Andrew has always had an interest in the lower limb anatomy of the foot and ankle. “Our feet are the foundation of our entire body, so keeping them healthy and functional is vital to our overall health.”

 

While enjoying all aspects of podiatry, Andrew has a keen interest in sports and biomechanical assessments and the specialised biomechanics gait analysis.

“I like that you can specialise in any area of choice from podiatrics, sports-medicine to biomechanics and musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation throug to care for the ageing population to improve people’s quality of life.”

 

In the clinic, Andrew often sees years of overuse, tight-fitting shoes and even genetics leading to injuries and disorders that can significantly impact day-to-day life.

“Aside from some foot issues becoming incredibly painful, they can also make you more susceptible to other injuries.  It alters your body’s natural biomechanics resulting in compensations that can lead to ankle, hip and lower back issues. Take a little time each week to check and take care of your feet will make a difference in the long term and reduces the risk of developing something serious in the future.”

 

Andrew uses a range of techniques and the most up to date technology to treat his patients. “I have a keen interest in sports and biomechanical assessments, and the specialised biomechanics gait analysis software located at CSSM definitely caught my attention. Being surrounded by experienced practitioners from all disciplines will also allow me to gain further knowledge and bounce ideas off others.”

 

When he’s not working, you’ll find Andrew at the gym, at a Collingwood match, playing basketball or enjoying a music event with friends.