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meet the team


Nina Sventek


Nina graduated from La Trobe University in 2003 and is also the founder of Foot Body Sole.


Nina has worked across both Community health care and the private sector over the last 18 years, and is experienced in treating paediatrics through to the elderly.


Nina has completed extra studies in Mobilisation and Manipulation, Dermatology, Health Coaching, Motivational Interviewing and Flinders University Chronic Illness Coach. She has also completed her Certificate 3 in Fitness.


Nina is experienced in working with clients with chronic illness and has a passion for helping those clients achieve short and long term health goals, in particular Diabetes, neurovascular assessments and education.


Over the years Nina has developed a keen interest in all aspects of podiatry, in particular nail surgery and biomechanics.  Nina uses shockwave therapy, laser therapy, ultrasound therapy and interferential therapy to treat foot pain. 


In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, pilates and spending time with her little girl and family.


Dr Nick Sventek


Nick has completed his Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic) at RMIT University.

Prior to becoming a Chiropractor Nick has had 20 years experience as a personal trainer with a keen interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

He is passionate about helping patients achieve a better quality of life by assessing and treating biomechanical disorders and structuring a tailored treatment plan to assist in pain reduction and restore function into problem area/s.

Nick’s treatments consist of traditional Chiropractic methods such as, spinal manipulation/mobilisation, and soft tissue therapy. Nick has also completed training in modern modalities such as laser, shockwave and interferential.

In his spare time Nick enjoys travelling, fitness activities, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Nick is excited to join the team at Foot Body Sole and is looking forward to guiding his patients to become the best version of themselves.


Jessica Norwood


Jess completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University in 2019.

Jess grew up in Gippsland and is passionate about helping people to improve their general health and wellbeing through promotion of foot health.

Jess has completed training in Swift Microwave Therapy, Dry Needling, Low and High Powered Laser, Interferential therapy, therapeutic Ultrasound, Prolotherapy and Radial Shockwave Therapy.


Jess is particularly interested in biomechanics and nail surgery. Jess' main passion is prevention of diabetes- related foot pathology where she is driven to educate and maintain the foot health of patients with Diabetes. 

In her spare time, Jess loves to catch up with family and friends, be walked by her two Golden Retrievers, swim and play Piano


Madi Thompson


Madi completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University in 2019.


She has a decade of experience in Health and Physical Education, due to her high interest in sports and curiosity into  the way in which the body works. She is qualified in performing shockwave therapy, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy and interferential therapy. 


Madi has completed further study in dry needling and uses this technique to improve muscle function and decrease muscle pain.


She has completed training at the Alfred Hospital and metropolitan community health centres , this with teaching experience in rural NSW has given her the ability to understand the concerns of a diverse range of people.


​Madi has completed training in Swift Microwave Therapy and is particularly interested in biomechanics and nail surgery. Madi’s main passion is treating musculoskeletal injuries, helping patients to recover and return to being active.


In her spare time Madi enjoys playing competitive netball, going for walks along the Yarra, enjoying all the different cuisines Melbourn has to offer and attending live sporting matches.


Will Kennedy

Amel Ahmed

Will has attained a range of qualifications from La Trobe University including a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Podiatric Practice. Will graduated from La Trobe in 2019, working the past 4 years at various private practices across Melbourne. Prior to this, Will completed Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage. 

Will is trained in shockwave, massage therapy, laser therapy, ultrasound use, ultrasound therapy and prolotherapy (injection therapy) in treating various musculoskeletal complaints and this has allowed Will to use a wide range of treatment modalities in a clients management plan.

He has a particular interest in all lower-limb pain or injuries, paediatrics, nail surgery, diabetic foot care, general foot care, he enjoys using up to date technologies like laser and regenerative medicines such as shockwave and prolotherapy.


Will’s interests outside of work are living a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise. He regularly goes for walks, loves watching sports, fashion and enjoys cooking with his partner. 


Andrew Yoko

Amel completed her Bachelors of Podiatry (Honours) in 2023 from La Trobe University. A dedicated professional with a commitment to making a positive impact, she brings a wealth of experience to our team. With 10 years in retail and customer service, Amel is well-equipped to handle diverse challenges.


Her passion for technology and its integration into Podiatry enhances our team's innovative approach. Amel's extensive experiences, including placements at renowned institutions like The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash Health, and Cohealth Community, have molded her into a versatile podiatrist ready for any task.


Beyond her academic achievements, Amel's genuine desire to help others is reflected in her leisure activities, where she enjoys spending quality time with family, exploring new cuisines, and traveling. We are thrilled to welcome Amel as the newest addition to our team.

Andrew completed his Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University in 2022.

Andrew is the newest addition to the Foot Body and Sole team. He has a passion for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries. He enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and listening to their stories, helping them get back on their feet. 

Andrew is interested in using advanced technology to manage chronic pain, particularly in young adults and the working population and finding the balance to accommodate their busy schedules.  

Andrew has completed his placements at The Alfred Hospital, Monash Health and Cohealth Community which has equipped him with the necessary skills to handle a wide variety of cases from diabetic wounds to general foot care. 


Andrew is a polyglot, he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia on top of English. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys playing tennis and table-top games with his friends. 


Front of service Manager

Deborah is a Mother of 4, with one child being a qualified podiatrist. Deborah has experience in business and finance and provides exceptional customer service.

Deborah has extra training in fitting footwear stocked at the clinic and goes above and beyond to assist all clients and offer appropriate services available at the clinic.


Front of service

Allegra is the newest member of our team, and is an Albert Park local. With 5 years of customer service experience, she’s always ready and happy to help.


Allegra is trained in footwear fitting and will definitely be able to find the right pair of shoes for you.


When she’s not here, Allegra loves sewing and spending time with her dog.


Front of service

Vanessa has 7 years worth of customer service experience and is passionate about ensuring her customers are satisfied and happy. She loves a good chat so feel free to come and say hi. 


Vanessa has had training in footwear fitting and will be able to help you to find the right fit for your feet. 


During her downtime, Vanessa enjoys doing Pilates and working on some crafts. She always has a new craft project on. 


Front of service

Rebecca has 8 years of customer service experience and is looking forward to meeting you all.

Rebecca has been trained in footwear fitting and is excited to help you find the perfect pair of shoes!

Rebecca loves reading and travelling and is always looking for recommendations from clients.


Front of service

Damien is a 3rd year podiatry student with 6 years of combined experience in both retail and healthcare environments.


Damien has previously worked in fitting footwear during his time in retail and hopes to use his knowledge as a podiatry student to provide you with the best care possible.


In his spare time, Damien enjoys the rush of competitive boxing, as well as cooking a variety of cuisines and dishes.

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