Kirby Read - ATUNE Health Centres - Podiatrist
B.Podiatry (UON) Member ApodA
Kirby Read is a podiatrist who is passionate about helping people achieve foot, ankle, and lower limb health.
What does a podiatrist treat?
Podiatrists are lower limb experts who are university trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate conditions related to the feet and lower limbs.
What services does Kirby provide?
Kirby offers all aspects of podiatry, including:
- General podiatry treatment (nail and skin complications)
- Nail surgery
- Orthotic therapy and manufacture
- Diabetes assessment and management
- Acute/sports injury management
- Wound management
What age does Kirby treat?
Kirby sees paediatrics, geriatrics, elite sports people, and all those in between.
Who can access Podiatry treatment? Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral for podiatry. Kirby can see private clients, clients under the Medicare EPC program, DVA clients, or those who are self-funded or plan-managed participants of the NDIS.
Kirby offers after-hours appointments and can arrange offsite visits.
Credentials and further education
Kirby completed a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle.
She remains passionate about helping people through evidence-based practice. Her continued further education includes:
- Member of the Australian Podiatry Association
- Completing ‘Understanding Dementia’ MOOC with University of Tasmania
- NUTx1: Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key concepts, through UON
- Contributing to Veteran’s Affairs magazine ‘Hunteria’ on a regular basis
- Annual diabetes continued education through Diabetes NSW, Wounds Australia and PHN
Kirby always wanted to have a career in allied health. She loves how podiatry is so diverse encompassing paediatrics, geriatrics, elite sportspeople, and all those in between.
During Kirby’s study, she worked as a podiatry assistant focusing on orthotic manufacture and modification. She has continued to enjoy this aspect of podiatric practice ever since. She also has a keen interest in diabetes management and performing general treatments, focusing on nail and skin pathologies.
Kirby has experience in disability care and continues to focus on helping people of all abilities. She is a registered NDIS provider and finds this aspect of podiatry incredibly enjoyable and rewarding.
Kirby has always lived an active lifestyle, swimming competitively at a national level all throughout her schooling years. She remains committed to health and wellness, running and heading to the gym for exercise.
When not at work, you will find Kirby spending time with her husband, 2 children, and her French Bulldog. She loves the sea, sand, and spending time away in her camper “glamping”.