Mel is an enthusiastic and well-rounded podiatrist who likes to spend her time outside of work camping, baking and drinking copious amounts of coffee. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry however has an interest in Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal Conditions, Biomechanics, Diabetes and Balance and Falls Prevention. She also has a particular interest in the treatment and management of sporting related injuries.
Whilst playing a high level of basketball for 15 years, including representing Victoria in a National competition, Mel sustained several foot and lower limb injuries. These include many ankle sprains, ligament tears and broken metatarsals and even a full knee reconstruction after completely rupturing her ACL. This means she understands the rehabilitation process required to get you back to your full potential and is just as motivated to get you back to sport as you are!
Mel has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science with a Masters in Podiatric Practice at Latrobe University. She has also completed a Bachelor in Health Science with a Major in Rehabilitation at Latrobe University.
Kelsey completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Podiatric Practice at LaTrobe University in 2017. Prior to this, she also completed a Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Movement degree at RMIT in 2012.
Kelsey’s interest in podiatry stems from an extensive sporting background, particularly in athletics where she competed at both national and international level. She is a lover of sport and has also competed in swimming, netball, basketball, soccer and cricket over the years.
She has a keen interest in sports injuries and biomechanical cases and understands the importance of proper injury prevention and rehabilitation as a result of her many sporting injuries.
Kelsey also has a strong interest in nail surgery, diabetes assessments and children’s podiatry and is qualified to perform dry needling and shockwave therapy.
Kelsey has had extensive experience working in retail with both sports and orthopaedic footwear. In her spare time, Kelsey loves keeping fit and active, traveling the world, catching up with her friends and family and spending time with her dog Belle.