Our Team

Welcome to Canberra Ingrown Toenail Clinic – We are podiatrists, passionate about providing individualised advice and the most effective treatment options for ingrown toenails. We offer non-surgical and minor-surgical options to suit each individual and condition. Our podiatrists pride themselves on providing immediate and permanent solutions so that you can get on with your life. All we do it feet, so we know how to fix them. Meet our amazing team!

Melanie Green

Melanie graduated from La Trobe University in Victoria in 1995 and has worked in all aspects of Podiatry including, ingrown toenail surgery, high-risk foot clinics and with professional sporting teams. Melanie has a special interest in preventative health for all aspects of Podiatry- addressing potential problems before they become chronic, specifically, painful ingrown toenails. Melanie loves to run and therefore has a special interest in treating the lower limb problems that may arise from running. She often treats runners and athletes who experience painful ingrown toenails due to shoe trauma while running.

Jessica Laws

Jessica Laws is a passionate & dedicated podiatrist and has been practicing for over 10 years after completing her degree at Charles Sturt University. Prior to this Jessica worked as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Departments and served as a Nursing Officer in the Australian Army where she deployed overseas.

She has worked in a variety of settings over the years including private practice, community health and high-risk podiatry.

Jessica has a passion for biomechanical analysis on all variety of patients including sports, paediatric, geriatric and occupational health conditions. She is also extremely experienced at foot health & pain assessments where she combines her skills as a registered nurse and podiatrist to provide a holistic level of care.

Outside of her professional life, Jessica combined her passion for cycling which has seen her win 8 World Track Championships and 2 World Best times with being a mother and wife. Other sporting accolades include representing Australia at two UCI World Track Cups & Oceania Championships, twice Australian Masters Track Cyclist of the Year and the Victorian Sport Masters Athlete of the Year. She is also a Level One Cycling Coach. Now retired from competitive cycling, she enjoys running, golf, watching her son play rugby and spending time with her family.

Simon Hrobelko

Simon has recently joined the team and Canberra Ingrown Toenail Clinic. He has recently moved back to Canberra where he was born and raised.

Simon has a high interest in ingrown toenail surgery and loves to help people achieve their toe goals. He is skilled at providing quick and straightforward ingrown toenail treatments with minimal pain and quick recovery times. He believes in treating a patient uniquely to their condition and strives for the best possible outcome.

Prior to working in podiatry, Simon worked as a crime scene investigator. He has successfully translated his investigative, analytical and reasoning skills to the field of podiatry, providing his patients with thorough evidence-based care.

Simon is a life-learner which is demonstrated by his numerous qualifications. He believes that ongoing self-development and research, is key in providing the highest level of care for his patients.

Katie Gillingham

Born and raised in Canberra, Katie has moved back to Canberra to join us at Brindabella Podiatry! She has vast knowledge of conditions associated with gymnasts, swimmers and soccer players from her own day to day life.

Ingrown nail removal through non-surgical methods is an option Katie enjoys performing along with surgical treatment if necessary for the patient. During the appointment the patient will receive information on how and why ingrowns are present and how to prevent re-occurrence.

Katie provides excellent pre and post-surgical care, ensuring you are informed and comfortable at every stage.

She is dedicated to treating every person holistically and takes care to create a management plan for every patient to ensure they receive exceptional on-going care depending on their needs.

We are located inside BRINDABELLA PODIATRY in Tuggeranong. If you would like more information or advice regarding your ingrown toenail, please email or call and ask to speak with a Podiatrist. We look forward to solving your ingrown toenail problem.