Practice Manager, Podiatrist
Owner and manager Stephen Thomas brings over a decade of experience working in podiatry to help you manage and relief your foot problems.
Stephen’s passion in foot care started at a very early age when he to suffered from a series of foot and knee injuries that prevented him competing at peak level. Fortunately Stephen was referred to a great podiatrist who was able to re-align his feet and legs.
Since graduating from the University of South Australia in 2003 Stephen has developed a wealth of experience in foot care. Stephen is an expert at permanently removing re-occurring in grown toe nails, painful corns, modifying and repairing orthotics and diabetic foot education.
Ed is an experienced physiotherapist and podiatrist and he has worked across a variety of public and private hospitals with a focus on orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injury and more recently in rehabilitation. With a particular interest in lower limb injuries and biomechanics, Ed is able to combine and integrate his physiotherapy and podiatry knowledge.
Having completed courses in Clinical Gait Analysis, Dry Needling, Vestibular rehabilitation, APA spinal 1, and Clinical Pilates, Ed provides an evidence-based approach to your healthcare, working with you towards mutually determined goals.
Eric has been working as a Physiotherapist since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2008. Since then he has developed extensive experience working in both the hospital and private settings, developing a passion for musculoskeletal conditions and their management. He has a particular interest in back and neck pain, as well as assisting with regaining function following lower and upper limb injuries.
He is passionate about his career and is currently furthering his knowledge by completing his Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. By utilising the latest available evidence combined with a client-centred approach, he strives to achieve the goals that are important to his patients.
Taviene is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist who has qualifications in remedial massage, reflexology, Reiki and Australian Bush Flower Essences. She has a sporting background and also experience in kinesiology, yoga instructing and personal training. Taviene has worked with a range of clients including elite athletes and firmly believes in the importance of treating both the body and mind when approaching health and wellness.
Taviene is incredibly friendly and caring, and takes the time to get to know each patient to ensure an individualized treatment plan.
Mari has always believed in the power of natural therapies and has a keen interest in the connection between the body and mind, and the impact that this can have on health.
Mari started her training with reflexology and Swedish massage and has since expanded her qualifications to include remedial massage, myotherapy and Shiatsu. She is also currently studying Japanese needle therapy. Mari has studied extensively in areas such as the impact of diet on physical and mental well-being, natural medicine and ways of increasing immunity and she has a holistic approach to health and well-being.
When you have a session with Mari, you can expect a treatment which draws on her breadth of experience and that is personally tailored to your physical, mental and emotional needs.
Melinda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) with a Master of Science (Dietetics) and Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine). Melinda is also a personal trainer having completed her Certificate III and IV in Fitness.
Melinda has always had a passion for food and nutrition. She enjoys working with clients to help them build a more positive relationship with food whilst also achieving their health and wellness goals. Melinda has a particular interest in children's nutrition, gastrointestinal health and diabetes.
Melinda has completed further postgraduate training courses including the Royal Children’s Hospital Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics, Monash University Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diabetes Victoria Carbohydrate Counting Dietitian Course. She is a professional member of Dietitian’s Association of Australia, Coeliac Victoria and Tasmania, Diabetes Victoria and Fitness Australia.
Laura is a fully qualified naturopath who drives positive patient outcomes through a passion for empowering individuals to take control of their health primarily through education and guidance.
Laura works to treat every patient as the individual they are, spending time working through a detailed health history to develop a structured, goal-driven treatment plan for each patient. Laura believes that health is not just the absence of disease, but an overall balance where all parts of the body are considered in how they relate to, and affect each other.
Laura works to combine evidence-based medicine with traditional naturopathic philosophy and treatment may include: diet and lifestyle adjustment, food as medicine, nutritional and herbal medicine. Laura is a full member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA).
A keen lover of good food, when not in practice you can find Laura getting creative in the kitchen, or sipping on herbal tea. Visit Laura’s website to learn more about her website.