About Us

Better Feet & Body Podiatry Team

Better Feet and Body Podiatry was founded in 2007 by Daniel Carroll and Naomi Rowlings, Melbourne trained podiatrists who graduated from La Trobe University in 1999.

Daniel and Naomi are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and have extensive expertise gained from working both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Their career paths have been varied and have provided the opportunity to work in diverse settings, such as private practices, community health facilities and acute hospital departments in both Melbourne and London.

With over 20 years of clinical experience, Daniel and Naomi would be delighted to help get you back on your feet.

We also have a team of highly skilled and experienced Podiatry Associates who bring a diverse range of expertise and skills to the practice.

Daniel Carroll

“Playing a small role in improving people’s quality of life is very rewarding. I hope to ensure the clinic continues to provide an excellent service and friendly environment for everyone who attends.”

Daniel has extensive experience in lower limb biomechanics and gait analysis and has a particular interest in treating and preventing postural issues. After gaining a Bachelor of Podiatry, he completed further education in foot mobilisation therapy (FMT), which focuses on using specific mobilisation and manipulation techniques with strength and conditioning programs, to treat and prevent many common leg and foot conditions, often without the use of orthotics.

Daniel’s top hobbies are trail running and keeping up with his family’s daily adventures – while avoiding injury, of course!

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Naomi Rowlings

“I’m driven to provide the best possible care for clients to ensure they can live their life to the fullest: pain free, movement friendly and enjoying each day.”

Naomi has extensive experience in managing complex foot complications and chronic health conditions. Her professional experience coupled with her Bachelor of Podiatry qualification have also opened opportunities in education, as she is a Clinical Educator for La Trobe University. Her next career goal is to attain further podiatry higher qualifications and skillset endorsements.

Naomi loves spending time with family, indulging in a great book, and travelling.

Sherry Girges

“My area of interest in podiatry is the management of high-risk foot pathologies. I enjoy managing the complex nature of these conditions and find fulfilment in seeing good outcomes for patients, as well as preventing the development of more serious conditions.”

Sherry graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Podiatric Practice, and has worked across hospitals and community health centres during her podiatry career.

With experience in both public and private clinics, Sherry enjoys advancing her podiatry knowledge. She aspires to complete continuing professional development (CPD) in modern podiatry practices by learning about a variety of foot pathologies.

Sherry is currently working towards her Master of Public Health. In her spare time, she keeps fit, experiments with cooking new recipes and explores Melbourne’s best brunch hotspots.

Vronika Ghali

“I love all aspects of podiatry, especially treating sports-related injuries. When patients come into the clinic with foot pain that is affecting their daily lives and walk out pain free, it makes me love coming to work!”

Vronika graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice. She has also obtained accreditation in dry needling of the lower limbs.

Through treating the community at Better Feet and Body Podiatry, Vronika hopes to continue building on her experience, utilising strengthening programs and orthotic therapy as needed. Her hobbies include strength training at the gym, cooking up a storm and exploring her creativity through interior designing.

Jamie Allan

“The highlight of my job is being able to have an immediate effect on pain and dysfunction for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I especially love being able to educate people on essential footwear characteristics and diversity in the market.”

Jamie’s next goal in his successful podiatry career is to build on his extensive peer-reviewed research by conducting further investigations into the effects of footwear characteristics on lower limb biomechanics, performance, and injury. Jamie graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Podiatric Practice.

He is also fascinated by shoemaking and footwear design. Outside the clinic, he enjoys running and travelling.

Elaria Ghali

“Seeing patients happy makes me happy! I love creating new relationships with patients and being able to be a part of improving their lifestyle.”

Elaria graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice. She enjoys treating patients in all aspects of podiatry, particularly in diabetes management and care, and she has a strong interest in managing musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Elaria has also obtained accreditation in dry needling of the lower limbs.

When she isn’t building her expertise in podiatry, Elaria loves watching the tennis, supporting her favourite basketball team and indulging her sweet tooth through baking.

Margaret Gough

“Sometimes for our clients, coming into the clinic is a social visit as well as a podiatry treatment. Some just need a friendly smile or compliment to make their day.”

As a people-focused health and fitness enthusiast, Marg loves to combine her passions for wellness and people to create a calm and welcoming environment in the Better Feet and Body Podiatry clinic.

Marg is not one to shy away from a challenge and has achieved so much in her time, including teaching her children to enjoy sport and stay active! She’s also walked, trekked, ran, and ridden hundreds of kilometres to help raise money for many important charities.

We love having this go-getter on our team!

Brenda Rogers

“Being a lifetime resident of Parkdale I love to refer my friends and family to our clinic confidently knowing they will receive the best of care.”

Having worked with Daniel and Naomi for the past fourteen years, Brenda has cherished seeing their compassion and care for their patients and how that resonates throughout all the incredible Better Feet and Body Podiatry staff.

With a passion for the outdoors and soaking up the fresh air, she understands how healthy feet can make all the difference, especially with the responsibility of walking her furry friend each day!

 It’s a delight to have Brenda on our team.