Meet Our Staff

Irymple Foot Clinic is the premier podiatry clinic in the Mildura and Sunraysia area. With five fully equipped private consulting rooms we are one of the largest private clinics in the region, but what makes us the best clinic is our warm and friendly staff.  We have a dynamic team with the right balance of youth, enthusiasm and experience all with the goal of making your visit to our clinic a pleasant and memorable event.

We are not a "sausage factory" like some other clinics in our region, where you are in and out in the blink of an eye! We take pride in providing the highest quality foot care and foot care products in a friendly and comfortable environment. We provide foot soaks, foot massages, tea and coffee for our private clients. You get more than just Podiatry at Irymple Foot Clinic. Our Podiatrists are fully qualified, registered and experienced.

Our staff care about providing you with exceptional foot care to help solve your foot care problems. We are here for the long term so we pride our selves in our reputation to provide trustworthy advice that is based on your foot care needs (not on short term financial gain like some other clinics).

Tracey Meyer (Master Podiatrist)

B. Sc., B. App. Sc (Pod)., Mast. Hth. Sc. (Pod), Dip of Business, Cert IV Training & Assessment 

Tracey Meyer Website PortraitOur Master Podiatrist, Tracey Meyer, has been practicing for over 20 years. She is committed to continuing her education and is an enthusiastic and active member of the Australian Podiatry Association.

Tracey was educated at St Joseph's College Mildura and then attended University in Adelaide and University of South Australia for 6 years to obtain both her science and podiatry degrees, achieving multiple awards in her final year. She completed a Diploma of Business at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE in 2004. She completed her Masters in Health Science (Podiatry) at the University of South Australia in November 2011 making her one of the most highly educated podiatrists in the Sunraysia area! She recently has recently completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at SuniTAFE Mildura with a view to entering into the education and training sector. Tracey has also completed "Acupuncture for Podiatrists" at Sportsmed in May 2012.

She has had experience in all facets of podiatry, returning to Mildura to work at the Merbein Community Health Centre in 1995. Since this time she has spoken at many local community organisations and officially opened North West Podiatry (now the Irymple Foot Clinic) on 13th October 2003.

Tracey enjoys cross-stitch, knitting, craft, silk/glass painting, fishing and organic vegetable gardening, producing fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs for her family - the chooks do the egg bit :). She also enjoys walking and mountain bike riding with Andrew (her partner), Bailey (her son) and their two Kelpies Amber & Bundy (the dogs run, they don't actually ride bikes!).  Tracey and her partner Andrew have three children Amy (24), Tyler (17) and Bailey (15). Amy is a Doctor in Ballarat, Tyler lives in Queensland and Bailey attends Irymple Secondary.

Kirsty Telfer - Podiatrist

 B.Health.Sc.(Pod)., M.Pod.Prac.

 Kirsty Telfer Website Portrait

Kirsty was born in Mildura, educated at Merbein Primary, Merbein Secondary and Mildura Senior College and finished her final year of her Podiatry studies (Bachelor of Health Science / Master of Podiatric Practice) at Latrobe University, Bendigo campus in 2015.
 
She undertook her private practice placement at Irymple Foot Clinic in April 2015 and returned to work as a Receptionist / Podiatry Assistant many times before graduating in December 2015. She began working as a Podiatrist here at Irymple Foot Clinic in February 2016
 
She performed free foot screenings at the Irymple Primary School and Irymple Secondary College in May 2016 identifying several foot problems needing attention. She plans to undertake postgraduate studies in Podopaediatrics to further her knowledge in the area of children's feet.
 
She completed her course in Dry Needling for Podiatrists in September 2016.
 
Kirsty currently lives in Merbein and enjoys spending time with friends and family and  playing many different sports including softball, volleyball and cricket.
  

Jenny Soeffky - Senior Locum Podiatrist

B.Pod.

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Jenny grew up in rural South Eastern Melbourne.  She moved to Adelaide at 22, working as a sales rep for a vitamin and health food business. After marrying and having three children, she returned to the workforce selling shoes. 

She trained as a shoe fitter at TAFE, and whilst doing that it sparked an interest in Podiatry.  After enquiries she started her journey by returning to high school to complete year 12, starting her study, a Bachelor of Podiatry at University of South Australia in 2000. 

Since completing her degree she has worked in Aged care, Community Health and ran her own Private Practice for 8 years in Adelaide.  After selling her practice in 2012, she started working as a locum Podiatrist, filling in at Podiatry practices in and around Adelaide and around Australia.  She has extensive experience in many aspects of Podiatry, enjoying a challenge, a chat and a laugh. 

 

She began working as a locum for us here at Irymple Foot Clinic in 2013 and has returned for many visits to Mildura, not all of them for work!

Jenny loves travel, creative arts, art deco, op-shopping, catching up with friends and her family.  She has a wonderful husband, Ralph, and three grown up children living in Adelaide.

Melinda Perkins (Reception / Podiatry Assistant)

Diploma of Education

Melinda Perkins Website Portrait

Melinda was born in Mildura, educated at Mildura Central Primary School, Mildura Technical College and then went to Bendigo and successfully completed her diploma of Primary School Teaching. She lived in Adelaide for 7 years (we won't hold that against her) where her two girls Bridie and Dana were born.

In 2001 she returned to Mildura and has worked at many local business including Fishers Supermarket. Since moving back she has had two more children, two boys, Asher and Caelan. She joined the Irymple Foot Clinic team in 2013 and is a happy and bubbly presence at the front desk.

Melinda has recently completed a professional workshop in infection control in Hobart Tasmania and is proud to apply her knowledge to the Irymple Foot Clinic setting. She ensures that the clinic is spottless and maintains superior standards in infection control.

Melinda lives in Irymple and enjoys gardening, socialising and running around after her four active children.

 


 

Mollie Lynch (Reception / Podiatry Assistant)

 Studying Bachelor of Human Services and Masters of Social Work

Mollie Lynch Website Portrait

 

Mollie was born in Mildura and was educated at St Josephs and Mildura Senior College and now attends Latrobe University studying for her Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work.

She is friendly and bubbly and we are glad to have her as part of our team here at Irymple Foot Clinic!

In her spare time Mollie enjoys being active, spending time with friends, family and her German Shepard Mac.

Unfortunately Mollie will be leaving Irymple Foot Clinic soon, her last day is 1st February. She will be moving to Melbourne to complete her Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work.

 


 

 

Jane Watts (Reception / Podiatry Assistant)

B.App.Sc.(Human Movement & Health Studies).,M. Ex. Sc.(Strengh & Conditioning)

 jane

Jane was born in Curlwaa NSW, educated at the University of South Australia and then successfully completed her Masters in Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) at Edith Cowan University in 2012.  She currently also works at the Sunraysia Academy of Sport as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.  Jane joined the Irymple Foot Clinic team in 2015 and is the friendly smiling face you'll see when you come in the front door.  Jane currently lives in Mildura and loves playing tennis, reading and has recently taken up soccer.  She would love for you to come say hi!

DISCLAIMER : Information contained in this website is not intended to be a complete resource and is for podiatric educational guidance only. It is not intended to replace individual professional podiatric/medical advice as treatment will vary between individuals depending upon your diagnosis and presenting complaint. Irymple Foot Clinic will in no way be held liable for any loss or damage sustained by anyone using the information provided.