"How did I get to be here??? It all began for me as a teen: sports-mad, and lover of everything outdoors. The only things that have changed are my age, the increasing number of sports I participate in, my training, and my set of orthotics, which allow me pain-free action!
You see, my teen outdoor action got me injured over & over again... all foot and leg stuff, which led to multiple visits with sports specialists. There my passion for Podiatry began. First-hand, I experienced how a variety of treatments can improve a person's mobility, performance, and therefore their quality of life... and there lies another of my passions: people, and making a difference to their situation View details »
My first exposure to Podiatry was while I was playing 1st XV rugby, I would constantly have sore arches and feet during and after playing. I ended up seeing a specialist who recommended I moved on from the electrical tape covered boots I was wearing to some good quality more supportive ones. My feet felt better instantly and I was back to playing footy pain free.
I began to learn what Podiatrists do while I was at university studying nursing. The Sports, Nail care, Diabetic aspects, all interested me so transitioning to Podiatry was an excellent option.
Around the time I started Podiatry, I had increased the levels of my physical activity. I began training for marathons and a lot of what I was learning at uni was useful for me to improve my running efficiency and prevent myself from injury. I now enjoy pushing myself to see what I can achieve. View details »