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About Us

Elite Podiatry… Our Passion!


Our vision for Elite Podiatry started when we first met as Podiatry students at Curtin University of Western Australia in 2001. After graduating in 2004, we opened up our first clinic and from then, the concept of Elite Podiatry was born!


Since then, our passion for podiatry has developed further in our journey to become amongst the leaders in our field of sports podiatry. Over the years, we have refined our techniques and increased our knowledge base, giving us the all important and crucial edge in our field.

Our passion lies in all aspects of podiatry including sports, paediatrics, diabetes and general podiatry. However in the last 5 years, we have become more involved in Perths elite sports community. We treat and support a variety of athletes and organisations including;

  • Marathon runners
  • Triathletes
  • WA Police force
  • WA Army Reserves
  • FESA
  • Local football teams
  • Local soccer, netball and basketball teams
  • Local CrossFit teams
  • Perth City to Surf
  • Half and Full Iron Man Series Events

We believe in only providing the best service and care for our patients. We are committed to ongoing professional development and are always looking for the “next and newest” available treatments for our patients.

Marie Ishak-Lewis  (Stirling Clinic)


Marie Ishak-Lewis, senior podiatrist, co-founder and inventor of Synxsole, graduated from Curtin University in 2004 and began her career working as a podiatrist in her private practice. Whilst working in the field of community podiatry, Marie became interested in the field of community pharmacy and promptly applied and completed a Grad.Dip.(Pharmaceutical Science) and Master of Pharmacy at the University of Western Australia (UWA), graduating as a qualified pharmacist in July 2007. With two professions under her belt, she has been actively involved in lecturing in both the Pharmacy and Podiatry Departments of UWA.


Marie currently works actively in both professions and finds they compliment each other well. However Podiatry is certainly her passion. She has invested a lot in building up her practice over the past eight years to make it a successful and advanced podiatry clinic. Marie is passionate in the field of sports podiatry and has years of experience in the advanced biomechanics of the lower limb, treating all sport-related conditions and injuries including heel pain, arch pain, ball-of-the-foot pain, achilles pain, ankle pain, shin pain, knee pain and hip and lower back pain.


In the past few years, Marie has travelled extensively attending various conferences and workshops in an effort to further her skills in advanced orthotic therapies and learn further treatment techniques including acupuncture, dry needling, myofascial release techniques, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilisations and joint manipulations. These extra and advanced treatment modalities have been vital to the successful treatment of professional athletes as well as complex and long-term patients.

Marie, as both a practitioner and lecturer, strongly believes in participating in the continued education of both Podiatry and Pharmacy professions. She strives to keep up with the latest literature and is dedicated to keeping up with the latest advancements to ensure that the patient is provided with the best possible treatment plan to achieve success.

Rachael Nash-Ferguson  (Coogee Clinic)


Rachael Nash-Ferguson, senior podiatrist, co-founder and inventor of Synxsole, graduated from Curtin University in 2004 and began her career working as a podiatrist in community health and private practice. While working in community health, Rachael was actively involved in the community by public speaking at seminars and educating newly diabetic patients on the effects of diabetes on foot health.


Rachael is experienced in all aspects of podiatry including general treatment, high-risk foot ulcerations, children, sports injuries, nail surgery and advanced biomechanics.


Shortly after graduating Rachael realised her area of interest was biomechanics and chronic pain and injury. Over the years that followed she completed many courses in dry needling, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy and manual techniques in the attempt to improve her skills and develop more effective treatment plans for her patients.


Rachael is committed to professional development and continues to find the most effective treatment options available. Most recently, Elite Podiatry has seen the introduction of laser acupuncture in the clinic which has proven to be very successful in treating many painful conditions and particularly useful in treating painful conditions in children.

Sezen Shevketoglu  (Stirling Clinic)


Sezen joined the Elite Podiatry Stirling team in January 2017 and has brought an incredible energy and knowledge with her.


Sezen graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2013 and initially worked in a public hospital in north of Queensland for 2 months treating and preventing high risk foot complications.


She later moved to Brisbane to work at a private clinic with an intense focus on biomechanical and paediatric podiatry. Here she gained extensive experience working along with several highly skilled podiatrists. She then moved back home to Perth in 2016 to be with her family.


Sezen enjoys practicing all aspects of podiatry and can provide treatments such as dry needling, foot mobilisation, silicone myofascial cupping and orthotic therapy.


Outside of work, Sezen likes to spend time with her family and thoroughly enjoys learning about foreign cultures. Being Turkish, she can speak Turkish and Arabic fluently and is currently learning to speak Spanish!

Rosalie Natalotto  (Stirling Clinic)


Rosalie joined the Elite Podiatry Stirling team in March 2013 and has brought a wealth of experience with her, enhancing our team. Rosalie has been a podiatrist for over 30 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of podiatry including paediatrics and biomechanics.


Rosalie has been well trained in techniques of acupuncture, dry needling, laser acupuncture and joint mobilisation and incorporates these into her daily practice.


Rosalie also treats children and general podiatry-related issues including corns, callus, ingrown toe-nails and the diabetic foot. She regularly performs nail surgery and makes both insoles and custom orthoses.

Julia Partridge  (Coogee Clinic)


Julia Partridge joined the Elite Podiatry Coogee team in November 2013 after immigrating with her family from England. Julia is a keen runner and has a strong passion for health and fitness which is what initially lead Julia to complete her first degree in Sports Science. After discovering her love of human biomechanics, Julia then completed her second degree in Podiatry at Brighton University. Julia also has a completed further training in dry needling, soft tissue techniques and laser acupuncture to offer the most up-to date and effective treatments for her patients.