Five minutes with Joe Brooks

Get to know podiatrist Joe Brooks

Now that Joe Brooks (Podiatrist) has settled in for a few months, it’s time to get to know what makes him tick!

Joe presenting to staff at The Running Edge, July 2020

1. What’s the thing you love most about being a Podiatrist?

I love helping people. I think I really enjoy talking to people, getting to know them, their goals and how I can help them. I also find the human body fascinating, the complexity of movement is truly mind blowing but we’ve also got to remember that treatments and solutions don’t need to be complex as we need consistency.

2. What’s your best tip for a weekend warrior?

Don’t forget to rest and recover well. The training you can RECOVER from is the best training.

 Stick to the simple things mantra. If we all slept a little bit more, recovered well and maintained strength and load management (avoid too much, too soon) we’d have a lot less injuries in the world. Also try and focus on the things you can control and get bang for buck with exercises.

3. What is your favourite meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Can I say all of them? I love food. I love cooking. I think I like eating breakfast out the most. I also love cooking dinner for my family.

4. My motto is…

I have a few mottos. Some that spring to mind are; ‘it’s better to be busy than bored’ , ‘ treat people how you would like to be treated yourself’ , ‘ A problem shared is a problem halved’

5. You wouldn’t know it but…

I’m medicated for anxiety and depression. Don’t worry, I am flourishing and exceeding in life. My other passion project is a Beyond Blue speaker. I share my mental health journey to give hope and a real life face to anxiety and depression. Ask me about it, I’m an open book.

6. I’m inspired by…

Random acts of kindness. People overcoming adversity. making a difference to people with mental health issues.

7. I can’t live without…

Coffee, My Dog Bonte, My family. Not in that order

8. Tea or coffee? 

Coffee- Long Black. Very little time for bad coffee.

9. If you could be a superhero for one day, what would you be?

I think we can all be superheroes. Sometimes getting out of bed is a superhero act if you are really struggling. It’s all in perspective. If I need to answer the question, is Marcus Bontempelli considered a superhero ??

Thanks Joe! You can find out more about Joe by viewing his clinical bio here. He practices from our Hobart and New Town clinics.