meet the team

Dr Nick Sventek
Chiropractor

(Director)

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.

Nina Sventek
Podiatrist

(Director)

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.

Jessica Norwood
Podiatrist

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

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

Jess grew up in Gippsland and has completed training in Box Hill Hospital and various rural community health centres which allows her to understand the foot concerns of a diverse range of people.

Jess has completed training in Swift Microwave Therapy and 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, take her Golden Retriever for walks and play Piano.

Natasha Leckie
Podiatrist

Natasha completed her Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University in 2017.

 

Natasha had previously completed studies in exercise and sports science due to her high interest in biomechanics. She is qualified in performing shockwave therapy, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy and interferential therapy.

 

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

Natasha has experience working in community health and is a large believer in preventative health care. She shows a great deal of interest in the diabetic foot and wound care. 

Natasha is experienced in performing toe nail surgeries for persistent ingrown toenails and also offers conservative options for this condition.

 

In her spare time, Natasha loves to play tennis, follow the latest fashion trends and spend time with her friends, family and dog Sundae.

Cassandra Law
Podiatrist

Cassandra graduated from La Trobe University in 2018.

She moved to Australia from Malaysia in 2015 to study podiatry.

 

Cassandra's interests stem from seeking podiatric help due to foot pain as an active child participating in swimming, dancing and gymnastics. 

 

Cassandra has completed training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, the Alfred and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Scotland, making her empathetic to people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

Cassandra has completed a course in dry needling and is also qualified to perform shockwave therapy, laser therapy, ultrasound therapy and interferential therapy. 

 

Cassandra has a strong interest in the diabetic foot and general foot care, as well as biomechanics. She has a special interest in heel pain and uses her qualifications to treat this.

 

In her free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and cafes in Melbourne, and attending pilates and yoga classes.

Marcus Jones
Podiatrist

Marcus completed his Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University in 2019. 

 

Marcus has has been interested in Podiatry from a young age, especially in biomechanics and soft tissue issues and injuries. Marcus enjoys being able to educate and help patients return to exercise and activity without pain.

This interest has grown from competing in both Athletics and Surf Life Saving at a competitive level for many years. 

 

Marcus has completed placements in hospital and low socioeconomic status community health centres throughout his university study, which has given him a diverse understanding of Podiatric care.

 

Marcus has completed training in Swift Microwave Therapy, and also takes interest in all forms of nail and skin care, as well as using all available modalities to reduce pain and discomfort in the feet to keep patients active and happy.

In his spare time, Marcus enjoys visiting the beach for a surf, playing basketball with friends, or going on day-trips to Mt Buller to snowboard.

Madi Thompson

Podiatrist

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.

Lachlan
Front of service

Lachlan is a 3rd year Podiatry student studying at La Trobe University who began working at Foot Body Sole in 2019. Prior to this, Lachlan completed Biomedicine at the University of New South Wales in 2017. 

 

Over the past last 4 years Lachlan has had experience in the healthcare industry allowing him to confidently provide caring and considerate advice to those attending the clinic.

 

Lachlan enjoys playing football and tennis on weekends and surfing during the summer time.

Melissa
Front of service

Melissa is in her final year of studying a Masters of Podiatric Practice at Latrobe University. Whilst being a podiatry student, she has been a part of the Foot Body Sole family for the past 3 years.

 

 Melissa works hard at providing quality customer service and loves a good chat.  She has been trained to correctly fit all footwear brands stocked at the clinic, as well as recommend podiatry services appropriate for individuals attending the clinic.  

When Melissa has some downtime, she enjoys soaking up some sun with her 5 dogs.

Larry
Front of service

Larry has just completed his 2nd year as a Podiatry student at La Trobe University and has been a part of the Foot Body Sole family since late 2019.

Larry has also previously completed his degree in Clinical Myotherapy and still practices on his Saturdays. Larry also teaches in the field of Myotherapy when he is not at University or at Foot Body Sole which is a great aid to the philosophy of FBS to further assist our patients.

Deborah
Front of service

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.

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