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Foot Pain Experts Melbourne

Podiatry Group Melbourne is a close-knit team of friendly, knowledgeable and highly skilled Podiatrists. Our focus is on you the patient, your lifestyle and your health. We pride ourselves on providing expert care for your entire family, young and old.

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Meet the team

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Vasiliki Sipsas

B.Hsc & M.Pod.Prac

After successfully completing her Master's degree in Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University, Vas developed a deep appreciation for the importance of healthy feet in leading an active and fulfilling life. While specialising in various areas of podiatry, such as SWIFT microwave therapy, shockwave and laser therapies, Vas also finds joy in savouring life's simple pleasures, such as spending quality time with her cherished dachshund companions. She also speaks Greek fluently, and thoroughly enjoys immersing herself in its rich culture

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James Dean Stratikopoulos

B.Hsc & M.Pod.Prac

James holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Podiatry Practice and Podiatric Medicine from La Trobe University. With experience in sport, health and fitness, James believes that podiatry plays an important role in allowing people to continue an active and independent life. He is interested in all aspects of podiatry and is skilled in SWIFT microwave therapy, shockwave and laser therapies, ingrown toenail surgery and 3D printed orthoses. Outside the clinic, James loves to cook, spend time gardening and play the occasional game of rugby.

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Mike Zeydan

B.Hsc & M.Pod.Prac

Mike is a Podiatrist that has completed a Masters in Podiatric Practice and Bachelors of Health Science. Mike is experienced in all areas of general podiatry with a keen interest in paediatric foot issues, sports podiatry and diabetes related education and assessment. Mike is trained in dry needling, shockwave and laser therapies, SWIFT microwave therapy for warts and prescribing 3D printed orthoses. Mike is completing further training in pharmacology. In Mike's spare time, he likes to go on long nature walks and collects action figures.

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Genevieve Scott

B. Pod (Hons)

Genevieve has completed a Bachelor of Podiatry degree with Honours. She has a keen interest in paediatrics, management of sports injuries as well as surgery. Genevieve is trained in using shockwave and laser therapies, SWIFT microwave therapy for wart treatment and prescribing 3D printed orthotics. Genevieve is completing further training in Pharmacology and assisting in surgery.

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Laz Vogdanis

B.Pod

Laz has completed a Bachelor of Podiatry and is experienced in treating various foot and ankle diseases and is interested in the management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Laz is trained in dry needling, prolotherapy, shockwave and laser therapies, SWIFT microwave therapy for warts and prescribing 3D printed orthoses. Laz is a passionate follower of soccer and Liverpool FC, and spends most weeks throughout the year pretending he's Diego Maradona whilst playing indoor futsal socially.

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Alex Schmidt

B.Hsc & M.Pod.Prac. APodA Member

Alex is a Podiatrist that has completed a Masters in Podiatric Practice and Bachelors of Health Science. Alex is experienced in all areas of general podiatry with a special interest in diabetic foot assessment and management as well as wound care for high risk feet. Alex is trained in shockwave and laser therapies, SWIFT microwave therapy for warts and prescribing 3D printed orthoses.

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Dr. Omar Baarini

(FACPS) Specialist Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr Baarini received his fellowship through the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons and has spent extensive periods training abroard in the United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr Baarini is known for his charity surgical work in third world countires.

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Anne Thorn (Carter)

B.Pod.

Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from La Trobe University and has a keen interest in paediatric foot care, diabetes and high risk feet. Anne is trained in the use of SWIFT microwave therapy for warts, prescribing customised 3D printed orthotics, shockwave and laser therapy for musculoskeletal injuries. Anne has two young boys who she loves to take camping at different spots all over Victoria (Howqua Hills being a top favourite).

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Arthur Garoufalis

B. Pod (Hons), B. Orthop.

Arthur graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry (Hons) and believes healthy feet play a vital role in an active and happy life. He has an interest in all facets of podiatry especially SWIFT microwave therapy for warts, shockwave and laser therapies, ingrown toenail surgery and the use of 3D printed orthoses for correcting lower limb alignment issues. Arthur is a keen basketball fan and when he isn't following Melbourne United or the Milwaukee Bucks he is on the hunt for the latest retro Air Jordan sneakers.