Natasha is the principal Podiatrist of Synergy Sports & Wellness Group who in partnership with Dr Vahe Missakian, established the original practice in Nunawading in 2003 after completing an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy in 1996 at RMIT and a Bachelor of Podiatry at Latrobe University in Melbourne in 2001.
Natasha’s main area of clinical focus is on wellness care. This involves a deeper perception of foot health for early detection of precursors to painful and complex foot problems. She also enjoys the management of complex foot conditions and sports injuries to assist recovery and thus preserve foot health.
Drawing on her Myotherapy skills, Natasha is able to provide a holistic approach to musckuloskeletal care, providing a broader scope of assessment and understanding of biomechanics of the body as a whole. Through continued education over a span of 20 years in clinic, she has earned a comprehensive skill set comprising of musckuloskeletal rehabilitation, gait retraining, dry needling of trigger points, rock taping, prolotherapy, laser treatment of fungal nails, prescription orthotics and specific brand and model recommendation of running, casual and medical shoes to facilitate the process of healing and wellness. From working with the amateur athlete to NBL teams in the professional league, Natasha is fascinated by the biomechanical variations in individuals.
Long established relationships with general practitioners in the local area has lead to being approached by some GP clinics as the podiatry group to provide podiatry services alongside GPs in their practices.
In regards to community, over the years, Natasha has provided complimentary in-store assessments at Athletes Foot Forest Hill, volunteering at the Black Saturday bushfires and a numerous amount of times at the Oxfam Walk. She been a guest speaker to students at La Trobe University and Camberwell Girls Grammar School, and provided numerous donations to local primary schools, dance schools and sporting clubs all in the interest of promoting good foot health.
With a collective 20 years of clinical experience Natasha is committed to continue to provide patients with a comprehensive and evolving standard of care for their overall wellness.