Meet Our Staff


Barry Smith
(Practice Partner)
Andrew Vearing
(Practice Partner)
Brendan Cahill
(Practice Partner)

Support Staff

Karen Jensen
(Receptionist Leederville)
Pennie Smith
(Accounts Manager)
Nicole Vearing
(Accounts Manager)
Tara Sanders
(Receptionist Joondalup)
Michael Moran
Gail Paton
Barry Smith

Barry Smith
(Practice Partner)

Barry is a founding practice partner at OPS. He is an orthotists of 30 years experience, greatly respected by his colleagues and sort after by his clients.

Originally trained in the UK, Barry has been actively and passionately involved in the orthotic treatment of paediatric cerebral palsy clients for the last 20 years.

In 1994 he was an invited attendee at the ISPO Consensus Conference on the lower limb orthotic management of cerebral palsy held at Duke University in the US.

Barry’s motivation towards ongoing research and education led him to take leave from OPS to complete a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University Melbourne in 2007.

Barry conducts weekly orthotic clinics, in a collaborative environment, at the Centre for Cerebral Palsy, where the emphasis is providing orthoses as an integral part of the overall multi-disciplinary treatment plan. His experience and expertise in the orthotic management for children with CP saw him invited to present at the CP ISPO symposium in Melbourne in 2010.

In 2013 ISPO CP symposium is to be held in Perth and he has been asked to head the convening committee for this the conference. He also presents regularly at therapy groups around Perth.

Andrew Vearing

Andrew Vearing
(Practice Partner)

OPS is a privately owned Perth based company. Andrew is one of two practice partners.

Andrew completed a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University (Melbourne) in 1996. He has amassed 20 years of valuable knowledge and experience in hospital settings in Melbourne (Caulfield Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital) and private practice in Sydney (Advanced Prosthetic Centre).

Andrew’s desire to remain at the forefront of technological advances in prosthetics has led him interstate and overseas. He was the first prosthetist in WA to fit the I-Limb (Touch Bionics), the C-Leg (Ottobock) and the Proprio Foot (Ossur). He is the only clinician in Perth certified to fit the Utah Arm (Motion Control).

His other certifications include the Advanced Flex Foot (Ossur) and the Genium Knee Joint (Ottobock).

Andrew was on-hand at the Sydney Paralympics as part of the Ottobock support team, providing services to our athletes. Andrew has also been invited, on several occasions, to present to his colleges at the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s annual conference. Andrew’s passion for his profession and willingness to share his knowledge is evident in his presentations to Perth’s Therapy Groups and Universities.

Andrew is well renowned for his expertise in cutting edge prosthetic technology an innovation.

Brendan Cahill

Brendan Cahill
(Senior Clinician)

Brendan is a senior clinician at OPS. He completed a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University Melbourne in 2000. He has 12 years experience in both private and public facilities.

Whilst in Melbourne he worked at Orthopaedic Techniques and St Vincent’s Hospital. In Perth he treated clients at FOS (Fremantle Orthotic Services) and is now employed by OPS, where he enjoys the professional environment and being a valued member of a highly motivated team.

Brendan is a highly qualified and skilled clinician. He travelled to Scotland in 2008 to gain certification in the Touch Bionics I-Limb. His additional certifications include C-Leg and Myo-electrics (Otto Bock) and ProprioFoot (Ossur). He also has extensive experience with Flex Foot (Ossur) and the Ohio Willow Wood Limb Logic System.

Brendan regularly attends seminars and presentations to remain informed of the latest advances in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He is a practicing member of AOPA and a regular attendant at ISPO events.

His special interests include paediatric services, interim prosthetic services and rural and remote service delivery.

Gail Paton

Gail Paton
(Orthotic / Prosthetic Technician)

Gail is an orthotic/prosthetic technician at OPS. She has 15 years experience working in various health departments. She began her career in aged care and has worked in many rehabilitation settings, acquiring a broad range of health related knowledge and skills.

Gail’s interest in gait retraining led her to La Trobe University where she completed a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2002.

Gail has worked in both the public and private sector. She has delivered orthotic services to a wide range of clients including paediatric and those with post-traumatic injuries. Her prosthetic experience includes the delivery of interim prostheses, client management and prosthetic manufacture and maintenance.

With her high level of qualifications, client management experience and commitment to excellence, Gail is able to produce devices of the highest quality.

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P:  (08) 9328 8022
F:  (08) 9227 5830
A: Suite 2 / 643 Newcastle Street
     Leederville, WA 6007

A: Unit 2 / 101 Winton Road
     Joondalup, WA 6027

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