All our Podiatrists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and participate in the Continuing Professional Development Program to ensure continued professional development and education.
Debbie Owen (podiatrist) Dip.Ap.Sc.Pod., MAPODA
Debbie Owen is the Director/Owner of Ashmore Podiatry and started the business in 1994 after graduating from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane in 1991. After 25 years client facing, Debbie has now taken a side-step and her primary role is clinical mentoring.
Lauren is a senior podiatrist and has practiced in many aspects of podiatry including the delivery of high risk foot care, home and community care services and Closing the Gap community initiatives within the Darling Downs Service District. These roles involved a strong focus on education, screening and education for clients with diabetes to prevent limb threatening injuries, infection or amputation.
Aside from working in private practice consulting patients, Lauren was a casual lecturer and tutor in Advance Pharmacology to undergraduate and mature age students at Southern Cross University, Coolangatta.
Lauren’s main professional interests are strengthening based rehabilitation and orthotic solutions for chronic leg and foot pain with a focus on goal setting and outcome based measures. Lauren is currently on maternity leave.
Rebecca Hodges (podiatrist) BSc (Hons) Pod, MAPODA
Rebecca graduated from Birmingham School of Podiatry (UK) in 2000 with a first class honors degree in podiatry. After gaining vast experience in a broad scope of podiatric practice in the UK including hospital settings, aged care facilities and private practice, Rebecca has settled into working as a senior podiatrist in Australia, and is happy to call the Gold Coast her home.
Rebecca enjoys all aspects of podiatry with a special interest in diabetic foot care and prevention of diabetic foot health complications. She is also interested in children’s foot health.
Rebecca has added to her core skills by undertaking study in further biomechanics, verrucae needling, joint mobilisation, dementia care and fascial taping for lower limb biomechanics.
Sarah Sandner (podiatrist) B.H.Sc., M.PodMed, MAPODA, MAAPSM
Sarah is originally from Newscastle, NSW and completed her combined degree in podiatry at Western Sydney University in 2014. She practiced in Kalgoorlie, WA for 4 years prior to settling on the Gold Coast in 2018.
Sarah is experienced in many aspects of podiatry including skin and nail care, diabetic and high risk feet, sports injury management, biomechanics and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Sarah is a member of the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. As well as working in private practice consulting patients, Sarah also holds a certificate as a Sports Trainer and chooses to work with a local Australian Rules Football club in this capacity.
Debra Shaw – Receptionist
Debra has been apart of the Ashmore Podiatry team for since 2015. Debra has extensive experience as a podiatry receptionist working for a clinic in South Australia for 14 years before moving to the Gold Coast.
Debra has all the knowledge and expertise to help with all our patient administration requirements and is always ready to help with the needs of each patient.
Olivia Mellsop – Practice Manager
Olivia joined the Ashmore Podiatry team in 2011 and has worked in medical administration for 13 years.
Olivia is equip with the knowledge and experience to deal with all admin requirements. Our friendly receptionists are an integral part of our team and help to keep everything running smoothly so all our patients have a good experience. Any questions or queries our receptionists are here to help.