Why did you become a Podiatrist
Well! I came from a long line of health professionals (predominately Optometrists) so I always knew I wanted to follow in my parents foot steps.
Because all of the Optometry courses were interstate and I was (and still am) very close to my family I decided to pursue a health career that could be obtained in Perth.
So by some odd twist of fate, my brothers girlfriend at the time was a Podiatrist and her enthusiasm rubbed off on me and that’s how I became a Podiatrist.
Now I have the pleasure of working along side my parents providing patient centred care and customer service.
Have you ever had a foot problem?
Yes! In fact I have had many foot ailments throughout my life. Starting as a child and going right though into adult hood.
For as young as I can remember I have had to wear custom foot orthotics because of my flat feet and hyper mobile ligaments.
One of the benefits of being a Podiatrist is that I have access to an abundance of podiatrists to help me with my foot problems!
And because of this, I am well equipped with both the professional and personal knowledge of many foot conditions to be able to help you too!
What do you like to do outside of Podiatry?
For as long as I can remember I have always drawn cartoons (odd hobby, I know) so I use those cartoons to illustrate anatomy to help the future health professionals of the world to learn anatomy in a more fun and engaging way.
If you want to take a look at these delightfully comical anatomy cartoons you can view them by visiting www.thecomicalanatomist.com
Other than drawing I love to walk amongst nature (particularly kings park and araluen)
What are your qualifications?
I completed by Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Australia in 2013.
During this time I was awarded 3 awards:
- The Athlete’s Foot Prize in Excellence in the Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Level 3) for having the highest weighted GPA my 3rd year of studies
- The Podiatrists Registration Board of WA Prize (Level 4) for having the highest weighted GPA for my 4th year of studies
- The most excitable student award (Level 2) (Honestly, although the other two awards were a huge achievement that took a lot of work, this one is my favourite)
Since then I have been working along side my parents and other podiatry mentors building up my own independent private practice.