Hi, My name’s Jess and it’s lovely to meet you!
I graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2007. I have since attended multiple professional development courses including dry needling, foot mobilisation techniques, Prolotherapy for Podiatry, Lower limb tendinopathy rehabilitation and various workshops and conferences.
I grew up in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne and spent most of my childhood and adolescence dancing and playing sport. So I was no stranger to injury even from a young age! Having seen a Podiatrist myself as a child for a dance injury, I found myself interested in the human body and decided during my high school years that I wanted to work within the medical & health sector.
I started working in private practice after I graduated from La Trobe University and in 2009 decided I was going to take a big risk and started Sole Podiatry, along with my business partner, Sarah Warton. We have never looked back! I have loved the challenge of growing a practice from the ground up, and I am constantly on the lookout for better ways for things to be done, both within the clinic and our treatment plans and from a business perspective.
I love the variety of cases that Podiatry has to offer, from routine nail care and callous reduction to the challenge of sports injuries and rehabilitation. With my background in ballet and dance, I especially love treating young dancers and conducting pre-pointe assessments. I love working with people of all ages, from little kids through to our older population. I am passionate about the Podiatry profession and am constantly trying to improve my knowledge and skills with further study and research!
Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with my husband and running around after my daughters Sienna & Hannah and our giant Labrador, Dexter. I love watching sport, especially AFL, Go the Mighty Cats! I love a day out at the Flemington races and even dabble in a little hat making in my spare time! I try and keep myself active by going to the gym most mornings and trying to hit the pavement for a walk when the weather permits. I’m also a qualified clinical Pilates instructor for both matwork and equipment, and look to combine both my Pilates knowledge and Podiatry together for better patient outcomes.