We are a team of 7 of which 5 are podiatrists. Each specialises in different fields with all treating all patients for common problems.
Ainslie has been practising podiatry in Buderim since graduating from QUT with a Diploma in Applied Science – Podiatry (with Distinction) in 1991. Ainslie continued her studies through Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh with a Bachelor and Masters degrees in Podiatry. Running the business has been supported by the completion of and Executive- MBA through University of the Sunshine Coast and completing The Company Directors course. Ainslie is a current company director with the Australian Podiatry Association, the peak body for podiatry representation in Australia. Ainslie also has teaching responsibilities with QUT podiatry students.
Ainslie has a keen interest in the high risk foot, which includes diabetes, neuropathy and rheumatoid foot conditions. Ainslie is currently a PhD candidate through QUT with a research topic on ‘Improving the screening for diabetes related peripheral neuropathy.’ The best thing about podiatry is “just helping people on a one to one basis. I like the way podiatry goes from diagnosing and assessing through to treatment for foot and leg problems.”
Ainslie is accredited to visit the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital in Buderim.
For more about Ainslie see her Linked in profile.
Jill joined the practice in 2006 moving from working in the NHS and the private practice in the U.K. Jill graduated from Salford with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine in 1988. She also took a Bachelor of Science in Podiatry degree at Salford University in 1998
Jill particularly enjoys working with people with diabetes which she finds rewarding, especially working with foot ulcers. She also enjoys helping people who are just unable to cut their own nails anymore. The best thing about podiatry is “working with interesting people, being able to help alleviate their foot pain and helping keep people mobile.” Because of her previous experience in the field, Jill was recruited by Queensland Health in April 2011 to work in the High Risk Diabetic Foot Services on the Sunshine and Cooloola Coasts. Jill has continued an interest in wond care by completing a Masters degree in wound and tissue repair through Cardiff University in Wales.
Martin has been with Buderim podiatry since 2004. Martin studied Podiatry at Curtin University, Western Australia (1995). Martin has also completed the Australian Podiatry Certificate grades 1 and 2.
The sort of conditions Martin likes to treat are intractable and difficult to treat pain. The best thing about podiatry is “having people walk out the door without pain”. ” I’ve made a special study of dry needling for muscle problems and the use of accupuncture for the foot and leg which has helped many people with foot and leg pain. “
Tara-Jayne joined our practice after taking a short hiatus from Podiatry to raise her children. With over 15 years experience, Tara graduated from QUT in 2000 and worked in Brisbane for a few years before opening her own practice on the South side. Her practice was located in a busy sporting facility so her interest in Sports, Biomechanics and Paediatric Podiatry naturally grew. Tara-Jayne has an advanced skill set in kinetic orthotic prescription and assessments of foot and leg alignment. Thoroughly enjoying all aspects of Podiatry Tara-Jayne has joined our multi-faceted practice with ease.
Cate joined Buderim Podiatry in September 2011. Cate has many years experience as a podiatry receptionist and brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. If you have questions about how, what and when regarding health funds, Medicare, DVA transport, Cate will have the answers.
Nicole has returned to Buderim Podiatry as a receptionist/podiatry assistant. Nicole used to work with Ainslie at the old Ballinger Road site- just a few years ago ;).