Dr Suresh Sivacolundhu
Suresh’s career at The Foot Clinic started in 1995 in Australia’s Capital Territory with Paul Fleet, then President of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), the National Sports Podiatry body responsible for sports podiatry education and for selecting the podiatry medical teams for elite sporting competitions.
Suresh’s expertise lies in the field of Sports Medicine and lower limb biomechanics and he has had extensive experience with treatment of elite athletes from the Australian Institute of Sport, the Academy of Sport, the Australian Wallabies, Canberra Raiders and the Canberra Kookaburras. He was also selected for the SOCOG Medical Team to provide podiatry services at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics, the 2000 ITU World Triathlon Championships and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
For the last 10 years Suresh has been the Director and Senior Podiatrist for The Foot Clinic in Cottesloe, Perth. During this time he was also a Director of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and currently sits on the board as WA Trustee for AAPSM. He is also an external advisor to the University of Western Australia’s Podiatric Medicine Unit, and is at the moment road testing minimalist running shoes for optimised performance and injury prevention.
In his spare time Suresh enjoys keeping fit by running, going to the gym, playing tennis and running around after his very energetic little daughters Alana, Lauren, and little son James.
Dr Lauren Merritt
Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Podiatry at Perth’s Curtin University. She is one of an elite group of podiatry students who have been inducted into the Vice-Chancellor’s List in recognition of excellent academic performance.
Laurens ambitious work ethics are matched by her enthusiasm for her chosen career. Lauren has significant experience in diabetic foot care and surgical podiatry, which she developed during her time in the hospital system at Royal Perth and Fremantle hospital. Her keen interest in sports injuries and advanced biomechanics led her to seek employment at The Foot Clinic, where she has been able to further develop her skills in these areas.
Outside of work hours Lauren enjoys her energetic life as a professional latin dancer. She choreographs and performs widely, and has undertaken further training in Brazil and Sydney.
Dr Aloysius Ong
Dr Aloysius Ong graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Australia’s School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. He has worked in private practice both locally in the Great Southern Regions of Albany and Mt Barker, and internationally in his previous hometown of Singapore.
Aloysius joins The Foot Clinic team as a well-rounded clinical practitioner with a strong focus on Diabetes and General Podiatric Medicine. He is currently registered with AHPRA, and an active member of Podiatry WA and Sports Medicine Australia.
In his spare time Aloysius enjoys SCUBA diving and was the Vice President of the UWA Underwater Club.
With her extensive reception skills, nothing is too much trouble for Vicki, and she is always willing to assist with a big smile. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious and she is a joy to have as part of our team.
In her spare time Vicki enjoys spending time with her family and friends and chardonnay.