Having competed nationally in figure skating as a teenager, and as I was involved in many sports as a child, I became passionate about biomechanics - which promoted my decision to study Podiatry. Enabling people to participate in the activities they enjoy has always been a focus of mine whether this be through orthotic design, gait analysis or shoe prescription. I am also actively involved in the management of diabetic foot care within Christchurch and this is a strong interest of mine. Having just returned from my overseas experience I am thoroughly enjoying being back in Christchurch and back to the world of feet again!» View details
I am not sure that I even knew what a podiatrist actually was before my GP referred me to one. I was about 24 and had a sore foot from an initial squash injury that hadn’t resolved after a year of various treatments. It was seriously impacting on my life, limiting the amount of training I could do for rowing and tramping was painful on my foot too. My GP finally sent me to a podiatrist and she made me a pair of orthotics which resolved my arch pain within 2 weeks and I could fully participate in all the sport I had previously enjoyed. I thought this woman had the most amazing job. Fixing feet and helping people get back to what they love seemed like such an important and skillful job. I continued on my existing career in accounting but I kept thinking about what a great profession podiatry was.
After coming back to NZ after my OE I thought it’s now or never and retrained as a podiatrist and have never looked back. I love my job» View details
I first became interested in Podiatry, when as a 13 yr old my parents took me to a Podiatrist, because I was unable to play sport without twisting my ankle. Now as you can imagine as a boy at an all boys boarding school, not being able to play sport was not the thing to do. The Podiatrist looked at my feet and made me some orthotics, these things were amazing they gave me the confidence to get back into running and playing rugby. I then went on to play age group representative rugby for Canterbury and Wellington. Even today I still use orthotics every time I do any physical activity.» View details