A NEW KIND OF PODIATRIST
Meet your most dynamic team in foot healthcare!
Dr Suresh Sivacolundhu
CEO/Principal Podiatrist, Perth
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. He has had extensive experience with treatment of elite athletes from the Australian Institute of Sport, the ACT 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, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games the Perth 2013 Hopman Cup and the Perth 2019 Manchester United Tour.
Since 1999 Suresh has been the Director and Principal Podiatrist for The Foot Clinic in Cottesloe, Perth. During this time he was also a Director of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and WA Director for AAPSM. He was an External Advisor to the University of Western Australia’s Podiatric Medicine Unit, and road tests minimalist running shoes for optimised performance and injury prevention. He is also a Level 1 Barefoot Rehabilitation Specialist (EBFA, Dr Emily Splichal), trained in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (Anatomy Trains Australia, Julie Hammond ), and trained in Foot Manual Therapies (FMT, Ted Jedynak).
Suresh is also no stranger to elite sports himself, having achieved an Australian record in the 4x400m, and also competing in 1st Division hockey. Now Suresh enjoys keeping fit at the gym with his 3 teenage kids, running parkruns, Masters athletics, and is still playing hockey and tennis.
Dr Ming Jay Tan
(Fluent in Mandarin)
Ming Jay Tan graduated with his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences along with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Anatomy and Biology. He is currently undertaking further study to obtain his endorsement for scheduled medicines.
His interest lies in the application of Photobiomodulation Laser therapy, orthotics therapy and sports rehabilitation in the area of podopediatrics and biomechanics/ musculoskeletal injuries.
Outside of work, he maintains an active lifestyle by keeping to a strict gym regime and swims at the beach regularly. Believing that every individual deserves good quality of life, he endeavours to help each patient to achieve the best outcome possible.
Dr Dillon Radford
Dillon Radford graduated with his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences after completing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Microbiology and Immunology. He is currently undertaking further study to obtain his endorsement for scheduled medicines.
His interests lie in ingrown nail surgeries, acute or chronic ankle injuries and shockwave therapy, with the aim of improving your biomechanics to be as efficient as possible, no matter your level of activity. He takes pride in his holistic treatment and will strive to treat the underlying cause where possible to keep you happy and healthy.
Beyond his life at work, Dillon is passionate about sports, travelling and loves to stay active in any way possible. He enjoys exceeding physical and mental boundaries, a mentality he extends to the treatment of his patients with the ultimate goal of improving your wellbeing in all walks of life.
Dr Fiona Cheong
(Fluent in Hokkien)
Fiona Cheong graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine following a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with a major in Medical Science.
She was born and raised in Malaysia before moving to Perth in 2015. Due to her diverse background, she is able to converse in Hokkien, basic Mandarin and Malay.Fiona has a special interest in paediatrics, ingrown nail surgeries and musculoskeletal conditions. She is passionate in providing a high standard of care and tailoring management plans based on your individual needs. Outside of work, Fiona enjoys training at the gym, seeking out the best brunch spots and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr Antonio Ruffo
Antonio Ruffo graduated with his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences along with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, majoring in Medical Science.
Antonio practices in all areas of podiatry, with a keen interest in sporting, paediatric and diabetic conditions of the lower limbs. He prides himself in using evidence-based treatment methods and technology to get all individuals back on their feet, feeling healthy and achieving their goals.
He has competed nationally in Fencing (yes the sport!) for the past seven years which has driven his passion for all sporting conditions and developed an appreciation for the toll a condition or injury can have on those competing at a high level. He also plays social soccer and loves spending his free time with family and friends.
Shari has over 25 years experience working in reception and administrative roles within the Allied Health industry and has been at The Foot Clinic for over 5 years.
She has 3 adult children and two beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and travelling around the world with her partner. She is also a keen West Coast Eagles supporter.
front office administrator
Lidia is one of our newest team members. After having worked in the corporate space for over 20 years, Lidia has now taken the opportunity to join the Foot Clinic part-time to focus on community and customer service.
In her spare time she is a keen photographer and has travelled extensively photographing the people she meets. She is also active in the square dance community here in Perth, both as a participant and volunteer as a Committee member.