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.
Please help us congratulate Meghan as she welcomed
her second child July 2020 - a healthy baby boy!
We are actively seeking an additional Chiropodist to join our clinic during and beyond her absence!
Meghan hopes to return Spring 2021
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.
Debbie Awalt - Office Administrator
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 as a medical secretary.
Debbie and her husband keep busy with their three children and their activities.
Hannah Wilson - Clinical Assistant (Covering Maternity leave)
Hannah has come on board with us to learn how the clinic functions and is interested to learn the functions of a clinical assistant.
You may recognize Hannah, she is local to the Norfolk County area. Hannah has previous experience in a pharmacy setting as well as extensive training in Emergency Services.
Trish (Patricia) Groat - Clinical Assistant
Congratulations to Trish and her family on the birth of their new son. Mom and baby are both doing well - we are so happy for you!
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.