Meet the team

At Canberra Foot and Ankle Clinic all of our podiatrists have over 7 years’ experience in private practice and have completed further training since graduating with their podiatry degree, along with having first-hand experience in high level sport. This allows our podiatrists to correctly diagnose and give personal feedback on a lot of foot and ankle issues that they themselves have also experienced.

Our team are some of the most qualified podiatrists in Canberra and strive for excellence.

Kyle Dedini

Principal Podiatrist & Founder
Special Interest Areas
  • Running Injuries + Periodisation Training Programs
  • Orthotic Manufacture and Prescription.
  • Ingrown Toe Nail Surgery
  • General Podiatry (Nails, Skin, Corns, Callus, Warts)
  • Manual Therapies (Dry Needling, Foot Mobilisation Therapy, Soft Tissue Massage)
  • Sports Podiatrist with 10 years private practice experience.
  • Sports Medicine Australia State Board/Council member of 3 years (TAS)
  • Bachelor of Podiatry – Charles Sturt University (2012)
  • Recipient of $30,000 in scholarships to continue education (Awarded to select students/podiatrists who fulfill certain requirements and achieve adequate grades)
  • 2014 Sports Medicine Conference
  • First Australian Podiatry Strength and Conditioning Course
  • Bartold Biomechanics Seminar
  • Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp
  • Foot and Ankle Stress Related Injuries Course
  • Neuro-Muscular Lower Limb Dry Needling Course x 2
  • Foot Mobilisation Therapy Course
  • Ankle Pathology Assessment, Diagnoses, and Management Course

Kyle has worked in NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS, and most recently the ACT. He has previously sat on the Sports Medicine Australia Tasmanian State Board/Council for 3 years, and has received $30,000 worth of scholarships allowing him to further his education and knowledge base through a large variety of courses.

Outside of podiatry Kyle has a keen interest in all things sport. He has recently stopped playing competitive level sports but during his younger years he played National Premier League (NPL) Division 1 (Soccer) whilst living and working in Hobart and had many years of Australian rules football (finishing up last year with the ANU Griffins). Throughout school he represented NSW at cross country and 800m events, while setting multiple High School records in 800m, 1500, and cross-country distances.

However, after multiple broken bones (7), 12 shoulder dislocations, half a fake tooth, two shoulder reconstructions, and a nose reconstruction he now partakes in triathlons that are a little more kind to the body, not so much the mind..

Emma Readhead

Senior Podiatrist 
Special Interest Areas
  • General Podiatry (Nails, Skin, Corns, Callus, Warts)
  • Ingrown Toe Nail Surgery
  • Verruca Needling 
  • Manual Therapies (Soft Tissue & Joint Mobilisation)
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatology
  • Lower Limb Biomechanics & Gait Analysis 
  • Orthotic Prescription, Design and Manufacture
  • 7 years’ experience in Private Podiatry practices
  • Bachelor of Podiatry (1st Class Hons) – Southampton University [Chancellors Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement] (2015)
  • Affiliate Member of Royal College of Phycisians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Member Health and Care Professions Council
  • Member Royal College of Podiatry
  • Clinical Biomechanical Bootcamp
  • Soft Tissue Mobilisation (massage)
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Various Biomechanics courses, including gait and running analysis
  • Falknor’s Verruca Needling
  • Multiple Annual 4-day Conference of Podiatry

Emma obtained her degree in Podiatry at Southampton University UK where she further earned a Chancellors Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Since graduating she has gained a wealth of experience working in a private clinic in UK specialising in general care, including high-risk patients, nail surgery and biomechanics. In more recent years Emma has expanded her scope of practice to offer verruca needling for those stubborn warts and although no treatment is 100% effective it is another potentially effective tool in the removal of warts. Emma has just moved to the Nation’s Capital to further develop her skills and complement our team of Canberra’s most highly educated podiatrists. Emma has a passion of lifelong education and continues to develop her skills of evidence-based practice with constant events, workshops and courses. This education assists Emma the skills in treatment offered to our patients from complex lower limb pathologies to managing foot and ankle pain for optimal outcomes. Emma has an interest in biomechanics and gait analysis (with further training). This interest allows her to focus on interventions such as footwear, orthotics, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Outside of Podiatry, Emma will mostly be seen outdoors and is at her happiest on the water. As a lover of camping, hiking and kayaking she is keen to embrace all that Canberra has on offer, hopefully slightly drier and warmer than she is used to. However, as her second love is food she can also be spotted in the garden and kitchen, ideally cooking what she has grown. 

Patient Experience Team

Ikmal Salim
Ikmal Salim

Assistant Practice Manager (Acting Practice Manager)

David Selems
David Selems

Business Manager

Michelle Climpson
Michelle Climpson

Senior Administration Officer

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Located inside Garran Medical Centre, Suite 12, 2 Garran Place, Garran, ACT, 2605
Phone: 02 6147 5797

Office Hours
Monday 8am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 8am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8am – 5:30pm
Friday 8am – 12pm

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