Qualified, expert, experienced
Podiatry is the medical science that focuses on the care of the foot and ankle, and the relationship between the function of the foot and lower limb and the postural alignment of the rest of the body.
At The Foot Group, we support the expertise, experience, qualifications and passion of our podiatrists with the latest innovative technology and techniques. Our podiatrists are all university-qualified, have over 40 years of combined experience and are members of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia and Diabetes Australia.
The Foot Group comprises:
Andrew studied podiatry in New Zealand, graduating in 1992, and received an Award for Excellence in diagnosis, orthotic design and manufacture. He has worked in numerous multi-discipline clinics and sports medicine centres both in Australia and New Zealand.
Andrew established Lane Cove Foot Clinic in 2000 which, following the establishment of The Foot Group in Brookvale in 2010, is now the Lane Cove clinic of The Foot Group.
Andrew is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia.
Spencer studied a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle. As a Rugby player he has always had a particular interest in sports biomechanics and the pathomechanics leading to injuries such as heel pain, forefoot deformities, ingrown toenails, arch pain, ankle pathologies, shin splints and knee pain. Spencer has worked in both the private and public sector as a podiatrist and brings with him a wealth of knowledge concerning the diabetic foot, adult and paediatric orthotic therapy and the diagnoses and management of musculoskeletal injury. Having spent two years working at The Athletes Foot as a Fit Technician, Spencer understands the technicalities of footwear and it importance in ensuring correct foot function.
Spencer joined our team at the Lane Cove clinic in 2016.
Annika graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2012. With a special interest in sports podiatry, Annika commonly uses a combination of orthotics, stretching and strengthening exercises, footwear recommendations and medical imaging to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of the lower limb.
Annika worked in a multi-disciplinary practice on the Gold Coast before recently relocating to Sydney and joining The Foot Group at our Lane Cove clinic.
Colin started out in biomechanics over 20 years ago in the ski and mountaineering industries, assessing and manufacturing orthotics. This led him into the podiatry profession, graduating from Southampton University in 2005 with Honours in Podiatry.
Colin previously practised in the UK in all facets of podiatry, specialising in biomechanics and neurological disorders in the NHS, before moving to Australia where he further developed his expertise in biomechanics. With a passion for mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, rugby, mountain climbing and hurling, Colin is adapting well to life in Australia!
Colin joined The Foot Group in early 2017.