The team at The Podiatry Practice in Brisbane are qualified, friendly and expert podiatrists who are committed to providing you with excellence in podiatric treatment. With over 40 years combined experience, you can rest assured that your feet are in safe hands.
Elouise Carmichael is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry) degree in 1994. She has practiced in Launceston and Townsville prior to establishing the practice with Anthony Short in 1996.
Elouise has also been involved in Commonwealth funded diabetes programs run by the Brisbane Inner South & Southside Central Divisions of General Practice, providing education and foot care to people with diabetes to prevent limb-threatening infections or amputations.
Her main professional interests are in ingrown toenail surgery, and orthotic solutions for chronic leg and foot conditions. Her greater than 20 years of professional experience makes her an expert in providing effective clinical solutions for difficult cases.
Elouise is usually available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
MPod BAppSc(Pod) FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Endorsement in Scheduled Medicines, Podiatry Board of Australia
Anthony (Tony) Short completed his undergraduate degree in Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994, and practiced in Tasmania and North Queensland prior to settling in Brisbane. He completed a Master of Podiatry degree through the University of South Australia in 2006, and was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow in 2014. He was the first general registrant podiatrist in Queensland to be successfully examined by the Podiatry Board of Australia for Endorsement in the use of Scheduled Medicines.
Aside from his private practice consulting, Anthony has undertaken public clinics since 2000 in the Mater Adults and Children’s Hospitals at South Brisbane within the Queensland Diabetes & Endocrine Centre, and the Velcocardiofacial Syndrome Clinic up until 2015. After more than a decade as a casual academic, he was recently appointed part-time Senior Lecturer in the School of Clinical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, where his teaching interests are podiatric radiology and clinical therapeutics.
Tony has lectured to many health professional groups, including GP’s, nurses and other podiatrists, on the clinical assessment and management of foot and ankle pathology, in particular diabetic foot complications. He has also an experienced conference presenter, and has published scientific articles in podiatry and medical publications on foot-related problems; most recently a chapter on diabetic foot imaging in Radiology of the Foot & Ankle, 2nd Ed, edited by Robert Christman, DPM.
Tony was honoured to be the recipient of the ‘Peter Quinn Award’ by the Australasian Podiatry Association (Qld) in 2008, for services to the podiatry profession. He was appointed in 2017 as a practitioner member of the Registration & Notifications Committee of the Podiatry Board of Australia.
Ele Lentakis graduated QUT with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) with 1st Class Honours in 2012, and soon after moved to Melbourne to commence clinical practice. Ele joined The Podiatry Practice in 2014, and recently was appointed a visiting clinical supervisor in the Podiatry Clinic of the School of Clinical Sciences, QUT.
She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, and was the recipient of numerous meritorious awards during her undergraduate studies.
Beyond her university podiatry qualifications Ele is also a certified fitness trainer, and has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries, dance and sports medicine.
Ele has recently completed the training requirements for Endorsement in Scheduled Medicines under the Podiatry Board of Australia, and is looking forward to assisting podiatry students and new practitioners to also train in this field of practice.
Claire Westra graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor of Podiatry with 1st Class Honours. She has since joined the practice in its expansion and is also currently undertaking a research role in the podiatric surgery and pharmacology field with the Clinical Sciences department at QUT.
She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and has taken a hands on approach in the community having been involved with patient treatment for the Oxfam Trailwalker and in regular paediatric screening sessions for disabled children. During her time at QUT Claire was an active podiatry student representative as well as a Health and Safety Board member. She continues her leadership role professionally as a member of the Australian Podiatry Association Committee as well as the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and is currently assisting in the organisation of the 2018 professional conference.
Claire’s main professional interests are in paediatrics and disability as well as the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal leg and foot conditions. She is currently one of the youngest podiatrists in Queensland to be working towards gaining full Endorsement in the use of Scheduled Medicines.
Aside from her sessions at our main Woolloongabba practice, Claire also consults at the Wellers Hill Medical Centre on Friday mornings.