Our Team

Bernadette Meade

PODIATRIST

Berni graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice from LaTrobe University and is a current member of the Australian Podiatry Association (APODA). 

Berni is a local girl, growing up on a dairy farm just outside of Warrnambool. She first worked with the team at WPG from 2015- 2017 before spending time working in Melbourne and Geelong. 

Berni has returned to Warrnambool and is really enjoying the calmness and space again. 

Berni has a passion for working with people and learning about them through their stories - all of which are unique, just like yours! 

She developed this passion through her own experience of persistent pain, which led her to go on a journey to understand her own story and therefore her pain more deeply.  Hence working with people with persistent pain is an area Berni really enjoys. 

Berni has completed further study in;

  • Narrative medicine; the art of close reading, deep listening and creative writing to develop a deeper understanding of the stories of people in pain.  
  • Running technique and retraining 
  • Foot mobilisation and manipulation 
  • Functional movement assessment 
  • Dry needling of the lower limb 

Guilty pleasure: Sweet potato chips with aioli 

Favourite movie: Ps. I love you - or any rom com - something that doesn't require me to cover my eyes! 

Why do you love working with WPG?

I love the open mindedness of the team at WPG. They are always looking to grow and take the utmost care of both the team and the people who attend the clinic. There is a true sense of family at the clinic. It's nice to be back!

Why do you love the area? 

I love that we have everything at our fingertips, the beach, the river, trail walks, I love the space and I really love that there are bits and pieces of the Melbourne scene popping up all over the place. 

Why do you love podiatry? 

I love the variety! I remember thinking when I first tried to decide what I wanted to do that I knew I wanted to work in health so I could help people. But then the fact that there are so many areas of Podiatry really sold me; I love that the day can be so varied. From pediatrics to geriatrics, sports podiatry, persistent pain to nail surgery - its always fresh and the best part of all - we are so privileged to hear so many incredible stories each day. 

Where is your favourite place in the world? 

My favourite place in the world is Nepal, an extremely diverse country with the most beautifully generous people - a place to go to where you will return with the fullest heart. 

© Warrnambool Podiatry Group 2019