B. Podiatry (Hons) – La Trobe University
M. Sports Medicine – University of Melbourne
Sports Medicine Australia Member
Podiatrist Richmond Football Club

Sally has been practicing as a Podiatrist since 1998. Sally undertook a Bachelor of Podiatry with Honours at La Trobe University and in 2011 completed a Master of Sports Medicine (by Research) at the University of Melbourne. Sally has been consulting at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and has also been the team Podiatrist for the Richmond Football Club since 2001. She has previously been the team Podiatrist for the Victorian Bushrangers cricket team, consulted for the PGA tour and the Australian Ballet School.

Sally’s Master’s research focused on Achilles tendinopathy and the mechanical behaviour of the Achilles tendon in running athletes. Her main findings were published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. As a result of her research Sally has developed a special interest in the treatment and management of Achilles tendon injuries. Her other interests include lower limb biomechanics, footwear technology, Australian Rules Football, recreational running and the treatment of children. Sally’s own sporting back ground is in track and field athletics. As a teenager she represented Victoria in the 100 and 200 metre sprints. In recent years she completed her first marathon in New York.

Sally enjoys seeing patients of all sporting backgrounds and abilities and is focused on helping people return to their sport or activity as quickly as possible.


Why do you love Podiatry?
I love the interaction with people and helping them get back on their feet – whether it be returning to sport from a musculoskeletal injury or simply removing a painful corn or ingrown toenail.

What is your guilty pleasure?
My husband’s homemade pizzas and Billiecart-Salmon Champagne

What is your favourite place in the world?
New York City

What is your favourite movie?

Who are three people you would love to have dinner with?
Celeste Barber, Emilia Clarke and Usain Bolt

Something most people don’t know about me…
I don’t have a middle name (and would quite like one)

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Sally Child