPSM Author of the “Orthotic Revolution”

Dr Abdul (Abbie) Najjarine is an internationally renowned podiatric biomechanical practitioner and lectures in his unique easy to understand Najjarine Assessment System (NAS). Dr Najjarine is based in Sydney, Australia, where he has 30 years of clinical practice experience, treating patients with lower limb biomechanical dysfunction.

In addition to providing clinical treatment, Dr Najjarine lectures extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, educating a wide range of medical professionals in lower limb biomechanical assessment and treatment techniques, joint mobilisation, prolotherapy, neural therapy, dry needling, strapping and physical therapy treatments.

He is co-founder and inventor of the patented ICB “Dual Density Orthotic” and invented the patented Footronics Football “Kick Trainer”. Dr Najjarine is the owner and Director of Dr. Abbie Clinics; Director of AOL Footcare Centre since 1993; Director and Founder of the International College of Biomechanics since 1996; Director of ICB medical since 2000; Director of ICB Gait and Posture Clinics since 2003; and was a board member of the Australian Podiatry Association (NSW&ACT) from 2010-13.

Dr Najjaine has been in private practice since 1990 giving him extensive experience in the prescription and application of orthotic therapy, treating over 200,000 patients.

Dr Ibrahim Coban

Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner

Mast. Podiatric Medicine/ B. Hlth Science WSU, SMA, AAPSM

Dr Ibrahim Coban (podiatrist) joined the AOL Gait and Posture Team (part of Dr. Abbie Clinics) in 2016 at the Kirrawee centre.  He has assisted in lecturing nationally to all different allied health disciplines about lower limb biomechanics, assessments, conditions and how to rectify these dysfunctions/imbalances in the body. He is dedicated to finding and treating the cause of the biomechanical problem and not the signs and symptoms that may be presented to us.

Dr Coban has been a lifelong player of the game of soccer, playing football at a national level.  When knee and ankle injuries prevented him to advance in his football career, it was Dr Abbie Najjarine that helped him get back into the game.

It was for this reason that Dr Coban chose to become a podiatrist so he could be able to provide the same gold standard of care and assistance he was given.

Dr Coban has a keen interest in all aspects of podiatry, with a particular focus in sports podiatry, paediatrics and biomechanics. So whether it is poor running technique, repetitive overuse injuries, sporting injuries, correcting children’s gait patterns along with improved posture, rest assured he will get to the core of the issue.

He has also gained advanced certification in lower limb biomechanics including gait and posture anaylsis (including the use of state of the art video treadmill technology), custom made orthotics, orthotic casting, lower limb manipulations and mobilisations, dry needling techniques, shockwave therapy, prolotherapy injection, neural injections, hair mineral sample analysis and sports injury management for treatment in podiatric conditions.

Dr Coban is an active member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).

Dr Nicholas Lowe

Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner

B. Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A, SMA, AAPSM

Dr Nicholas Lowe (podiatrist) is qualified from the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Podiatry with further training and certification in lower limb biomechanics and postural analysis with focus in foot mobilisations, dry needling, shockwave therapy, orthotic fabrication and injection therapies.  With experience as a ‘Fit Technician’ at The Athletes Foot and qualifications in Personal Training and Effective Movement Training (EMT) there is a well rounded approach to lower limb biomechanics, footwear prescription and exercise modalities.

Monday:           Kirrawee 9-5pm
Tuesday:          Sydney CBD 9-5pm
Wednesday:    Kirrawee 7.30-12pm (morning)
                           Hornsby 4-8.30pm (evening)
Thursday:         Narrabri (fly-in-fly-out monthly)
Friday:               Hamilton 9-5pm
Saturday:         Thornton 9-2pm 

Andrew Saunderson

Movement Scientist

M.A.Pod.A, B. Health Science (Movement Science) Usyd, Current student of B. Podiatric Medicine WSU, SMA, AAPSM

Andrew Saunderson is a health and movement scientist and podiatric biomechanics assistant who has been with AOL (now with Dr. Abbie Clinics) since early 2015. Andrew ensures his interventions are holistic and client centred, and strives to assist patients in reaching their goals. Andrew is passionate about the benefits of shockwave therapy, dry needling, massage, mobilisation techniques, stretches and exercise, used as an adjunct to orthotic therapy in optimising biomechanical restoration.

Coming from a sport and health background, Andrew assists patients to overcome barriers preventing them from engaging in the things that they love. Andrew has previously competed in athletics, Latin and ballroom dancing at state and national levels, and currently enjoys functional resistance training and basketball. Andrew therefore understands the importance of how biomechanical imbalance can negatively affect patient quality of life. Andrew’s assistance in lower limb massage techniques, shockwave therapy, dry needling, orthotic socks, and vitamins and minerals.  These collectively help rectify imbalances, and orthotic therapy can help restore a healthy and happy patient quality of life. Additionally, Andrew provides assistance in general treatments such as nail surgery (in-grown), removal of corns and callus as well as preparation of neural therapy, prolotherapy and casts for orthoses.

Andrew is currently receiving training in orthotic laboratory skills, biomechanics, vitamin and mineral prescription, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis along with his podiatric medicine studies.  Once completed at the end of 2018 he will be joining the team as a podiatric biomechanical practitioner.

Dr Hussein Lami

Podiatric Biomechanical Practitioner

Mast. Podiatric Medicine/B. Health Science WSU

Dr Hussein Lami (podiatrist) successfully graduated from Western Sydney University, with a bachelor’s degree of Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Podiatric Medicine.

His passion for podiatry continues, especially in the lower limb biomechanics, where he aspires to be of great influence in the field by growing and further developing his clinical skills and knowledge.

Dr Lami believes that his patients come first and joined the field to better and enrich the care and treatment of biomechanical issues of the body, ensuring and achieving the best results possible.

Dr Lami has always had a great desire to learn all aspects of podiatry, to further understand and develop the field, ensuring that his knowledge and techniques are always up to date, giving his patients the best care possible. He has had valuable certified training in the lower limb biomechanics, postural analysis focusing on foot mobilisations, shockwave therapy, dry needling, orthotic fabrication and injection therapy.

Dr Lami practices from 9am-5pm at Kirrawee on Monday and Tuesday; Sydney City on Wednesday; and Glenhaven on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (9am-2pm).

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Opening Hours

    • Monday
    • 9.00am – 5.00pm
    • Tuesday
    • 9.00am – 5.00pm
    • Wednesday
    • 7.30am – 4.00pm
    • Thursday
    • 9.00am – 5.00pm
    • Friday
    • 9.00am – 5.00pm
    • Saturday
    • Closed
    • Sunday
    • Closed

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