IAN completed a Bachelor of Science in Podiatry from Curtin University in 1995.
He subsequently completed a post-graduate diploma in Podiatry (Curtin University) and a Masters of Medical Science (University of Western Australia) researching the effects of muscle stretching on joint mechanics.
Whilst Ian has been practising privately since 1995 he has also held a variety of other positions, experience which enriches the treatment of his current clients. As Senior Podiatrist for the Peel and Rockingham/Kwinana Health Service a large aspect of his case load focused on diabetic foot disease. Working as Senior Podiatrist at the Rockingham Early Intervention Centre he dealt exclusively with paediatric foot pathology.
Ian’s expertise in sports medicine was developed over the ten years he worked as the team consultant podiatrist for the Fremantle Dockers (AFL) football club. During this time he gained a wealth of invaluable experience in lower limb biomechanics and sports medicine and has worked collaboratively with sports medicine experts at the elite level.
Ian has also lectured undergraduate podopaediatrics at Curtin University (2001-2004) and postgraduate physiotherapy students through The Centre of Musculoskeletal Studies (UWA) 2010-2016. He is currently an invited presenter to postgraduate Doctor of Podiatric Medicine students in sports podiatry (UWA).
Ian has been an invited speaker for lectures and workshops for Sports Medicine Australia (WA) in foot and lower limb conditions and has presented at State and National podiatry conferences.
He has authored and co-authored peer reviewed international journal publications in the field of foot stress fractures, running economy and arch mechanics during running.
Ian holds memberships with the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia along with International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics.
Ian is a keen recreational runner himself who participates in anything from 5km Park Run, road marathons to 100 mile trail ultramarathons.
Ian currently provides podiatry services for you on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.