Our Practitioners

Bec Morarty

Bec has been a podiatrist since 1997 and has completed her honours research into “The effect of foot orthoses on ground reaction forces during running.” Soon after graduating, she started work at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne. She has also been the podiatrist at the Collingwood Football Club since 1999, including the 2010 Premiership year.

Bec has previously competed in netball at a state level, and basketball at both a state and national level. She has extensive experience working with elite level basketball, netball, soccer and football clubs, as well as elite track and field athletes. Bec has been the consulting podiatrist for the Socceroos and Australian Track and Field team, as well as Geelong and St Kilda Football Clubs.

Clinical interests include:
Sporting injuries of the lower limb
Lower limb biomechanics, including footwear choices and orthotic therapy
Bec treats all facets of podiatry and no referral is necessary.

Todd Brown

Todd Brown has been a Podiatrist since 2004 and has worked both in Australia and the UK he has lived and worked in Geelong and on the Surf coast since 2008. He graduated with honours in Podiatry from Charles Sturt University and his honours research focused on the use of ultrasound sonography in the diagnosis of interdigital neuromas. He has an extensive background in athletic footwear and experience in both private podiatry practice and working with elite sporting teams. He has previously worked with the North Melbourne Football Club and is currently the podiatrist for the Geelong Cats Football Club

Todd is interested in using footwear, muscle strengthening and orthotics to prevent and rehabilitate foot and lower limb injuries. He also incorporates dry needling into his clinical practices to reduce trigger points within muscles of the lower limb. Todd has developed an interest in current footwear trends and gait retraining and currently incorporates this into his clinical practice.

He is passionate about endurance events in particular Ironman triathlon and in 2013 he completed the Hawaiian Ironman. Over the past 5 years he has also developed his expertise in the use of the Radial Shockwave for treatment of plantar heel pain and Achilles tendinopathy.

Todd treats all facets of podiatry and no referral is necessary.

Hamish Nelson

Hamish studied Podiatry at Latrobe University and has a keen interest in running technique and strength development. With a strong holistic approach when developing a treatment plan Hamish has a particular focus on footwear,  training loads and injury prevention through technique changes to your gait.  
 
Hamish competes at a National level for Geelong Guild Athletics club in the Decathlon and is the coach of the local Geelong Pole Vault Club. Hamish has used this long history in Athletics to develop the Learn 2 Run program used to teach patients proper motor patterning required to run through drills. This has been implemented through various schools in the Geelong Region and runs one on one or group sessions. Hamish has also been a keen hockey player, having played most of his life.

Naomi Di Stefano

Since 1996 Naomi has enjoyed a varied and extensive Podiatry career. She has worked in rural and metro Private Podiatry Practices, and in the Public Sector in Community and Acute Clinics. She brings a broad wealth of clinical experience, in particular the treatment of sporting injuries, biomechanical assessment and orthotic prescription, insole manufacture, routine nail care, nail surgery, Diabetic / High Risk foot management, and Paediatrics.

With her friendly personality Naomi enjoys a natural rapport with her clients across all ages from the young to the aged. She takes great pride in her endeavour to help people achieve their ultimate foot health and fitness goals.

Throughout her life Naomi has always been heavily involved in competitive sport including state level volleyball, gymnastics and rowing, and also recreational hockey, triathlons and swimming events. Naomi maintains a healthy lifestyle regularly practicing yoga and Pilates. With a strong passion for the outdoors, surfing and snowboarding remain her favourite activities to do with her family.

Grace Byrnes

Grace graduated from Latrobe University in 2011 and since then has enjoyed working in multiple private practices in Melbourne, Geelong, the Surfcoast and the Bellarine.

Grace has experience in treating a variety of conditions from nail and wound care to biomechanical injuries and gait analysis. Grace has a particular interest in paediatric podiatry and musculoskeletal injuries and enjoys keeping people of all sporting abilities healthy and active daily.

Grace enjoys a hands-on approach and has done additional study to be able to offer dry needling, foot mobilization and manipulation, foot and ankle strength exercises and running technique as part of her podiatry treatments. Grace is an active member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Children’s Podiatry.

After representing Australia in open springboard and platform diving Grace now enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including, running, surfing, cycling and swimming.