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What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist is a university trained health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

Podiatrists treat a vast range of conditions such as bone and joint disorders, arthritis, soft-tissue and muscular injuries as well as neurological and circulatory diseases including diabetes. They are also able to diagnose and treat any complications which affect the lower limb, including sports and musculoskeletal injuries, skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails.

To become a Podiatrist you must complete a 4 year university Bachelor’s Degree and be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Prior to 1977 Podiatrists were known as chiropodists. The name was officially changed to Podiatrist to reflect the upgrading of education levels and an expansion in the scope of practice by the profession.

Meet the Team

Our award winning Absolute Footcare team has great experience in treating your ongoing podiatry needs. Coming from diverse backgrounds in which to draw their experience from. All are active in their ongoing education, keeping up to date with current research trends and conferences.

David Chen
 B.H.SC – Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

David Chen B.H.SC – Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Education: Queensland University of Technology
David joined the Absolute Footcare team in 2014.

Having grown up in Brisbane but originally from Taiwan, David is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

David has an interest in a broad spectrum of podiatric care including sports podiatry, custom orthotics, paediatric as well as general and diabetic care. He is active in continuing education, attending seminars and courses to provide excellent quality clinical care and to stay up to date on all things podiatry.

Through his experience and studies, David understands the importance of providing the best care in order to improve and maintain an enhanced quality of life.

Joe Tutticci
B.H.SC – Podiatry(hons), M.A.Pod.A

Joe Tutticci B.H.SC – Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Education: Queensland University of Technology
Joe joined the Absolute Footcare team in 2014.

Whilst completing his studies, Joe undertook a scholarship in forensic podiatry in conjunction with the NSW and Qld police forces.

He is also interested in radiology and advanced imaging, having been awarded the Philip R Pearlman prize in Podiatric Radiology in 2013. Joe has a particular interest in investigating and treating acute and chronic biomechanical conditions of the lower limbs.

He has a passion for educating his patients to enable them to better understand their conditions and equip them to recover quickly and get active again.

Toby Thompson
B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Toby Thompson B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Education: University of Newcastle
Toby joined the Absolute Footcare team in 2016.

After graduating his degree, Toby relocated from the NSW Central Coast to begin his career as a Podiatrist.

Toby has always wanted to work in the Allied Health field and welcomes the ever-changing scope of practice podiatry has to offer. He has a keen interest in many aspects including orthotic therapy, paediatrics, gerontology and pathology management.

His competitive background in a variety of sports has enabled him to understand the importance of pain-free exercise and injury prevention. It’s his passion to see his patients to return to the activity they love as soon as possible to reach their sporting goals.

Nathan Marsh

Nathan Marsh BHSC – POD

Education: Queensland University of Technology

With over 10 years experience in private practice, Nathan has developed a keen interest in Orthotic Therapy, Paediatrics, Diabetic Management and Musculoskeletal Podiatry.

With an additional Bachelors degree in Occupational Health and Safety he combines with his Podiatry training to offer workplace injury management and prevention services. This can include footwear recommendations, orthotics and general podiatry treatment prevention across many occupations. Nathan†has a passion for seeing his patients transition from injury, through rehabilitation, and help them get back to work and life in a timely manner.

Janine Frampton

Janine Frampton BHSC – POD

Education: Queensland University of Technology

Janine has a keen interest in all aspects of podiatry including musculoskeletal, diabetic and general. She takes a holistic approach to the diagnosis and management of common foot conditions, looking for the cause of the problem and believes an important part of her role is patient education.

With an extensive background in school and athletic footwear fitting which she combines with her Podiatry training to provide patients with important footwear advice for the prevention or treatment of many foot and lower-limb conditions.

Janine attends many professional development events staying at the forefront of modern treatment technology including recently attending the Australian Podiatry Conference.

Alexandra Carter

Alexandra Carter BHSC – POD

Education: Queensland University of Technology

Ali has vast experience in private practice with interests including diabetic foot care and education, general podiatry care and lower limb biomechanics.

With an additional Bachelors degree in Anatomy from the University of Queensland she has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injury and biomechanics. Ali is a registered DVA footwear prescriber helping veterans with general footcare and custom footwear prescription.

Ali attends many conferences and educational events and is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.


Your Absolute Footcare Podiatrist is able to diagnose and treat any complications which affect the lower limb, including sports and musculoskeletal injuries, skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails.

See a more comprehensive list of Common Conditions treated by your Absolute Footcare Podiatrist.

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