Alumni Voices

Founder, Principal Podiatrist, Pharmacist & Lecturer Marie Ishak-Lewis [GradDipPharmSc ‘06, MPharm ‘08]

July 8, 2019

Marie Ishak-Lewis, principal podiatrist and pharmacist, is the founder of Elite Podiatry and co-founder and co-inventor of Synxsole, a patented orthotic (shoe insert or insole) that was featured on Channel 10’s hit TV show Shark Tank where she and her co-inventor, landed a deal with the "Shark", Andrew Banks.

Marie is actively involved in the community, presenting and public speaking at conferences, seminars and universities as well as appearing on Curtin FM with Jenny Seaton and the ABC Radio, talking about common podiatry related complaints.

Whilst working in the field of community podiatry, Marie became interested in the field of community pharmacy and promptly applied and completed a Grad.Dip.(Pharmaceutical Science) and Master of Pharmacy at the University of Western Australia (UWA), graduating as a qualified pharmacist in July 2007. With both professions under her belt, she has been actively involved in lecturing at the prestigious University of Western Australia as well as being a regular examiner in their School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Marie currently works actively in both professions and finds they compliment each other well. However Podiatry is certainly her passion. She has invested a lot in building up her Elite Podiatry practice over the past 14 years to make it a successful and advanced podiatry clinic. Marie is passionate in the field of sports podiatry and has years of experience in the advanced biomechanics of the lower limb, treating all sport-related conditions.

In the past few years, Marie has travelled extensively attending various conferences and workshops in an effort to further her skills in advanced orthotic therapies and learn further treatment techniques.

Marie, as both a practitioner and lecturer, strongly believes in participating in the continued education of both Podiatry and Pharmacy professions. She strives to keep up with the latest literature and is dedicated to keeping up with the latest advancements to ensure that the patient is provided with the best possible treatment plan to achieve success.

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