Orthotics Plus - Malvern


Orthotics Plus - Malvern

Practitioners at this location

Miss Marissa Chapman

Orthotist / Prosthetist

Marissa holds a Masters Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from La Trobe University. Marissa thoroughly enjoys working with complex neuromuscular patients, including cerebral palsy in adults and children. Prior to Orthotics Plus, Marissa worked in a specialist paediatric role for 5 years, seeing a wide variety of children for an assortment of different orthoses including treating babies with hip dysplasia and children with fractures and sports injuries.

Mrs Kate Perlstein

Orthotist / Prosthetist

Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics from La Trobe University in 2004. After graduating, Kate was immediately offered a one year graduate position at St. Vincent’s Public Hospital. Throughout this year, Kate was exposed to complex musco-skeletal conditions (particularly Polio) and complex custom made orthotics. This included custom foot orthoses, custom ankle foot orthoses and custom made ground reaction ankle foot orthoses. St Vincent’s Hospital is one of the only Orthotic departments in Australia to use carbon fiber and fiberglass laminates almost exclusively to create their orthoses. In 2005, Kate commenced practicing at the Alfred Hospital. During this time, she was exposed to acute trauma patients (particularly spinal fractures), some of which were life threatening. The Alfred is one of only two hospitals in Melbourne specialising in the fitting of halo-thoracic orthoses for treatment of complex cervical (neck) injuries. The orthotics department was also in charge of the outpatient fracture clinic where she gained significant experience fitting fracture casts and fracture orthoses. In 2008, Kate started work in a private orthotic facility. The primary motivator for a move to private practice was the opportunity for greater exposure to foot and ankle conditions and interaction with Orthopaedic surgeons, Rheumatologists and other referring doctors. Kate also began to develop an understanding of how to run a successful business, which she worked toward and opened her first clinic in 2012.
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Mrs Lynne Tait

Orthotist / Prosthetist

Lynne qualified with a degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1996 and has worked continuously since then in the private sector of Orthotics across Melbourne. An Orthotic “All-rounder”, Lynne has provided orthotic services in public and private hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private clinics. She has extensive experience in many areas such as trauma, orthopaedics, neuromuscular, diabetes and vascular, paediatrics, fracture management, sports injuries and rehabilitation. From her experience, Lynne places a lot of emphasis on ensuring her clients are well educated on the function of their orthosis, correct fitting and thorough follow-up to ensure the best possible outcome. Outside of orthotics, Lynne loves ancient history and travel, her two rescue greyhounds and Thai restaurants.

Ms Annette Zandberg

Podiatrist

Annette brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skill after working in the health industry since 1977. She is one of approximately 5 people in Australia to hold a degree in both Podiatry and Prosthetics and Orthotics. Annette graduated with a bachelor degree of Prosthetics and Orthotics from La Trobe University in 1997. In 2012, Annette then completed a Bachelor of Podiatry (with distinctions). Annette began her professional working life in Sydney, but realised the coffee was better in Melbourne and soon returned home. Working together with our Orthotist Kate, Annette is passionate about providing the best care for your feet. With Orthotics Plus being home to both Podiatry and Orthotics services, this unique practitioner combination ensures optimal treatment is delivered every time.
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Ms Siobhan Wilson

Orthotist / Prosthetist

Siobhan graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters in Clinical Orthotics and Prosthetics. As the recipient of a Queensland Health scholarship, Siobhan then gained a broad range of public health experience. Functioning as an Orthotist/Prosthetist, working with paediatrics and adults, she gained experience in the orthotic management of acute orthopaedic injuries, high risk foot management and neuromuscular rehabilitation. Siobhan takes a holistic approach in her practice and aims to ensure that patient goals and perspectives are a primary consideration during the treatment process.
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