In Memory of Dr. Kristi Boles – Founder
Kristi is a highly successful director of two podiatry and allied health practices throughout Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia.
Kristi Boles has been a practising podiatrist for 20 years. She is passionate about foot health, improving her client’s mobility and complex health conditions that affect the whole body.
This has led Kristi to develop a program for Casey Allied Health called the Fundamentals of Healing.
Kristi’s interest in sports podiatry reflects her years playing high level netball which included representing Victoria, therefore knowing the pressure sport can have on your body & feet.
Kristi sees primarily complex foot pain patients who have tried other treatments, are still in pain and are ready to do the work to get well again.
In 2017 Kristi further developed the My Fit Feet Heel Pain Program, which has been helping hundreds of people feel better and return to doing the things they love.
Kristi is committed to professional development and keeping abreast of new techniques for the benefit of her clients. This commitment sees her attend conferences and undertake courses throughout the year to continually update her knowledge and skills.
These skills include foot mobilisation techniques level 1 and 2, radial shockwave therapy, laser therapy, biomechanics & orthotics, foot rehabilitation and dry needling for a rounded balance of treatments that can help her clients individual needs.
Having lived and worked in the southeast region her whole life, Kristi loves giving back to her community both personally and professionally. This has inspired Kristi to work with community groups and donate her time to making the City of Casey a better place.
On a personal note Kristi enjoys relaxing, yoga and walking her dogs. As a loving wife and working mum of two adorable children (teenagers), Kristi certainly understands being “run off your feet”! What better person to help you ensure you are “running” miles whilst experiencing comfort from your feet!
Kristi’s goal is to offer the very best podiatric care to the community in a friendly, family orientated environment.
Dr. Nicole Sutcliffe
Our senior podiatrist Nicole (Nik) Sutcliffe, heads our amazing podiatry team at Casey Allied Health.
Nik graduated from La Trobe University in 2001, with a Bachelor of Podiatry degree and also completed a year of Health Sciences.
Nik practises in all fields of podiatry including general treatment, sports medicine, biomechanics, (including Gaitscan & video gait analysis), orthotic therapy, paediatrics, diabetes assessments and much much more.
Nik is an expert in extended treatment areas such as radial shock wave therapy for sports injuries, foot mobilisation therapy (FMT) and is the queen of toenail surgeries.
Nik is an active member of APODA (Australian Podiatry Association), consistently updating her knowledge through continued professional development.
Nicole is available six days a week and is an Allied Wellness Certified Podiatrist under the My Fit Feet Heel Pain Program.
Dr. Thomas Carr
Tom Carr graduated from LaTrobe University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Podiatry. His employment background is varied, having practiced across a variety of settings including St Vincent’s Hospital and Monashlink Community Health in Melbourne, Rural North West Health in Warracknabeal, East Grampians Community Health in Ararat and Rural Remote Health Service in the Northern Territory. A great deal of his experience has been geared toward the management of Chronic Disease, in particular Diabetes and the subsequent complications.
Dr. Sarah Jacobson
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 Podiatric 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.
Mr. Daniel Carner
Daniel is a young practitioner helping to pioneer a new modality of physical therapy (MST). Having completed a degree in health science, he now works part time in spinal injury research and moonlights in sports injury management. As a physical therapist, Daniels strong points are his assessment skills. He will take the time to make sure that he fully understands the full nature of the problem and will always take the time to answer your questions and explain to you the plan to help you improve your health. While immediate pain relief is the goal on most peoples’ minds. Daniel is focused on providing people with a long-term solution to ensure that you won’t have to be coming in and out of therapy for much of your life.
Dr. Joel Conidi
Joel has a Bachelor of Health Science and Applied Science (Osteopathy) from RMIT University in 2021. Joel’s appreciation for human movement and injury rehabilitation was formed during his years competing as an elite gymnast.
Over the past 2 years, Joel has treated a wide range of injuries at the RMIT Health Science clinic and has gained a particular interest in treating headaches and neck-related complaints. Additionally, he spent time working with Waverley Blues Football club as a sports trainer.
Having completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in 2016, Joel has learned to incorporate exercise rehabilitation into the management of a patient’s condition, along with the use of manual therapy.
To further his patient treatment outcomes, Joel has undertaken further studies by completing training in dry needling and cupping.
Kimberley is an accredited practicing dietitian, who graduated with a Master of Dietetics from Deakin University and is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and involved in undertaking yearly professional development to further enhance her nutrition knowledge and skills.
Kimberley is a firm believer in the quote from Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. With that as her motto, she aspires to motivate patients to achieve their personal health goals by providing them with constant support throughout their journey.
Kimberley’s experience in private practice enables her to interact and develop bonds with patients by providing practical goals with evidence-based nutritional advice. This enables her patients to overcome any hurdles they might face with their lifestyle changes.
Kimberley can assist in a variety of nutrition related diseases however her areas of interest include:
- Weight management
- Heart disease and high cholesterol
- Cancer – symptom management
- Coeliac disease/gluten intolerance
- Food intolerance and IBS
- Fussy eaters
- General nutrition
- Healthy eating for all ages
Nicole completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Dietetic Practice at La Trobe University. She has additionally completed the Monash University ‘Low FODMAP diet for IBS’ course for health professionals to further her professional development to ensure that she practices with the most up to date information. Nicole is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and a member of Dietitians Australia.
Nicole is passionate about empowering individuals to make sustainable lifestyle changes to assist them in both chronic disease management and general health. She specifically chose to work in private practice as she enjoys working alongside patients and being on their journey with them.
In her spare time Nicole is a track and field athlete, specializing in the 400m hurdles, competing at a state/national level. She enjoys catching up with friends at local cafes and trying new cuisines
Isabella is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, and a member of Dietitians Australia (DA). She holds a Bachelor of Human Nutrition from La Trobe University, and a Masters of Dietetics from Swinburne University. Isabella engages in yearly professional development to ensure she is practicing with the most up to date and credible evidence available, to provide patients with the best care and support possible.
Isabella enjoys combining her love for food, and knowledge in nutrition to help others improve their quality of life through diet. She is a strong believer that deciding what to eat does not need to be complicated, and is passionate about empowering people to establish a positive relationship with all foods, to help them achieve their goals.
Outside of work, Isabella loves everything to do with the beach, and enjoys cooking and baking new recipes to try and share with friends and family.
Dr. Mamatha Srinivasaiah
Mamatha is a qualified and experienced dentist. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and has worked in private setting before.
She constantly updates her knowledge to keep in step with current trends by being involved in a number of educational activities.
At the chair side, Mamatha is gentle and listens to her patients. Care is taken to ensure that the patient is comfortable and well informed about the procedure to avoid anxiety.