Pacific Podiatry are experts when it comes to footcare. Podiatrists Andrea Downs,  Alex Copeland and Yvette Cunningham are highly qualified & offer excellent care and advice across all matters of feet.

Podiatry is the medical science that focuses on the care of the foot and ankle and, the relationship between the function of the foot and lower limb

At Pacific Podiatry, we support the expertise, experience, qualifications and passion of our podiatrists with the latest innovative technology and techniques. Our podiatrists are all university-qualified, have over 30 years of combined experience and are members of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.


Andrea Downs


M.A.Pod.A, Cert III Reflexology, Cert IV Dry Needling, Injection Therapy
Director/Principal Podiatrist

Andrea has over 23 years’ experience both in Australia and abroad. Andrea has continued her education in other areas beyond traditional podiatry – such as acupuncture, injection therapy, paediatrics, reflexology, myofascial release and taping techniques to name a few – so she is able to offer an extra level of care to her many loyal and happy clients. Andrea enjoys all aspects of Podiatry, but in particular enjoys treating children’s feet and biomechanics. Andrea was born in Tasmania, her father (and grandfather) owned and operated shoe stores in the north of state, so feet have always been a big part of her life.  Andrea is now a mum to two kids, a dog and a cat. She loves everything about the Northern Beaches – the beautiful environment, the friendly people and the caring community.

Alex Copeland


Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry, with Distinction from the University of Newcastle. He was awarded the Faculty of Health & Medicine Medal for outstanding academic achievement and the School of Health and Sciences Award for Clinical Excellence. He has also previously completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Western Sydney University, aiding to broaden his understanding of podiatry.

During his studies he traveled to India completing placement at SMRC hospital in Goa where he where he was introduced to a wide range of foot cases. He also undertook multiple placements in private practice including a surgery placement with Sydney’s podiatric surgeon Ozan Amir.

Alex has a keen interest in all aspects of podiatry with a special interest in lower limb biomechanics, sports podiatry, diabetic foot care and toe nail surgery. Alex is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, keeping him up to date with the latest research and treatments, helping to get the best results for his patients.

Outside of podiatry, Alex is an experienced amateur boxer, often competing at events across NSW. He also enjoys travelling, snowboarding, surfing and down time with his family.

Yvette Cunningham




Dry Needling Certificate

Yvette graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry, from the University of Newcastle. She also completed a Bachelor of Communications degree at Charles Sturt University.

Yvette is passionate about keeping people moving and doing what they love. A holistic approach to patient care allows Yvette’s patients to recover, reach their goals and return to exercise faster.

Yvette has strong interest in toe nail surgery, chronic foot pain, injury rehabilitation and biomechanics of the foot.

Yvette has a young family who enjoy camping, hiking and relaxing at the beach.

About your visit

You do not need a referral from your GP to attend Pacific Podiatry, although we do accept referrals from other healthcare professionals.

The length of your appointment will be dependant on your condition.

On your first visit we will ask you questions about your health, family medical history and present symptoms or foot and leg injuries. After diagnosis, your treatment options are discussed with you by one of our friendly and qualified podiatrists.

  • HICAPS – on the spot claims for private patients
  • Medicare EPC
  • Veterans’ Affairs DVA
  • Treatment under Worksafe