Our People


Ben McMurtrie - Orthotist - Director
With a love for working and helping people and manufacturing, the orthotic profession was an ideal career. Ben graduated in 1989 and began working at the Geelong Hospital in 1992. Ben started his own orthotic practice in 1997 and has been contracting orthotic services to Barwon Health since then. Ben has a particular interest in sports and paediatric orthotic management. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2002 which took him to the USA, England and Europe to investigate current orthotic techniques for managing Paediatric Cerebral Palsy. Ben finds a growing and dynamic profession with new innovations and options for managing conditions rewarding. Ben loves living with his family on the surf coast, surfing, mountain bike riding, music and trying to learn the guitar with any spare time left.

Melinda Solly


Melinda Solly - Orthotist
Melinda graduated in 1993, and has worked in the field of Orthotics for 17 years and at Geelong Orthotics for the last 10 years. A particular interest in the Health Sciences and a love of creating with her hands has steered Melinda into the Orthotic and Prosthetic profession. Melinda embraces new challenges which keep her interest levels high and she finds helping people very rewarding. Melinda has specialised in the management of Compression Therapy. Other interests are based around a growing family, keeping fit, printmaking and making porcelain ware.


Christopher Doak - Chief Orthotist

Chris graduated as an Orthotist from Latrobe University in 2006 after completing an Honours Degree. Chris has an interest in managing spinal injuries and deformities after completing his Honours project on HALO cervical orthoses and their complications. Chris has become trained in the assessment and prescription of the Spinecor spinal system for the treatment of scoliosis. Other areas of interest include the management of the complex Diabetic Foot and Upper Limb Orthoses. Chris keeps busy renovating his house, surfing, bike riding and learning Spanish.


Joseph "Jack" Murray - Orthotist


Lynette Matulich - Reception
Lynette began working at Geelong Orthotics in 2003 before returning to study. After completing a Certificate IV in Management and a Diploma in Beauty Therapy Lynette returned to Geelong Orthotics in 2006. Lynette keeps fit and active by running and going to the gym and has as a love for fine food/wine, travel, socialising and arthouse movies.

Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)All orthotists are members of our professional administration body the Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA).
We participate in AOPA's professional development program. Our orthotists are annually awarded the title of CO (Certified Orthotist).


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