Orthokids have a team approach to solutions for our patients
As our practice has grown over the years, we have worked hard on establishing a 'Clinical Team Approach' to patient treatment.
Our professional development program ensures all clinicians are capable of assessing and treating a variety of clinical presentations.
Every week, our clinical group meet to discuss cases, both complex and simple, as a means of sharing knowledge and ensuring that each patient gets the benefit of this extensive clinical input.
Pete Kneebone - Clinical Orthotist
Pete graduated as a mature age student from LaTrobe University with a Masters in Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2017, where he received both the Australian Orthopaedic Association Award for academic achievement and the Ottobock prize for clinical excellence. Following yearlong stints with AOPA and OPC Health, he joined the Orthokids team in early 2019. As a clinical orthotist, he specialises in assisting paediatric clients in a number of areas such as mobility, cranial remoulding and hip dysplasia.
With a previous career in design and communications, Pete brings considerable problem solving and collaborative expertise to his role at Orthokids. He has presented conference papers on cranial remoulding utilising telehealth and mentoring in orthotics and prosthetics. He currently serves on the board of the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association.
Georgia Mackay - Clinical Orthotist
Georgia joined the Orthokids team in 2019 as a graduate from the University of Sunshine Coast. Georgia spent 2020 refining her clinical skills and has developed extensive knowledge in relation to cranial remoulding and hip dysplasia.
As part of our 'Clinical Team Approach', Georgia presents regularly at our clinical group meeting to discuss cases, both complex and simple. This ensures that each of her patients gets the benefit of this extensive clinical input.
Brianna King - Clinical Orthotist
Brianna graduated from Latrobe University in 2011, and immediately secured the sought-after Orthotist graduate position at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. On completion of her graduate year, Brianna worked as a Clinical Orthotist at Cerebral Palsy Health in Queensland.
Searching for a more paediatric focused role, Brianna moved to Novita Children’s Services in Adelaide (essentially a paediatric rehabilitation team service), where she prescribed and fitted orthoses to children with disabilities.
Brianna joined Orthokids in 2014 and coordinates the Clinical team across our clinics. Brianna has experience across all aspects of paediatric orthotic management.
Stephanie Clegg - Clinical Orthotist
Stephanie graduated from Latrobe University in 2013 with a Masters Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She worked at Monash Medical Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital prior to joining Orthokids in 2015.
Stephanie has extensive knowledge across all types of patient groups, with a special interest in scoliosis management.
Marissa Chapman - Clinical Orthotist
Marissa graduated from Latrobe University in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics and joined the Orthokids team soon afterwards, fulfilling her wish to work with children.
Previously a school teacher, Marissa thoroughly enjoys working with children and their families.
At our St. Vincent’s Kid’s clinic, Marissa sees lots of babies with hip dysplasia, and children with fractures and sports injuries. At this busy clinic, she works collaboratively with Assoc Prof Leo Donnan, Mr Brian Loh and physiotherapist Meredith Watson.
Marissa also spends time at Orthokids’ other clinics in Surrey Hills and North Melbourne, seeing a wide variety of children for an assortment of different orthoses.
In her spare time, Marissa enjoys pilates, cooking and can give you a hot tip on the best café to visit.
Luke Stewart - Clinical Orthotist
Luke graduated from Latrobe University in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. As a mature age graduate, Luke brings extensive logistical experience from his previous working life.
Originally from Canada, Luke has a naturally friendly approach to his interactions with children and their families.
Luke spends time at our Surrey Hills and North Melbourne clinics, whilst also attending several school clinics.
As part of our 'Clinical Team Approach', Luke presents regularly at our clinical group meeting to discuss cases, both complex and simple. This ensures that each of his patients gets the benefit of this extensive clinical input.
David Phillips - Clinical Orthotist
David mentors the clinical team at Orthokids.
David has limited appointment availability, but rest assured that he has had clinical input into your particular case through our 'Clinical Team Approach'.
Ken Shaw - Clinical Orthotist
Ken is currently engaged in a business development role and has limited appointment availability. Ken still has clinical input through our 'Clinical Team Approach'.
Our admin and reception staff memebers are responsible for the day to day management of all appointments, accounts, NDIS funding and general enquiries.
Anita - Finance Manager - Surrey Hills
Sarah - Admin Manager- Surrey Hills
Kym - Reception - Surrey Hills
Jess - Reception - Surrey Hills/ North Melbourne
Elspeth - Reception - North Melbourne
Jon, Luke and Ryan work behind the scenes in the Manufacturing Lab at Orthokids. Custom-made orthoses require a lot of time and specific skills to fabricate. They provide invaluable technical support to the Clinical staff.
Most repairs are able to done on the spot at Surrey Hills between 8:00am - 3:00pm. It helps if you give the office a quick call to let us know you are coming.