Clinical Interest in Foot and Ankle Injury

Having sustained many foot and ankle injuries himself, Jim understands the importance of tailored rehabilitation programs to return to activity pain free and prevent further complications.

With an extensive understanding of the lower limb, he has a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions, acute sports injuries and biomechanical conditions. “I love seeing how the body mechanics, once put in a dynamic, sometimes unpredictable environment, can react and how we can change that to prevent further injury.”

As a state level Hockey player and an international umpire, Jim understands the stresses both mentally and physically of elite sport and how injuries can impact on performance. He has also completed further training in foot mobilisation, manipulation techniques, dry needling and sport science rehab.

He hopes to further develop advanced hands-on skills and techniques to become a great practitioner for all his patients, no matter the condition. “Seeing a happy smile once we have resolved any issues is worth it every day. The CSSM team is very close. Without them, work wouldn’t be the same.”

When he’s not looking at feet, Jim is an active member of both the Hockey and Surf Lifesaving movements in Victoria. “In winter you’ll find me playing, umpiring or coaching hockey. In the summer months you’ll find me down the Mornington Peninsula lapping up the sun and getting smashed in the surf.”