About Us

At Pride Plus we recognise that our feet are the unique foundation on which we build our busy lives. When things go awry and we develop aches, pain and other complications in our feet, ankle, knees and back our mood, health, and the sanity of those around us starts to suffer. Our mission is to keep people as active, healthy and happy as possible.

At Pride Podiatry we use the latest technology as well as established evidence based practice to provide the highest level of care to meet all your needs. We take great pride in you achieving your goals and maximising your overall health.

The Pride Plus Team


Tim Mulholland – Podiatrist
Learning, helping and teaching others about feet and lower limb injuries has been a passion for Tim for over 10 years. He has experience working with chronic disease, the high risk foot, falls prevention and sports injuries. When not practicing clinically at PridePlus Podiatry Tim teaches podiatry at La Trobe University and is also a keen runner and avid Geelong Cats fan.

Ben Westaway – Podiatrist
Ben has dedicated his career to the treatment of foot and lower limb pain and is has a special interest in the treatment of running-related overuse injuries. He champions the use of holistic exercise prescription and teaching self-treatment techniques for management of soft tissue injuries.

Mike Fitzsimon – Exercise Physiologist
Mike excels at prescribing outstanding and unique evidence based exercise that improves performance, sustains well-being and rehabilitates injury. He empowers clients to make better decisions, enabling them to reach their full potential. Mike also enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, exercising regularly, listening to music and travelling.

Jade Tan – Podiatrist
Jade has focused her career on musculoskeletal injuries of the foot and lower leg, with a special interest in how foot mechanics influence the knee. She uses a holistic approach in her treatment in combination with a large focus on patient involvement. When Jade isn’t practising at PridePlus Podiatry, she undertakes lower limb musculoskeletal research at the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM), teaches within the podiatry school at La Trobe University, as well as completing her PhD on orthoses and knee arthritis.

Gus McSweyn – Podiatrist

Gus enjoys enabling every person to be able to achieve their individual goals and pursuits whether that be able to move pain free or to complete a marathon. A real interest lies within uncovering the root cause of problems and applying evidence based solutions. He also has a passion for being active and enjoying what life has to offer engaging in Cricket, AFL when not consulting here at PridePlus Podiatry he’s busy planning his next trip. Gus can also often be overheard talking about the glory of his hometown King Island.


Tanya Contis – Podiatrist

Tanya understands the importance of having happy feet that are forgiving of life’s strenuous activities – from navigating the uneven cobblestoned streets of Europe, to trekking with the dog through the rugged local bush tracks of Emerald and surrounds. She values a holistic approach to foot care and enjoys encompassing all areas of Podiatry in her work, such as general podiatry care, diabetic foot management and prevention, ingrown toenails, sports injuries and paediatrics. She also values the role of footwear and having the right fit, and encourages footwear assessments as part of developing a comprehensive treatment plan.


Jasmine Pepperell – Podiatrist

Jasmine is an enthusiastic graduate with a passion for holistic care. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry with a particular interest in lower limb biomechanics and sports related injuries. Jasmine has been involved in sport across many different disciplines and believes that this combined experience has allowed her to gain an insight into the relationship between biomechanics, activity and foot function. Jasmine has a pivotal focus on the use of soft tissue therapy techniques to aid healing and prevent future injury.


Naveena Seethapathy – Physiotherapist

For Naveena, physiotherapy has been a career where she has found her calling to help those injured or in pain all over the world. Naveena’s hands on approach to acute care enables expert assessment and treatment to commence straight away and then her strong multidisciplinary focus for holistic care engages patients and other team members to achieve their health goals. Naveena brings to the table a Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia, experience practicing in Australia, America and India and a friendly smile to all consultations. When not providing her high quality care Naveena enjoys family time with her two boys and getting to know her new community in Pascoe Vale.

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