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Our Team

Gentin Podiatry and Physiotherapy is able to give your feet the combined experience of Sydney’s leading podiatry practitioners.


Your feet are what carry you through life – they deserve the best!​


Leonard Gentin

Leonard’s interest in podiatry came from his background in sports. He was a keen runner, competing in many marathons with sub 3-hour times including the Comrades Ultra Marathon.  He still participates in triathlons and cycling events and oceans swims (never missing a Bondi to Bronte).  He is also a regular at his local gym. His lifelong interest in sport has given Leonard much experience in biomechanical assessments, gait analysis  and prescription orthotic management.
Leonard began his career in podiatry in South Africa in 1983.  Leonard has been practising in Sydney since 1986 and he established Leonard Gentin & Associates Podiatrists to incorporate best practice foot care for general, diabetic, sports and podiatry management. He has a special rapport with children and is a specialist in children’s podiatric conditions. Leonard is currently a clinical supervisor for CQ University.
Leonard continues to undertake postgraduate studies in advanced biomechanics, diabetes and sports related foot injuries.

Neil Hinchliffe

Neil graduated from The Chelsea School of Chiropody in 1983. He worked at The West Middlesex Hospital and with the National Health Service in London, before his arrival in Australia in 1987.

Neil joined Leonard Gentin & Associates Podiatrists in 1990.  Neil is passionate about general foot care for patients of all ages and stresses the benefit of removing corns and calluses that cause pain, as well as correctly managing ingrown toenails and stubborn warts.

Neil continues to undertake postgraduate studies in advanced biomechanics and diabetes.


Samantha Gentin

Samantha graduated at the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Podiatry.

Samantha has an exceptional knowledge and understanding of footwear, having worked as a master fit technician for four years.  She is specialised at providing footwear advice to all patients, taking into account their specific needs.

She is an avid sportswoman, with a background in Netball and Water Polo. With her comprehensive sports background, she has a good understanding of biomechanical sports injuries.

Samantha is a member of the Australia Podiatry Association and AASPM (Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine).


Sara Gentin

Growing up, Sara was a national level swimmer and triathlete. Due to the high intensity of these sports Sara experienced injuries. Some of these injuries would be recurring and some of these would cause her to have to limit her training. Sara saw a variety of sports doctors, sports psychologists, surgeons and physiotherapists in order to try and figure out what was going on.

Through Sara’s personal experiences and sacrifices she now understands the importance of self awareness, education and mentorship. Sara decided that she really wanted to help bridge the gap between physiotherapy, health and fitness. Her aim is to appeal to anyone and everyone who wants to be better and to improve their performance, every day or in sport. Sara’s goal is to work with you to explore useful ways to take care of the longevity of your wellbeing. By increasing self-awareness of movement, Sara is able to help you to build resilience to unexpected loads and stresses and reduce injury.

Sara graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2014 and has since worked in a variety of sectors. Sara has worked a variety of patients in private practice ranging from the “weekend warrior” to the high level athlete and from the post operative patient to the desk jockey. Sara’s most recent role was working with highly regarded Orthopaedic surgeons and General practitioners.

Outside of work Sara is actively involved in snowboarding, surf sports and exploring the outdoors.

Outside of her degree Sara has completed further study in:

  • Musculoskeletal dry needling
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Levels 1 and 2
  • Functional neurology and functional neurology for the sporting athlete.
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Level 1
  • Pain Level 1
Practice Manager / Receptionist

Jan Lurie

Jan has a background in Communications and Human Resource Management. She has worked in service organisations for many years, combining her love of interacting with people with strong administrative skills. Recently relocated to the Eastern Suburbs from the North Shore, she is a keen bushwalker and loves getting out and about to enjoy what Sydney has to offer.


Michelle Klein

Michelle originally is from Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to Sydney with her husband and three boys. When not at work Michelle loves to explore the beautiful beaches and coastal walks of Sydney.


Chris Jordan

Chris graduated from University of Newcastle, NSW. He is passionate about all sports, especially surfing, cricket, rugby union and hockey, and has a special interest in biomechanics of the lower limb.


Zhuo (Sean) Li

Sean was raised in China, studied in New Zealand, and for the last 12 years has made Sydney his home. Sean focuses on a holistic approach to treatment, believing that movement and motion are the keys for functional rehabilitation. Sean has a keen interest in posture correction, neck and back pain, gait analysis and swimming and running injuries.

In his spare time, Sean enjoys going for a run through Centennial Park or doing a few laps in Prince Alfred Park.


Talita Royal

Talita graduated from University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and is a member of the Australia Physiotherapy Association (APA) and APA Musculoskeletal National Group.

She has worked with a variety of different sports teams for injury management and rehabilitation, and has volunteered with an ambulance service, which has given her an excellent knowledge re treating acute ailments and injuries.

Talita strongly values holistic treatment and derives satisfaction from seeing clients smile after they find relief from pain and achieve their recovery and fitness goals. She offers highly individualised sessions with attention to detail that helps patients to make the most of each and every session.