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A requirement of this practice is that each practitioner has a philosophy in excellent care for individuals with foot or associated problems. We encourage practitioners having special interest in various aspects of Podiatry in order to produce an excellent team approach within the practice in the assessment and treatment of various conditions. Each practitioner is dedicated in providing the best service for the patient/client including the realisation of referral if required.

Stefan Testi – BPodM (UWA)

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Stefan graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine in 2010. He completed the course with a high distinction average, as well as claiming several university academic and clinical awards. Stefan’s clinical experience involves serving several private practices around the Perth metropolitan area.

Stefan has, and continues to have an extensive involvement in sport. He has a strong and passionate interest in sports-related injuries, as he often participates in many of the Perth-based running events (HBF, Tough mudder and other). He therefore has a particular interest in sporting conditions; including acute, traumatic and overuse/chronic injuries of the low back, hips, knees, shins, ankles and feet.

Stefan is interested in all areas of podiatry; however has a particular interest in sports podiatry, diabetic care, conservative and surgical treatment for ingrown toenails and routine foot care. He has participated in dry needling, Jones point therapy and mobilisation courses to complement the management of many presenting complaints.

“I aim to provide optimal podiatric services to all patients under my personal care. I strive to ensure that the anatomy, pathology and underlying mechanisms of injury or presenting complaint are clearly understood”.

Alwin Liew – BPodM (UWA)

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Alwin gained a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2009 from the University of Western Australia. Alwin has been involved with CentrePod Podiatry since 2010. He was also engaged within the Bentley Hospital in the diagnosis and management of a variety of foot pathology.

Alwin has a special interest in paediatric foot health, diabetic foot care, sport podiatry and biomechanical disorders. Furthermore, he is also competent in performing ingrown toenail and wart surgery. Alwin also has experience in all aspects of podiatry and regularly utilises a range of podiatry techniques including stretching exercises, dry needling, photodynamic treatment of fungal nails, taping, foot mobilisation techniques, Graston technique (soft tissue release) and orthotic therapy to help his patients in the recovery of their lower limb disorders.

Catering to the needs of many individuals, Alwin is multilingual. Not only is he fluent in English, but Alwin can also speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Malay and also Indonesian. Additionally, he is now picking up the Italian language.  In his spare time, Alwin is an active participant within his church ministry, acquiring an extensive amount of experience dealing with the youth ministry.

Jessica Teo (North Perth) – B.Sc (Pod), M.A. Pod.A.

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Jessica graduated from Curtin University in 2002 and has since gained much experience in private practice and nursing homes. She has a keen interest in all areas of podiatry including the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and paediatrics. Jessica is also qualified in providing Western Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling treatments. She has been a part of the CentrePod Podiatry team since 2003.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, family and friends. Jessica comes from a family who enjoys the outdoors and loves to run and swim regularly.

 

Mei-Ling Dickson (Mount Lawley) – B.Sc (Pod), M.A. Pod.A.

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Mei-Ling has been a practising podiatrist for 20 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Podiatry from Curtin University in 1994. She has extensive experience in both the private and public health sectors, and is the consulting podiatrist at St John of God Mount Lawley. Mei-ling has worked previously in the UK for 4 years, worked in remote QLD and NT in conjunction with the mining industry, and has also worked with Disability Services with special needs and handicapped children. She has regularly practised privately during this time.

Mei-ling enjoys all aspects of podiatry, although has special interest in clinical podiatry including wound care, aged care, paediatrics, the high risk foot and indigenous health. She has dry needling experience and thrives on the difficult and challenging cases. Mei-ling believes in personalised, high quality care, and welcomes diversity. Mei-Ling is married with a young son, and is active in the local children’s schools and sporting communities. She also plays netball and has a strong interest in AFL, Athletics and Soccer.