What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist is a university trained health professional who specialises in 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
  • Neurological and circulatory diseases including diabetes.
  • Sports and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Skin and nail disorders: corns, calluses and ingrown toenails.

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Meet the Team

Our award winning Absolute Footcare team has 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 technology, current research trends and conferences.

Toby Thompson

B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Toby Thompson B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A
Education: University of Newcastle
Provider Number: 5241721J
Clinics: Southport

Originally from the NSW Central Coast, Toby moved to the Gold Coast straight after graduating and has been an integral part of the Absolute Footcare team since 2016.

Toby’s professional interests lie in sports injuries and rehabilitation, biomechanics, orthotics and shockwave therapy. He is currently undertaking further education to become a recognised Sports and Biomechanics Podiatrist through the Australian Podiatry Association and is an active member of Sports and Exercise Podiatry Australia (SEPA). His dedication to continuously expanding his knowledge and expertise is reflected in his commitment to implementing patient-centered care and developing individualised treatment plans, ensuring that his patients achieve their desired goals.

With a background in competitive sports, Toby understands the importance of pain-free exercise and the prevention of injuries. He is passionate about helping his patients return to the activities they love as swiftly as possible, enabling them to reach their sporting goals and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

With his extensive experience and compassionate approach, Toby strives to provide personalised and comprehensive care to each of his patients. His attention to detail and dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in podiatry ensure that his patients receive the best possible treatment and outcomes.

Nathan Chock

B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Nathan Chock B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A
Education: University of Newcastle
Provider Number: 5293414A & 5293413L
Clinics: Runaway Bay & Southport

Having finished university in Newcastle, Nathan moved to QLD and started his podiatry career working in a private practice in Ipswich.

Nathan’s sporting career came to an end with injuries, however with his thorough understanding and knowledge, feels well equipped to manage patient goals and outcomes.

He enjoys many aspects of podiatry, having a keen interest in Sports Podiatry which specialises in the diagnosis, management and prevention of foot and lower limb injuries and disorders.

He engages in continued education and is an active member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Sports Medicine Australia and the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Adrian Bucknell

B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Adrian Bucknell B.Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A
Education: Auckland University of Technology
Provider Number: 5518912X
Clinics: Southport

Adrian moved to Australia to provide Podiatry services to aged care facilities in the Toowoomba region. He then relocated to the Gold Coast to increase the scope of his Podiatry practice.

Adrian’s keen interests include diabetes management and diagnosing and treating foot and lower limb pathologies. He also enjoys a background in athletic footwear fitting and actively participates in continual professional development.

During his spare time he enjoys being near the water, participating in and watching sports and spending time with friends and family!

Molly Jennings

B.App.Sc, M.Pod.Prac, M.A.Pod.A

Molly Jennings B.App.Sc, M.Pod.Prac, M.A.Pod.A
Education: La Trobe University – Melbourne
Provider Number: 5896356Y & 5896357J
Clinics: Southport & Runaway Bay

Molly graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice.

She has since moved up to the Gold Coast to continue pursuing her Podiatry career. Through completing several placements in private and public hospitals all over Melbourne and high risk podiatry clinics and community centres, she has gained great experience through her exposure to a variety of foot conditions. This has given her the ability to gain a holistic approach to managing patients needs.

Molly has developed a keen interest in all aspects of Podiatry including general podiatry care, musculoskeletal injuries, diabetic foot management and sports injuries.

Since moving from Melbourne, in her spare time she thoroughly enjoys going to the beach, going on new adventures and appreciates the active lifestyle and sports stemming from playing competitive netball and AFL umpiring. Given this, Molly strives to provide patient centred care that tailors the goals and interests of each person she treats in diagnosis, management and prevention of foot and lower limb conditions and injuries.

David Woodburn

Bach. Applied Science (Podiatry) M.A.pod.A

David Woodburn: Bach. Applied Science (Podiatry) M.A.Pod.A
Education: La Trobe University – Melbourne
Provider Number: 2205156W & 2205155H
Clinics: Southport & Runaway Bay

David graduated from LaTrobe University in Melbourne in 1993 and ventured to Yarrawonga in regional Victoria, where he dedicated his efforts to working in Community Health. Later, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, establishing his own Practice in the same region.

However, the picturesque landscapes and vibrant opportunities of the Gold Coast beckoned to David and his family, leading them to relocate. Throughout his career spanning almost three decades, David has acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the realm of Podiatry. While his primary focus lies in general Podiatry, he finds immense satisfaction in tackling the intricate fields of orthotics, biomechanics, and nail surgery.

With an unwavering dedication to his patients and an exceptional skill set under his belt, David continues to prioritise the provision of top-notch care to individuals seeking optimum foot health on the Gold Coast and beyond.

Daniel Wiendl

B.H.SC - Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A

Daniel Wiendl B.H.SC – Podiatry, M.A.Pod.A
Education: Queensland University of Technology
Provider Number: 5457322W
Clinics: Runaway Bay

After 15 years of clinical practice & lecturing in Pedorthics around the globe (Germany, Australia, Japan), Daniel advanced his expertise with a degree in Podiatry.

He enjoys all aspect of podiatry practice and has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb & foot. His competencies in foot orthoses was awarded with the Charles W Graves Award in 2016.

Daniel’s wealth of knowledge in footwear & foot orthoses combined with qualifications in dry needling and foot mobilisation allow for individualised patient treatment in order to achieve their individual goals.


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