Our Team

Podiatrists

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 relevant foot related complaints. He is trained in using the BS Bracing method to aid standard conservative management of ingrown nails and has performed more than 300 partial nail avulsion procedures (under local anaesthetic) to correct more difficult nails permanently. Björn is trained in using SWIFT Microwave wart treatment.

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.

Jessie Quach

Jessie has private  practice experience in addition to her vascular clinic experience in the hospital sector and 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 and wound management.

Jessie is fluent in cantonese and speaks conversational mandarin.

Melissa Van Onselen

Melissa is an enthusiastic podiatrist with 20 years experience primarily in private practice.  She loves all aspects of footcare, however her main areas of interest are diabetes 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.

Melissa is qualified in the use of SWIFT Microwave treatment for warts.

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.

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