From a young age I have wanted a career within the health/medical field as I enjoy making a difference to someone’s day. Stumbled across podiatry when I was completing a exercise degree at uni. I liked the idea it was specific to one area of the body, yet complex as you feet can affect your whole body.
I have had some serious sporting injuries over the years, which has resulted me in attending a variety of allied health and medical teams. As a result, I aim to provide my patients with a good understanding of their presenting condition, treatment options and work with them in achieving their goals.
Making sure that I always ask the patient what their needs and priorities are in regards to their health so they can be addressed accordingly. This way it allows me to provide the best healthcare possible, but also keeping in mind how the patient values their health.
Footwear! Make sure you have suitable footwear, appropriate to the activity & ones that you haven’t been wearing everyday for the past 12 months. Sadly our shoes are not designed to last. Especially for sports activities! Too often I have seen injuries that were caused by inappropriate worn out shoes.
Also have a great team around you. If you are a part of a team or group ensure they are focused on supporting you. Coaches should be focused on correcting your technique, wanting to work with you to build your program up slowly.
& of course…..have a great Podiatrist!
I enjoy watching a variety of team and individual sports, but I don’t passionately follow one team. If you had to make me pick one in the AFL ………….I follow Richmond
We are located within PVH Medical, 124 Kent Rd Pascoe Vale. It’s easy to book an appointment over the phone 9304 0500 or via our online booking portal here. http://www.pridepodiatry.com/book-appointment-page.