Meet Our People
Advance Foot Clinic is an established podiatry practice operating in Mount Isa and Brisbane’s northern and western suburbs. Our team of podiatrists are accredited with AHPRA – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. They are committed to providing treatment above and beyond expectations for a whole range of podiatry complaints.
As a diverse and driven team, Advance Foot Clinic caters for all podiatric complaints including developmental issues, sports injuries, gait analysis, orthotics, footwear advice, nail surgeries, diabetics, arthritic disorders, corns and warts. With a patient case-load as diverse as our team, ranging from newly-walking children through to the older generations, Advance Foot Clinic is well-prepared to treat even the most difficult of cases to walk through our doors.
angela holland | Director & Principal podiatrist
Angela completed her studies in 1991 achieving qualification as an accredited podiatrist with the Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. She has worked in the private health sector since graduation and is the founder of Advance Foot Clinic.
Angela has extensive experience in clinical podiatry and specialises in; paediatric problems, podiatric acupuncture, biomechanics, nail surgery and ballet/dance. She also holds a level 1 sports trainer certificate.
Angela is passionate about the podiatry profession contributing many hours voluntarily to The Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. where she was a councillor for many years.
Anthony Mansbridge | Assistant Director & Senior podiatrist
Tony graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2011 with a Masters in Biomedicine, with specialisations in Immunology, Genetics and Haematology, before completing a post-graduate Bachelor of Science with Honours in Podiatry at the University of Plymouth, England in 2015.
Since joining Advance Foot Clinic in September 2015, Tony has established a small, focused multidisciplinary team with a General Practitioner, Tissue Viability Nurse, Senior Practice Manager and Podiatrist for group consultations to improve the outcomes of diabetic and ischemic wound patients presenting to the Bellbowrie Medical Centre. This approach has reduced the need for patients to be hospitalised due to their chronic foot wounds, and complements Tony’s specific podiatric interests in tissue viability, high-risk diabetic foot care and podiatric surgery.
Being a father of three, Tony is no stranger to podopaediatric patients, and has a great understanding of developmental foot conditions affecting children. At the other end of the scale, he has extensive experience in reducing pain and increasing mobility in ageing Australians, and believes this is paramount to maintaining independence and quality of life for our seniors.
Tony believes the best patient outcome is achieved with customised treatment plans with patients input, with a key focus on step-by-step treatment and patient education for faster results and to prevent reoccurrence. In addition to his patients, Tony mentors QUT Podiatry students, offering placement supervision, feedback and assessment.
Cherize Vorster | Senior podiatrist
Cherize graduated from the University of Johannesburg in 2014 with a Bachelor of Technology Honours (Podiatry) degree. In 2016, she completed further study with a Certificate in International Interprofessional Wound Care through the University of Toronto and an Advanced Course in Diabetes Care for Health Professionals.
Cherize joined Advance Foot Clinic Mount Isa in 2019. Prior to this, she worked in a private practice in South Africa and at the NMC Royal Hospital in the United Arab Emirates.
Interested in diabetic foot management, surgery and building relationships with patients, Cherize is most passionate about improving a patient’s quality of life. For her, prevention is always better when it comes to feet.
Pamela Denman | Senior Podiatrist
Pam began her career working at our Ashgrove practice after graduating from Queensland University of Technology at the end of 2003. After 13 years working there, and the birth of 2 children, Pam finally said goodbye to her wonderful Ashgrove patients and is now working exclusively at our Arana Hills Clinic.
Pam is a local to the Arana Hills area and her 2 boys attend the local primary school. The arrival of her children expanded Pam’s interest in the foot complaints of children. Pam has completed extra training allowing her to offer Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) and Tool Assisted Massage (TAM) to her patients. Pam has extensive experience in the aged care sector as well as in the clinical setting. Pam has a special interest in nail surgery as well as biomechanics and general foot care.
Pam’s passion for podiatry began in her youth due to her own need to see a podiatrist and wear orthotics. She consequently has a lot of empathy for her patients’ painful feet. “What I love about working in podiatry is how varied my day can be. Over the years I have had patients as young as 3 months and as old as 103, and everything in between. Generally, in the space of a single appointment, I can make my patients feel better or at least set them on the right path to get there. That is very rewarding!”
Tiia Orth | Senior Podiatrist
Tiia graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Podiatry) in 2012. Since then, she has thrived working in private practice gaining knowledge in many facets of podiatry. Tiia enjoys performing nail surgeries, solving biomechanical pain, paediatric concerns and general foot care. She strongly believes in a holistic and personal approach to ensure her patient’s are able to function to their best abilities.
Having had exposure to many sports over the years including endurance events like the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker event, Tiia is able to understand the physical requirements that our poor feet are placed under everyday and apply targeted treatment. As such, she has furthered her knowledge in Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) and dry needling.
When not practising podiatry, Tiia can be found running around with her young children and enjoying the great outdoors.
Michelle Van Der Merwe | Podiatrist
Michelle graduated from the University of Huddersfield, England in 2014, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatry with an Honours module in diabetes and tissue viability.
An accredited podiatrist with the Australian Board of Podiatry and a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Michelle has further studied diabetic foot health, wound care and biomechanics.
A personal interest in running suits Michelle’s role as a podiatrist and has led her to complete a programme aimed to help improve performance and injury prevention for runners. Being able to improve someone’s quality of life is the reason Michelle enjoys Podiatry.
Mark Little | Podiatrist
Mark holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) and graduated with distinction in 2018. After spending a year providing podiatry services in rural communities, Mark joined the Advance Foot Clinic team in late 2019.
A registered practitioner through AHPRA, Mark is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association to stay up to date with current treatments and the latest research.
Mark enjoys all forms of podiatry from nail surgeries and plantar wart treatments to biomechanical alignment and injury prevention. He values the opportunity to help patients walk without pain.