Meet The Team
Dr Amy Touzell, FRACS(ortho)
Dr Amy Touzell is a fully qualified, Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon who has recently moved to the peninsula. She treats all conditions of the lower limb and has a special interest in arthroscopic hindfoot surgery.
Tom grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and has spent the past 12 years working as a podiatrist in Mornington and Frankston. He has a wealth of experience, particular with sporting injuries of the foot and ankle. He takes a particular interest in lower limb injury management along with point of care ultrasound assessment of the foot/ankle. He provides a specialist service and will coordinate care with local podiatrists to provide best patient outcomes. He has also completed further training to become endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines. After a torn achilles brought an end to his football playing days, he attempts to stay fit by swimming/running and you’ll find him riding the mountain bike trails at Red Hill most weekends.
Rachael completed her Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University, her passion for health care and helping people guided her to a career in podiatry. She has a keen interest in the management of high risk feet, preventative foot care and wound care. She enjoys working with patients to optimise their health outcomes. Rachael is currently completing her endorsement to prescribe scheduled medicines and is a member of the Australia Podiatry Association and Wound Australia.
Rachael also works at the Peninsula Health High Risk Foot Clinic and Community Health outpatient services.
James graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2004 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy with Honors.
He has over 15 years experience in Musculoskeletal practice in both the public and private sectors through Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has been the youth team physio at Hibernian Football Club and part of the medical team at the Cardrona and SnowPark ski fields
James has been working in Private Practice on the Mornington Peninsula since 2009 and managed to complete his Masters in Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
He is currently a director and part owner of South Coast Physiotherapy in Tootgarook.
Outside work James lives with his young family on a small hobby farm and will occasionally be seen tackling the Red Hill mountain bike trails.
APodA Credentialled Paediatric Podiatrist
Alicia James, PhD
Alicia provides our in-house podiatry service, including post operative wound care and will coordinate with local podiatrists to provide a collaborate approach to patients with complex foot and ankle pathology. Alicia has a broad clinical background and is currently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health Service. Not only does she have her undergraduate Podiatry qualification but also a Masters of Health Science (Podiatry) and a PhD. Alicia is registered as an endorsed prescriber for scheduled medicines and is one of six podiatrists in Australia to have received her Paediatric Credential by the Australian Podiatry Association.
Kate is a medical secretary with over ten years' experience working in private practice all along the Mornington Peninsula. She has been instrumental in setting up South East Orthopaedics and is dedicated to providing quality orthopaedic care to the local population. Kate mans the phone Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and can help you with any billing inquiries as well as general queries about your appointment or surgery.
APA Accredited Sports Physiotherapist
Josh has been practising Physiotherapy since 2006 and has worked on the Mornington Peninsula for the last 6 years. In 2014 he completed his post grad Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. He also consults as an ‘in-house’ physio at the Victorian Institute of Sport; where he works with the State’s elite athletes and up and coming Olympians.
Josh has a wealth of knowledge across a multitude of sports and has been on the medical services staff at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games (Canada), the Pan American Games (Canada) and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (Australia). He has also been selected to attend the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. He has a special interest in tendinopathies and fractures of the lower limb and has worked with Dr Touzell at the fracture clinic since it started in 2018.
He is a father of two active children and spends what free time he has as an enthusiastic - albeit mediocre - hockey player.
Michelle is part of the medical administration team at South East Orthopaedic Surgery. She is available to help with any of your questions and helps the team on Mondays.