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Podiatrists


Founding partners Ben and Kent Sweeting graduated from Queensland University of Technology with First Class Honours. In 2013 they were joined by Jenny Mackintosh who brings a wealth of experience with her from working in private practices in Sydney. 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:
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:
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

Jennifer Mackintosh

Originally from Mackay, Jennifer moved to Sydney to complete a Bachelor of Applied
Science (Podiatry) at the University of Western Sydney. She graduated in 2007 and
worked in several private practice locations throughout Sydney. After the birth of her
son, she relocated back up to QLD where she joined Performance Podiatry and
Physiotherapy in 2013.

Jennifer has experience in all areas of podiatry from biomechanics and orthotic
therapy to nail surgery and paediatric management. She regularly attends
conferences/workshops as part of professional development.