Laura graduated with a BSc Honours Degree in Podiatry in 2008. She joined the Steps Podiatry team in 2015, bringing with her a wide array of international clinical experience from the UK, the UAE (Dubai) and Australia.
Podiatric Biomechanics (movement of the lower limbs) is one of the podiatry specialisms that she is most passionate about. After Graduating, she immediately gained valuable experience in both the National Health Service and private sectors of the UK. In 2011 she went on to work in United Arab Emirates for three years and then onto Australia for one year, gaining invaluable experience in her preferred podiatric field of Biomechanics.
“Over the past 7 years I have been very fortunate to develop my skills and knowledge in all aspects of Podiatry, in various locations and diverse demographics as aforementioned. Working in the NHS exposed me to a diverse case load including Rheumatoid, Diabetic, High Risk, Neurological and Vascular discrepancies. The entity of my clinical work load was and continues to be based upon evidence based practice. Working in Dubai (a young, enthusiastic and active environment) for 3 years provided me with further invaluable exposure to various clinical specialisms including Nail surgery, podopaediatrics (children’s podiatry), and podiatric sports biomechanics".
"Biomechanics continues to be the field that I am most passionate about as it often involved in all podiatry specialisms. I have always enjoyed working with sports enthusiasts and athletes (professional and recreational) helping them to maintain pain free lower limb function, minimise injury and maximise efficiency – using various methods of treatment and education including Corrective orthotics, Kinesiology strapping, muscle stretching and strengthening programs and footwear education. Living in warm climates exposed me to a wide array of sporting activities and their varied associated injuries”.
She thrives on promoting the importance of lower limb biomechanics. In early 2015, she initiated sponsorship for a charity run in Melbourne, raising awareness and funds for Autism Spectrum Disorder and furthermore educate the active population on the importance of lower limb biomechanics.
She designed a “Childs Foot Development” patient educational booklet which was made available to all patients throughout the Australian clinics in which she was employed.
“I enjoy an active life style thus can associate with those who are eager to resolve acute or chronic injuries”.