Meet The Team

Cara Marrone


Cara studied her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle and graduated in 2016.  Cara enjoys all aspects of Podiatry and has wonderful interpersonal skills that will put patients of any age at ease.  Cara has a strong interest in continuing professional development so she can ensure she is providing a high level of care to her patients. In 2017 she undertook further study in the area of Dry Needling and enjoys utilising this modality in the clinic. Cara particularly enjoys general podiatry, and sports podiatry including biomechanics and footwear advice.  Outside of Podiatry; she enjoys yoga, cooking and learning new languages. Cara also enjoys donating her time for animal rescue in our local area.
Dannielle Slager


Dannielle grew up on the Central Coast in the Terrigal area and went on to complete her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle. As part of her studies, she completed placements at Newcastle’s John Hunter High Risk Foot Clinic and multiple clinics across Australia. Dannielle has developed interests in paediatrics, nail surgery, biomechanics and diabetic foot care.

She has been working in retail stores among the NSW Central Coast for the past 8 years and draws a sense of achievement from creating customer satisfaction. Dannielle relates well to people of all ages and looks forward to providing her patients with the highest level of professional care.

Ryan James


Ryan James completed a Bachelor of Podiatry degree at the University of Newcastle (2009). He has also graduated with honours in health science (2011) with a research paper on custom made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain. Ryan is a Level 2 Sports Trainer (2014), and is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and affiliate member of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.  Ryan is currently studying a Masters in Public Health through the University of Newcastle.

Ryan has worked previously in private practice in Sydney and Hunter New England area before moving back to Port Macquarie where he grew up.  He established Ryan James Podiatry in 2011 which has now expanded to five locations in the mid north coast region.  Ryan has worked with the University of Newcastle as a university tutor for podiatric pharmacology. Currently Ryan regularly takes Podiatry and Medical students from the University of Newcastle, University of Western Sydney and University of New South Wales and is a part of the GP training programme at the Port GP Super Clinic. Ryan has a special interest in Sports Podiatry including lower limb biomechanics, custom orthoses and regenerative medicine.