Our team makes the difference!

Friendly and passionate to make your visit pain free!

Melanie Atkinson

BSc(Hons), D.Pod.M Chiropodist
Melanie graduated from the London Foot Hospital and School of Podiatry, U.K. in 1988. After working in England, looking for a new challenge, she came to Canada to teach at the Ontario Chiropody Program in Toronto. Enjoying her teaching contract at the Michener Institute, she continued to oversee Chiropody students on placements for several year after moving to the Ottawa area.

Always looking for professional self improvement, Melanie completed a Podiatric Research Degree from Brighton University, U.K., her thesis was published in The Journal Of American Podiatric Medical Association in 2000.

Melanie has worked in Hospitals, Diabetes Clinics, Community Health Centres and Private Practice in the Ottawa and North Grenville areas, acquiring a wide variety of experience. As a recipient of the Paul Harris Award, from Rotary International, Melanie was recognized for her years of dedicated volunteer work, setting up programs to reduce the rate of amputations due to diabetes in Caribbean countries.

In founding Body and Sole Foot Care Clinic, in 2011, her goal is to be accessible and available to help as many people as possible maintain mobility and quality of life in our community.

Melanie enjoys hiking, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits in her spare time.

Brian Woo

BSc.,D.Ch,  Chiropodist

Body and Sole was fortunate to have Brian join our team in 2011 after completion of a post-graduate advanced diploma of health sciences in Chiropody at the Michener Institute in Toronto, Ontario, graduating with distinction.

During his internship at the Ottawa General Hospital, Brian chose to specialize in diabetic/neuropathic wound care as well as biomechanics and sports injury rehabilitation. An undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. has given him extensive knowledge of sports injury rehabilitation. A caring personality and passion for reaching out to the less fortunate had lead him to his volunteer work with in a mobile health team in small villages of Nicaragua.

Outside of the office, Brian enjoys playing softball in summer and playing basketball in Winter. He also has passion in music and loves playing guitar and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Nancy Streight

Office Manager

Nancy has been with Body and Sole since 2013. Having worked in the legal field for many years and obtaining her Medical Office Administration diploma, she is a great asset to our team. A familiar face to many North Grenville residents, Nancy was born and raised in the area. Greeting all visitors with a warm and welcoming smile, it is clear Nancy loves working with the public and sharing a laugh with our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and kayaking.

Cathy Workman

Cathy joined the Body and Sole Team in 2018. Patients are greeted with a familiar face and smile when they enter the clinic. Cathy works part-time at the clinic. When she is not at the clinic, she can be found at her hair salon.

Cathy enjoys a good laugh and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Lisa Ahlberg

Lisa has been practicing chiropody for 14 years in a variety of clinical settings across Ontario. Her enjoyment of working with seniors and those living with chronic disease has subsequently led to a passion for health equity and a sustainable health care system in Canada. Lisa is currently a part time student at Athabasca University where she is working to complete a Bachelor of Health Administration. When Lisa is not studying or providing chiropody care, she dabbles in the artistic world of photography, pyrography, painting and knitting.