Meet Sayed Ahmed
In 2006, armed with a degree in Footwear Engineering and Technology and bucket loads of enthusiasm, Sayed got a job with global leaders in footwear manufacture Bata Shoe Co in Bangladesh.
While working with Bata, Sayed was made aware of the alarming spread of diabetes through Bangladesh, and the lack of treatment options.
Sayed moved to Australia in 2009 so he could build on his already extensive footwear manufacturing knowledge and skills. He also wanted to learn more about how he could make a positive difference to diabetic health through appropriate footwear.
In 2011, after studying with the Australian School of Pedorthics, Pro-Learn Pedorthics School in Oklahoma and undertaking professional training with industry leaders, Sayed received his Pedorthist Australia (C Ped AU) certification and in 2015 his pedorthist and custom maker (C Ped CM Au) certification.
He founded Foot Balance Technology to help people with foot health conditions.
In addition to his work through his clinic, Sayed works in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams at the High-Risk Foot Clinics of Nepean and St Vincents hospitals. He also regularly receives referrals from the High-Risk Foot Clinic at Concord, Royal Prince Alfred, Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals.
He is also completing a PhD in the area of diabetes foot care and footwear through the School of Health and Human Science at Southern Cross University. You can learn more about Sayed’s research topic here and find his published article here.
Sayed has a vision to use his experience and research to improve the lives of patients with diabetic foot problems around the globe.
As a first step, he is servicing patients in western Sydney and in 2018 trained a professional team to co-found Australia-Bangladesh Joint Venture High Risk Foot Care Services (ABHRFS) in Bangladesh. You can find out more about the joint venture here.
As well as his strong interest in diabetes, Sayed works closely with many public and private orthopaedic foot/ankle surgeons, podiatrists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation specialists, orthotists and prosthetists to advise on gait and posture improvement, supply footwear and orthoses and help patients through the rehabilitation process.
Sayed is also a guest lecturer and placement supervisor for final year podiatry students at Western Sydney University’s School of Podiatry Medicine and CQUniversity in Sydney.
He is also an elected board member of Pedorthic Association of Australia and committee member of NADC Foot Network Working Party.
Sayed has published articles in peer reviewed journals and is a much sought-after speaker at leading pedorthics and foot health related conferences at home and abroad.
To make an appointment to see Sayed call 1300 246 328.
To schedule Sayed for speaking engagements contact us here.
When he’s not in the clinic, you’re most likely to catch Sayed on the cricket pitch or soccer field.