John is a registered podiatrist and a member of the Australian Podiatry Association. After graduating in Melbourne, John has over 27 years of experience as a practising podiatrist. He has worked in metropolitan and rural settings in Victoria, Tasmania, and NSW, in both the public hospital and community health sectors and in private practice and casual tertiary tutoring. John believes that it is essential to take a holistic approach to provide a treatment plan that addresses the cause of a person’s presenting problem/s. This all starts with a detailed, thorough assessment. Findings and subsequent treatment options will then be discussed.
The aim is to improve foot and lower limb comfort as much as possible rather than merely providing short-term palliation. Many people are pleasantly surprised at just what can be achieved, often after years of palliative-only treatment.
Social justice is a passion also. John is a former Board member and still an active member of Hands-on Health Australia. HOH is a voluntary organisation that aims to assist communities in improving the delivery of health and other services to marginalised people. Through HOH, he has performed volunteer outreach podiatry work in Manila, remote Aboriginal communities, and closer to home, at the Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda.
John has recently been invited to join a research team at the Victoria University Biomechanics Unit, Institute of Sports, Exercise and Active Living. The research study involves looking at pressure measurements under the sole of the foot as a predictor of diabetic ulceration.