Dr Kathryn Nicol – Principal Podiatrist and Practice Owner
Kathryn started Feet 4 Life due to her passion for providing good quality podiatry care. Her interest in feet and legs started with years of ballet and dance. In the winter months she loves to snowboard and summertime prefers to be outdoors running or on a beach. Kathryn is a keen traveller who lived in the UK for 4 years, improving her podiatry skills and knowledge, while visiting as much of Europe as she could. She currently performs in a Calisthenics Maters team and is a qualified level 1 Calisthenics coach.
Kathryn has a keen interest in nail surgery, biomechanics and the paediatric foot. She is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and enjoys traveling to conferences and updating her knowledge and techniques. Kathryn recently gained her endorsement to prescribe scheduled medicines through the Podiatry Board of Australia. Following a two year long process of combined theoretical and clinical practice, her endorsement represents an advanced scope in the pharmaceutical management of a range of podiatric conditions. This allows her to provide more treatment options and faster access to medication for her patients and their foot pathologies. The medication she can prescribe for foot problems includes: antibiotics, antifungals, pain relief, cortisone injections and various types of anaesthetics.
Outside of work Kathryn is kept busy looking after her family, with three young boys, and a schnauzer called Albert. They all keep her on her toes.
Dr Elizabeth Holland – Podiatrist
Lizzie has just returned from travelling and living in the United Kingdom. She has previously worked at Feet 4 Life and we are very excited to have her back on board. Lizzie graduated from La Trobe University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Podiatric Practice.
Lizzie grew up in the bayside area and enjoys travelling, good food and wine and spending time on the Mornington Peninsula.
Having previous experience at a specialist running footwear store, Lizzie is passionate about sports and overuse injuries in the foot and ankle. Her holistic approach will include looking at orthotics, footwear and strengthening programs to improving the mechanics of the lower leg and the foot posture. Lizzie’s favourite part of her work is getting to meet a broad range of people and treat their unique foot problems. She has long standing relationships with her patients and this is a reflection of her easy going, caring and happy personality.
Dr Nick Leef – Podiatrist
Nick is an experienced podiatrist who graduated from AUT University (New Zealand) in 1997. He has worked in private practice since, gaining valuable knowledge in treating a wide range of foot related complaints.
Nick has also been a university lecturer and clinical educator and has been a consultant to several leading footwear brands, helping to support their sponsored athletes.
He enjoys furthering his knowledge at conferences and specialised training events attaining several rehabilitation endorsements including shockwave therapy, trigger point dry needling, low level laser therapy and Kinesio taping.
Nick has a holistic approach to your care and will provide not only hands on treatment, but also orthotic prescription, footwear education and muscle balancing programs.
Outside of work Nick enjoys mountain biking, water and snow skiing and windsurfing.
Joanne (Jo) Kronemberg – Receptionist
Jo is a busy mum of twin girls and loves nature, animals & travelling. In her down time Jo can be found meditating and walking on the beach. Jo has been working in the medical industry for over ten years in radiology administration and as a personal assistant to a GP. Before this she worked with American Express for 5 years as a travel agent and operated her own kid’s party business for 9 years. She loves to have a chat and brighten your day, leaving you with a smile on your face.
Edwina Nicol- Receptionist
Edwina enjoys the beach, skiing and travelling. As a busy mum to little Maddie, she enjoys working part time as a receptionist. Edwina is a trained nurse, but enjoys the administration side of health care and extending her business knowledge.