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 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.
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 is currently studying for her endorsement to prescribe scheduled medicines. This will allow her to provide more treatment options and faster access to medication for her patients and their foot pathologies.
Outside of work Kathryn is kept busy looking after her family, with 2 young boys, and a schnauzer called Albert. They all keep her on her toes.
Dr Steven Edwards (Podiatrist)
MSc(Oxon) MSc(Edinb) BSc Pod MFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Steven is a registrar with the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons. He holds an adjunct associate lectureship with La Trobe University, teaching podiatric surgery to final year undergraduate students. His research interests broadly involve foot & ankle surgery and various areas of podiatric medicine. He is a reviewer for the journal Foot & Ankle Specialist.
He lives in bayside with his wife and two young daughters. His hobbies include investing in securities, paddleboarding and reading. He follows Queens Park Rangers in english football and he is a long suffering Melbourne supporter.
Oxford University – Masters in Evidence-Based Health-Care
Queen Margaret University – Masters in Podiatric Medicine
La Trobe University – Bachelor of Podiatry
Endorsed to Prescribe Scheduled Medicines
Gilheany, MF; Edwards, SR; Cotchett, M. Capsular Interposition Arthroplasty With Percutaneous Suture Anchoring: A Pragmatic and Novel Surgical Technique for Hallux Rigidus. Cureus.
Edwards, SR; Wood, OD. Plantar vein thrombosis. Phlebology.
Edwards, SR; Kingsford, AC. Surgical management of an enchondroma of the proximal phalanx of the foot: An illustrative case report. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports.
Edwards, SR; Samaras, DJ. A Morton’s Neuroma Invading the Proper Digital Nerve. Cureus.
Edwards, SR; Smith, SE. Surgical Realignment of a Dorsiflexed Metatarsal Fracture. Cureus.
Edwards, SR. A Case of Polymetatarsia Without Polydactyly. Cureus.
Edwards, SR. Plantar vein thrombosis masquerading as plantar fasciitis: A case report. Phlebology.
Edwards, SR; Kingsford, AC. Radical Cheilectomy as an Alternative to Arthrodesis for Hallux Rigidus. Cureus.
Edwards, SR; Kingsford, AC. Myxoid Cyst of the Hallux. International Journal of Anatomy, Radiology & Surgery.
Edwards, SR; Fleming S; Landorf KB. Efficacy of a single corticosteroid injection for Morton’s neuroma in adults: a systematic review. J Am Pod Med Assc.
Dr Stacey Power- Podiatrist
Stacey graduated from the University of South Australia, receiving an academic award, with a Bachelor of Podiatry.
Stacey is a motivated and enthusiastic podiatrist who works together with her patients to formulate both short and long term treatment goals. She has experience in a wide range of both public and private practices across Adelaide and Melbourne. Stacey is currently studying her endorsement for prescribing scheduled medicines, which will be of great benefit to her patients by increasing their treatment options and their access to medication for various foot pathologies.
She enjoys all aspects of podiatry including heel pain, sports related injuries, ingrown toenails, and paediatric care, and prides herself on developing long-term relationships with her patients. Outside of work, Stacey is passionate about all types of dance after spending more than 10 years competing in Dancesport around Australia and performing internationally. Having multiple foot and lower limb injuries due to dancing, is what initially sparked her interest in podiatry.
Stacey enjoys time at home with her family and son Charlie. Being a mum has enhanced her interest in the paediatric foot.
Dr Giulia Petrie- Podiatrist
Giulia graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Podiatric Practice. Prior to Podiatry, Giulia also completed a Science degree where she developed a keen interest in diabetes and human physiology.
Having previously worked at a specialist running footwear store, Giulia has extensive knowledge in athletic footwear technology. She enjoys all aspects of Podiatry including sports injuries, peadiatrics, and general podiatry.
Having grown up in the Bayside area, Giulia enjoys treating the local community. Outside of work Giulia enjoys hiking, traveling and cooking for family and friends.
Judy Nicol- Receptionist
Judy is always busy as she is a proud mother of 6 children and grandmother to 6 beautiful grandchildren and a wonderful wife to her husband Geoff. She is a keen walker and enjoys gardening, learning German, and going to the gym. Judy is a history buff and loves reading. Judy loves to have a chat and spending time with her family.
Nicci Griffin- Receptionist
Nicci is a 3rd year podiatry student at Latrobe University. Previously completing a Biomedical degree, she spends a lot of time studying and reading for university. Nicci hopes to one day complete the surgical pathway and particularly enjoys diabetic management of the foot. When Nicci is not at university she enjoys staying active; particularly going to the gym. Other hobbies also include reformer pilates/yoga, outdoor running, hiking and rock climbing.
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.