At Glen Waverley Foot Clinic, our podiatrists aim to provide the highest quality podiatry care to fix your foot-related problem not only as quickly as possible, but as cost efficiently as possible!
COVID-19 – Corona Virus
OPEN as USUAL at Glen Waverley Foot Clinic
14th April updated
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed how everyone is thinking and operating in their daily lives. Australia and Victoria seem to be tracking well at the moment compared to other countries but social isolation measures are still being advised.
Many of our patients would classify as “at risk” or vulnerable, so we are still calling ALL people who have booked, or are planning to book and asking them questions regarding their health.
We will ask if you:
• are Unwell (including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or difficulty breathing)
• have travelled interstate or overseas in the last 2 weeks
• have been around a known COVID-19 case.
In ANY of the above cases we are asking you to NOT attend at this stage.
We are now also mostly closing our waiting room and kindly request that people arriving by car wait in their car and call 9560 9599 to let us know they have arrived. The podiatrist will then collect the patient.
We are still:
• requiring people to use hand sanitiser within the clinic.
• Wiping down all door handles at least hourly
• requiring people maintain 1.5m distance from each other where possible.
We will continue to follow these actions in addition to our standard infection control procedures and will keep you updated on any further information as it arises.
Whilst our preparations, type of clinic and our room layout is a relatively safe environment, we completely understand if you don’t feel comfortable attending. We only ask that you give notice us to assist with planning.
Please call us if you have any questions.
Glen Waverley Foot Clinic
Melissa Van Onselen
Melissa is an enthusiastic podiatrist with 15 years experience including hospital and community health settings. She loves all aspects of footcare, however her main areas of interest are diabetes, an area she has worked extensively in after 3 years spent in a High Risk Foot Clinic, and care of the ageing foot. Melissa enjoys teaching people how to best care of their feet, expecially those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes.
When she’s not working, Melissa is a busy mother to two active young children and loves swimming, walking and spending time outdoors.
Ming has a degree in Podiatry as well as Exercise Science leading to a special interest in foot function and orthoses. His 10 years fitness industry and personal training experience, combined with 8 years in podiatry ensure a sound understanding in training principles and lower limb biomechanics. Whilst Ming is highly qualified for the sports side of podiatry, he is well versed in all areas of podiatry including general and diabetic foot care. He is also trained in SWIFT Microwave Therapy. In his spare time, Ming enjoys the gym and spends time with his wife. Ming Yang is fluent in Mandarin.
Jessie has been in Podiatry for two years, and worked as a pharmacy assistant for 8 years. She has also completed a degree in Behavioural neurosciences. She likes to adopt a holistic and patient centred approach with a special interest in dermatological conditions. Jessie has experience using a needling treatment for warts which can be effective with only a single treatment.
Jessie is fluent in cantonese and speaks conversational mandarin.
Björn has 17 years experience as a podiatrist, 15 practicing in Glen Waverley owning and running what has now become the Glen Waverley Foot Clinic. He is enthusiastic about all of his clients - young or old, but has special interests in managing ingrown toenails and prescribing orthotics for all foot related complaints. He is trained in using the BS Bracing method to aid standard conservative management and has performed more than 300 partial nail avulsion procedures to permanently correct ingrowing nails.
Kristen is a podiatrist of 23 years experience in all facets of podiatry, including private and community health settings. She has vast experience in diabetic and arthritic foot management and is well credentialed and experienced in infection control procedures.
Kristen enjoys spending time playing taxi driver to her two secondary-school age kids and heading to the Surf coast.
Danusha has 17 years experience across private practice and management roles in the public allied health sector. She has interests in the foot health of clients with chronic conditions including diabetes, skin conditions of the foot and children's foot health. Danusha has been a previous board member of the Australian Podiatry Association (VIC) and has volunteered as a podiatrist at the OXFAM trailer walker. She is a mum to two active boys and enjoys running.