Andrew Barlow

Andrew is one of the founding members of QLD Orthotics and Podiatry and has been practising podiatry in Brisbane for over a decade and continues to work extensively in bringing the latest in podiatric technology and treatment modalities to Australia from overseas. He, along with his business partner also bring the latest in podiatric technology to the profession with Paromed Australia and NZ which was founded in 2010. He is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association QLD, Sports Medicine Australia, a mentor for QUT students and regularly presents at state and national conferences. He has participated in the ISPO (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics) conference in Leipzig in 2014 providing his expertise in demonstrating the benefits pressure measurement, CAD/CAM orthotics and lower limb treatment technologies to an international audience. He also has a degree in Occupational Health from QUT. He regularly provides his expertise for ABC radio as its podiatry consultant.

Andrew attends to members of the QLD and Indian Cricket Teams, Elite runners and High Risk Feet including Diabetic Amputations and Ulcers. He is also heavily involved in community work, along with the charity Walking Tall which provides shoes for the homeless (collected from the clinics) and provides free podiatric care at a homeless shelter.

*Also member of APERF fundraising team, media liaison for Australian Podiatry Association and part of the Podiatry Advisory Group for the national council.

Tom Brough

Tom is one of one of the founding members of QLD Orthotics and Podiatry and has a special interest in biomechanical Podiatry and sports medicine.

Tom is also the lead Clinical Director and oversees the professional development and professional standards for the group. He maintains his own Podiatry skills by seeing patients daily, attending Australian and European conferences, along with ongoing continuing education programs. Additionally Tom presents on the wide range of topics relating to the lower limb and foot to the general public, sporting clubs, private organisations, medical practitioners and other allied health professionals.

Having previously played for the Qld Blades in the Australian Hockey League, he has a keen interest in all things sport. Today he continues to play hockey in the local competition whilst enjoying camping getaways with his young family and the odd game of golf.

Caitlyn Nevins

Caitlyn is an elite netball player and competes in the Trans-Tasman Netball League (ANZ Championships). Having been involved in high performance sporting teams for over 15 years, Caitlyn understands the importance of having a healthy functioning body in order to participate in sport at the best of your ability.

Caitlyn is a senior podiatrist at our Ashgrove and Deception Bay clinics graduating from La Trobe University, Bundoora (Vic) in 2009 with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Podiatry. Caitlyn joined the QOP team in 2015 when she moved from Victoria to the Sunshine State. Caitlyn often attends seminars and conferences to update her knowledge, and additionally conducts presentations in schools and sporting club on recovery strategies and preventative sports medicine. She is actively involved in community sports teams, particularly with her favorite sport Netball and is more than happy to visit teams in our local areas to give tips and educate aspiring young athletes!

Thomas Feddema

Thomas graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) in 2013. Following a 3 year stint working for a podiatry practice in his hometown of Toowoomba, Thomas decided to take up a role as a Podiatrist in our Murrumba Downs clinic.

Thomas enjoys the variety Podiatry offers him whether it be general nail care through to complex biomechanics like cases. Thomas worked at a specialist running shop during university which has given him added interest and knowledge in running gait, footwear and injuries as well as developing an interest in running himself.

Outside of work Thomas enjoys soccer, golf and taking his dogs to the beach

Ben Sweeting

Ben is an experienced podiatrist who has been practising in Brisbane since graduating from QUT with 1st class honours in 2004. Ben has specialised interests in challenging biomechanical foot and lower limb disorders as well as sports injuries and rehabilitation. He has a passion for the profession and is active within the sports medicine community, holding memberships with the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).

As the former owner of and clinical consultant for one of Australia’s largest foot orthoses laboratories, Ben brings to QOP a wealth of knowledge on foot orthotic therapy. He also has qualifications in dry needling and prolotherapy.
Ben has presented at several conferences and seminars to fellow podiatrists nationally and has been involved with the QUT podiatry student program.

A recent career highlight for Ben was volunteering at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Ben was 1 of 8 Podiatrists selected across the country to provided podiatric care for elite athletes in the polyclinic located within the athlete’s village. Ben remains active by running and training at the gym as well as chasing his 2 children around the netball court and soccer field on weekends. Outside work, Ben has a passion for landscape photography.

Podiatrist Eamonn Ring Brisbane Ashgrove and Queen St

Eamonn Ring

Eamonn graduated from QUT Podiatry (Bachelor of Health Science – Podiatry) in 2014. After a number of years working on Brisbane’s bayside he has joined the QOP team to work across the City and Ashgrove clinics. Eamonn is our resident triathlete and runner, with having competed at the Triathlon World Championships in 2014 (Edmonton) and again in 2018 (Gold Coast), and is currently ranked in the top 10 in his age group worldwide.

Through his years of personal athletic endeavours, biomechanics and injury prevention are the areas of particular interest for Eamonn. He has an extensive history in working in running shoe stores and enjoys the challenge of finding the right shoe for the individual. Outside of work and training, you can find Eamonn enjoying coffee, breakfast with friends, attempting some amateur photography and relaxing with a movie.

Cameron Joys Podiatrist in Ashgrove

Cameron Joyes
BHlth Sc (Pod)

Cameron graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor of Podiatry. He has a keen interest in all aspect of podiatry particularly Diabetes assessments, incorporating the management and prevention of secondary foot complaints. While Cameron was at university he worked as a lab technician making orthotics. This sparked an interest in the orthotic design and manufacture process. 

Cameron has worked alongside multiple physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons in the past. Cameron regularly attends professional development events to stay up to-date with clinical knowledge. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys swimming, going to the gym and running, participating in local Parkruns on Saturday mornings. Cameron’s favourite weekend activity however is trying out new restaurants, going to food and wine festivals and camping with his family.

Gemma Brown
BHlth Sc (Pod), BSc (Anat), M.A.Pod.A, AAPSM

Gemma graduated from University of Newcastle in 2016 with a Bachelor of Podiatry. She moved to Brisbane to kick-start her career and practiced for two years all over Brisbane before joining QOP as podiatrist in our Ashgrove clinic. Gemma has broad interests in all aspects of Podiatry but is passionate about diabetic foot care and education, wound management and ingrown toe nail care. She has also worked extensively with some of Brisbane’s top orthopaedic surgeons with post-operative care and pre-emptive treatments, including foot mobilisations, dry needling, articulating bracing and orthotics therapies. Gemma is also really passionate about dancer’s foot health and injury prevention and rehabilitation, with 21 years’ experience in the dance community, not only as a competitor but also as a teacher. Outside of work Gemma enjoys seeking out new ‘foodie’ hotspots, travelling overseas, playing social competition sports, hiking and camping.