Leap Health Hobart / New Town
Joe was born in Hobart, moving to the North West Coast of Tasmania, then to country Victoria, before returned full circle to Hobart to practice podiatry. He completed a Bachelor of Podiatry from La Trobe University in 2012, with placements at the RHH and in community based health giving him experience with a variety of foot conditions.
Joe enjoys all areas of podiatry, with a special interest in; adolescent sports injuries, running related injuries, chronic pain related to previous injury or arthritis, nail surgeries and footwear advice.
He focuses on keeping his patients healthy, active and moving towards their goals. Collaborating with the multidisciplinary health team, he empowers people with simple but effective exercises. Joe has completed professional development in; dry needling, chronic pain education (Explain Pain) and running rehabilitation with Dr Christian Barton.
He is currently involved in a research project with Monash University involving growth plate injuries in the heel and knee. Joe keeps up-to-date with all things podiatry by reading widely and listening to sports medicine and podiatry podcasts.
Outside of work he is keeping busy as a new Dad to Teddy, and spoiling his dog Bonte. As well as being a one-eyed Western Bulldogs fan, Joe is just as passionate about mental health awareness and is a speaker for Beyond Blue. He also loves cooking, great food and coffee with the occasional glass of good red wine. Joe is a self-confessed Happy Sock addict with over 30 pairs of pair bright and weird socks. Ask him what socks he is wearing when you meet him in clinic for your podiatry appointment!