John completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Podiatry in 1995 from the University of South Australia. John moved to Melbourne in 2001 where he has established two thriving private Podiatry Practices and leads a team of highly qualified Podiatrists who share and support the same values as he does to provide the best client care available.
With over 20 years of experience John is experienced in all facets of Podiatry with a keen interest in both Paediatrics and Sports/Biomechanics with which he has had great success in dealing with complex cases.
John has continued his further studies by completing Postgraduate subjects of Sports Podiatry, Paediatrics and Pharmacology at the University of South Australia and also completed courses in Plerotherapy (Injection Therapy) and Shock Wave Therapy. This commitment to education allows him to maintain a high standard of delivery of Podiatry services and using the knowledge gained to pass on the latest treatment techniques to his staff and clients.
John is also a supervisor for final year undergraduate Latrobe University Podiatry students doing Private Practice placements at either of his clinics.
John is also a keen AFL fan being a Melbourne based sponsor of the Adelaide Crows with which he has great interaction with both Board Members and Players.
Melanie is another Adelaidean now working at Moreland Podiatry. Melanie has always known she wanted to be a podiatrist, ever since visiting one as a young girl. In Year 10, she did work experience with a South Australian podiatrist. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Podiatry from the University of South Australia, Melanie returned to her hometown of Mildura, where she practiced for one year. Growing up with a keen fascination with the foot, Melanie is interested in every aspect of podiatry, from heel pain to ingrown nails, and everything in between.
Coming from the country, Melanie was attracted to Moreland Podiatry for its community feel. Melanie has worked with whole families since joining the team in 2013: grandparents with bunions bring in their kids with heel pain, who bring in their kids with sprains. One of the benefits of private practice is that you get to know your patients, and truly be a part of their recovery.
Sophia graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Podiatry in 2016. An alumnus of La Trobe University, John was her mentor in her final year when her placement was at Moreland Podiatry. Placement, she says, gave her hands-on experience, and really helped her prepare for private practice. “Moreland Podiatry really gave me my first shot,” she says, “they took me in and showed me what I need to know”. Sophia is interested in general podiatry and diabetic foot care.