Meet Our Team

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MATTHEW BRUNTON

B.APP.SCI.POD

Director / Senior Podiatrist

Monday - Nowra

Tuesday - Nowra

Wednesday - Vincentia

Thursday - Nowra

Having grown up in the Shoalhaven himself, Matthew is very proud to be able to raise his young family in such a wonderful area.

With over 18 years’ experience in all facets of Podiatry, Matthew established his own Podiatry Practice just over 14 years ago.

Matthew has always led an active lifestyle playing a range of sports including AFL, Soccer, Cricket, Triathlons and has also completed Blackmore’s Sydney Marathon, Gold Coast Marathon and Port Macquarie’s Ironman Australia Triathlon.

Matthew specialises in Biomechanical Assessments and Sports Related Injuries with the use of Shockwave & Laser Therapy, Injection Therapy, Dry Needling, Foot Mobilisation and Custom Orthotic Prescriptions.

Monday - Nowra

Tuesday - Vincentia

Wednesday - Nowra

Thursday - Vincentia

Friday - Nowra

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GARETH FRAME

B.APP.SCI.POD​

Podiatrist

Monday - Vincentia

Tuesday - Vincentia

Thursday - Vincentia

Gareth graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2003 with a degree in Applied Science specialising in Podiatry. Since then he has worked in Sydney, Dublin and London having returned to Australia in 2018.

Gareth provides podiatric treatment, advice and management of all cases of foot, ankle and lower limb related pathologies. During his time in Sydney, Gareth consulted for the Royal Australian Naval College. In London 2009, Gareth primarily worked within multi-disciplinary clinics as a sports podiatrist.

 

Gareth has a keen interest in a wide range of sports. In his spare time he enjoys cricket, golf and football.

Monday - Nowra

Tuesday - Vincentia

Wednesday - Nowra

Thursday - Vincentia

Friday - Nowra

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HEIDI JENNINGS

BHLTHSCI(HON)/MPODMED

Podiatrist

Monday - Nowra

Tuesday - Vincentia

Wednesday - Nowra

Thursday - Nowra

Friday - Nowra

Heidi graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)/Master of Podiatric Medicine. Whilst completing her degree, she received the opportunity to undertake and publish research concerning Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in the lower limb.

 

Having been raised in the Shoalhaven area, she has returned to work in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven since 2014. She has experience and enjoys providing podiatric treatment, advice and management in all aspects of podiatry. Specifically, she has a keen interest in paediatrics, diabetes and biomechanics (including dry needling, shockwave & laser therapy and orthotics).

 

When she isn’t expanding her library, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

Monday - Nowra

Tuesday - Vincentia

Wednesday - Nowra

Thursday - Vincentia

Friday - Nowra

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AMY GRANT

BHLTHSCI/MPODMED

Podiatrist

Monday - Vincentia

Tuesday - Nowra

Wednesday - Nowra

Thursday - Vincentia

Friday - Nowra

Amy Graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2018 with a Bachelor of Health Science Mastering in Podiatric Medicine.

 

With placements from Ireland, Geelong and the Shoalhaven region, she enjoyed the later that much that she decided to make the move.

Since graduation, Amy has been working in a multidisciplinary team seeing a multitude of complex cases. Whilst she enjoys all facets of Podiatry, she particularly enjoys working with complex biomechanical cases, disabilities and chronic conditions.

 

Amy has also furthered her study with completing a course in acupuncture and dry needling.

When she is not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and working with horses.

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HAANA VAN ROSSUM

B.APP.SCI.POD

Podiatrist

Wednesday - Nowra

Friday - Nowra

Haana has been practicing as a Podiatrist since 2007.  

 

She enjoys treating a variety of conditions and achieving good results for her patients.  

 

In her spare time Haana enjoys spending time with her two little boys and her horses.

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BONNIE BLACKBURN

BHLTHSCI/MPODMED

Podiatrist

Tuesday - Nowra

Wednesday - AMS

Friday Monthly - Jerrinja

Having moved to the beautiful Shoalhaven 4 years ago to escape the rat-race of Sydney.

 

Bonnie enjoys working in all areas of podiatry: servicing general care, skin and nail conditions, ingrown toenails, biomechanical issues, sports injuries, diabetic foot care management, working with children and people with disabilities and dementia.

With a background in Remedial Massage Therapy, Bonnie has an interest in holistic therapies and improving overall muscular and postural health.

 

Recently, adding fields of study into foot mobilisation, injection therapies and barefoot muscle exercises/strengthening allows  for exciting improvements for patient outcomes!

 

Bonnie also loves a good bush walk or outdoor adventure, and is a bit of foodie. As well as raising a small troop of her own, with 2 young sons and a supportive husband.

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TENNEIL WITHERS

Qualified Beautician / Reflexologist

Wednesday Fortnightly- Nowra

Friday Monthly - Vincentia

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RACHELLE BRUNTON

Director / Practice Manager

Rachelle is our Practice Manager overseeing the day to day administration and accounts of the Practice.

 

Rachelle also grew up in Nowra. Having studied an undergraduate degree in Community and Environment she further obtained a post-graduate degree in Education from the University of Wollongong.

 

Rachelle's interests include travel, therapeutic uses of essential oils, live theatre, interior design and most importantly spending time with her two boys, family and friends.

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SALLY HEWITT

Podiatry Assistant/ Administration

Monday - Nowra

Tuesday - Vincentia

Wednesday - Vincentia PA

Thursday - Nowra PA

Friday - Nowra

Sally was born and raised in the beautiful Shoalhaven. 

 

Her interests include animals, health and fitness.  

 

Sally is currently studying a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistant with Podiatry Skill set to help assist our podiatrists improve people’s quality of life. Eventually Sally would like to become a podiatrist.  

In her spare time, Sally enjoys playing AFL & walking her golden retriever. 

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JAMES MURRAY

Footcare Nurse / Podiatry Assistant

Monday - Nowra PA

Wednesday Fortnightly - Nowra PA

Thursday - Nowra PA

James graduated in 2021 from the Wollongong University with a Bachelor of Nursing degree, having previously worked in residential aged care for many years where he completed both a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Aged Care.

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With experience and interests in wound care and management, diabetes, asthma, dementia and Parkinson's care, and paediatric health, James focuses on providing person-centered and holistic care to improve health literacy and health promotion for patients.

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Adding to his current skill set, James is also currently studying a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistant with Podiatry Skill set to assist our podiatrists in providing better foot health and care.

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In his spare time James can be found drinking fancy tea, and spending time with his family.

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REBECCA KING

Administration / Receptionist

Monday - Vincentia

Tuesday - Nowra

Wednesday - Vincentia

Thursday - Nowra

Rebecca was born in Sydney, but moved to the beautiful Shoalhaven when she was 4 years old. 

 

Her interests includes her love for her animals, health & keeping fit! 

 

Rebecca has been an Aged Care Nurse for 11 years. Now taking a different direction to improve her knowledge to continue helping others. 

 

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her 3 Labradors, 3 French Bulldogs & pet piggy, and family & friends. 

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KYLIE PATON

Administration / Receptionist

Wednesday - Nowra

Thursday - Vincentia

Friday - Nowra

Born in New Zealand, Kylie has lived in the Shoalhaven since she was 4 years old.

After 20 years as an early childhood educator, she decided to return to study and is currently completing a course in business and medical administration.

She is easy to talk to and has a humorous view of the world. She greets everyone with a smile, and says talking with our patients is the best part of her day.

To relax, Kylie enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking Mediterranean style meals; also spoiling their gigantic dog who thinks he is much smaller than he is.