YOUR GOALS ARE OUR GOALS

PODIATRISTS

 Troy Parsons
Director / Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sci.(POD)Hons, B.App.Sci.(HMS-Ed), M.A.POD.A, M.Sports Med. A., A.A.P.S.M.

Troy Parsons

As Managing Director, it is Troy’s incredible vision, passion and drive that has seen The Podiatrist flourish to be the world-class practice it is today, filled with the skills and technology to improve the lives of our patients.

Being able to walk, run and do the things you love free of pain means that you are equipped to perform at your best and exceed your goals. It is with this belief, 12 years of industry experience and his fantastic values that The Podiatrist is the vibrant, welcoming and much loved place that it is today.

Troy’s driving force and his why - the reason he does everything he does - is all about realising his full potential and helping others realise theirs. This has seen Troy create The podiatry Hive alongside his business mentors to help inspire and enhance podiatrists in their private practice across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This regularly sees Troy speaking internationally and conducting workshops with the aim to raise the bar for podiatry globally.
Anne-Maree Hanrick
Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sci.(POD)Hons, M.A.POD.A

Anne-Maree Hanrick

Anne-Maree is a fantastic biomechanical and all-round Podiatrist and we value her greatly. She has a keen interest in all things health and sports-related, so her pursuit of podiatry has offered a combination of both. She loves spending time with patients to accurately diagnose their injuries, provide effective treatment and build long-lasting relationships.

Anne-Maree has intently followed the huge advances in biomechanics over the last 10 years and is pleased to be working in a clinic with cutting edge analysis and orthotic technology.

She has been working closely with other allied health professionals to assist patients to achieve their ultimate health goals in Toowoomba since 2005. In this time she has established a loyal client base due to her significant knowledge of biomechanical intervention, as well as her kind and caring nature.
Rachael Unsworth
Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sci(POD)Hons,M.A.POD.A

Rachael Unsworth

Rachael joined our team of Podiatrists in 2012. She spent her high school years at The Glennie School in Toowoomba, after which she moved to Brisbane to study Podiatry. Family and friends brought her back to the Garden City, where she has enjoyed working with the team at The Podiatrist ever since!

Podiatry to Rachael is indefinably important - “mobility is everything, and if I can play a part in maintaining mobility in the community then I will feel that I have succeeded as a podiatrist”.

A keen cyclist, this has led to her further studies in cycling biomechanics, assessment and training.

Rachael loves working with cyclists, runners, triathletes and anyone looking to perform at their best. She also enjoys building a strong rapport with her regular patients, getting to know not only their feet but also about them!
Jays Maganlal
Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sci.(POD)Hons.M.A.POD.A

Jays Maganlal

Jays' passion for Podiatry, his careful attention to detail and thoroughness with his patients is something we greatly admire. Alongside getting to use all the high-quality analysis software and treatments here to help him do amazing work with his patients, Jays loves being able to build great professional relationships with his patients as he helps them achieve their goals and realise their full potential. He loves to see his patients happy.

Jays joined our team of Podiatrists in November 2012 and enjoys that the team is so friendly. Having worked in two podiatry practices in Brisbane, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our clinic. He enjoys the ‘hands-on’ nature of Podiatry, particularly in nail surgeries and providing general foot care treatments.

Jays is a very dedicated podiatrist and goes the extra mile to ensure that his patients have the best care possible. The three people who he acknowledges as those he’s learnt the most from during his career are Troy Parsons (The Podiatrist), Martin Liebig (Buderim Podiatry Centre) and Evonne Chow (Evonne Chow Podiatry in Kuraby).

Outside of work, Jays enjoys basketball, american football, and short distance running. He also enjoys vanilla milkshakes and listening to the sound of heavy rain on a house roof - or the song Mirrors by Justin Timberlake.
Sam Johnston
Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sci.(POD)Hons, B.Sci.(Anatomy), M.A.POD.A

Sam Johnston

Sam is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable podiatrist - and person! He’s built a fantastic reputation both within the profession and among other health professionals from his commitment to clinical excellence. It’s always a pleasure to see Sam with his patients and the trust they place in him. We greatly value his part in helping our clinic gain the status of being able to provide the best available podiatric care.

Growing up Sam always liked mechanics and engineering. Later he developed an interest in human anatomy and physiology which he studied at University. Sam found podiatry a great mix of the two areas as it covers both biomechanics and disease processes.

He thrives on the challenge when presented with a complex biomechanical problem and going through the examination and gait analysis process to reveal the cause of the symptoms. If you’ve ever been told that they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with your feet, legs, knees or hips - Sam is your man! He loves seeing the treatment that he prescribes helping his patients to overcome their problems.

When he’s not being a detective and getting you better in the clinic. Sam is a family man who with his wife Nadine is busy raising four children.
Kylie Endres
Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sci.(POD)Hons,B.Sci.M.A.POD.A

Kylie Endres

Kylie joined our team of podiatrists at the beginning of June 2013 and specialises in the field of biomechanics. She brings with her over 13 years experience from time working in Australia and the UK where she was lucky enough to treat a number of high profile athletes.

Kylie is a self-professed biomechanics nerd and loves working in a world class practice with access to the latest technology. She is passionate about podiatry and loves helping people, relieving their pain and keeping them doing what means the most to them.

Since returning from the UK and living on the Sunshine Coast for a few years, Kylie made the decision to move back to her hometown of Toowoomba to be closer to her family and the rest is history.

Outside of work, Kylie is still a keen traveller and tries to make it overseas once a year. However, the arrival of her and her husband’s first bundle of joy in late 2017 may put a stop to that.
Daniel Lau
Podiatrist
B.POD.Hons B.Biomed.Sci

Daniel Lau

Dan is one of our exceptional Podiatrists. He always has a warm smile on his face and we love the great relationships he builds with his patients. If you see him around town or on various sports fields and he doesn’t appear to recognise you, don’t worry - he’s also a twin!

Daniel joined the team at The Podiatrist in January 2016. Previously, he educated disadvantaged children about podiatry and general health with The Smith Family Group - awesome work Dan.

It is his passion to be able to treat and care for patients, while continually learning and improving his professional and podiatric knowledge. He loves seeing the awesome results that providing great care for someone’s feet can make. We’re very proud to have him in our team and caring for your feet.

When not working, Dan is playing basketball, swimming or watching almost every sport imaginable, especially basketball and American Football.
Peter
Podiatrist
B.SC Podiatry, B.SC Physiotherapy

Pieter Van Der Kooij

Pieter graduated as a Podiatrist in 2007 and realised he had a passion for biomechanics and how the body moves. He then graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2012 and has been combining both degrees to optimise rehabilitation in acute and chronic settings.

He loves continuing to learn and has built on his Podiatry & Physiotherapy degrees by becoming a pilates and slacklining instructor. He also specialises in dry needling and water-based rehabilitation programs.

His passion is to help people become what they dream to be. Creating pathways and programs is a big part of this, but it’s also about connecting people with the right multi-disciplinary team.

Outside of work, Pieter enjoys slacklining, tennis, cricket, crossfit, touch, running, adventure and creating community. If you’re not too sure where to start your journey in exercise or don’t know how to progress, come and visit Pieter and he’ll get you on your way.
Martin Bryan
Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sci(POD)/M.PodMed

Martin Bryan

Martin is our newest addition to The Podiatrist, and to Toowoomba, starting with us in December 2017. His commitment to excellence in Podiatry saw him graduating at the top of his class at the University of Western Sydney and receiving the Philip Vasyli Orthoses Excellence Award.

Martin is from Sydney, and previously worked with a large podiatry group in Tweed Heads and has come to Toowoomba because of the change in lifestyle and fantastic career opportunity. He's passionate about giving his patients the opportunity to begin, maintain and enjoy the active lifestyle they've always wanted. His forward-thinking also sees him take a special interest in the prevention of long-term complications of the feet and lower limbs. When he's not busy saving feet, Martin enjoys martial arts, surfing, snowboarding and working on his own health and wellbeing at the gym.

ADMINISTRATION

Practice Manager

Petrina Cau

Petrina started with us back in 2008 and is now our exceptional Practice Manager - and she does a fantastic job of it! She really helps to cultivate our great team culture and embodies our values so well. She works so well in our fast-paced environment - you can miss her in the blink of an eye!

Petrina brings a wealth of experience, loves the patient interaction and enjoys learning about the different aspects of Podiatry. She loves that her day is filled with smiling patients (and staff!) that are genuinely happy to come in and see us.

Outside of work, Petrina loves spending time with friends and family, watching the footy, fishing and camping. She hopes to someday travel to Italy to visit her family and learn the Italian language.
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Yvonne Turrell

Yvonne started with us here at The Podiatrist all the way back in February 2009. Having worked in Administration and Pharmacy roles for many years, Yvonne brings a varied skill set to our practice. She loves talking to our patients and making them feel welcome.

Yvonne enjoys cooking and quilting and would love to take her family to her hometown in Greece for a holiday.
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Melanie Sutcliffe

Mel is outgoing, caring, friendly, funny - and we guarantee that she can put a smile on your face. She definitely puts smiles on our faces every day and we love having her on board!

Her impressive administrative career has seen her work at the Sydney Hospital Emergency Departments, Australian Defence, the Prime Minister and Cabinet! After taking time off to have her beautiful children, she also had experience in areas including child care, agribusiness, personal assistance and fitness. It’s safe to say she brings with her a wealth of experience that contributes massively to the smooth running of our clinics.

Mel enjoys learning and watching those around her learn, grow and flourish. She loves that we are encouraged to grow here at The Podiatrist, as well as our culture and how we support one another.

Outside of work, Mel enjoys swimming, basketball, rugby, fast cars, beer, listening to music and has done yoga for over 20 years! She also spent 10 months backpacking around Europe and can speak German and French.
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Ali Siokos

Ali is our friendly and bubbly administration assistant and joined the team in October 2016. Prior to this, Ali spent the last 4 years at various medical practices, including St. Vincents Hospital in Toowoomba.

Ali loves the team here at The Podiatrist, how easy going everyone is, how well we work together and being able to have a good laugh together. She enjoys talking to our patients and making them smile and feel welcome.

Outside of work, Ali loves spending time with friends, enjoying delicious food, getting outdoors and camping on the weekends. She’d love to do more travelling and see more of the world.
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Anita Roe

Anita joins our clinic with a wealth of experience, including finance, administration and varied roles within the health industry. Anita has also had 12 years experience in the dentistry environment, including both administration roles, and dental assisting.
 
She managed her own mini branch of Bank of Queensland in the 90's and opened and managed a dental practice, that started with a zero patient base.
 
She loves working as part of a team, encouraging her co-workers and creating a positive patient experience.
 
Outside of work, she enjoys jewellery designing, photography and cooking.
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Lou Gwynne

Lou is an awesome part of our admin team here at The Podiatrist, described by her peers as being very smart and funny. She’s also a fantastic mum to two beautiful children, which always keeps her very busy outside of work, as does ensure that every piece of clothing on the washing line has the same coloured pegs.

Lou loves the team feel here at The Podiatrist and how easy it is to be her lovely self. In the future she hopes to continue to be a great role model for her family, which she is already definitely nailing! Outside of work, Lou enjoys getting outdoors with her family, going camping and four-wheel driving.
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Tamie Alder

Tamie, or Tam Bam according to Troy, is our fantastic admin assistant. She loves the team here at The Podiatrist and how friendly everyone is. She also enjoys working with our patients, especially as they walk out of their treatment and say it’s like walking on pillows and their feet no longer ache.

Tamie has previously worked as an admin assistant, a full-time mum, and with Stradbroke Ferries for 13 years. Tamie hopes to someday travel to Canada with her husband, as well as see her kids grow up and settle in life. Outside of work, Tamie is a dedicated Girl Guide leader where she takes charge of 40 young ladies every week. The rest of her time revolves around her incredible family and fitting in a Broncos match when she can.

ORTHOTIC TECHNICIAN

Maintenance/Handyman

Chris Grenyer

Chris has been a valued team member at The Podiatrist since December 2012, as our Maintenance/Handyman. Chris brings a huge skill set to our practice, having held a range of positions in a variety of fields. Chris has spent a lot of his career working for the Chemical and Mining industry, and more recently, owned and operated a Taxi.

Chris’ skills are greatly utilised and appreciated here, and he works closely to oversee the manufacture process of our custom-made orthotics. Outside of his work life, Chris has successfully renovated 2 homes, enjoys gardening, reading, and brewing a good dark ale.

We’re always on the lookout for talented Podiatrists to join our ever-growing team and add to our dynamic culture.