Dr. Kristi Boles
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. Rhys Whittaker
Rhys is a passionate podiatrist with a strong interest in treating and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries of the foot and lower limb. A background in personal training and strength and conditioning coaching, has led Rhys to work with a variety of athletes ranging from soccer, netball, football and running backgrounds.
Rhys is an advocate for implementing strengthening exercises to re conditioning and return patients back to previous levels of activity. Rhys graduated with a masters in podiatry and bachelor of Health science majoring in anatomy and advanced physiology.
An active member with the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia, Rhys regularly attends seminars and training to bring the latest research and treatment practices to his patients. His particular areas of interests are tendinopathys of the Achilles, Plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, fractures and Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints).
Services offered include shock wave therapy, dry needling , foot mobilisation, orthotic prescription, massage, nail surgeries and general treatments. In his spare time Rhys enjoys competing in trail and road running events, weights and yoga.
Dr. Mark Kaoud
Mark is passionate about all aspects of Podiatry including general foot care and diabetic foot management. Mark he has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of foot related injuries.
Mark is continuously developing his skills and knowledge through continuous learning programs which include seminars and short courses.
This allows him to deliver the most up-to- date and effective treatments to his clients. As a health practitioner, Mark strives to deliver excellence in his work and is passionate about building strong relationships with his clients.
On his time off, Mark enjoys catching up with friends, watching adventure movies and getting active at the gym.
Dr. Nik Sutcliffe
Introducing Nicole Sutcliffe-Podiatrist, who has joined our amazing team at Casey Allied Health (near Casey Hospital and Casey Super-clinic on Kangan Drive).
Nicole is currently available three days a week at our Berwick Clinic – Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Nicole practises in all fields of podiatry such as general treatment including Medicare Enhanced Primary Care referrals from your GP, sports medicine, biomechanics, (including Gaitscan & video gait analysis), orthotic therapy, paediatrics, diabetes assessments and much more.
Nicole has recently furthered her qualifications in ex-tended treatment areas such as radial shock wave therapy for sports injuries and foot mobilisation therapy (FMT) and is now an Allied Wellness Certified Podiatrist under the My Fit Feet Heel Pain Program.
Dr. Tomas 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.
Dr. Stephanie Bignoux
Stephanie approaches her practice with a holistic philosophy and a down to earth, caring manner. She focuses on the whole person when treating them including body type, health history and lifestyle. She enjoys working closely with patients to help them understand the underlying cause of pain or conditions. Stephanie studied at Victoria University and has a Masters in Osteopathy and a double degree in Clinical Science, as well as further studies in dry needling. Stephanie treats a range of patients and is developing a particular focus on pregnancy and paediatrics.
Hamish is passionate about restoring pain free movement in patients using a structural based, patient centered manner. Using techniques such as joint mobilisation and manipulation (both direct and indirect), taping, soft tissue (massage), dry needling, stretching and specific exercise prescription, Hamish applies the best technique for the specific patient’s needs. Hamish has a Masters in Osteopathy, having studied at Victoria University with extra qualifications in Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping. He is also a semi-professional soccer player, and as such he has a particular interest in sports prevention and rehabilitation.
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.
Natalie is a qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian, holding a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours from Monash University. Natalie practices using the most up-to-date and credible evidence to best support her patients. She is a member of both the Dietitian’s Association of Australia and Nutrition Australia and is active in relevant dietetic-related interest groups.
Natalie believes that the impact of food choices on one’s health is often underestimated and hopes to translate how much of a role it can play to her patients. As a dietitian educated with a scientific base, she is able to assist a wide array of individuals with a number of medical conditions. Natalie has a keen interest in all areas of dietetics; in particular diabetes, gastro-intestinal health, oncology, allergies and intolerances and preventing chronic diseases.
My passion for dietetics stems from my love and appreciation for food and how large a role it plays in both our biological health and social relationships. Becoming a dietitian has illustrated to me the impact of altering one’s food pattern on significantly improving wellbeing via assisting to alleviate symptoms and prevent chronic disease.
Nicole is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia, having completed a Bachelor degree in Food and Nutrition Sciences with a Major in Food Science and a Master of Dietetics from Deakin University. Nicole has also completed the Monash University Low FODMAP course.
Nicole strongly believes in establishing a good relationship with food and understands first-hand how complicated that relationship can be. Nicole is anaphylactic to a number of foods and understands how a restricted diet can affect many aspects of your life. She has great empathy for patients requiring specific diets and can provide the most relevant evidence and response to different conditions.
Outside of work, Nicole loves all things to do with the beach, as well as creating allergy friendly cakes and spending time with family and friends.
Nicole has experience across a variety of settings, including hospitals, community centres and in conducting group education sessions for general healthy eating and gestational diabetes. Nicole is able to assist patients with a wide variety of conditions, with a particular interest in food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders and weight management.
“As a Dietitian, I am equipped with the knowledge to inform people about food, however, my main goal is to ensure that each patient attains a sound relationship with food and learns to understand food through a positive and creative mindset. “
“My motivation comes from personal challenges faced with food and my appreciation for how food can play a role in our physical health, social life and overall wellbeing. “
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.