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Lawrence Taufahema

Lawrence founded The Feet People in 2012 after many years of experience working in private practice, sports podiatry clinics, footwear stores, orthotic laboratories and community and aged care settings in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Melbourne.

Lawrence became a podiatrist to help people and believes that this is the core purpose of his life. He was first exposed to podiatry as a teenager when the local podiatrist helped with his growing pains and flat feet. Lawrence was amazed at how orthotics & exercises improved his issues and thought that he would love to learn how to help other people walk & exercise without pain.

As a podiatrist, Lawrence has a special interest in treating children, lower limb pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions, sports injury rehabilitation, neurological conditions that affect mobility, and fitting ski boots with custom footbeds/orthotics.

He is currently leading the profession in clinically implementing falls prevention programs that are changing the lives of our patients, while also pushing the profession forward. As well as this, he spends his time leading his team to grow and be the best version of themselves. A fun fact about Lawrence, he was the U16 and U18 QLD Weightlifting Champion in 2003. In his spare time, Lawrence keeps fit with regular cardiovascular and weights training, travelling, skiing, developing himself as a leader, and spending time with his family and friends (including his Cavoodle, Lola, and young daughters, Grace and Ella) — we honestly don’t know where he finds the time.

A seasoned speaker, Lawrence has shared his expertise at numerous conferences and workshops across Australia and online platforms. He has presented at The Australian Podiatry Association, the Australian Sonographers Association, and the Hive Business Coaching. Furthermore, he regularly provides valuable insights to medical practices within the local community.

Board certification/qualifications: 

  • AHPRA Registered Podiatrist POD0001117675
  • Medicare Provider 4223057A

Education details: 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Podiatry QUT 2009
  • Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) Level 1 
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling (GEMt) Lower Limb Specialty
  • Tendinopathy Masterclass by Dr Peter Malliaras
  • Falls Prevention Workshop by Hylton Menz, Australian Podiatry Association
  • SWIFT Microwave Therapy Certificate, Briggate Medical
  • PACT Training, Briggate Medical
  • Keryflex Training, Keryflex
  • Podofix Nail Brace Online Training and Workshop, Best Feet First
  • Supramalleolar Orthotics (SMO) and Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO) Online Training, Surestep
  • Exo-L Brace Online Training, Brace for Innovation
  • AFO Workshop, iOrthotics
  • CYS Custom Footwear Online Training, CYS
  • MLS Laser Online Training, Heal With Laser
  • Exercise Prescription Level 1 & Level 2, Physitrack
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Online Workshop, DJO Global & Chattanooga
  • Advanced Wound Management Workshop, Wounds Australia
  • Midfoot Osteoarthritis and Hallux Rigidus Workshop, Australian Podiatry Association
  • Advanced Knee, Ankle, & Foot Rigid Strapping Tape Workshop, Australian Podiatry Association 
  • First Aid & Advanced CPR
  • Advanced Masterfit University Qualification for Ski Boot Fitting 


  • Australian Podiatry Association

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