Dr Kathryn Nicol – Principal Podiatrist and Practice Owner
Kathryn started Feet 4 Life due to her passion for 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 often training for the next fun run. 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. The latest addition to her family is her puppy Albert, who keeps her on her toes.
Dr Eleisha Lilley – Podiatrist
Eleisha graduated from La Trobe University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Podiatry with a keen interest in Sports Podiatry. Prior to this she completed a Degree in Exercise Science (first class honours in Biomechanics) and has completed training in numerous needling treatments. Eleisha is passionate about podiatry research and treatment advancements, while providing all patients with a holistic podiatric care plan.
Eleisha has an avid interest in cycling biomechanics and is a prescriber of the Footwork Spin cycling insole, tried and tested by the State of Matter (MAAP) Professional Cycling Team. For the last 3 years she has been involved in organising a charity bike ride which has raised over $30,000 for podiatry related charities and research organisations. Eleisha also volunteers with the Hawthorn Amateur Women’s Football team, assisting the women with all their podiatry needs. When not practicing, Eleisha loves playing football and racing triathlons. She has represented Australia at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships and successfully completed the Melbourne Ironman.
Dr Steven Edwards (Podiatrist and Surgical Registrar)
Steve is a surgical registrar with the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (A.C.P.S). He holds a Master’s Degree in Evidence-Based Health-Care from Oxford University and a Master’s Degree in Podiatric Medicine from Queen Margaret University. He completed his Podiatry training at La Trobe University in 2010 and has endorsement to prescribe scheduled medicines, allowing him to prescribe 53 medications for foot and ankle pathology.
His research interests include podiatric surgery, corticosteroid injections for foot & ankle pathology and the evolutionary history of the human foot. He holds membership with the faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow) and the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (Oxford). Steve lives in the Bayside area with his young family and two dogs. He has also enjoyed being a professional ice hockey player here and overseas.
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.
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 enjoys a wide range of sport, especially AFL and is a big supporter of the Richmond Football Club where her husband has recently retired from playing. She 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.
Dr Mija (Mia) Dahl – Podiatrist (Currently on Maternity leave)
Mija completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe University, and has worked in clinics in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Mija spent majority of her early years doing ballet over a 12 year period, which lead her down the path to join a full time ballet company in Melbourne. After 2 years professionally, she decided to go back to school and focus on her studies.
Having multiple foot and lower limb injuries due to dancing, she was introduced to podiatry care and learnt how important Podiatrists were to keep her feet happy and healthy long term. This inspired her to become a Podiatrist herself. Mija enjoys all aspects of podiatry including sports related injuries, paediatric care, ingrown toenails and general podiatry. She loves meeting new people and prides herself on developing long-term relationships with her patients. Mija is also completely in love with any animal big or small. She always has to stop to a say hello and pat every dog she sees.
Sandy has enjoyed being a full time mother to her four children and has now re-entered the workforce enthusiastically. For the past five years and continuing she has had great reward from working as a volunteer at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Sandy is also very active and if not at the gym, Pilates or running along the beach, she will be enjoying cooking and caring for her family.
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.
Dr Giulia Oppedisano- 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.