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Madeleine Murray

Madeleine graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh with a first class BSc (Hons) in Podiatry and is currently studying a masters in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery. She has experience in the United Kingdom and Australia in both private and public health sectors.

Madeleine comes from an athletic background and has represented Great Britain and Scotland in both cross-country and track and field. Her interest in Podiatry stems from her own experiences with various lower limb injuries which fuels her passion for treating both international and recreational athletes to help them return to full fitness.

Her key interests are in sports injuries, injury prevention/rehabilitation and footwear, specifically running shoes and the impact they have on lower limb biomechanics.

Madeleine is a dedicated and caring Podiatrist that treats a number of Podiatry conditions ranging from routine skin and nail care to orthotics and biomechanics in both children and elderly populations.

Professional Affiliations

– Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
– ANZPAC

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Patrick O'Connell

Patrick graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice.

Patrick enjoys all aspects of podiatry but has a particular interest in biomechanical assessment and sports injury management. He is passionate about keeping people healthy and active, using his knowledge to help you better understand how your lower limb and foot functions.

Patrick loves sport, with over 10 years of competition in football, cricket and athletics. He now enjoys going to the gym and running to stay active. He utilises personal experience in load management and training/rehabilitation programs to provide the best outcomes for his patients.

Professional achievements:

– Neuromuscular dry needling of the lower limb accreditation
– Athletics Victoria coaching accreditation level 2
– Member Australian Podiatry Association
– Member Sports Medicine Australia

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Stephanie Melitsis

Stephanie graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice.

Stephanie is experienced in all aspects of podiatry but has a particular interest in sports and biomechanical injuries and paediatrics. She has worked at Active Feet, a podiatry based running footwear store, giving her thorough knowledge of the effects that athletic footwear can have on the feet and lower limbs.

Stephanie has played tennis and hockey in her youth and now enjoys going to the gym, trail walking, yoga and pilates. She believes that combining a thorough and comprehensive assessment with holistic care and up-to-date treatment is essential to a successful outcome.

Professional achievements
– Accredited dry needling course
– Member of Australian Podiatry Association
– Member of Sports Medicine Australia

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Matthew Bull

Matthew obtained a Bachelor of Podiatry degree from La Trobe University. He graduated with first class honours in the field of foot orthotics and foot plantar pressures. His research in this area enabled him to gain extensive knowledge on the mechanics by which orthotics influence foot posture and weight distribution beneath our feet.

Matt has a strong running and sporting background. He has completed several marathons and many half marathons and has recently transitioned to triathlon. He also played football and cricket at junior representative level.

 

Matt’s past professional achievements include being co-chaired the Australia Podiatry Association Sports Special Interest Group. Through this network, he has established strong relationships with other sports based therapists from a variety of disciplines.

Matt has a passion for running injuries and biomechanical assessment. He also enjoys the challenge of being a small business owner and working with a team of like minded podiatrists to ensure the highest quality of patient care.
Professional achievements

–  Accredited dry needling course
– Shock wave therapy master class
–  FMT level 1 and 2 accreditations
–  Member of Australian Podiatry Association
– Member of Sports Medicine Australia

Personal Achievements

– Sub 3:20 marathon personal best
– Olympic distance triathlon and numerous half marathons
– Premiership player Strathmore Cricket Club
– 8 week mindfulness course

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Gary Johnstone

Gary  obtained a Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe University, completing his final clinical placement in London, gaining a broader perspective of Podiatric care and strengthening his treatment skills. Having over 7 years of clinical experience, Gary has a particular interest in sports podiatry, biomechanics and in-grown toenail surgery.

Gary has played football for many years at various standards, playing interstate and at VFL level. He now dedicates most of his free time to triathlon training and is driven by progression and improvement. Gary understands the importance of patience and training smart, to achieve your goals.

Gary brings together a strong interest in sports science and first-hand experience in treating the vast musculoskeletal injuries related to endurance and competitive team sports. Gary utilizes up to date techniques relating to muscle strengthening, stretching, strapping/padding, footwear and orthotic therapy.

Professional achievements

– Shock wave therapy master class

– Member of Australian Podiatry Association

– Member of Sports Medicine Australia

– Affiliate member of Australasian Academy of Podiatric Surgeons

Personal achievements

– AG 1st place Geelong half Ironman 2017

– AG 2nd place Gatorade triathlon series 2017

– Sub 80 min half marathon Gold Coast 2016

– Melbourne Ironman 2014

– VFL Premiership Port Melbourne FC