About Umina Podiatry

Umina Podiatry was established in 1981 and has been treating patients and servicing the Central Coast of NSW at our beach location since 2011. We love that we get to be a part of a local community, and that we help the population both as health professionals and by supporting local events and sporting clubs. For our team this is the community where we live, work, and raise our families and nothing is more important to us than seeing it flourish.

Getting the best outcomes from your treatment is what makes us happy. We are a team that works together to make sure this happens, from your first contact with our reception staff, to that moment when you tell your podiatrist that you are feeling great.
Our team is a dynamic group with varying interests in Podiatry. This means that we can offer expert treatment for whatever your condition might be. With at least three podiatrists in clinic most days, we have the benefits of a team approach, and the old fashioned idea that “two heads are better than one”. Don’t be surprised if we bring in a colleague to your consultation, and have a quick chat about the best treatment options to meet your goals.

We guarantee total satisfaction. If you are not 100% happy with your treatment or management plan please contact us within 14 days and you will be reviewed FREE OF CHARGE.

Dwight Bilson

Graduated Newcastle 2016

With a background in Orthopaedic Nursing, Dwight brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. After a couple of years working in country NSW Dwight joined us in 2018. His varied interests in Podiatry include children’s foot problems and Aged Care.

He is a proud resident of Empire Bay, and supporter of the Sydney Swans, and spends his spare time with his wife and children attending sporting fixtures and camping in the bush.

Michelle Foley

Graduated Manchester 2010

Michelle grew up in Ireland, and moved to Manchester to study Podiatry. There she received a prestigious award as the top student in her year. She came to Australia in 2011 and worked in a large private practice in Sydney before making the move to the Central Coast with her husband.

Michelle has completed further study in musculoskeletal acupuncture and dry needling, and finds this very helpful in managing muscle and nerve pain.

Her spare time is spent with her two young children, as well as pursuing interests in fitness, fashion, interior design and travel.

Ellie McGuinness

Graduated Newcastle 2009

Ellie grew up in the area, and worked at the Ferry Road Café for many years. She joined us soon after graduating, and her pleasant caring nature is popular with many of our patients. She is married and has two daughters who take up much of her time, but is also a keen baker and cake maker, producing some spectacular cakes for special occasions.

Jolene Meany

Graduated Newcastle 2020

Since Jolene had ingrown toenails when she was a teenager she always had a passion to be a podiatrist. Her training included placements in both High Risk Foot Clinics and Aboriginal Health Clinics, where she gained valuable experience of cultural diversity, diabetes management, and the care of general skin and nail conditions.
Jolene has completed further training in Dry Needling and Dermatology, and is our go-to person for unusual skin conditions.
She grew up on the Central Coast, and enjoys the beachside lifestyle with her husband and two children. They are members of the Sydney Sixers, and Jolene is an avid Dr Who fan.

Julie Pollicina

Practice Manager

Julie has a background in the corporate world where she specialised in bookkeeping. She has been with us for many years and is the person that keeps the business running smoothly, but always has time to enjoy a chat with our patients.

Julie volunteers with the Community Audit Service, enjoys caravan trips with her husband, and early morning walks.

Rebecca O’Farrell


Rebecca is the person you usually speak to on the phone. She looks after your appointments and billing, and performs many of the “behind the scenes” things that help our podiatrists to look after you.

Rebecca has teenage children that keep her busy. She enjoys family camping trips and is a keen concert goer.


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