Meet The Team
Dr. Damian Smith
Orthopaedic Surgeon Canberra
Passionate about helping people achieve life changing results through integrated orthopaedic care, Dr Damian Smith is a highly trained orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in lower limb surgery. He’s also one of Australia’s Orthopaedic surgeons that has embraced advances in robotic surgery and was the first doctor to perform a hip replacement in Canberra using the world-leading Mako robotic-arm surgical support system.
After successfully completing his Orthopaedic training in 2008 at the University of Sydney, he went on to complete post graduate fellowships in orthopaedic surgery. This saw him train overseas in the United Kingdom in internationally recognised fellowships in hip and knee joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery and paediatric orthopaedics.
As well as being a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian Medical Association and Australian Orthopaedic Association, Dr Smith is trauma trained and regularly works the on call roster covering orthopaedic trauma and fracture management at The Canberra Hospital. He is committed to maintaining a high standard of care and ongoing professional development through the training and mentoring of up and coming medical students and surgical trainees.
With more than 20 years in healthcare from GP reception, aged care nursing and administration management, Maree comes to InMotion Orthopaedics with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of how the healthcare system works.
Maree has been working exclusively within orthopaedic administration in a management capacity here in Canberra for over 8 years. With qualifications in health, bookkeeping and management, Maree has the experience and knowledge to ensure the team at InMotion have a holistic approach toward patient care from the administrative to clinical side of the entire process.
A seasoned receptionist, Leigha has upped the ante for the patient experience. From the moment an appointment is made to the very last appointment scheduled, Leigha ensures all patients are comfortable and supported throughout the entire process.
Leigha brings 17 years of experience in business support to our team, ensuring Dr Smith has all the information needed when seeing his patients so that they can make the most of their appointment. Her well-rounded experience represents strong analytical skills, exceptional organisational skills and reliability – all the while being a friendly team player. In 2008, she was nominated for and won the Rotary Secretary of the Year.
Kristen Steele has been working within the healthcare and fitness industry for over 30 years.
Passionate about health and fitness Kristen is dedicated to her role as a Physiotherapist and believes that it is important to educate people on the benefits of movement, strength and overall wellness.
Interested in the way the body moves and heals, Kristen enjoys working with people of all ages and conditions.
As a Physiotherapist Kristen assists and treats people with physical issues caused by injury, illness, surgery and ageing, to improve their movement, function and whole body wellness to maximise a patient’s quality of life and movement potential.
Qualifications include; Masters of Physiotherapy, Double Degree Sports Management and Coaching Science, Diploma of Sport, Diploma Remedial Massage, Sports Trainer, Specialised Trainer – Acute & Chronic health conditions, Seniors, Sports, registered AHPRA and APA Professional
Kristen is excited to join the InMotion Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy team and looks forward to working and connecting with patients as individuals, building strong relationships and a community that feels supported and valued.