Our team

Our Team

‘It's our level of care that sets us apart’ - Lisa Thomson, Senior Partner

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Carmen Lim Podiatrist Camberwell
  • Carmen LimPodiatrist

    Happy Feet, Happy Life – or at least I think so!

     

    Carmen Lim Commencing at CSSM – July 11th 2022

     

    Carmen graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice. These qualifications, together with an extensive history in sporting footwear retail, underpin Carmen’s comprehensive knowledge of feet and footwear and have given her a broad experience in determining the best footwear choices for each patient.

     

    Carmen firmly believes that healthy feet equal a healthy life. As a podiatrist, she understands the vast range of musculoskeletal injuries that occur in the foot and leg and how to deliver the most appropriate and effective treatment approaches for each individual patient. By assessing the cause of pain and designing a treatment plan to prevent future problems, Carmen is motivated to improve every patients’ quality of life.

     

    Prior to her time at CSSM, Carmen has worked with the Podiatry team at Monash Health, Alfred Health and St. Vincent’s, in an acute podiatry setting with a clinical focus on wound assessment and treatment as well as managing lower limb diabetic complications.

     

    Whilst knowledgeable in all types of podiatric care, Carmen has a particular interest in sport related injuries and the relationship between foot mechanics and performance or injury.

     

    An active sporting background developed a passion for biomechanics, giving Carmen the understanding of how injury can impact performance and the importance of an individualised treatment and rehabilitation program.

     

    In her down time, Carmen can be found pounding the footpaths training for her next running adventure or deep in the bush on her next hiking adventure.  You won’t find her standing still!

Podiatrist Camberwell - Podiatry Orthotics
  • Alicia SchifferlePodiatrist

    Alicia graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice. These qualifications, together with an extensive history in sporting footwear retail, underpin Alicia’s comprehensive knowledge of feet and footwear. This has given her a broad experience in determining the best footwear choices for each patient.

    Alicia firmly believes that healthy feet equal a healthy life. As a podiatrist, she has an understanding of the vast range of musculoskeletal injuries that occur in the foot and leg as well as the most appropriate and effective treatment approaches for each individual patient. By assessing the cause of pain and designing a treatment plan to prevent future problems, Alicia is motivated to improve every patients’ quality of life.

    When not at CSSM, Alicia works in Monash Health, in an acute podiatry setting with a clinical focus on wound assessment and treatment as well as managing lower limb diabetic complications.

    Whilst knowledgeable in all types of podiatric care, Alicia has a particular interest in sport related injuries and the relationship between foot mechanics and performance or injury.

    An active sporting background developed a passion for biomechanics, giving Alicia the understanding of how injury can impact performance and the importance of an individualised treatment and rehabilitation program.

    In her down time, Alicia can be found pounding the footpaths training for her next running adventure or playing Aussie Rules, netball or punching out a Pilates class with her friends.  You won’t find her standing still!

Vaughan Ackland
  • Vaughan AcklandPodiatrist

    Educated at the University of South Australia, Vaughan has gained a wide range of clinical experiences since completing his studies and moving to Melbourne in 1998. Sporting and family commitments helped to shape his core range of clinical interests.
    Originally drawn to Podiatry after having his own knee pain cured by orthotic management, Vaughan values how much more enjoyment can be gained from sports when you have no pain associated with playing them. Likewise through watching his three children’s development, Vaughan is determined to minimise any pain associated within childhood development.

    Vaughan’s philosophy regarding treatment is to address the cause of the pain biomechanically, and instill a treatment plan that will enhance every patient’s enjoyment of life’s endeavours.