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Podiatrists


Founding partners Ben and Kent Sweeting graduated from Queensland University of Technology with First Class Honours. They are joined by Tegan Mealy who brings a wealth of experience with her from working in a range of private practices across Queensland. All of our podiatrists are Accredited Podiatrists, which recognises their commitment to ongoing education to ensure they are providing you with the most up-to-date, evidence based podiatric care.
  • Ben Sweeting
    Ben Sweeting
    • Bachelor of Science (Anatomical Sciences) – University of QLD
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) (1st Class Honours) – QLD University of Technology
    • Member – Australian Podiatry Association
    • Member – Sports Medicine Australia
    • Queensland Board Member – Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
    • Accredited Podiatrist
    • Consultant Podiatrist – QOL
    • Podiatrist – QLD Ballet
    Awards:
    2004 - Texas Peak Brooks Award: Awarded to a final year Podiatry student who gains the greatest distinction in sports medicine

    Conference Presentations:
    2015 – NSW Podiatry Association Biomechanics Course:
    • Adult Acquired Flatfoot

    2013 – Tasmanian Podiatry Association Sports Medicine Seminar:
    • Adult Acquired Flat Foot & Ankle Foot Orthoses

    2013 – Australian College of Podiatric Surgeons Conference:
    • Dry Needling for Plantar Heel Pain

    2009 Qld Sports Group Conference:
    • Lisfranc’s Injury presentation

    2009-present – Queensland Orthotic Laboratory Student seminars/workshops:
    • Advanced Orthotic Prescription writing and Casting techniques
  • Kent Sweeting
    Kent Sweeting
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) (1st Class Honours) – QLD University of Technology
    • Member – Australian Podiatry Association
    • Member – Sports Medicine Australia
    • President – Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
    • Accredited Podiatrist
    • Lecturer – Queensland University of Technology
    • Podiatrist – QLD Ballet
    Awards:
    2009 - SPQ Podiatrist of the Year

    2008 - Asics Award for Best New Investigator – Lower Limb: National Sports Medicine Australia Conference: ‘Achilles tendionsis: How does prolotherapy compare to eccentric loading exercises?’

    2007 - Queensland Sports Podiatry Conference Best New Speaker: ‘Achilles tendinopathy: Clinical implications of recent research’

    2006 & 2008 - Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Research Fellow: School of Medicine, Griffith University

    2004 - Texas Peak Brooks Award: Awarded to a final year Podiatry student who gains the greatest distinction in sports medicine

    2002 - Australian Podiatry Association Lenard K Claxton Award: Awarded to a second year Podiatry student who demonstrates excellence in clinical studies

    Book Contribution:
    Sweeting, K. Plantar plate tear. In: Bruckner, P & Khan, K (editors). Bruckner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine. 4th edition. Sydney: McGraw Hill; 2012. pp. 870-2.

    Publications:
    Yelland M, Sweeting K, Lyftogt J, Ng S, Scuffham P, Evans K. Prolotherapy injections and eccentric loading exercises for painful Achilles tendinosis: a randomised trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2011; 45: 421-8.

    Sweeting K, Whitty J, Scuffham P, Yelland M. Patient preferences for treatment of Achilles tendon pain: Results from a discrete choice experiment. The Patient – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 2011; 4(1): 45-54.

    Sweeting, K. Conservative care for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. Podiatry Today (Online edition) 2011; 23(11).

    Masters S, Yelland M, Sweeting K, Schluter P, Harding G. The Ausback study: Low back pain outcomes in Australian musculoskeletal medicine practices. International Musculoskeletal Medicine 2010; 32(3): 103-9.

    Sweeting K, Mock M. Gait and posture: Assessment in general practice. Australian Family Physician 2007; 36(6): 398-405.

    Conference Presentations:
    2015 – NSW Podiatry Association Biomechanics Course:
    • Ankle Foot Orthoses in Podiatric Practice

    2013 – Tasmanian Podiatry Association Sports Medicine Seminar:
    • Achilles Tendinopathy & Advanced Orthotic Prescription

    2013 – Sports Medicine Australia National Conference (Phuket)
    • Foot and ankle taping for a purpose.
    • Mix up your training with ASICS.

    2012 – Victorian State Podiatry Conference:
    • Treating Achilles tendinopathy in 2012
    • Advanced orthotic prescription

    2012 – New South Wales State Podiatry Conference
    • Treating Achilles tendinopathy in 2012

    2010 - Queensland State Podiatry Conference
    • Prolotherapy injections and eccentric loading exercises for painful Achilles tendinosis: a randomised trial.
    • Patient preferences for treatment of Achilles tendon pain: Results from a discrete choice experiment.

    2009 - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
    • Prolotherapy injections and eccentric loading exercises for painful Achilles tendinosis: a randomised trial.

    2009 - Sports Medicine Australia National Conference
    • Patient preferences for treatment of Achilles tendon pain: Results from a discrete choice experiment. (Poster presentation)

    2008 - Sports Medicine Australia National Conference
    • Prolotherapy injections and eccentric loading exercises for painful Achilles tendinosis: a randomised trial.

    2008 - Queensland State Podiatry Conference
    • Prolotherapy in podiatry

    2006 - Sports Podiatry Queensland
    • Achilles tendinopathy: Clinical implications of recent research
  • Tegan Mealy
    Tegan Mealy
    Tegan graduated with honours from Queensland University of Technology in 2011. She also completed her Certificate III in fitness whilst studying podiatry. Tegan has worked in a range of areas since graduating including injury rehabilitation, biomechanics and aged care. She has worked in practices in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Middlemount. Since having her son, Tegan has is now working part-time. She regularly attends conferences/workshops as part of professional development.