Our Team

Our Registered Chiropodists are enthusiastic and dedicated with experience in all aspects of foot health including surgical procedures, custom orthotic therapy, wound care, skin and nail pathologies, diabetic patient care and above all want to provide you education and preventative measures to improve your foot condition.

Stephanie Playford D.Ch

Registered Chiropodist/Owner

Burlington Health Focus Foot care Clinic was founded by Stephanie and has been providing quality foot care since January of 1997. Stephanie graduated in 1995 from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences Chiropody program and holds an Advanced Diploma in Chiropody. She is a member in good standing of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario as well as a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists and current President of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine. Stephanie has been a Burlington Post Readers Choice Award Winner since 1998.

Arezou Hassani B.Sc., D.Ch.

Registered Chiropodist

Arezou graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Psychology. She then continued her education at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences where she successfully completed the Chiropody program. She gained valuable experience from her clinical rotations around the GTA, completing her residency at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, the largest rehabilitation hospital in Canada. As well as joining the team at Burlington Health Focus, Arezou provides Chiropody services at Baycrest Hospital, which specializes in geriatric care and research. Her areas of interest are diabetic wound care, high risk patients and biomechanics.

Nadley Seeriram B.Sc. (Hons), D.Ch., IIWCC

Registered Chiropodist

Nadley attended the University of Toronto where she graduated in 2002 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, Majoring in Biology & Psychology, Minoring in Chemistry. She then attended the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences where she graduated in 2006 and obtained her Diploma in Chiropody. Nadley has an extensive background in Hospital, Community Health and Private Practice with over 10 years experience working with and developing program for High Risk Diabetic population. She has also obtained her International Interprofessional Wound Care Certificate from the University of Toronto. Nadley is in Good Standing with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. Helping a variety of clients and managing a healthy work-life balance is what brings her back to focus primarily on Private Practice.

Gillian Nolte

Podiatric Assistant

Gillian was born and raised in the UK and after working for 8 years as a secretary, she married a German entrepreneur and life was never the same again. Spending a year in California, 13 years in Germany and now 13 years in Canada, she has worked in all kinds of fields including working in a daycare, teaching English to German seniors, running 3 Curves for Women franchises, owning and operating a lawn care and snow removal business, working as a medical transcriptionist, and assisting her husband in his handy-man business. Gillian joined the team at Burlington Health Focus as a Podiatric Assistant in February 2019.  She is also a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine.

Sandra Aultman

Office Manager

More than 20 years ago, Sandra prepared for a career in non-profit management, with a degree in Political Science, from York University, and a diploma in Human Services Administration, from Sheridan College. Soon after she was lured away by the excitement of being a woman in a Trade. She was a Hydraulic Hose Technician in Burlington, where she worked with various types of equipment and customers from all sorts of industries. A common thread in the experience was to provide superior customer service. A few years ago, she hung up her steel-toed work boots, tool belt and safety glasses for office administration. She obtained a diploma as an Executive Office Assistant in 2012. Being a believer in lifelong education, she just completed a course in conversational French from Mohawk College. She finds helping patients have the best experience possible, with information and organizing appointments to fit their schedules most rewarding.