Our Team

Podiatry Team

Allan Harwood, Podiatrist - CQ Podiatry

Allan Harwood


BHMS, Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry), MA Pod A

Allan graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies in 1990. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Podiatry at QUT in 1993.

Starting work in Rockhampton in Private Practice in 1994, he has extensive experience in all facets of Podiatry. Allan has maintained his Podiatry services continually in Rockhampton and Yeppoon ever since.

With a keen interest in sporting performance and injury prevention, Allan has been involved in playing tennis for over 30 years and is an avid runner. Allan participated in his first half marathon in 2023.

Allan joined the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School Board in 2023. He is passionate about RGGS as all of his daughters attended.

In his spare time, Allan enjoys spending time with his girls and telling bad Dad jokes.

Special Interests: Sports podiatry and diabetes management.

Brandon Worner, Podiatrist - CQ Podiatry

Brandon Worner


Bachelor of Health Sciences / Master of Podiatric Practice, MA Pod A

Brandon completed his degree at Latrobe University, Bendigo, in 2014, where he successfully graduated with a bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice. After commencing his career at CQ Podiatry in 2015, he subsequently moved back to Victoria to further his clinical expertise closer to home, only to return to CQ Podiatry in 2020. In 2023, Brandon assumed a pivotal role as a partner at CQ Podiatry.

Brandon boasts a comprehensive knowledge in all facets of Podiatry, showcasing a particular dedication to the resolution of challenging foot-related issues. His commitment to professional development is evident through his extensive training in injection therapies, including prolotherapy, establishing him as the first podiatrist to offer this treatment modality in Central Queensland

Special Interests: Injection therapies, plantar warts and ingrown toenails.

Alesha Stehbens, Podiatrist - CQ Podiatry

Alesha Stehbens


BHMS, Bachelor of Podiatric Practice (HONS), MA Pod A

Alesha grew up in Rockhampton and studied at CQUniversity with a Bachelor of Podiatry Practice with Honours in 2020.

Alesha has a strong passion for dancing having danced herself for 18 years locally, being a qualified dance teacher (ADA) and trained in pre-pointe assessments and injury prevention. In 2020 she completed a thesis on the incidence of injuries in ballet and tap dancers which she presented at the Australian Podiatry Association Conference.

She also has a special interest in sporting injuries and paediatric podiatry. She is a part of Rockhampton Road Runners and is always happy to help with questions and support fellow members.

Alesha is also experienced in using ultrasound therapy for helping to treat musculoskeletal conditions like plantar fasciitis, sprains, bruises, swelling and many more.

Alesha works in Rockhampton Monday through to Fridays.

Special Interests: Dancing, paediatrics and running related injuries.

Maddy Steel, Podiatrist - CQ Podiatry

Maddy Steel


BHMS, B HlthSci/MPodPrac, MA Pod A A

Maddy completed her Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice at Latrobe University in Bendigo, in 2017. Maddy has practiced podiatry across the country, including Victoria and Queensland in private practice and the Northern Territory in an Aboriginal Health Organisation. Following this she moved to Yeppoon, joining the CQ Podiatry team in 2024.

Maddy enjoys all aspects of podiatry, particularly she has a passion for biomechanical issues including heel and foot pain, running related injuries, as well as wound care and diabetes assessments.

Maddy lives an active life and understands the process of returning to sport after injuries. Further study has allowed Maddy to use different treatment techniques including dry needling, shockwave therapy and foot mobilisations to help her clients get back to being active and pain free.

Maddy presently holds appointments in both Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

Special Interests: Wound care, diabetes management and sporting injuries.

Administration Team

Kellie Brown, Practice Manager - CQ Podiatry

Kellie Brown

Practice Manager

Kellie spent her early childhood in Longreach until boarding at The Cathedral College in Rockhampton for her high school years. Upon completion of her high school studies Kellie went on to study Bachelor of Business - Management graduating in 2013 at CQ University and joined our team in early 2014 as our Practice Manager.

With nearly 10 years of experience as our Practice Manager Kellie’s caring nature and knowledge of all things business and Podiatry is invaluable.

In her spare time Kellie enjoys spending time with her young family and caravanning Australia.

Renee Richards, Support Staff - CQ Podiatry

Renee Richards

Support Staff

Renee was born and raised in Rockhampton. When not at work, she enjoys being home on her acreage or camping with her husband and 3 kids. Renee has been a part of the CQ Podiatry family since 2016.

Kate Grant, Support Staff - CQ Podiatry

Kate Grant

Support Staff

Kate joined our team in early 2024. Having worked previously in the medical field, her knowledge and patient rapport is her strength in joining our team.

Kate is a mother to 2 young boys and enjoys relaxing at the beach with a good book.

Join Our Team

Come join our esteemed team of podiatric professionals who are committed to delivering excellence in podiatric care, all whilst providing a nurturing and supportive environment for all our staff. Surround yourself with professionals who bring together over 40 years of combined experience, each with their own unique interests and specialised fields.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and motivation for joining the CQ Podiatry team to admin@cqpodiatry.com.au. Alternatively, you can reach us on (07) 4922 8230.

CQ Podiatry is an inclusive workplace and encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

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