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About Your Podiatrist Team

Foot Factor Podiatry is home base to three experienced and caring podiatrists. 

Each of our practitioners welcome the opportunity to help you overcome your specific foot concerns and get you back to loving your life, without your feet holding you back.

Each Foot Factor Podiatrist has different skills and interests with respect to your foot health concerns. 

Contact Melissa or Jemma (our administration team) and they will be able to direct you towards the preferred Podiatrist for your specific requirements.


Aaron Wholohan

Aaron graduated in 2000 with honours from the Queensland University of Technology (Podiatry).  A respected lecturer at the Queensland of Technology, in 2019 Aaron obtained his doctorate in podiatry after researching “An Investigation Into The Immediate Effects of Ankle Mobilisation in People with Ankle Equinus”.

With a special interest in foot rehabilitation treatments, Aaron helps clients to overcome foot pain through joint mobilisation and manipulation, as well as exercise and stretching programs, orthotic therapy and footwear advice.

Call ( 07) 3133 8134 to book with Aaron.

Donna Ponomarenko (nee Gentle)

Donna graduated in 2002 from the Queensland University of Technology (Podiatry).

Since then, Donna has worked in sports-based clinics in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and was the Podiatrist for the Gold Coast Suns for several years.  As such, Donna has a special interest in foot rehabilitation treatments including footwear advice, innerosle adjustments and orthotics, whereby her knowledge of biomechanical and musculoskeletal podiatry experience is invaluable in helping clients to overcome foot pain.

Donna also enjoys working with children, helping them with their podiatric needs and getting them back to enjoying their sporting endeavours, as well as providing skin and nail treatments for her regular clients.

Book to see Donna.

Trina Sneddon

Trina Sneddon graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (Podiatry) with honours in 2000.

Since then, she has been helping people with their foot care needs in general podiatry practices.  She enjoys the relationships she forms with her regular skin and nail treatment clients, and knows how the treatments she provides can make such a difference to people’s lives.

Trina loves helping to improve how children walk and run, and getting them back to playing sport at their full potential.

She is also able to help clients with foot rehabilitation treatments, orthotics and ingrown toenail surgery.

Book to see Trina.


Melissa Hall

Melissa loves knowing that she has helped our clients and they walk away smiling.

Melissa joined Foot Factor Podiatry in April 2016 as a Receptionist/Administration Assistant.  She has many years’ experience in banking and finance with a high-level focus on customer service.

Jemma Stratford

Jemma loves delivering exceptional customer service with a smile.

Jemma joined the team at Foot Factor Podiatry in September 2019 as a Receptionist/Administration Assistant.  Jemma is more than happy to go out of her way to help you however she can and she enjoys getting to know each client.

Christine (Chris) Wholohan

Christine (Chris) loves building a rapport with our clients and making sure all their needs are met.

Chris has always been part of the Foot Factor Podiatry team as a Receptionist/Administration assistant and occasional babysitter.  She has a background in human resources and administration management.

No matter who your Foot Factor podiatrist is, you can be assured that your foot health and recovery is their focus. Your practitioner will provide you with clear, individual treatment plans to get you back on your feet, participating fully, and loving your life again.

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