Qualified, expert, experienced professional staff
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.
B.HlthSc/M.PodMed (Western Sydney University)
Thy (pronounced “Tea”) completed his Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine at Western Sydney University. During a number of years working in the government services sector, he interacted daily with elderly, injured and immobile clients.
Thy’s five children range in age from five to seventeen, so he understands the important of structural and muscular developmental of young children as they transit from adolescent into adulthood.
He believes that a good podiatrist will not only give you back healthy feet, but will help you to understand your feet. Thy is truly passionate about providing quality foot care and improved quality of life to his community. His podiatric areas of interest are diabetic foot care and biomechanical function of the lower limbs in adults and children. In his downtime, Thy can be found playing tennis (or as he calls it, “working on foot dynamic”), hiking the mountains, crossfit, reading, spending time with his family or cooking Vietnamese cuisine.
Thy is also fluent in Vietnamese.
B.Pod (Hon) (Central Queensland University)
David studied a Bachelor of Podiatry with Honours at Central Queensland University. He is also completing his Certificates III and IV in Personal Training to further help patients with lower limb conditions.
David has played cricket at a semi-professional level around Australia, England, Sri Lanka and India. Whilst he was playing cricket he quickly developed an interest in preventing and treating lower limb injuries due his personal experiences with injuries himself. David enjoys treating all types of patients from nail surgeries for ingrown toenails, heel pain complications and conducting running assessments for athletes.
Away from podiatry he enjoys snowboarding, travelling, diving and still plays competitive cricket.
B HSc, B Pod (Hon) (Central Queensland University)
Gabriela studied a Bachelor of Health Sciences (majoring in Movement) and a Bachelor of Podiatry with Honours at Central Queensland University.
Gabby says the best part about treating patients is that no one walks out worse than when they came in. Most patients find relief after seeing a podiatrist and helping people daily gives Gabby great professional satisfaction. As well, the inherent diversity of podiatry makes every day different. Whether she is conducting a biomechanical assessment, doing a surgery for ingrown toenails, making orthotics or attending to a general foot complaint, Gabby enjoys the challenges of health care, particularly meeting and assisting our diverse range of patients.
Away from podiatry Gabby loves travelling, photography and supporting live music.