I have always been interested in the human body and sports injury management. Originally out of school I was keen to study physiotherapy, however, after I learned about some of the neck and back injuries, I really discovered I wanted to focus on lower limb injuries – hence I applied for Podiatry. I have been fortunate to be working in a sports medicine multi-disciplinary clinic since I graduated and have loved working in this space. Having a keen interest in paediatrics and adolescents I have now melded the two together to focus on adolescent injury management and rehabilitation. I love getting kids back to sport at every level, from playing in the playground with their friends, to a young dancer chasing their dream to be in a company!
I love getting people back doing the things they love. Sometimes nasty injuries can happen in sport and this can require some significant rehab and sometimes surgery. I love working with individuals through this rehabilitation, building their confidence with the injured body part and then progressing back into the return to sport phase. There is nothing better than seeing people progress back to doing the things they love with confidence and strength.
Being a member of a sports medicine focussed organisation has always been part of my professional memberships. Now that SEPA is evolving (from AAPSM) with its core focus on serving podiatrists with an interest in sport and exercise it is a key organisation to be a part of. Exercise management is fast becoming the first line of treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions and podiatrists need an organisation that will deliver relevant, up to date information to assist them in being a key player in exercise management. SEPA will provide this, along with opportunities to enhance your career in high level sport within a supportive podiatry forward community.