Orthokids have a collaborative clinical approach to solutions for our patients
As our practice has grown over the years, we have worked hard on establishing a 'Clinical Team Approach' to patient treatment.
Every week, our clinical group meet to discuss cases, both complex and simple, as a means of sharing knowledge and ensuring that each patient gets the benefit of this extensive clinical input.
Brianna King - Clinical Orthotist
Brianna graduated from Latrobe University in 2011, and immediately secured the sought-after Orthotist graduate position at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. On completion of her graduate year, Brianna worked as a Clinical Orthotist at Cerebral Palsy Health in Queensland.
Searching for a more paediatric focused role, Brianna moved to Novita Children’s Services in Adelaide (essentially a paediatric rehabilitation team service), where she prescribed and fitted orthoses to children with disabilities.
Brianna joined Orthokids in May 2014, and has quickly become an invaluable member of the team.
Brianna attends clinics at Frankston, Glenallen, Croydon and Diamond Valley Specialist Schools.
Stephanie Clegg - Clinical Orthotist
Stephanie graduated from Latrobe University in 2013 with a Masters Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She worked at Monash Medical Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital prior to joining Orthokids in 2015.
Stephanie has quickly become an indispensable member of the clinical team at Orthokids with extensive knowledge across all types of patient groups.
Marissa Chapman - Clinical Orthotist
Marissa graduated from Latrobe University in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics and joined the Orthokids team soon afterwards, fulfilling her wish to work with children.
Previously a school teacher, Marissa thoroughly enjoys working with children and their families.
At our St. Vincent’s Kid’s clinic, Marissa sees lots of babies with hip dysplasia, and children with fractures and sports injuries. At this busy clinic, she works collaboratively with Assoc Prof Leo Donnan, Mr Brian Loh and physiotherapist Meredith Watson.
Marissa also spends time at Orthokids’ other clinics in Surrey Hills and North Melbourne, seeing a wide variety of children for an assortment of different orthoses.
In her spare time, Marissa enjoys pilates, cooking and can give you a hot tip on the best café to visit.
Luke Stewart - Clinical Orthotist
Luke graduated from Latrobe University in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. As a mature age graduate, Luke brings extensive logistical experience from his previous working life.
Originally from Canada, Luke has a naturally friendly approach to his interactions with children and their families.
Luke spends time at our Surrey Hills and North Melbourne clinics, whilst also attending several school clinics.
As part of our 'Clinical Team Approach', Luke presents regularly at our clinical group meeting to discuss cases, both complex and simple. This ensures that each of his patients gets the benefit of this extensive clinical input.
David Phillips - Clinical Orthotist
David graduated from Lincoln School of Health Sciences with his Diploma of Applied Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1991. This course was upgraded to a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1994. David completed the additional Latrobe University training and graduated with a Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics in 1994.
David began his professional career as an Orthotist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in 1991. He worked there in the Paediatric Orthotic field until 1998, and has continued within this area of expertise by co-founding Orthotic Innovations which became Orthokids in 2009.
David has authored several book chapters on the Orthotic Management of Spina Bifida. He was invited as Australia’s Orthotic Representative to an International Medical Conference for Cerebral Palsy at Oxford University in 2008.
David currently holds an honorary position in the Royal Children’s Hospital Orthopaedic Department. This association allows him to treat many complex patients and work closely with the RCH Orthopaedic Surgeons and Allied Health Team.
David is the Orthokids Clinical Manager and works collaboratively with the clinical team at Orthokids.
Although it may be difficult to get into see David at times, rest assured that he has had clinical input into your particular case through our 'Clinical Team Approach' .
Ken Shaw - Clinical Orthotist
Ken graduated from Lincoln School of Health Sciences with a Diploma of Applied Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1992. This course was upgraded to a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1994. Ken completed the additional Latrobe University training and graduated with a Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics in 1997.
Ken began his professional career as an Orthotist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in 1992. He worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Alfred Hospital in progressively senior positions until joining Orthokids in 2003.
Ken currently holds an honorary position in the Royal Children’s Hospital Orthopaedic Department. This association allows him to treat many complex patients and work closely with the RCH Orthopaedic Surgeons and Allied Health Team.
Ken is currently engaged in a business development role and has limited appointment availability. Ken still has clinical input through the 'Clinical Team Approach' we have undertaken at Orthokids.
Anita and Sarah are responsible for the day to day management of all appointments, accounts, and general enquiries.
We are able to help out with all queries regarding SWEP funding paperwork
Anita - Office Manager - Surrey Hills
Sarah - Reception & Admin - Surrey Hills and North Melbourne
Elspeth - Reception - North Melbourne
Jon, Luke and Ryan work behind the scenes in the Manufacturing Lab at Orthokids. Custom-made orthoses require a lot of time and specific skills to fabricate. They provide invaluable technical support to the Clinical staff.
Most repairs are able to done on the spot at Surrey Hills between 8:00am - 3:00pm. It helps if you give the office a quick call to let us know you are coming.