Meet Our Team
All our professionals at Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in Chiropody practices.
Melanie M. Dykstra, D.Ch.
Melanie is a former Delhi District Secondary School Graduate. In 1992 Melanie graduated with honors in Clinical Practice from the Chiropody Program at Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences.
While practicing at St. Joseph's Hospital, Brantford, Melanie established three outreach Foot Health Clinics in Brant county in efforts to "Make your foot health a priority". Prior to St. Joseph's Hospital closing, Melanie established the Chiropody service at Norfolk General Hospital in 1996.
As the demand for medical foot care increased for Haldimand and Norfolk, a new location was founded in 2007 as Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre.
Melanie is a proud member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine and Ontario Society of Chiropodists and holds a valid license at the College of Chiropodist and Podiatrists of Ontario.
She brings years of experience, knowledge and a high level of clinical skill to provide her patients and community with expert treatment to maintain happy, healthy feet.
Meghan Costigan, B.A., D.Ch.
Meghan is a former Simcoe Composite Secondary School graduate. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2007 with a honors B.A. in Kinesiology and earned her graduate diploma in Chiropody (distinction) from the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences in 2011. Meghan had returned to her hometown to join Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre in 2011.
Meghan is a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine and represents Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre on the Haldimand-Norfolk Diabetic Advisory Commiitee and was also nominated and recognized with the Community Involvement Award at the 2012 Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine Conference.
Meghan is committed to providing the best care possible to her patients and looks forward to assisting her community with their foot care needs.
Benjamin Wilkinson, B.Sc.Pod(Hons)
Ben is a former graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Simcoe. He studied abroad at the University of Northampton, in England where he received a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Podiatry and proceeded to earn his license to practice Chiropody in Ontario from the College of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ontario in 2021.
Ben has returned to his hometown of Port Dover and has joined Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre to provide his community with the best care for their foot health needs.
Debbie Awalt - Manager
Debbie graduated from Mohawk College with an Executive Office Administration Certificate and five years later went back to earn the Medical Office Administration Certificate.
Debbie joined Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre in 2007 starting as a medical secretary and is an exemplary role model as an Office Manager.
Debbie and her husband keep busy with their three children and their activities.
Trish (Patricia) Groat - Clinical Assistant (on Maternity Leave)
Trish was born and raised in Norfolk County where she still resides, now with her own family.
Trish joined Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre as our first Clinical Assistant in 2019.
Trish has over 10 years of customer service experience as well as past reception experience in a medical office setting.
Trish and her husband have a 2 and a half year old daughter who keeps them on their toes! As a family, they enjoy the outdoors and all that Norfolk County has to offer.