Principal Podiatrist – Grafton & North Shore Lab
Hannah completed her Bachelors in Health Science in Podiatry at AUT in 2012. She continued her education part-time with a postgraduate certificate in Rehabilitation, focusing on pain management, gait analysis and biomechanics. She has a passion for learning, and as Podiatry and biomechanics are ever changing fields she continues to be involved in professional development to keep up to date with current research and treatment options.
Immediately on completion of her studies Hannah worked in high risk foot care in the Bay of Plenty before returning to Auckland to do her postgraduate studies. During her time working in Auckland she has worked in areas ranging from general care, paediatric assessments, gait analysis and biomechanics and technical footwear fitting. She has also completed a short stint of work in Cambodia, giving her insight and experience as to how podiatry assessment and treatment translates into the context of a developing country.
Professional views and special interests:
Hannah has a firm belief in the importance of holistic care and the benefit of multi-disciplinary management. She has a keen interest in both sporting and non-sporting injuries and enjoys working alongside clients to enable them to return their daily activities. Hannah approaches injuries from ‘the foot up’, assessing not only the foot but taking into consideration whole body movement, lifestyle factors and footwear. With podiatry and biomechanics being a field that is constantly changing and growing Hannah believes that continual upskilling is vital in order to provide the most comprehensive and effective management plan for her clients.
Outside of the Lab:
With Hannah’s inability to sit still you’ll find her running, road cycling, tramping or, most likely, rock climbing. She spends as many weekends as she can finding new rock faces around New Zealand to scale. On rest days you’ll find Hannah in the garage tinkering away on her old Honda motorcycle.