Melanie Wu B.Hlth.Sc.(Pod)(Hons)
Melanie graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) with Honours.
Melanie has a broad interest in all areas of podiatry, in particular lower limb biomechanics. She developed a keen interest in biomechanics and musculoskeletal injuries while she was involved heavily with sports herself – competing in numerous sporting teams and nationally for hurdles and javelin. It was during this time that Melanie aspired to be a Podiatrist after realising the importance of the lower limb in all aspects of life for both the young and elderly, whether in the sporting arena or during general day to day activities.
Going through two ACL reconstructions herself, she is aware of the importance of all aspects of the rehabilitation process. It is very important to Melanie that her patients achieve their individual goals whether that be improving general mobility, sporting goals and/or personal ambitions.
Melanie works at all of the toe-tal Podiatry locations which enables her to build relationships with GP’s, allied health professionals (physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, massage therapists, dieticians) and pharmacists to ensure the best treatment options are being provided to her patients.
Outside of work she keeps active through gym, cycling and swimming; and has a passion for music whether it’s listening live or playing the drums at gigs around Brisbane.
Lachlan graduated from QUT Podiatry in 2014 and spent most of his time looking after the feet of the Redland bay area before joining the toe-tal Podiatry team in late 2017.
He loves that as a podiatrist he has the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people, work with a solve problems and have a smile on the face whilst doing it.
Lachlan enjoys all the different aspects of podiatric care, but particularly likes working with kids and has an ever increasing interest in the complexities of diabetic
When he isn’t working with the toe-tal team, he enjoys reading, studying, making terrible puns and cherishes spending time with his wife relaxing, camping and listening to music.
Khushbu Balia B.Hlth.Sc.(Pod)
Khush graduated from Queensland University of Technology with Bachelor of Podiatry in 2016. Since then have worked in private practice across Gold Coast and Brisbane. Khush likes all aspects of podiatry and has a key interest in high risk foot, diabetic foot care management and biomechanics. Khush is passionate about her job and provides all her patients with the highest quality of care and service. In her spare time Khush loves to work on her watercolour art, read and day trips with her family and new puppy Kaayah.
Zahra graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with an honours degree in podiatry. She has worked privately in North Queensland treating a wide variety of patients with her main focus being lower limb biomechanics.
Zahra is passionate about providing high level of quality care and she believes in a multidisciplinary approach for care to provide the best possible outcome for her patients.
During her spare time Zahra enjoys playing sports, hiking and reading.
Vi completed her Bachelor of Podiatry degree at Queensland University of Technology in 2010. Since graduating she has worked across private practice, paediatrics and aged care.
She takes a special interest in foot pain/biomechanics and paediatrics. On a personal note – she likes to spend time being active outdoors with her young family, daughter Autumn.
Melanie Steel B.Hlth.Sc.(Pod)(Hons)
Lilly Lu – B.Hlth.Sc.(Pod) (Hons)
Lilly started at toe-al Podiatry in January 2017, after graduating from Queensland University of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor degree of Podiatry with second class honours. She has a passion for all aspects of podiatry, in particular biomechanics and the high risk foot. She continues developing knowledge through attending workshops and conferences.
Prior to becoming a qualified podiatrist, Lilly has a nursing degree and worked as an assistant nurse in hospital and aged care for First Choice Nursing agency for 5 years. She has a passion to work in the health sector to help people.
Outside of work Lilly is keen on badminton, travel and Korean culture.