Meet The Team

Rob Parish


Originally from Adelaide, Rob graduated from the University of South Australia in 2013. Since this time has worked exclusively in private practice and held positions lecturing and tutoring in Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics at UniSA.

Rob’s goal in practice has always been to position himself in an environment allowing the highest level of assessment and treatment of lower limb musculoskeletal conditions. His specialties include - the growing athlete, orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports specific assessment and treatment (AFL, Netball and golf) and the management of complex foot and ankle conditions. What stands out most is his determination to continually strive to provide the highest level of client care , this is achieved through forming relationships with clients and complementary practitioners that transcend what is considered the ‘norm’ in today's podiatry settings.

Rob thrives off being challenged, is devoted to helping his clients reach their goals and most of all providing a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all those around him.

Away from the clinic you will find him enjoying a round of golf, or on the coast attempting to catch a fish or two- a firm believer that life is best lived outdoors.

If you would like to know more about Rob or his clinical practice, please reach out and start a conversation.

Sam Christie

Principal Senior Podiatrist and owner of PodMed Podiatry Centre
B.App.Sc (Podiatry), M.A.P.A, M.S.M.A

Sam has been an Accredited Podiatrist since 2002, following completion of a B.Sc. Podiatry at the University of South Australia. His passion for sports medicine and health care was ignited while training for international competitions at the Australian Institute of Sport. In addition to general podiatric treatment, Sam specializes in lower limb biomechanics and postural alignment, sports injuries of the lower limb and children’s podiatry. Sam has a very strong commitment to patient education and involving patients in their health care. He is driven by finding solutions to patient health problems; no challenge is too great or too small. Sam is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and of Sports Medicine Australia, and he is also an on-call Podiatrist to St. Vincent's Private Hospital.

Anneliese Ball

Podiatrist at PodMed Podiatry Centre
Bachelors Degree Podiatry
Graduating with a Bachelor of Podiatry and Psychological Science from The University of Newcastle, Anneliese has a fresh and optimistic approach to health and Podiatry. She strongly believes in the value of educating patients to motivate and empower them in an effort to achieving the best results possible.
Anneliese has experience in both private and public practise having had a great opportunity working in St. James Hospital, Dublin and for NHS in Manchester. She enjoys all aspects of Podiatry and integrating new research into her treatment.
Anneliese also has extensive experience with the Athletes Foot. She has comprehensive knowledge of different types of footwear and their various features, understanding the importance of getting the right shoe and fit for your feet and activity.
Anneliese prides herself on providing quality service for general nail and skin care, biomechanical assessments and injury rehabilitation.
Anneliese has always valued staying fit and health. Growing up riding horses Anneliese has competed nationally in Dressage, placing in events such as the Royal Easter Show. Anneliese still occasionally rides to this day and also enjoys hot yoga, rock climbing and hiking.
With her open and friendly personality, Anneliese will make you feel welcome, your concerns heard and addressed.

Claire Newman

BA Hons Fashion & Textiles Design

Claire is friendly, polite and loves taking care of people, character traits that come in handy for her current role with us.

Claire graduated in 2004 and until joining us had been a Fashion Buyer in both London and Sydney. Wishing for a change of career and one that would appeal to her caring nature she chose to be a receptionist and we feel so fortunate to have her knock on our door!

Claire has always loved to travel the world and originally from England it is not a surprise then that she chose to move to our beloved Sydney.

Claire has an eye for detail and a ‘get things done’ ethic. But most importantly, she loves making sure our visitors feel welcome and very well looked after.