Meet The Team

Specialised care for all ages

At Total Care Podiatry we care about how your level of mobility affects and impacts your ability to enjoy life and do the things you want to do.

We believe that through improved mobility you can find greater freedom and enjoy a better lifestyle. We assist you to achieve the greatest mobility possible using our unique diagnostic equipment and the experience within our team of practitioners.

If you have chronic pain or a complex condition affecting your feet, lower limbs and/or your back, our team approach to patient care is aimed at providing a complete and comprehensive treatment plan.

Your treatment plan will address all the components of your condition in an integrated approach to reach a pre-determined goal set in consultation with you.

Lynette Kent

Lynette Kent is the owner of Total Care Podiatry with more than 25 years clinical experience in private practice. Lynette has prescribed more than 2000 pairs of orthotics, performed 100’s of ingrown toe nail surgeries and assisted countless clients on their foot injury recovery journey. Lynette has completed marathons and an Ultra Marathon within Australia and the New York Marathon. She too has experienced injury so can understand the frustration of the athlete and importance of good footwear, good foot strength and foot posture. Lynette now enjoys multi day hiking combined with travel and completed the 100 Km Oxfam Trail Walk a couple of years ago. Lynette can share her advice and experience on walking shoes v walking boots and the best socks.

Extra Skills and Training

Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy, Dry Needling for the foot and lower leg, Advanced Foot Mobilisation,  Emmett technique for the foot, Qualified Mat Pilates Instructor

Philip Spark

Philip SparkPhilip is co owner of Total Care Podiatry and joined the team in  2021. Philip is an experienced Podiatrist having worked in private practice for more than 30 years. Philip’s special interest is heel pain which he approaches like a puzzle Once a diagnosis is made the treatment options are vast so Philip will tailor your treatment using the  latest techniques including Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy, Laser Therapy, Dry needling and then the traditional treatment methods of strengthening, stretching and custom orthotic therapy. Not everyone needs all of these treatments.

Philip has run 1/2 and full marathons, hiked in Australia and Europe and loves road cycling and walking his dogs.

Extra Skills & Training

Advance Radiology for Podiatry,  Dry Needling for Podiatry,  Dissection for the lower limb,  Advanced Foot Mobilisation Techniques,    Ultimate Podiatrist (Current),   Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy, Fox Laser Therapy for Fungal nails

Samuel Meehan

Sam MeehanSam is our youngest team member who has enjoyed the first 5 years of his Podiatry career gaining experience across all areas including orthotic prescription and manufacture, shock wave therapy for the management of heel pain, laser therapy for fungal nails, nail surgery and the management of foot pain. Sam loves listening to his clients concerns and helping with a treatment plan. Sam is consolidating all he has learned and looks forward to applying his knowledge at Total Care Podiatry, utilising walking force platform, running treadmill with force platform and video gait analysis technology.

Sam plays tennis, enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle and loves spending time with his family on the weekends.

Total Care Podiatry and the Community

Workshops and Lectures for:

  • Diabetes updates to Health Professionals

  • Strive 2 Thrive group 3 monthly presentation

  • Polio Australia and Myeloma Australia

  • 2nd and 4th Year University student placements

  • Regular guest speaker to Community Groups

  • Free Come & Try Nordic Walking sessions

Paul Graham

Paul Graham has been using plantar pressure analysis as part of his clinical practice since first purchasing an Fscan Mat and in-shoe system in 1998. It was a steep learning curve to understand the information behind the pretty colours and what it means. This form of analysis was in its infancy in Australia, and  the only way of gaining an appreciable understanding of what the data represented and how could be used in clinical practice was gained through regular email and phone contact with a number of American podiatrists who had been using the Fscan system for many years.

The most well-known of these practitioners is Dr Howard Dannenberg and through this relationship Paul grew to understand the relationship of sagittal plane movement and the importance of how the foot has a significant effect on the rest of the body. In fact Paul’s foundational knowledge of recording, data management and analysis came through Howard’s leadership and the plantar pressure case studies that were shared. This knowledge base was further augmented when Dr Bruce Williams DPM, a protégé of Howard’s training, visited Australia in 2004 and stayed with Paul in Geelong, working and training him in his clinic. In 2005, Paul was invited to Latrobe University to present on his clinical use of plantar pressure in the prescription of the orthotic correction design.

Up until this stage, Paul was combining evidence-based examination and video gait assessment with plantar pressure analysis and, through this orthotic manufacture. The issue was that each part of the assessment used different equipment. In 2006 Paul moved to the Milletrex system, (forerunner of the Freestep software and Sensormedica hardware) and as this combined all aspects of the diagnostic and manufacturing process, he moved to this system. Again a learning curve was required to become familiar with the different parts of the system, however planter pressure is planter pressure and as such, once you understand the recording and data management side, analysis can be done.

In late 2010, the Freestep software program was presented and the engineers in Italy were keen to make it the best on the market. Through the years there have been regular updates making the program more user-friendly and the data presentation more valuable and easy to understand. In fact at present Paul is working with Scott Sorenson and the Italian software developers to enhance this further so that areas of dysfunction and asymmetry are easily noted and measured,. This will be valuable for both the initial assessment and also to easily chart improvement at review appointments. This continued refinement and development, makes Freestep a very valuable clinical tool.

Plantar pressure analysis can only grow in significance as it shows objective data that the eye cannot see. This is now even more important with the discovery that vertical force,( that we describe as pressure), is what causes the overloading that results in tissue damage, rather than any angular anomaly such as an inverted heel or lowering of the medial longitudinal arch. Using Freestep enables Paul to chart improvement effectively and efficiently each visit by simply having a person walk over the mat or treadmill and comparing it to the previous visit; all within five minutes. This is then a record of the patient’s progress, valuable, not only to the treating clinician, but also to any third party who is paying for the treatment.

Video gait assessment is very, very helpful in understanding the biomechanics of the body in motion and should be used in conjunction with planter pressure analysis; however Paul’s clinical use of plantar pressure analysis has led him to the conclusion that it is superior in consistency, ease and speed.

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