Dr Shannon Munteanu PhD, B.Podiatry (Hons), FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Shannon is a Director/Partner at Northern Foot Clinic. He is also Associate Professor and Head of the Discipline of Podiatry at La Trobe University. He completed his PhD in 2003 related to articular cartilage metabolism. Shannon has published more than 50 articles internationally and has been a consultant podiatrist to AFL clubs Carlton, St Kilda and North Melbourne Football Club. In 2016, Shannon was awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) in recognition of his services to Podiatry.
Samantha Condello B.Health Sciences, Master of Podiatric Practice
Samantha graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice. Her interests in podiatry include the assessment and management of the high risk foot in those with complex health conditions, aged care, education on diabetes related foot and health complications and providing foot care to those that find it difficult to care for themselves.
Whilst at university, she undertook her placements at the High Risk Foot and Chronic Wound Services at Northern Health, which sparked her interest in the management and treatment of diabetes related foot ulcers. Samantha grew up and went to school in the Northern suburbs. and her interests include spending time with family and friends, baking, cooking, arts and crafts and travelling to new places.
Samantha is available for consultation on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am-5pm and every 2nd Saturday from 8am-12pm — please call the clinic on (03) 9004 2342 or use our online booking system to make an appointment.
Lucy Gillivour B.Health Sciences, Master of Podiatric Practice
Lucy has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University. Lucy has a special interest in Sports Podiatry has worked as a lead trainer at local football and soccer clubs such as Lalor Football Club, Greensborough Football Club, Northcote City SC and Hume City SC. Lucy has a hands-on approach to treatment using techniques learnt from working alongside physiotherapists, osteopaths and exercise physiologists. Lucy has also trained in dry needling, foot mobilisation therapy and instrument assisted massage techniques.
Lucy has over 18 years of training in classical dance and pointe and 6 years of teaching ballet to her name and can provide a comprehensive Pre-pointe Assessment as well as pointe shoe recommendations and modifications.
In her spare time, Lucy enjoys running with her German Shepherd – Bruce, training to join the Army Reserves, and performing in musicals.
Nieven Oghanna B.Health Sciences, Master of Podiatric Practice
Nieven has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice from La Trobe university.
Nieven enjoys all aspects of podiatry with keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions, general care and managing diabetic foot related complications.
Whilst at university, she completed her clinical placements at High-Risk Foot Unit at Northern Hospital and at Dianella and Plenty Valley Community Centre (DPV) which inspired her to develop a special interest in managing diabetic foot related complications.
Nieven is an enthusiastic podiatrist who enjoys helping people achieve their health goals and solve their feet related problems.
In her spare time, Nieven enjoys her time with her family, friends, exploring grassy Victorian nature, cooking traditional meals, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Nieven is multilingual and can speak Assyrian/Chaldean, Arabic and Kurdish. She is available for consultation most days — please call the clinic on (03) 9004 2342 or use our online booking system to make an appointment.
Faiza Mohammed B.Health Sciences, Master of Podiatric Practice
Faiza has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University. Faiza has an interest in multiple areas of podiatry including musculoskeletal injuries as well as general nail and skin care. During her time at university, Faiza undertook placements at The Northern Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital, which also developed her interest in the High-Risk Foot and treatment and management of diabetic related foot conditions.
Faiza has a friendly personality and is passionate about providing health care and podiatric services to her patients and the community. Her interests include reading, spending time with friends, travelling and health and fitness. She is also an avid sports fan and loves watching her beloved St. Kilda Football club.