Susan Ackerley Bsc (Hons) Pod. W.A
I am the proprietor of Rightstep Podiatry. I qualified with an Honours degree as a Podiatrist in 2005, after 4 years of study at Salford University in England. During my years of training, I was able to work within the local National Health System hospitals to gain experience with high risk foot conditions. I particularly enjoyed training with the diabetic foot patients at the Manchester Foot Hospital.
Since graduating, I have run my own podiatry business both in the United Kingdom and in Canning Vale. Rightstep podiatry was set up in 2009 and has since taken on another podiatrist Matthew Storer to help with extended hours.
During our work we undertake regular professional development courses, as an example of previous courses and treatment, I now include at the practice:
- Acupuncture/ Dry needling
- Manipulation & Mobilisation
- Kinesiology Strapping
- Diabetic reviews and Neurovascular assessments
- Laser Therapy
- Orthotic Therapy with up-to-date technology (3D scanning)
I am also proficient in providing Biomechanical assessments, orthotics and nail surgeries. During the last few years I have also had the pleasure of working with Mark Ould at Malibu Podiatry, where we can see up to 200 patients a week ranging from Diabetics to Navy personnel. I look forward to helping you and your family to see, feel and enjoy the benefits of Podiatry care.
Matthew Storer DPM, BSc Exercise and Health (Hons)
I am qualified with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Australia. In addition, I am also qualified as an Exercise Scientist, having attained a Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Health (Honours), also from the University of Western Australia.
I have always had a keen interest in biomechanics and particularly sports biomechanics, originating from my past as a cyclist (previous WAIS scholarship holder), triathlete (national medallist) and runner. Because of my passion for Biomechanics I will be undertaking a PhD in this field of study.
I have worked as an Exercise Scientist for four years. During my time I have worked with a variety of disciplines athletes including Australian Rules football players, elite cyclists and triathletes. Currently I work at the Exercise Institute providing exercise physiology, coaching and sports biomechanics services.
Regarding podiatry, prior to graduating I gained extensive experience in shoe fitting for different foot conditions through my work as a Master Fit Technician (highest level of staff training) at the Athletes Foot. I have been exposed to and have treated a wide variety of lower extremity and foot conditions, including high risk patients in the hospital system, conditions of biomechanical origin requiring orthotic, exercise and/physical therapies, dermatological conditions, nail surgeries and many others. In addition, I have also treated lower back problems partially due to issues relating to the foot and ankle.
I look forward to helping you and your family to see, feel and enjoy the benefits of Podiatric care.