Meet Our Amazing Team

LAURA KELLY

Podiatrist & Co-Owner

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Laura is the Co-owner and Director of The Foot Studio.

Laura’s passion is to provide high-quality Podiatry services to all walks of life.

She is an enthusiastic, optimistic and positive person. She is a very skilled, attentive and empathetic Podiatrist.

Laura has been working as a Podiatrist for 8 years and has been involved in the Allied Health industry for over 13 years. Laura has a broad range of experience.

She has now moved into a mentoring role at The Foot Studio and is seeing New patients, complex cases and second opinions. She is also spending her time mentoring her staff and teaching the next generation of Podiatrists. She enjoys being involved with Charles Sturt University through online lecturing, tutorials and placements of students. Laura has had valuable Podiatry experience working within a Paediatric Health Care orphanage in Vietnam.

Laura loves treating complex cases and draws on her fantastic network of health professionals for second opinions, advice and contributions for her management plans. She also enjoys helping a range of people recover and manage foot, ankle and knee injuries from paediatric patients, everyday people through to elite sportspeople.

“I enjoy treating all walks of life, from little feet to the elderly. Every person is different and that’s what makes my job so interesting. ”

Laura provides a fresh and modern approach to Podiatry. You can see her attention to detail and passion for foot health through her Studio and staff.

“I’m known for my meticulous eye for detail, empathetic and caring nature and ability to achieve great results for my clients.”

“I love being a mentor and helping to shape the next generation of Podiatry.”

Laura has been the driver of developing Gold Standard treatment protocols and systems at The Foot Studio. “One of the things I say to my staff if they are stuck on what treatment and management plan to write for their patients is; what would you do for your own Mum? – then that’s your answer. All of our patients are treated like friends and family and we only offer the highest level of treatment. ”

In Laura’s spare time she enjoys a morning beach walk with her husband Courtney and golden retriever dog Tilly. Laura loves kiteboarding, learning to surf, scuba diving and fishing. Her most recent achievement was catching a Marlin in Exmouth.

 

STEPHANEE HOLT

Podiatrist

Steph graduated from La Trobe University (Bendigo, Victoria) in 2017 with a Masters of Podiatric Practice and a Bachelor degree in Health Science. Steph has recently moved from Central Victoria to Perth to further her career in Podiatry and enjoy the beautiful West Coast lifestyle.

Steph has broad and well-rounded experience working in the public health sector and brings her problem solving skills and genuine nature to The Foot Studio. Steph is thrilled to be available to treat all of your Podiatric needs. With a passion for providing high quality treatment tailored to each individual, she strives to give you the care you need.

Steph has a kind and genuine nature, making her a personable and caring Podiatrist.  She is known for taking her time and ensuring your needs are met during your Podiatry consultation.

Steph has a keen interest in treating those who suffer from diabetic foot complications, wounds, injuries and general foot pain or concerns. Steph also loves seeing kids and is always progressing her paediatric knowledge. Steph prides herself on providing extremely thorough care with a big smile, “I love empowering people to take pride in their foot health and therefore giving them the ability to participate in the activities that matter to them”.

In her spare time Steph loves cooking and eating nutritious food, getting amongst the outdoors – running, hiking, netball and tennis are some of her favourites. Steph also has a new found love for the beach since moving to Perth!

Steph is looking forward to meeting you and your family, to help you put your best foot forward. Steph is available for consultation at our rooms in Claremont or via telehealth video or phone consultation.

Lakeisha Strawhorn

Podiatrist

Meet our FRONT OF STAFF

COURTNEY KELLY

Practice Manager & Co-Owner

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Courtney Kelly is the amazing Practice Manager and director at @thefootstudio. He has many talents and is a jack of all trades. He studied marine biology and zoology at UWA. He then moved on to a career in the commercial maritime industry which took him up and down the coast of WA and as far as Tasmania. He loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, nature and photography. Something you might not know about him is that he is a true green thumb and is the reason for so many flourishing plants @thefootstudio He also has an unconditional love for the ocean and enjoys diving, boating and fishing.  He is best known for his genuine customer service and amazing cups of tea. Courtney has brought many new recycling and environmental procedures into The Foot Studio including growing mushrooms and composting from recycled shredded office paper  Feel free to ask Courtney any of your gardening questions at your next Podiatry appointment.

STEPHANIE MURRELL

Front of Staff

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Steph is an enthusiastic, creative and fun loving person. She is currently studying a double major of Japanese and Photography at Murdoch University and hopes to capture memories as well as explore different facets of photography in the future.

Steph is a big supporter of the Perth Wildcats Basketball Team she watches all the games, and in her spare loves going to live music concerts, spending time with friends and her fur babies.

Steph has worked as a medical receptionist for Podiatry for over five years and has first hand knowledge of the different processes, particularly with orthotics and footwear fitting. Steph has extensive knowledge of supportive shoe brands and styles and she prides herself on being able to inform, educate and fit patients with the right shoes to suit their lifestyle and feet.

Steph has a welcoming smile and fantastic positive energy. She is looking forward to meeting you and helping you get back on the right foot!

Rachael Mitchell

Front of Staff

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Rachael is a dedicated and enthusiastic person. She has completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Western Australia and is progressing towards a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 2021.
Rachael is a huge fan of social netball, painting, going to the beach, her cat named Princess and tv shows.
Rachael has worked as a real estate agent’s receptionist, leasing agent, frozen yogurt sales assistant, and many other interesting occupations.
Rachael loves to travel, recently spending five months on exchange in Southampton, England. She was able to feed reindeer in Scotland, ski in Austria, eat pizza in Italy and much more! She is a qualified scuba diver and loves new adventures.
Rachael is new to the podiatry world and is incredibly excited to know the tricks of the trade. She prides herself on her efficiency, organisation and her strive to achieve above and beyond customer service.
She is excited to meet you, and help you with all your questions!

Jessica Mangan

Front of Staff

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Jess has a warm smile and a welcoming attitude, and has spent most of her career in customer service and reception. 

She has experience across an array of industries over the years, with the most interesting being a member of cabin crew for Virgin Australia Airlines, which took her all around the world, as well as learning the art of photography when working for a photography studio in Claremont.

Jess prides herself on being able to find common ground with anyone, and going above and beyond to make your day. She loves expanding her knowledge and is keen to learn more about the podiatry world so she can help you as much as possible. 

Something you would not know about Jess is that she is a keen lover of the ocean, and holds multiple national and state spearfishing records. She also loves the outdoors and new adventures, so when she is not in the ocean you will find her camping and exploring new parts of the state. 

Jess is excited to meet you, and answer your questions.

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