There are 2 podiatrists currently consulting at Essendon Foot Clinic. Our podiatrists are registered to practice in the state of Victoria. Daniel is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association.

There are two reception and administration staff who manage the day-to-day running of the clinic. Our staff have extensive experience working in medical clinics and client services and ensure the practice runs smoothly and efficiently.

  • Bernard Comerford

    B.App.Sc.(Pod) Grad.Dip.Pod.
    Master of Podiatry

    Bernard Comerford
    Qualification: B.App.Sc.(Pod) Grad.Dip.Pod. Master of Podiatry
    Bernard Comerford completed his undergraduate Podiatry degree in 1984 and after travelling overseas for 12 months he established his
    multi-disciplinary practice in Essendon in 1986. Further studies were undertaken in the following years
    seeing Bernard complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Podiatry at La Trobe University in 1994, his
    Masters in Podiatry at Curtin University in Perth in 2003 and he is an Endorsed Podiatric Prescriber of
    Scheduled Medicines in Victoria.
    Bernard has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine since 1996 and is
    currently an external Clinical Studies Supervisor at both La Trobe and Charles Sturt Universities. He
    is a member of the ANZPAC University Accreditation Panel and the La Trobe University’s External
    Curriculum Advisory Panel. With a keen interest in skin and nail infections, Bernard undertook
    intensive training with Cutera to qualify as a Laser Technician and treats fungal nail and plantar warts
    in his Essendon practice.
    Outside of work Bernard enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and three sons, Aussie
    Rules football, fishing and horse racing.

  • Daniel McManus

    B.Podiatry, Endorsed Prescriber

    Daniel McManus
    Qualification: B.Podiatry, Endorsed Prescriber of Scheduled Medicines
    Special interests: Children’s Podiatry, Running Injuries.
    Daniel McManus graduated with his undergraduate podiatry degree in 2005 and has since attained
    his endorsement as a Podiatric Prescriber of Scheduled Medicine in Victoria. As a trained Laser
    Technician, he can treat fungal nails, plantar warts, and various soft tissue pathologies. Daniel’s
    dedication to comprehensive podiatric care extends to his regular attendance at seminars and
    webinars focusing on sports and biomechanics, paediatrics, and high-risk cases, ensuring ongoing
    professional growth.
    Beyond his clinical practice, Daniel also works part-time for Monash Health Community’s Child and
    Family Team, collaborating within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside physiotherapists and
    exercise physiologists. He previously chaired the Australian Podiatry Association Special Interest
    Group for Paediatrics.
    As a resident of Essendon and the owner of Essendon Foot Clinic, Daniel is dedicated to delivering
    exceptional patient care to the local community. He prioritises evidence-based practice, staying
    abreast of current research and its practical applications.

    Daniel finds joy in running, relishing the challenges and triumphs that come with marathon running. He
    has conquered four Melbourne Marathons with a personal best time of 3 hours and 20 minutes.