Meet Our Team

Paul Retschko, Orthotist

Paul Retschko graduated from La Trobe University in 1996 with a Bachelor Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) degree.

Paul has worked at both the Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, focusing on management of trauma, orthopaedics, neurological conditions and conservative management of lower limb pathology.

Paul has been practicing in the private system since 2000, primarily in the management of foot and ankle orthotics. Paul is a sessional lecturer at the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics and has also presented at continuing professional development seminars and at the AOPA Clinical Congress on several occasions.

Outside of clinical practice, Paul coaches junior football and is a keen tennis player.

Srinath (Sri) Vanapailli, Podiatrist

Srinath (Sri) Vanapailli is our Podiatrist at Paul Retschko and Associates. Sri graduated in Podiatry at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Sri has worked in the private sector in Victoria and New South Wales to go with his experience in the public system through his work at Northern Health and Monash Health.

Sri is a firm believer in early intervention and prevention of complications associated with chronic disease whilst encouraging a holistic approach to patient care. He has a particular interest in sports medicine and lower limb biomechanics. Sri’s background in premier level cricket provides him a valuable insight into biomechanics and sporting injuries of the lower limb. Sri also has an avid interest in diabetic foot care management.

Outside of work, Sri enjoys being active and exploring new countries.

Srinath Vanapalli
BHSc. Pod. M.Pod.A