Why I am a Podiatrist
I have been asked these questions many times over the years.
“Why do you want to be a Podiatrist?” “Why do you want to work with feet?”
In this blog I will answer this question from my perspective of why I wanted to take up a career in Podiatry.
My Sporting History
From a young age I grew up playing, living and breathing Football (Soccer).
However, over my playing career I have had many, many injuries.
I’ve broken both my big toes, and have numerously broken and strained my ankles, calves and hamstrings.
These injuries have given me an appreciation of the importance of rehabilitation from injuries especially in the foot and ankle.
Being a Podiatrist I have a passion for lower limb rehabiliation and the sporting aspect of Podiatry.
I Love Working with People
Working as a Podiatrist I am fortunate enough to be able to spend at least 30 minutes one on one with my clients.
Over time and regular visits I have the priveledge of developing a relationship and rapport with my clients.
We don't just work with feet, we work with the people attached to the feet!
My Day is Never the Same
I am extremely lucky that Podiatry has so many different aspects to it.
My “normal” day may consist of:
- Sports injury assessment
- Child athlete
- Running assessment
- Nail and skin care
- Ingrown toenail surgery
- SWIFT treatment
- Diabetes assessment
- Orthotic scan and dispense
- Surgery rehabilitation
And many more…..
We Help People Reach their Goals
Everyone who comes into our clinic has a reason why they are there and a goal that they want to achieve.
I get great pleasure out of helping people discover and reach their goals.
Whether that is to wake up without pain in the morning, walk around the block or walk the Camino trail.
Everyone has their why and finding ways to help them achieve their why, is fullfilling to me.
When your Feet Hurt your Whole Body Hurts
Your feet are truly the foundations of your body.
Whilst having sore feet affects you physically, limiting the amount of walking and activities you can engage it can also affect you emotionally and mentally.
I love being able to help someone who is hardly able to walk and may also have the belief that it’s untreatable and I can show them some exercises and do a taping which allows them to walk out virtually pain free.
Podiatrist at Complete Podiatry