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stjohnsfootclinic.com | St Johns Foot Clinic – Legana, Launceston, Wesbury & Sheffield
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At St Johns Foot Clinic we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy life without enduring painful or uncomfortable foot conditions.

We provide effective treatment and consultation on all kinds of foot conditions, including:

ARTHRITIC FOOT PAIN

 

DIABETIC FOOT CARE

 

PAINFUL FEET

 

DIABETIC FOOT ASSESSMENT

FLAT FEET

 

HIGH ARCH FEET

 

SPORTS INJURY

 

CHILD OR ADOLESCENT FOOT COMPLAINTS

INGROWN TOENAILS

 

NAIL AND SKIN CARE

 

FOOTWEAR ADVICE

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOT PROBLEMS

Virginia Bower

VIRGINIA BOWER

PRINCIPAL PODIATRIST

BAppSc (Pod), MPH, Grad Cert HPE.

With over thirty years of professional experience in the discipline of diabetic foot disease, St Johns Foot Clinic Director, Virginia Bower has worked as a podiatrist in Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Singapore. 

 

Before founding St Johns Foot Clinic, Virginia established the first podiatry department at the Singapore General Hospital and was the Chief Podiatrist at Royal Perth Hospital before changing career to become an academic. Virginia’s most recent academic position was Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia where she coordinated the undergraduate podiatric medicine research units and the Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine Honours course.

 

Virginia enjoys all aspects of podiatry but has extensive experience in chronic disease, particularly the management of diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. Virginia is also a certified Barefoot Rehabilitation Specialist with the Evidence Based Fitness Academy in New York and believes that foot pain must be addressed from both a biomechanical and neuromuscular perspective.

Brian Ralph

BRIAN RALPH

SENIOR PODIATRIST

BHSc(Pod), PGDip Sport Med, PGDip Remote Hlth Mgmt, Grad Cert Wound Care

Brian comes to St Johns Foot Clinic with a wealth of life and clinical experience. Before training as a podiatrist, Brian served with the New Zealand Defence Forces as an infantry officer. In 1996 Brian completed his podiatry qualifications and spent a number of years working in the public and private health services in New Zealand.

 

In 2006 Brian relocated to Australia and worked in rural and remote Queensland for the Royal Flying Doctors Service. In this role he provided clinical services to remote communities in the Far North of the state. In 2010 he joined the Central Australian Congress where he again enjoyed working as a clinician in remote central Australia. In 2015 Brian joined the South West Hospital in Roma Queensland as their Senior Podiatrist. In early 2020 Brian moved to Launceston Tasmania with his partner and has settled here with a plan to buy a property and continue to balance work with his other passion, bush walking.

 

Brian has a special interest in chronic disease management in particular diabetes and vascular disease of the legs and feet. In 2019 Brian became a credentialed Wound Clinician: High risk foot with Wound Innovations Australia.

 

Brian currently works at our Legana clinic, Launceston Medical Centre clinic, Sheffield Medical Centre, Westbury Doctors Surgery and Evandale Doctors Surgery. Bookings for Brian can be made by phoning our central number 6330 36 80.

Jane Astbury

JANE ASTBURY

PODIATRIST

BAppSc&MPodPrac

Jane joined St Johns Foot Clinic in January 2020 after graduating from La Trobe University.

 

Jane grew up on a sheep and cropping farm in Tatyoon rural Victoria and has transitioned to life in Launceston with ease. Since welcoming Jane to St Johns Foot Clinic she has established a loyal patient base with her excellent communication skills, gentle manner and her dedication to her profession.

 

As a recent graduate Jane is naturally interested in a broad range of foot conditions and has been fast learning the importance of a thorough assessment and team collaboration. While Jane is only recently graduated she is fully supported and mentored by our Principal Podiatrist Virginia and our Senior Podiatrist Brian.

 

Jane is currently located at our Legana, Launceston Medical Centre, Sheffield Medical Centre and Evandale Doctors Surgery clinics. Bookings for Jane can be made online through our website or via our central phone number 6330 36 80.

Kate Spencer

KATE SPENCER

PRACTICE MANAGER

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Kate joined St Johns Foot Clinic in 2018 and has become a vital member of our team. Kate keeps all our clinics operating smoothly and always with a smile and a gracious manner.

 

Kate works at our Legana and our Launceston Medical Centre clinics and will often be found answering phone calls, attending to patient enquiries and bookings all while multi-tasking with her practice management duties. No issue is too small or too complicated for Kate and always expect her to pay attention to the detail.

 

Kate can be contacted on our central phone number 6330 36 80 or her email: practicemanager@stjohnsfootclinic.com

Sophie Longstaff

SOPHIE LONGSTAFF

CLINIC RECEPTIONIST

Sophie joined St Johns Foot Clinic in 2019 and works side by side with our Practice Manager Kate. Sophie is based at our Legana and Launceston Medical Centre clinics and is well regarded for her quiet, calm nature and helpful manner. Sophie has experience in the service industry and is very well suited to her role as receptionist serving our regular client base with a smile and a helping hand.

 

Sophie can be contacted on our central phone number 6330 36 80 or her email: info@stjohnsfootclinic.com

CLINICS

LEGANA SHOPPING CENTRE

Shop 6, 8 Legana Grove,

Legana. Tasmania. 7277

Phone: 6330 3680

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LAUNCESTON MEDICAL CENTRE

247 Wellington Street,

Launceston. Tasmania. 7250

Phone: 03 6330 3680

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WESTBURY DOCTORS SURGERY

82 Meander Valley Road,

Westbury. Tasmania. 7303

Phone: 03 6393 2083

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SHEFFIELD MEDICAL CENTRE

1 Henry Street,

Sheffield. Tasmania. 7306

Phone: 03 6491 1166

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EVANDALE MEDICAL CENTRE

8a High Street,

Evandale. Tasmania. 7212

Phone: 03 6391 8855

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