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.

Belinda (Belle) Neal, Orthotist

Belle Neal graduated from La Trobe University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Belle has worked for Paul Retschko and Associates since completing her placements at St Vincent’s Hospital and Latrobe Regional hospital and her current interests include sports, paediatrics, neuromuscular conditions and spinal orthoses.

Outside of clinical practice, Belle likes to spend time with family and friends, and maintaining an active lifestyle.