Our Team

BEN HOLLAND 
Director & Podiatrist @ Vic Podiatry Group
During Ben’s AFL career he received podiatric treatment for various foot and ankle issues. Fortunately, the advice, exercises and orthotics the podiatrist provided Ben, enabled him to recover quickly and return to the game. Ben’s positive experiences lead him to pursue a career in podiatry following his retirement from AFL in 2008.
Ben has continued his involvement in AFL by consulting for North Melbourne club and assistant coaching for old Xaviern's. Ben is a keen runner, having completed the New York and Paris marathon and the Great Ocean road half marathon.

Ben is available at Glenferrie sports and spinal in Hawthorn on a Monday and Thursday.
DAN PURDAM
Director & Podiatrist @ Vic Podiatry Group
Consulting from:
  • Elwood (9525 6077)
  • Surrey Hills (9836 1366)
  • Prahran East (9510 8888)
Dan is an enthusiastic podiatrist who is coming up to his 10 years anniversary in podiatry.

Dan has a special interest in chronic pain and injury management. He appreciates the opportunity to help people keep on their feet and enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Dan has also spent many hours in the operating theater with podiatric and orthopaedic surgeons in order to learn about surgical options for people with chronic foot issues, bunions, flat feet and hammertoes.  


In his spare time, Dan is a keen basketball fan and player. He enjoys travelling and has been fortunate enough to visit a few places globally.

RYAN CORNWALL
Senior Podiatrist
Ryan graduated from Latrobe University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Podiatry.
For the past 5 years he has worked in a variety of settings and these experiences have allowed him to gain knowledge in all aspects of podiatry. He works with diabetes educators, dieticians and GP’s to achieve the best possible outcome for patients.

Ryan is also skilled in working with athletes, focusing on sports injuries and biomechanical assessment as well as treatment and injury prevention.

Ryan is available at Wellness on Wellington: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday once a month.
​MATTHEW FIELDSEND
Senior Podiatrist
Matthew is keen sportsman and Podiatrist who graduated in podiatry from La Trobe University in 2013 with a Masters of Podiatric practice following  a Bachelor of  Science majoring in Anatomy & Physiology. He has  a wonderful knowledge of footwear with his years working at the Athlete's Foot and in the footwear industry. Matt has played elite football with the Casey scorpions and Port Melbourne in the VFL so brings an excellent understanding of the requirements of an athlete. Matt continues his professional development with regular sessions with the Australasian academy of Podiatric sports medicine. Matt also enjoys other areas of Podiatric care including nail surgeries, diabetic and general foot care.
Matt is available at Langton medical centre on Monday, Cranbourne Tuesdays 10-4pm and St Kilda road medical centre on Wednesday.
MICHELLE DAVIES
​Senior Podiatrist

With a career in podiatry spanning 20 years, and experience in Australia and the U.K, Michelle brings with her a wealth of knowledge about all things feet. Michelle enjoys helping people achieve optimum foot health, from children right through to the elderly, her caring and informative approach means that all her clients receive the best of care.
 
Michelle can provide expert care for a whole range of foot problems, such as; diabetes foot care and education, arthritic conditions effecting the foot, children’s foot concerns (in-toeing, flat feet, heel pain), ingrowing toenails, plantar fasciitis/heel pain and skin/nail problems. She has experience working in a variety of podiatry settings; private practice, community health, hospitals and high risk foot clinics. Michelle is also trained in the use of SWIFT, a microwave therapy for treating warts, and in dry needling, which can help to alleviate muscular pain caused by trigger points.