Joanne Michalitsis

PRINCIPAL PODIATRIST

Bachelor of Science, Monash University
Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry), Queensland University of Technology

  • Paediatrics
  • Biomechanics
  • Toe Walking
  • General footcare
  • Nail surgery

Joanne completed her Bachelor of Science in 1990 followed by a Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry) in 1993. Joanne divides her time working in both private practise (Ashburton and Mentone) and at Monash Children’s Hospital. Her love of running led her to work in Sports Medicine for many years and was the consulting Podiatrist for multiple soccer teams during those years. She has been employed by Monash Health for more than 20 years, working in the Diabetic, Rheumatology, and Orthopaedic teams. Her current role as a Paediatric Podiatrist at Monash Children’s Hospital, is with the Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network and the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service. Joanne is currently conducting her research in Toe Walking and has recently published an article in Gait & Posture titled ‘Full length foot orthoses have an immediate treatment effect and modify gait of children with idiopathic toe walking’. Joanne’s interests include fashion, travelling, reading and spending time with her family.

NCBI Toe Walking Article by Joanne



Mikaela Christie

PODIATRIST

Masters in Podiatry, La Trobe University

  • Orthotic therapy
  • Lower limb and foot pain
  • Nail surgery
  • High risk foot – Diabetic foot checks and Wound care

Mikaela graduated with a Masters in Podiatry in 2015 from La Trobe University and completed her graduate year with Alfred Health. Mikaela joined the team at Ashburton Foot Clinic after returning from overseas travel in 2018, whilst also working at Monash Health in the High-risk foot multi- disciplinary team for the past 4 years. This public hospital experience has given her a large knowledge of multiple chronic conditions and how these affect the feet. Mikaela now splits her time between her country hometown in which she is working to try reduce barriers for rural people in accessing healthcare and practising at Ashburton. Growing up in country Victoria playing multiple sports including hockey, netball, tennis and golf, she understands the importance of your feet. She is passionate about reducing pain, using a conjunction of lower limb strengthening and orthotic therapy. Through multiple coaching positions Mikaela enjoys working with junior athletes and keeping young people active. Mikaela is a long-suffering Carlton fan and enjoys spending time with her new Golden Retriever Sammy, Travelling (In a glorious Pre-Covid life), exploring Melbourne's Food scene and a nice glass of wine.



Elizabeth Holland

PODIATRIST

Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Podiatric, La Trobe University

  • Orthotic therapy
  • Lower limb and foot pain
  • Nail surgery
  • High risk foot – Diabetic foot checks and Wound care

Lizzie graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Podiatric Practice in 2015. During University she worked at Active Feet which has given her a broad knowledge in all aspects of footwear. After a couple of years working privately in Melbourne, she moved overseas and continued to develop her skills in a busy private clinic in Central London. Lizzie enjoys treating lower limb overuse injuries and is also passions about general treatment for all age groups to keep people on their feet. Outside of Podiatry Elizabeth enjoys travelling, exploring Melbourne's Food scene and a nice glass of wine.



Rachel Taylor

PODIATRIST

Bachelor of Podiatry, La Trobe University

  • Orthotic therapy
  • Lower limb and foot pain
  • Nail surgery
  • High risk foot – Diabetic foot checks and Wound care

Rachel Taylor completed her Bachelor of Podiatry from La Trobe University in 2007. She also completed a course in dry needling which she incorporates into her management of lower limb conditions. For the past ten years, Rachel has been working in private practice and spent over a year working in a sports footwear store. She enjoying all aspects of podiatry and caring for her patients. She has particular interest in Diabetes foot health. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys being a mum to her busy toddlers, cooking, coffee and watching AFL.