Kate graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) in 2010. Prior to returning to the Gladstone area to work locally in 2013, she had spent 2 years in Wollongong working in clinics that focussed on biomechanical and sports assessments and in conjunction with the Wollongong Hawkes Basketball team. Between 2014 and 2016 Kate had the opportunity to live and travel through Canada and the USA. During that time she was able to work closely with speciality running shoe stores and Pedorthists specialising in biomechanical and gait assessment, orthotic prescription and shoe selection.
Kate has a thorough knowledge of general and sport specific footwear and is able to assess your current shoes and provide recommendations for pain management and injury prevention. She enjoys all aspects of Podiatry but has a special interest in biomechanics, gait and paediatric assessments, running assessments and sports specific injuries. Kate is passionate about keeping people of all ages as active and mobile as possible and is a member of the APODC and SMA.
Musculoskeletal complaints such as heel, foot and leg pain, bunions, lesser toe deformities (eg. hammer and claw toes), osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, in-toeing, toe walking and footwear assessments and advice, are just a range of lower limb complaints that Kate can help you with. She is qualified in all aspects of general Podiatry, ranging from diabetic and vascular assessments, DVA foot care and medical grade footwear prescription, general skin and nail care and ingrown toenail treatment.