Elite Podiatry is Perth’s Elite Sport & Family Podiatric Practice!


Elite Podiatry was founded by principal podiatrist and pharmacist Marie Ishak-Lewis, in December 2004. Established 20 years ago, Marie has personally nurtured Elite Podiatry to be Perth’s premier Sport and Family podiatry practice despite her co-founding and co-inventing the global orthotic Synxsole where she appeared on Channel 10’s hit TV show Shark Tank and struck a deal with Shark, Andrew Banks.


Our vision is to remain amongst the leaders in our field of sports and family podiatry, catering for sporting athletes, paediatric (children) patients as well as the average patient.


Our passion for podiatry has allowed us to naturally develop further in the sporting and paediatric arenas where we have refined our techniques and increased our knowledge base, giving us the all important and crucial edge.

Our interests lies in all aspects of podiatry including sports, paediatrics, diabetes and general podiatry. However in the last 17 years, we have become more involved in Perths Elite Sports community. We treat, support and sponsor a variety of professional athletes including;

  • Current & Past Australian Professional Athletes
  • Fire, Ice & Water Athlete – One of only 2 in world history
  • ULTRA Marathon runners
  • Ironman competitors & Triathletes
  • Marathon & Trail athletes
  • Local football, soccer and rugby teams
  • Local soccer, netball and basketball teams
  • Local UFC, F45, Body Builder & CrossFit athletes
  • Local Dancers, Gymnastics & Calisthenics
  • Fabulous humans that are simply suffering in pain!

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.

Dr Marie Ishak-Lewis

Principal Podiatrist & Pharmacist

Founder & Owner of Elite Podiatry


Marie Ishak-Lewis, principal podiatrist and pharmacist, is the founder of Elite Podiatry and co-founder and co-inventor of Synxsole, a patented orthotic (shoe insert or insole) that was featured on Channel 10’s hit TV show Shark Tank where she and co-inventor Rachael Ferguson, landed a deal with Shark, Andrew Banks.


Marie is actively involved in the community, presenting and public speaking at conferences, seminars and universities as well as appearing on Curtin FM with Jenny Seaton and the ABC Radio, talking about common podiatry related complaints.


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 both professions under her belt, she has been actively involved in lecturing in both the Pharmacy and Podiatry Departments in the prestigious University of Western Australia as well as being a regular examiner in their School of Medicine and Dentistry.


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 17 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 dry needling, myofascial release techniques, modern Chinese silicone cupping, 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 also has become one of Perth’s well known and regular Keryflex cosmetic nail restoration practitioner, allowing her to transform abnormal and deformed nails into temporary cosmetically appealing nails.


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.

Dr Greg Lewis

Podiatrist & Registered Nurse


Greg is another one of our amazing podiatrists who completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine post-graduate degree at the University of Western Australia. He is also dually qualified as a registered nurse. Greg joined the Elite Podiatry team back in 2018 and is now currently working as part of our incredible team as a podiatrist/nurse. In his spare time, Greg enjoys running, going to the gym, camping and playing basketball.

Dr Latifa Jafari

Senior Podiatrist


Latifa completed her post graduate degree in Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at UWA. She enjoys treating calluses, ingrown toenails and musculoskeletal conditions with an interest in paediatrics. Latifa is very keen to share her knowledge with her patients to improve their quality of life.


Outside work, Latifa loves to spend time with family and friends, go on long walks and explore mother nature.

Dr Caitlin Tran



Caitlin graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree after completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences degree in Medical Science at the University of Western Australia.

Caitlin has spent most of her life dancing and recognises the importance of looking after one’s foot and overall health. She has a keen interest in foot health and biomechanics, enjoying her role as a permanent podiatrist at Elite Podiatry Mullaloo.

Having experience as a dance instructor, she looks forward to utilising her leadership skills integrated with her podiatric knowledge to build the foundation of providing high-quality patient-centred care.


Practice Manager


Yvonne is our Practice Manager. She has 4 sons who make her laugh and challenge her. She lives locally and loves supporting local small business. She tries to keep healthy while still enjoying life and as a former professional dancer and choreographer she moves whenever she can! So, watch out when you come into the practice, there might be a little shimmy or two coming your way!


Finance Manager


Tara is our finance manager and has extensive experience in running office & retail environments. She is positive, communicative and loves interacting with our patients to provide excellent service and ensures our clinic runs efficiently.

As a qualified bookkeeper, she looks after all the admin of the practice and supports reception.

In her downtime, she loves beach activities, long walks and sharing wine with friends!


Team Member


Dee is part of our incredible team and is one of our permanent admin team members. Always greeting you with the biggest smile, Dee enjoys spending time with her family and runs a successful baking and cookie company. She’s always out and about and loves living life to the fullest.


Team Member


Ella is one of our wonderful receptionists and loves working in our family orientated environment. She is currently studying nursing and her favourite past time is walking her dog on the beach and being with her family and friends.


Team Member


Adisha is another one of our friendly receptionists part of the Elite Podiatry team. She is studying biomedical science at university and also works part time at a pharmacy. In her spare time she loves beach days, travelling and spending time with friends and family.