1How did I choose Podiatry?
To be completely honest through year 11 and 12 at school I knew little about Podiatry, however what I did know was that I always wanted to work in health and I wanted to help people. After beginning university in a science degree I went and had a chat with a careers counsellor at the campus to explore different options that were available for me in health. I told her I thought I wanted to cross over into Physiotherapy, she then proposed Podiatry. She went through the course with me; what it entailed, about the high demand of this profession and large scope Podiatry offered to keep in interesting. I immediately thought that it was a perfect match for me! I was accepted into the degree and I have never looked back. I am passionate about podiatry and it’s exactly what I want to do for the rest of my career.
2Why do I enjoy Podiatry?
I love the variety, and there’s always something new to learn. Podiatry has a high demand in aged care and I enjoy spending time working with these people. I can learn so much from them and I particularly like caring for their feet and legs and helping them walk pain free; this this is a very rewarding part of my job. I love sports and have always been fit and active. So sports podiatry is a big bonus, as I love knowing the way the body works and treating sport injuries that may be holding athletes back.
3What is my favourite specialty of Podiatry?
It’s too hard to choose as I love a day at work that is mixed between biomechanics, diabetic education, and aged care. I love everything about Podiatry and how this profession enable us to help the general public in so many different ways.
4What do I do outside the clinic?
I am passionate about CrossFit. I train a minimum of 5 days a week at Powerhouse, Morisset. CrossFit is a mixture of gymnastics, weight lifting, running, rowing and conditioning it’s the sport of fitness. I have competed at the Australian/NZ regional’s in 2014 with the PHCF team it was such a great experience and I hope to make it again next year. Before CrossFit I played tennis. I went to a selective sports high school in Newcastle where I was in the tennis program and played competitively for 10 years. I love competing, playing with my dogs and spending time with my husband family and friends.
I love the variety, and there’s always something new to learn. Podiatry has a high demand in aged care and I enjoy spending time working with people. I can learn so much from them and I particularly like caring for their feet and legs and helping them walk pain free; this this is a very rewarding part of my job.