Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at LaTrobe University in 1996. He worked as an orthotist at The Alfred Hospital in Prahran for three years where he was exposed to all areas of orthotic management. At The Alfred, Andrew spent a significant amount of time in the fracture clinic and developed special skills in managing acute fractures conservatively and post operatively.
Andrew then left The Alfred in 1999 to start his own private practice, Melbourne Orthotics. Andrew has been the driving force behind the growth and development of Melbourne Orthotics. The company's success has been attributed to Andrew's careful attention to detail, strong clinical knowledge, technical skills and craftsmanship.
Danielle completed a Diploma in Applied Science (Prosthetics and Orthotics) in 1991 and advanced to a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at LaTrobe University in 1996. Over the last 26 years Danielle has gained vast experience working as an Orthotist in a number of clinics including the Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, Caulfield General Medical Centre, St. Vincent’s Hospital, The Alfred Hospital and as a clinic manager at Orthopedic Appliances P/L.
Danielle also managed her own private orthotics practice known as Dynamic Orthotic and Fitness Concepts from 1994 to 2008 and was a lecturer and a clinical education supervisor for 6 years at the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, La Trobe University.
Danielle joined the team at Melbourne Orthotics in 2008. She works closely with our referring Orthopaedic and Neuro surgeons and has a special interest in foot and ankle injury, spinal orthoses and sports injuries. She also has a good understanding of patient wellbeing and issues facing patients with chronic injury and rehabilitation. She was a qualified fitness trainer for 23 years and still trains regularly for health, strength and fitness.
Her other interests include her family with 2 teenage children, dance, and watching her kids play soccer.
Emma completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University in 2013. Emma has since worked as an Orthotist with Melbourne Orthotics having trained previously in Geelong and Brisbane.
Emma has a keen interest in lower limb orthotic management, specifically management of complex neuromuscular and high-risk diabetic foot conditions.
Emma works closely with a number of orthopaedic surgeons providing post-operative and long-term orthotic management. Emma is also involved with ongoing research projects investigating the effectiveness of orthotist provided foot orthoses in managing an array of painful foot and ankle conditions. A keen sportswoman and interested in health and fitness, Emma has a good understanding of sporting injuries.
Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1998 at LaTrobe University. She worked as an orthotist and prosthetist for several years at the Ballarat Health Services, in all areas of orthotic management including acute, rehabilitation, geriatrics, pediatrics, and prosthetics. On returning to Melbourne, Rebecca joined Scope as their sole orthotist, fitting the David Hart Walker; a mobility aid for children with severe disabiities.
Rebecca has invested significantly in the profession, for a number of years maintaining the executive office of Secretary with the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetics Association.
Rebecca joined Melbourne Orthotics in 2002. She has a special interest in treating disorders of the foot and ankle and works closely with a number of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons. She has spent several years refining her casting skills, orthotic fitting and prescription skills.
Sally McMeekin graduated from the Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2005 at La Trobe University, Bundoora.
Sally then moved to Brisbane where she worked at GB Orthopaedics in the area of paediatric orthotic management.
Sally returned to Victoria where she joined a specialist rural foot and ankle clinic. In this capacity, Sally worked with vascular and diabetic patients providing specialised care and management of ulcers, foot deformities and post operative care.
Sally joined Melbourne Orthotics in 2012, bringing with her great expertise and skills in all areas of orthotic management.
Amy completed the Masters of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics and Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2013 through La Trobe University in Bundoora.
Amy has an interest in all areas of lower limb orthotic management including acute orthopaedic management and post-operative care.
Amy joined Melbourne Orthotics in 2014 and is heavily involved in the modification and manufacture process of custom-made foot orthoses using the latest computer software, Canfit Prosthetics and Orthotics CAD, to create 3D moulds of the foot.
Amy has been working alongside foot and ankle Orthopaedic surgeons, since arriving at Melbourne Orthotics, to develop and further her skills.
Maya has been with Melbourne Orthotics for a number of years providing support to patients and staff. You will hear Maya's cheerful voice on the phone but much of her time is spent liasing with 3rd parties including WorkCover, TAC, DVA and SWEP.
Maria will be the first face you see when you arrive at Melbourne Orthotics. She understands everything there is to know about the behind the scenes running of Melbourne Orthotics and ensures that all fittings and appointment happen on time and in an effective manner.
Call Maria to make a time to come in see us.