Our podiatrists

Qualified, expert, experienced professional staff

Podiatry focuses on the medical care of the foot and ankle, and how their function affects the postural alignment of the whole body. At The Foot Group, we support the expertise, experience, qualifications and passion of our podiatrists with the latest innovative technology and techniques.

Our podiatrists are all university-qualified, have over 40 years of combined experience and are members of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia and Diabetes Australia.

The Foot Group comprises:

Andrew Scown

Bachelor of Podiatry

Andrew studied podiatry in New Zealand, graduating in 1992, and received an Award for Excellence in diagnosis, orthotic design and manufacture. He has worked in numerous multi-discipline clinics and sports medicine centres both in Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew established Lane Cove Foot Clinic in 2000 which, following the establishment of The Foot Group in Brookvale in 2010, is now the Lane Cove clinic of The Foot Group.

Andrew is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia.

Spencer Deck

Bachelor of Podiatry

Spencer studied a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle. As a rugby player he has always had a particular interest in sports biomechanics and the pathomechanics leading to injuries such as heel pain, forefoot deformities, ingrown toenails, arch pain, ankle pathologies, shin splints and knee pain.

Spencer has worked in both private and public sectors as a podiatrist and brings with him a wealth of knowledge concerning the diabetic foot, adult and paediatric orthotic therapy and the diagnoses and management of musculoskeletal injury. With two years at The Athletes Foot as a Fit Technician, Spencer understands the technicalities of footwear and its importance in ensuring correct foot function.

Spencer joined our team at the Lane Cove clinic in 2016.

Soomin Pakh

Bachelor of Podiatry

Soomin grew up in Brisbane, studying a Bachelor of Podiatry at the Queensland University of Technology and joined the Foot Group team in 2022. Soomin has had podiatric experience in private practice, high-risk foot clinics and worked as a junior lab technician manufacturing orthotics.

Driven by her interest in providing the best possible care for patients, Soomin loves meeting a variety of people at work. She particularly enjoys diabetic foot care, orthotic design and the satisfaction of providing instant relief for ingrown toenails. Soomin understands that showing your feet to someone can feel awkward or embarrassing – but be assured, she’s probably seen it before!

When she’s not busy at work, Soomin loves to stay active with powerlifting and hiking. She also has a passion for music and loves to unwind by playing the piano and clarinet.

Will Davies

Bachelor of Podiatry

Will graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2021. Prior to this he obtained a degree in Sports and Exercise Management from UTS in 2017.

Will’s lifelong involvement in sport and his personal experiences with injury spurred his interest in biomechanics and injury management. Will has a strong passion for improving his patients’ overall function, health and well-being.

Having grown up on the beaches, Will enjoys the outdoors and keeps fit and healthy with golf and rugby. Will joined The Foot Group in 2022.