• Podiatry Brisbane
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Podiatrists

Founded by Kent Sweeting in 2007, Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy is recognised within the industry as only employing the best podiatrists to give you the best service. Our podiatrists all have different areas of expertise which complement each other. So whether it’s a sports injury, a diabetic assessment and management, children’s developmental problems or a painful corn, we have a podiatrist that is highly skilled to offer you the best solution.


Kent Sweeting

Podiatrist and Founding Owner
Kent Sweeting - Brisbane Podiatrist West End

  • 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 (2012 – 2018)
  • Accredited Podiatrist
  • Lecturer – Queensland University of Technology (2005 – 2013)
  • Podiatrist – QLD Ballet
  • Podiatrist – 2018 Commonwealth Games

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. [PDF]

Conference Presentations:
2017 – QOL AFO and Orthotic Prescription Writing Seminar
  • Pathology Specific Prescription Writing

2016 – QLD Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference
  • Knee Pain: Orthomechanical Care

2016 – NSW State Podiatry Conference
  • Knee Pain: Orthomechanical Care

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


Katrina Valentine-Rigby

Podiatrist
Katrina Valentine-Rigby - Brisbane Podiatrist West End

Katrina graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2002 with Honours. She has vast experience in private practice and has a particular interest in Podopediatrics (children’s foot disorders), nail surgery and diabetic foot care. She is available on Mondays and Thursdays in the clinic and undertakes work in residential aged care facilities on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She regularly attends conferences/workshops as part of professional development.


Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays


Chris Meehan

Podiatrist
Chris Meehan - Brisbane Podiatrist West End

Chris graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2008 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry). Since then, he has worked around various parts of Brisbane, Ipswich and Central Queensland gaining valuable experience in a range of private practice settings. Chris enjoys all aspects of podiatry but his special interests lie in biomechanics and ingrown toenail management. He is also committed to attending conferences and/or workshops as part of his ongoing professional development.

Clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Dr Jayishni Maharaj

Podiatrist
Dr Jayishni Maharaj - Brisbane Podiatrist West End

Dr Jayishni Maharaj graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry and first class Honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 2010, and completed her PhD in biomechanics and motor control at the University of QLD in 2018. Practicing as a podiatrist for over 8 years Jayishni has developed a passion for understanding the biomechanics of the lower limb and foot, treating and managing musculoskeletal overuse injuries in adults and kids as well as designing foot orthoses.

Jayishni also works as a Research Fellow in the Biomechanics lab at The University of Queensland. Here, Jayishni integrates biomechanics and computer sciences to understand the function of muscles in our feet and legs and factors that predispose them to injury during walking and running. Jayishni’s research also explores how footwear and orthotics prevent injury. Jayishni has presented at national and international conferences and published in biomechanics and sports medicine journals.

An overview of Jayishni’s research can be found here.

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