I have always had an interest in the human body, anatomy and sport. Having seen a podiatrist regularly through my teen-years due to hockey injuries, I decided to give it a go at uni. At uni, I was an average student, however once I started my career, I became a self-proclaimed addict to podiatry, wanting to learn more and more everyday to help my patients. This led me to start my own business and within a few years, had 8 clinics across Brisbane. Over time, my priorities changed and I decided to downsize and sold 7 of these locations. I now own a clinic in partnership at Ashgrove, Brisbane with a special interest on sports medicine; personally I am the official Podiatrist for QLD Firebirds and also look after a number of Australian Hockey players and triathletes.
Heading into the 2016 Commonwealth Games, I had an athlete present with an injury which would normally take 8 weeks to get them back on the field. We were able to expedite their treatment progression and within 2 weeks’ have them back to 100% activity. Providing treatment options to help people achieve their goals is what motivates me.
I have been a member of SEPA (previously AAPSM), since I graduated from uni. This has provided me with an insight, not only to research in the area of sports and exercise podiatry, but also forged lifelong relationships with other like-minded health professionals. Additionally, it has opened doors to learn and engage with other health faculties.