At Glen Waverley Foot Clinic, our podiatrists aim to provide the highest quality podiatry care to fix AND prevent your foot-related problem as efficiently as possible.

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 Yang

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.

Björn Lahde

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 Nolan

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 Lahde

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.

Let our expert team help you with your foot-related problems, speak with us today about your lower limb health. Book by phone or online

Podiatrist Glen Waverley Foot Clinic

Our Mission.

At Glen Waverley Foot Clinic, our mission is to provide the highest quality podiatry service for our patients – providing the best possible foot health, as quickly and cost effectively as possible.


We understand that every foot is unique so our clients can expect an individual and ethical approach to their foot care which may include a multitude of conservative therapies. At your initial appointment one of our experienced, university-qualified podiatrists will assess your foot or ankle related problem, and in consultation with you, provide options to fix your issue/s and achieve your outcome goal.  We will at all times attempt to make all instructions as clear and straight forward as possible


With our podiatrists having a combined 80 + years experience,  we have expertise in all facets of podiatry including:

  • Plantar warts using new, highly effective treatment – SWIFT Microwave Therapy
  • Flat feet,
  • Arch or heel pain,
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Nail surgical procedures
  • Assessment of children’s feet,
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Corns and callouses and toenail pain

We use the most recent evidence based advances where possible.

Clients wishing to make an appointment can either self-refer or seek the referral of a medical practitioner or specialist. We are located in a purpose-built clinic, with onsite parking and our central location on Springvale Road Glen Waverley makes us easily accessible to surrounding areas including Wheelers Hill, Mount Waverley, Wantirna , Burwood, Vermont and Mulgrave.

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