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 15 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.

Natasha Leckie

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.

Kelsey McCloskey-Huckin

Kelsey graduated from LaTrobe University in 2017 where she completed her Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice.

 

Previous to this, Kelsey completed a Bachelor of Applied Science - Human Movement degree at RMIT University, where her interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation stems from.

 

Kelsey competed in athletics at a national level from the ages of 10-21 and encourages an active lifestyle for her patients. Her love of athletics has led to her love of biomechanics.

Kelsey is highly experienced in issuing custom orthotics and provides an expert rehabilitation program to all her patients to improve their foot pain and get them back to their active lifestyle. 

Kelsey is qualified to perform shockwave therapy, laser therapy, ultrasound therapy and interferential therapy. Kelsey has also completed further study in dry needling to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies.

 

In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys being active, travelling and spending time with family and friends. 

Cassandra

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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.

Meet our podiatrists

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 15 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

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

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

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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.

Front oF service

Melissa

Melissa is a 3rd year podiatry student at Latrobe University who has worked at Foot Body Sole for the past 3 years whilst completing her degree. 

Melissa works hard at providing quality customer service and 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.  

Deborah

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.

Larry

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.

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Charlotte

Charlotte is a 4th year podiatry student at Latrobe University and is currently completing clinical placements during her final year of study. 

Charlotte understands the importance of comfortable and correct fitting footwear and has been trained to fit a range of podiatry approved brands and recommend podiatry services available.

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