Our director, Kristi, has been practicing in Patterson Lakes for over 15 years and is a member of the Podiatry Association of Australia and Sports Medicine Australia.
Kristi is passionate about taking on the complex and unresolved cases of foot and heel pain. This has led her to develop the My Fit Feet programs, which are specifically designed and personally tailored by our team to treat this life limiting condition.
Kristi's vision for our Allied Health Practise is to care for all people individually, using a hollistic approach to health.
Kristi loves supporting her patients to get back on their feet, living a healthier and more active life.
Simon has a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Podiatry from The University of Salford.
He ran his own successful Foot Health practice ‘Forever Foot Care’ in the UK. Along with his own patients Simon has treated patients for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospital Trust and Salford University Clinic.
Simon joined the Patterson Allied health team in December of 2015 and quickly settled in to working life in Victoria, with a growing list of regular patients.
Simon has achieved certification and become proficient in the use of Radial Shockwave Therapy, Laser Therapy and Gait Scan Analysis. Simon specialises in nail treatment, foot care and Kinesio taping.
Jacqui joined our team after graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Podiatric Practice. Jacqui has played national level soccer and is currently playing football in the VFL.
Having worked through sports related injuries herself Jacqui’s passion is using her clinical skills and knowledge to help others overcome setbacks and get back to what they love doing stronger and better than ever.
Jacqui’s focus is sports related injuries, heel pain, orthotic therapy, gait assessment, Radial Shock Wave Therapy and paediatric podiatry.
Sarah Fitzgerald is a fully qualified podiatrist with a double degree. She completed her studies with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Paediatric Practice from LaTrobe University.
Sarah prides herself on putting the client first at every interaction and has a special interest in children, wounds and general foot health preservation.
Mark studied at La Trobe University to achieve his Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters Podiatric Practice and is an experienced, dedicated and caring podiatrist.
Mark embraces ongoing studies to keep up-to-date with the very latest in medical research and treatments available so he can ensure he offers his patients the very best advice and care.
Mark treats a number of podiatry conditions ranging from routine skin and nail care to orthotics and biomechanics in both children and elderly populations.
Mark has experienced great success using Radial Shockwave Therapy, dry needling and Foot Mobilisation to treat those suffering from foot and heel pain.
Renay Clarke achieved a Bachelor Degree in Podiatry from Latrobe University in 2009, a Bachelor Degree of Applied Science (Health Science) from Deakin University from 2000 and an Advanced Diploma of Myo Therapy from Australian College of Healthcare in 2003.
Renay is a highly qualified and understanding practitioner who always puts her patient first and prides herself on offering them the most relevant and up-to-date treatment options.
Renay has a wide range of knowledge across the various fields of podiatry including diabetic foot assessment and care, wound care, biomechanics of the lower limb and orthotic therapy.
Tracy is an experienced Osteopath who graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor in Clinical Science and a Masters in Osteopathy.
Tracy’s clinical interest lies in the treatment and prevention of persistent pain. She enjoys the personal aspects of her job, meeting people from all walks of life and helping them to understand their musculoskeletal conditions, whilst looking not only at the cause of injury or pain, but at all of the contributing factors that may be influencing imbalances within the body systems.
Tracy has furthered her experience with courses in kinesiology taping and dry needling.
Stephanie has a special interest in working with pregnant and new Mum’s, babies and children and believes in empowering her patients through education regarding their diagnosis and how they can improve the speed of their recovery. She obtained her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters Degree in Osteopathy form Victoria University.
Stephanie enjoys helping her patients to go about their lives without being hindered by pain, or stiffness. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and is a keen a baker and cake decorator.
Natalie is a registered Dietitian and a member of the Dietetics Association of Australia.
Be it chronic disease management or weight control, she believes the impact of food choices on one’s health is often underestimated and that she can make a difference in helping you to reach your optimum health.
Natalie prefers a “non diet” approach, instead using long-term, sustainable strategies and clear direction to establish a healthy relationship with food and maintain the pleasure of eating.
Our Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist
Catherine is an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner experienced with a wide range of health problems including women’s health, IVF support, pregnancy problems, musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain, symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, headache and insomnia to name just a few.
Catherine is well recognized for her success in treating infertility and also supporting women seeking natural birth.
Catherine is passionate about the potential of traditional Chinese medicine to provide effective and natural health care that complements both western medicine and our modern lifestyles.
Cat graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Naturopathy. Cat is currently undertaking her Graduate Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health specialising in Psychosexual Therapy as she is especially passionate about holistic sexual health and its impact on emotional and physical wellbeing.
Cat also has experience assisting a wide range of people with other conditions such as hay fever, eczema, IBS, diabetes and blood sugar dysregulation, candida infections, fertility and menstrual problems, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleeping disorders.