Rachel is an experienced podiatrist who has predominately work in private practice since completing her studies at LaTrobe University in 2011. Rachel has particular interest in Biomechanics and management of musculoskeletal injuries of the foot and lower limb, and has completed additional qualifications in applying Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation Techniques (FMT) and Dry Needling in her treatment plan as well as footwear, gait assessments, orthotic therapy and exercise programs. FMT can be used to treat
a range of foot pathologies or musculoskeletal conditions to restore normal joint function and range of motion, aiding the body in creating physiological changes to postural alignment.
She is also passionate about Diabetic foot care management and education. Rachel is a firm believer in early intervention and prevention of complications associated with chronic conditions, such as Diabetes, arthritis, kidney or heart disease, whilst encouraging a holistic approach to patient care. Rachel loves working with all patients who are young – and young at heart! She has considerable experience treating the ageing community and enjoys management of various conditions keepings clients comfortable and ambulatory.
Rachel is a member of the Australian Association of Podiatry through which she completes professional development, receiving the most up to date evidence based treatment.
Podiatric services provided at Spine Health and Stability are:
· General nail/skin care including ingrown toenail management or surgery, wart treatment,
fungal nail and skin conditions or cracked and painful heels
· Diabetes footcare assessment and education
· Sporting injuries
· Heel, ankle or arch pain
· Biomechanical and gait analysis
· Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation
· Orthotic therapy – custom and prefabricated
· Children’s foot care and assessment
· Footwear advice
Rachel is available all day Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. Please ask reception or call 9852 3044. Enhanced Primary Care Plans and DVA accepted.