Throughout high school Katie had a passion for all things science, but shuddered at the thought of being couped up in a lab. She wanted to work with people and help them in a more direct way. Podiatry offered the perfect solution to her dilemma. It allowed her to further explore a passion for science whilst developing skills that would empower her to help people reduce pain, improve function and better their overall health.
In 2006, Katie graduated from Queensland University of Technology with honours and jumped on an opportunity in Gladstone to start her working career. Since then, she has spent the last ten years gaining experience within a number of private clinics across all aspects of Podiatry.
Having suffered with foot pain that prevented her from getting involved in sports as a child, Katie has a special interest in working with children to detect and treat issues early and recently enrolled in a Paediatric course to further her skills treating this population. She also gets great satisfaction helping people with chronic pain and health issues to better manage their condition and as a result improve their quality of life.
Katie joined the Foot Faults team in 2014 as a senior podiatrist and clinical supervisor and in 2016 also started working part time as an associate lecturer in Podiatry at the Southern Cross University where she helps the next generation of Podiatrists develop their skills and a passion for treating feet.
In 2017 Katie took on a third job as a Mum and most of her spare time is now spent enjoying life with her little boy. In her time off from Mum duties you’ll find Katie enjoying anything related to the Arts.
Katie is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Upper Mount Gravatt.