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Level 1 Tok H, 459 Toorak Road, Toorak Vic. 3142

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Endorsed to Prescribe

Naomi is endorsed for scheduled medicines. This allows her to prescribe and use specific medicines in relation to her podiatric practice.


Our Practice

For expert and caring advice for the whole family, visit your local Podiatry clinic in Toorak. 

Toorak Village Podiatry was established by Naomi Blood in 1998. We are passionate about providing a professional and caring podiatry service for people of all ages and abilities. Whether that be the first walker, the elite athlete or the active senior. We aim to put you and your unique needs first.



Our Team

When you visit Toorak Village Podiatry, you can be assured of a comfortable and friendly atmosphere where your wellbeing comes first. 

Our administrative staff are your first contact and we pride ourselves in providing a caring and inclusive environment. 

Our strong team of podiatrists are fully trained in all aspects of podiatric medicine. Whatever foot or lower limb problem you have we will expertly manage and advise.

Naomi Blood

Endorsed Podiatrist B App Sci (pod) Post Grad (pod).

Naomi has been practicing as a podiatrist since 1989. Her early experience included positions at The Alfred Hospital, Caulfield General Medical Centre and Maroondah Hospital. This was great experience in the high risk foot and involved primarily dealings with people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and arthritic conditions.

She worked for 4 years at La Trobe University as an Associate lecturer, teaching and supervising final year clinics.

She has been the owner and director of Toorak Village podiatry since 1997 and has grown the practice to what it is today.

Naomi is continually expanding her knowledge base to keep up with current, evidence based practice. Naomi is able to prescribe specific scheduled medicines. She has a strong interest in musculoskeletal injuries, dermatology and children.

On a personal note, Naomi has two daughters and husband that she loves hanging out with, she plays netball socially and enjoys being active. She also enjoys socialising with friends and family.

Emma Noxon

Endorsed Podiatrist

Emma Noxon Graduated in 1996 with a BSc(hons) Podiatry,  First Class, Queen Margaret College Edinburgh. She also achieved a Certificate in Sports Podiatry Manchester Metropolitan University in 1998. Emma has completed a course in dry needling for soft tissue disorders. Emma recently completed her studies and application for Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines and was successful in her application - she is now able to prescribe specific scheduled medicines.

Emma's early experience included work in Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital in London as well as in a variety of Community Centres, GP practices  and domiciliary caseloads. She has since worked in Australia in Sydney North Shore Hospital and  Balmain Hospital, as well as in retirement and nursing  homes in Sydney and Melbourne.

Emma has a broad range of experience in the High Risk Foot, manufacture of foot orthoses as well as in general practice involving cryotherapy for wart removal , orthoses prescription, use of laser for fungal nails and general care. She is very interested and active in continuing professional development with a strong interest in injection therapies.

Maureen Hayashida 

Maureen graduated as a podiatrist from the University of Barcelona, Spain in 2016. Since then, she has been working in both the public and private sector. She has been part of the Red Cross in Spain and also the Hospital de Bellvitge in the high-risk unit.

In 2019, Maureen adventured to travel around Australia and continuing to develop her professional skills in another country. The last two years she undertook work in the regional area of Victoria (Gippsland) with the aim to offer podiatric services in more remote areas where resources are limited. Finally, she has joined our team in order to continue to grow personally and professionally, offering a thorough, personalised treatment and a wide spectrum of skills.

She loves hiking, gym and is a big fan of tennis and soccer.

Maureen is fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan.

Genevieve Scott

Genevieve graduated from La Trobe University in 2005 with Honours and began working at Toorak Village Podiatry in 2008.

Genevieve enjoys treating patients with a variety of injuries and concerns. She particularly enjoys treating children and teenagers with sports injuries. She is also interested in foot and ankle surgery and is pursuing further training in this area.

Genevieve is continually learning and training to maintain high standards of care for patients. She enjoys tailoring rehabilitation and treatment programs for patients individual needs and goals.

John Charles

B Sci (pod).

Level 2 IAAF Athletics Coach

John has a huge passion for running and how it can help your physical and mental health. He uses his skills and knowledge as a Podiatrist to help others improve their lower limb health and achieve their running and physical health goals.

John has competed in both the London and Melbourne Marathons, Ironman Australia Triathlon and is closely involved with a number of running groups and communities.

As a podiatrist, John has 14 years experience across a range of settings in the UK and Australia. He is an active member of SEPA (Sports and Exercise Podiatry Australia) and is on the sub-committee that arranges professional development events for health professionals.

He is passionate about shoe technology and has extensive knowledge in the latest footwear developments to help you and your feet. He also uses a range of therapies including dry needling, foot mobilisation, massage and taping to get the best outcomes for you.

Kellie Pidgeon

Kellie is delighted to join the team at Toorak Village Podiatry. She graduated in 1984 and has practiced in community health before heading to Singapore to join a multi discipline clinic as the first private podiatrist in the country. She values good foot health to help you to remain active and pain free. She has particular experience in diabetes and neurovascular assessments to prevent any potential foot complications. She also has an interest in biomechanics, sports medicine and paediatrics.

Alex has a background in all aspects of podiatry but has a special interest in sports injuries and paediatrics.


Alexandra Rejda 

Alex graduated from La Trobe University in 2015 and has been working in private podiatry setting since graduating.

Alex has a background in all aspects of podiatry but has a special interest in sports injuries and paediatrics.

Alex attends regular professional development days to gain further knowledge in podiatry. She also enjoys going to Pilates classes, going out for breakfast or coffee and spending time with family and friends.

Omar Baarini

B. Pod. M. Pod. FACPS 

Dr Baarini completed his general podiatry undergraduate degree in 2004 at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Followed by his Masters degree at the University of South Australia and then finally undertaking his surgical fellowship through the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.

In his time training in foot and ankle surgery, Dr Baarini has spent extensive periods training in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has also undertaken various courses internationally including Germany, Hong Kong and Jakarta.

Dr Baarini has surgical privileges at three hospitals in Melbourne: Masada, Sir John Monash and Sunshine Hospital.

Dr Baarini aims to provide the least traumatic surgical approaches for his patients to achieve a swift recovery. This includes in-room minimal invasive procedures and also well planned extensive procedures in theatre. Dr Baarini prides himself as being professional, thorough and approachable.

Dr Baarini has a deep interest in helping provide surgical training and mentorship for colleagues. He is also passionate about helping others and performs surgical charity work in disadvantaged communities abroad.