Meet The Team | Blue Mountains Podiatry

Meet the Team

David Logue

David completed a bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry) at the University of Western Sydney in 2004. After graduating, David was employed at a large sports podiatry clinic in Western Sydney, while at the same time working as a podiatrist at Health Plus Chiropractic centre in Wentworthville. During this time he gained great experience and exposure to all aspects of podiatry. He then went on to start his own clinic in South Windsor Medical Centre in 2006, before starting Mountain Top Podiatry in Katoomba in 2007. Having a love of the area and local community, David then purchased Blue Mountains Podiatry in Faulconbridge in 2010 where here currently employs a team of 5 skilled podiatrists and is always searching for the next big challenge.

Special interests

David enjoys all areas of podiatry but his desire to keep physically active has led to a keen interest in lower limb biomechanics and gait analysis and its relationship to muscle interaction and foot posture.

Personal interests

David enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He likes to keep active and when he is not engaging in some sort of physical activity you will find him in his garden.

David Logue - Podiatrist

Phillip Smith

Phillip completed a bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry) at the University of Western Sydney in 2008. After graduating, Phillip began his career in Port Stephens, gaining experience in a large range of podiatric complications. In early 2010, Phillip moved to the Blue Mountains to live closer to his fiancée, Helen. He joined Blue Mountains Podiatry at this time and has become an indispensable element of the team. Phillip continues to enhance is already firm understanding of all aspects of podiatry, endeavouring to ascertain current technology as soon as available.

Special interests

Phillip finds great satisfaction in having a patient leave with a smile, after initially presenting with discomfort. Phillip emphasises the importance of appropriate footwear when on your feet, offering expert advice to his patients. When discussing the required features of good footwear, he draws on his experience in footwear retail during his time at university. Phillip recognizes that not all feet may be adequately supported by high quality footwear alone. In cases such as these, Phillip will assist you with the use of orthotics, or discuss further options.

Personal interests

Phillip thoroughly enjoys being outdoors, particularly in local areas. On weekends, he can be found riding his mountain bike in training for his next bike race. Phillip also bushwalks through beautiful local trails, often accompanied by family and friends.

Frankie Raikadroka

Frankie graduated from the University of Western Sydney having successfully completed a Ba/Ma in Podiatry. Frankie excels in tailoring easy to follow treatment programmes that benefit people of all ages. He is a young, caring and professional podiatrist who works diligently within a team environment of General practitioners, physiotherapists and along with vascular and neurological specialists.

Special Interests

As a Rugby player himself Frankie particularly enjoys working with other sports individuals to correct biomechanical flaws during running and gait. He is a keen ambassador of lower limb rehabilitation and lower limb injury prevention. Frankie evaluates falls risks in the elderly and prescribes strategic exercises to reduce the risks of falls. As a previous rugby coach Frankie has experienced and treated many children with lower limb “growth pains” in the knee ankle and heels, providing a high standard of treatment for children of all ages. Frankie thrives with treatment protocols that involve orthotic insole therapy, exercise prescription, rehabilitation programmes and footwear advice.

Oren Schulze

Oren completed his Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine at Western Sydney University. His main interests are providing evidence-based patient centred care, sports podiatry, paediatrics, and surgical procedures. Having worked in footwear for 8 years previously, his in-depth knowledge in footwear can direct patients to finding the right footwear suitable for them.

Special Interests

Oren’s personal hobbies include going to the gym, playing golf and tennis on the regular, playing music and spending time with his family.

Edward Paluzzano

Edward has an expansive knowledge in biomechanics, and teaches Health Science at the Western Sydney University. He enjoys working with all ages and is experienced in treating all patients with a kind and gentle approach.

Elizabeth Murtagh

Elizabeth comes from a nursing background and enjoys treating vascular and diabetic complex patients. She has a passion for indigenous health, elderly, and the disadvantaged population.

In her spare time, Elizabeth loves spending time with her children, lifting weights at the gym, and NRL.

Andrew Sanchez

Andrew completed his Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine at Western Sydney University. He has also undertaken training in Galway, Ireland Merlin Park Hospital.

Having played club soccer from a young age, he has since developed an interest in helping others achieve and maintain a healthy active lifestyle. Andrew delivers treatment plans that involve in helping patients understand their own mechanics to help enhance performance and/or reduce pain.

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