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.
Nick has over 10 years experience as a physiotherapist and has worked in a variety of settings, including acute hospitals, community rehabilitation centres and for the best part of 8 years, private practice. He has also worked for a number of sporting teams and is currently the Physiotherapist for the Melbourne United Basketball Club in the NBL. His career highlights include being a part of the 2017/2018 NBL championship winning team, travelling to China with the NBL All-Australian team and to the USA for games against two NBA teams.
Mayumi is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist who is also qualified in Clinical Pilates and personal training. She has worked as a Physiotherapist in Brazil and utilises a range of manual therapy techniques including deep lymphatic drainage. Mayumi has worked with a wide range of clients and believes in the importance of connection of body and mind for well-being. She is passionate about biomechanics, rehabilitation, manual therapy and helping patients feel better.
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.
Belinda graduated in 2010 from the Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) with an intensive 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Myotherapy. Belinda has gained much experience working at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) as well as with the Victorian Country girls hockey team on their NSW tour. Belinda’s passion for her profession led to her volunteering her services a number of sporting events locally such as the Oxfam trail walk, Vic cycling events as well as overseas at the Reuth Medical Centre in Israel.
Belinda’s special interests include treatment of neck pain, headaches, lower back pain and disc pathology. Belinda’s firm belief in continuing her professional education for optimising her patient outcomes has seen her furthering her post-grad studies in 2014. She has completed courses in the McKenzie technique to further enhance her management of spinal related conditions.
Recently Belinda achieved the enviable status of having her first clinical article published in the renowned Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine journal to which she is an avid reader. The article “A pain in the back or a pain in the bum? Piriformis syndrome versus sciatica” explores the differences, treatment and management options for these 2 very common conditions. Click this link to read or download Belinda’s article.
Again in 2015, Belinda had her second article published ‘musculoskeletal dysfunction and the effects of; prolonged poor sitting postures, work ergonomic settings and therapeutic exercises’. Belinda chose to research this topic as it is something she sees on a daily basis with her patients and it is something she feels incredibly passionate about. It is a part of chronic pain management and about empowering patients to take control over their own musculoskeletal pains. Click the following link to read her article – Musculoskeletal dysfunction article.
Belinda’s friendly and caring nature makes her a popular choice with her patients. She looks forward to helping you overcome any musculo-skeletal condition you may be dealing with so you can get back to feeling great.
Kara graduated from RMIT with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. She is passionate about helping her clients address and treat the sources of their musculo-skeletal pain and dysfunction so that healthy pain-free function returns. She has a particular interest in neck pain, headaches and lower back pain and incorporates a thorough assessment, a personalised treatment plan and self-help exercises and education to assist her clients in preventing future recurrence.
Kara has experience treating a broad range of clients and conditions, so whether you are an office worker, manual labourer or athlete, Kara can help you re-attain pain-free function.
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