Meet our friendly Podiatry team
Born and raised in Alice Springs, Chelsea-Lee Petrick (Owner and principal podiatrist at Alice Springs Podiatry) moved to Adelaide in 2006 to study. She graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of South Australia in 2010. In 2013 she opened Alice Springs Podiatry, following her passion to provide treatment for all types of foot, ankle and lower leg conditions.
Chelsea has experience working in hospitals, community centres and private practices. While living in Adelaide, she spent 3 years consulting in a private practice with foot and ankle surgeon, Angelo Salerno. She has completed extensive training in orthotic therapy for the prescription of custom foot and ankle-foot orthoses. Consulting alongside foot and ankle surgeons has further enhanced her knowledge of foot surgery and the rehabilitation of post-surgical cases.
Chelsea has a special interest in the care of paediatric conditions and treatment of sports injuries. She is qualified to use acupuncture and dry needling in the treatment of podiatric conditions, as well as foot manipulation and mobilisation.
Chelsea continues to develop her knowledge in all aspects of podiatry. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences at the University of South Australia and attends state podiatry conferences each year. She undertook further studies at La Trobe University in order to gain endorsement for scheduled medicines.
With a keen interest in exploring every available option for treatments, Chelsea is dedicated to finding an individual solution to help you. She will work with you and other health professionals involved in your care to achieve the best outcomes. Her key interests are sports injuries, general foot care, heel pain, diabetes, nail surgery and paediatric conditions. Chelsea is currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).
With over 15 years’ experience as a clinical podiatrist, Rebecca has worked in a wide range of clinical settings including private practices, Aboriginal medical services, remote outreach, community health and major metropolitan hospitals in Australia, the UK and West Africa.
Rebecca has a keen interest and wealth of knowledge in all areas of clinical podiatry. Rebecca is committed to working closely with you to achieve optimal foot and lower limb health. With a passion for the high-risk foot conditions, Rebecca has honed her skills as a wound care consultant, specialising in assessment, education and management of high-risk and diabetic feet.
Rebecca is thrilled to be part of the team at Alice Springs Podiatry and looks forward to working with you as part of a dedicated health care team.
Lauren joined our administration team at the Alice Springs Podiatry in April 2018. Born and raised in Alice Springs, she enjoys various activities including horse riding and hiking. With the activities she does, Lauren understands how important our feet really are. Her friendly and bubbly personality means she loves having a chat with our patients and helping you out with anything you may need.
Sofie is our longest serving administration person. She has extensive experience working in administration fields and is very passionate about her work. Footwear fitting is one of her specialties – and she just loves our Frankie 4 shoes! Sofie will always do her best to book you an appointment ASAP. She has excels in patient correspondence and will always follow up with any enquires you have.
Gabby, born and bred in the coastal town of Newcastle NSW, graduated from the University of Newcastle with a strong passion to work in a rural environment. She spent time during university volunteering in Aboriginal Communities and completing clinical placements in rural Western NSW hospitals.
Gabby’s aspiration to become a Podiatrist stems from her desire to help people improve their quality of life and her sporting background including netball, soccer and water skiing. Through this Gabby has developed a keen interest in the treatment of sporting injuries, diabetes foot health and helping people maintain their mobility.
During her time off she enjoys spending time camping, water skiing and enjoying the company friends and family. She is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and is always wanting to continue to learn. Gabby looks forward to servicing the community of Alice Springs and hopes she can make a difference to the lives of her patients.
Emma is a passionate podiatrist from The Hunter Valley, NSW and completed her Bachelor of Podiatry degree at the University of Newcastle. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry including nail surgeries, knee pain, general foot and nail care and has a key interest in sports injuries and orthoses.
While completing her degree Emma also attained her dry needling for podiatrists qualification and plans to continue to gain new skills including her endorsement for scheduled medicines in the near future. She is currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA) and the Australian Podiatry Association.
Emma lives a very healthy and active lifestyle. She has been heavily involved in a number of sports including netball, running, competing in and coaching cross fit. Due to her first-hand experience Emma has an in depth knowledge of sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. She aspires to use this to make a positive impact to help the Alice Springs community and she is committed to consistently providing gold standard treatments to all of her patients. She is ready to listen and work with you to ensure all of your individual goals are achieved.
Chealcee Taylor Fitz
Chealcee joined our administration team in early 2019. Chealcee is loving this field of work! Chealcee is currently completing year 12 at St Philips College. She wishes to go to university next year to complete either a bachelor of health science or exercise and sport, where then wishes to complete a degree in Physiotherapy. Chealcee plays a wide range of sports, from touch football, to AFL and netball, which why Chealcee knows how important her feet are in order to have successful performance.