MEET OUR TEAM
Practice Manager/Owner
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Sheree McRae

Sheree’s interest in podiatry began when she completed a Medical Terminology Course at Westmead Hospital and began reception and administration duties with podiatrist and business partner Renee Calphy.

She completed a Podiatry Assistant course at the University of South Australia in 2008 to formalise her skills and provide assistance to the four podiatrists treating in clinic.

Sheree utilised her prior experience in logistics management to implement the Dr Comfort and Revere footwear and Injinji sock range and diversified to include a variety of specialised products to compliment podiatry treatments and services within the business.

After taking on the role of Practice Manager Sheree managed the clinic relocation, transitioned from manual recording of treatment notes and accounting to a specialised computerised system and incorporated St John of God Hospital to the home visit programme and commenced preschool biomechanical screenings in 2017

Principal Podiatrist/Owner
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Renee Calphy

Advanced Podiatry was founded in 2000 by Renee Calphy, a Sydney trained podiatrist who graduated in 1996. Over her career, Renee has continued with her professional development, implementing new techniques to broaden her knowledge base. Renee has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of podiatry with a particular interest in deep connective tissue massage.

Renee is committed to providing premium podiatric care utilizing the latest technology and treatment techniques for all conditions.

Renee has two active children and she maintains a healthy lifestyle, participating in triathlons and playing soccer with Colo Soccer Club. In 2015, Renee completed the Big Red Ride to help raise awareness for muscular dystrophy in children. She continues to support the Muscular Dystrophy association by volunteering her services providing podiatric care to participants and their families.

Podiatrist
BSc Podiatry
Janet Wilson

Janet grew up in Scotland and completed her Podiatry degree in 1996, graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University. Following a 16 year stint with the National Health Scheme (NHS) based at Ayrshire and Arran, Janet moved to Australia in 2011 and set up home in The Hawkesbury. In the same year she began working at Advanced Podiatry

Janet has a wide range of knowledge across all fields of podiatry including diabetic foot assessment and care, wound care, dry needling/acupuncture and orthotic therapy. Janet has extensive experience in nail surgery and its management and performs partial nail avulsions (PNA) and total nail avulsions (TNA) regularly in the clinic.

Podiatrist
B.App.Sc (Pod) (Hons).M.A.Pod.A
James Cresswell

James graduated from the University of Western Sydney podiatry course in 2006 with honours. He has worked in all aspects of podiatry in clinics in the Hawkesbury, Nepean and Blue Mountains.  James is a caring and professional podiatrist and has a good understanding of evidence based practice.  James likes treating people who have, or aim to have, an active lifestyle. He often utilises soft tissue therapy including massage, stretching and strapping techniques. He has a keen eye for prescribing orthotic devices based on an analysis of foot function and the way you walk. James tailors easy to follow treatment programmes that can help people of any age.

James likes to lead an active lifestyle himself and enjoys walking and playing tennis. In 2016 James became a father. He most of all values his time with his family. Observing his son grow has also inspired a renewed interest in children’s foot development and walking abnormalities (paediatric podiatry).

James’ research has involved the diabetic foot, lower limb biomechanics, and in-shoe pressure sensor equipment. He has previously been part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team offering their services around Bourke, NSW with a focus on children and indigenous health.

Podiatrist
B.Hlth.Sc/M.Pod.Med
Robert Duff

Robert first joined us at Advanced Podiatry for a clinical placement in early 2015. Impressed by his professionalism, knowledge and energy, we were delighted to welcome him as a full-time Podiatrist after completing his Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Podiatric Medicine at Western Sydney University in 2015

A competitive sportsman with a broad sporting background, Robert naturally possesses a particularly keen interest in sports biomechanics and the pathomechanics of injury. Robert’s genuine, caring and grounded personality reveals his true drive and passion: delivering holistic, patient-centred care through the development of meaningful patient relationships.

Continuing memberships of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia, ensure that Robert is best-placed to discuss the most current and appropriate treatment and management options with his patients.

Receptionist/Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
Linda Rowe

Linda has been in the health care industry for over a decade, completing her training as an endorsed enrolled nurse in 2004. During her studies, she gained a particular interest in aged care and commenced work in the Southern Highlands region before moving to The Hawkesbury three years ago.

While working at Ron Middleton VC Gardens retirement village, Sheree and Linda crossed paths and as a result, Linda soon became the receptionist at Advanced Podiatry. Linda’s nursing background gives her a solid knowledge of medical conditions and associated medications, and allows her to empathise with patients from all walks of life.