Naomi Rowlings and Daniel Carroll – Directors
Better Feet 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 internationally. 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.
Naomi currently works in our Parkdale Clinic and also at The Alfred Hospital providing care for acute foot health conditions, she has extensive experience in managing complex foot complications and chronic health conditions, as well as coordinating the undergraduate podiatry program. She has extensive experience in all aspects of podiatry with a particular interest in Diabetes and vascular related foot complications. Naomi has previously worked as qualified Lymphoedema Practitioner and a Clinical Supervisor at La Trobe University.
Daniel has extensive experience in lower limb biomechanics and gait analysis and has particular interest in treating and preventing postural issues. Daniel has completed further education in Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) which focuses on using specific mobilisation and manipulation techniques together with strength and conditioning programs to treat and prevent many common leg and foot conditions often without the use of orthotics.
His interest in biomechanics has developed from his previous involvement as a footballer for VFL clubs Sandringham and Frankston, and seeing the associated injuries relating to poor gait and posture. He believes in a holistic approach to podiatric care, and that working within a multidisciplinary clinic can provide faster and more effective resolution of symptoms for clients.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University. Whilst at La Trobe University Jamie undertook a biomechanics cadetship with the A-League team Melbourne City FC which involved player screening and participating in treatment. Jamie also currently works in Podiatric research for La Trobe University with a focus on lower limb pathology and biomechanics. In the past he has also assisted in research surrounding orthoses prescription.
In addition, Jamie has completed an advanced diploma in Myotherapy in 2010. He incorporates several modalities obtained from Myotherapy such as dry needle therapy to assist in the treatment of various conditions affecting the lower limb. Jamie enjoys all aspects of podiatry with a particular interest in lower limb biomechanics and sports related injuries.
Aside from Podiatry, Jamie has a passion for sport. He has competed extensively in football and has previously been involved at an elite level. He is a current player at Essendon Doutta Stars Football Club. Jamie also enjoys playing golf in his free time.