Who are we?

The Podiatrist's Scope of Practice includes paediatrics, diabetes, wound care, sports injuries, structural problems (biomechanics), treatment of the elderly and general foot care. The complex mechanics of feet (52 bones, a network of muscles, joints and ligaments) and a wide range of foot problems (over 200 identified conditions) demand professional expertise. Podiatry is the medical science that deals with all things feet! 

Mr Mike Curtin.  B App Sc (Pod), B Ed (HMHE), MAPodA
Principal Practitioner

 

Mike's first degree was a Bachelor of Education majoring in Human Movement and Health Education from the University of Sydney. Following a stint as the rowing master at an independent school in Sydney, he travelled to Oxford in the United Kingdom and coached rowing professionally both at Oxford University Colleges and Headington School.

 

Mike later returned to Sydney and participated in further study, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Podiatry at the University of Western Sydney.

Mike has worked in a number of clinical settings throughout NSW, including 9 years working in private practice at The Foot Group (formerly Lane Cove Foot Clinic) on Sydney's lower north shore. His expertise in many varied sports has seen him work closely with high performance athletes in their training and preparation for competition as well as many club and school athletes in their pursuit of improved performance. He has done this through detailed application of biomechanical principals to improve efficiency and reduce injury. He has also played an active role in working with other health professionals rehabilitating injured patients and enjoys working as part of a health care team. Mike is one of a handful or practitioners Australia wide to be invited to complete his sports/biomechanics career framework, a testament to his professional contribution and expertise in the field. 

 

Mike has varied interests in the field of podiatric medicine. Mike enjoys working in paediatrics, given his past occupation in education and the fact that he has three young children. He also gains satisfaction by giving patients a more permanent solution to their ingrown toenails through performing nail surgery under local anaesthesia. Mike has spent time working in high risk diabetic foot clinics and is also committed to improving mobility and activity through education and general foot care.

 

He is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Sports Medicine Australia, Diabetes NSW and the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

 

He and his family are happy to call the Central West home and are actively involved in the community with links to Central West Junior Rugby, Bathurst Little Athletics and other local groups. 

Mrs Katie Middleton
Podiatrist

Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) in 2007, from Charles Sturt University in Albury. Katie was born and bred in Bathurst and after finishing university went on to spend the next 11 years working at several private practices in Sydney. She has worked under the tutelage of Podiatric surgeons, diabetes and wound specialists. She is very excited to be back in the Central West with her young family. 

 

Katie is passionate about providing Podiatric Medicine to the communities of the Central West. One of the most important parts of the job is to improve and maintain mobility and comfort in her patients. This could be through regular footcare and assessment, through to a surgical approach to problematic nails. Katie has a strong background in biomechanics and management of foot and ankle problems in both paediatric and adult patients.

 

Growing up as a dancer led her to become interested in the dancers foot. This is the reason she is a Podiatrist today. Through her knowledge of foot anatomy, she provides injury management and prevention to dancers. She is also experienced in treating nail problems and pressure issues of skin caused by the intense forces produced in dancing.  She will soon complete her Pre Pointe assessment course for dancers, and is trained in flexibility, stability and performance improvement. 

 

 She is a member of the Australian Podiatry AssociationSports Medicine AustraliaDiabetes NSW and the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

 
Mrs Robyn Brodie.
Receptionist and Administration Assistant

Robyn commenced working with Alignment Podiatry, now Central West Foot and Ankle Clinic, in April 2013.  She has completed Certificate II Business Studies, Certificate III Business Administration and Certificate III Financial Services.  Earlier this year she undertook further studies in Medical Administration which she has now completed.

 

Born in Bathurst, Robyn has lived here almost all her life.  After marrying another local, they have raised two sons who are both studying at UNSW.

Robyn is our happy face at the front desk who is always available to help our patients with their questions. She is an invaluable member of the growing Central West Foot and Ankle Clinic family and she looks forward to greeting you when you need our help.  

 

Mrs Lynda Scott.
Receptionist

 

Lynda commenced working with Central West Foot and Ankle Clinic at the beginning of 2017. She has come from a broad background in allied health, having formerly had a Diploma in Applied Science (Nursing), a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health Nursing and been a Registered Nurse. Lynda has worked in hospitals, GP clinics and specialised in community aged care. She has also worked as a writer and had her work published and sold all over the world. Lynda is really pleased to reconnect with the allied health sector again. Foot health is an area Lynda is very interested in and she is delighted to join the team at Central West Foot and Ankle Clinic.


Lynda was born in Bathurst and lived here almost all of her life, apart from the time she nursed in Sydney and travelled overseas. Bathurst is where Lynda decided where she wanted to be. Lynda married a local and they have a farm together, along with their 3 children, who are all at a local school.

 

Lynda will look forward to meeting you at the clinic and help you with any questions you may have.