John Osborne

Qualifications

John completed his Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Podiatric Practice (B.HSc & M.Pod.Prac) at La Trobe University and is currently undertaking his Masters in Applied Science (Research) with his focus being on strength and its effects on lower limb mechanics and effectiveness for managing overuse injuries.

Experience

John’s focus at this clinic is on managing ingrown toenails both conservatively and with surgery if required. Outside of this clinic John is the podiatrist with the Dandenong Stingrays and Eastern Ranges TAC Cup teams, Waverley International Gymnastics, Dandenong Ranges WNBL Basketball as well as working with various other sporting teams and organisations.

John has a background in strength and conditioning, having owned a fitness centre for 7.5 years. John also danced professionally for almost 10 years, travelling mostly through South East Asia performing in various small shows.

He has also spent a number of years working part time in a specialist athletic footwear shop giving him a very good understanding of footwear and the footwear needs of athletes and the general population.

Having lived with Type 1 Diabetes most of his life, John is able to relate his experience of living with the disease with his patients. He sees many patients with Type 1 Diabetes due to his thorough understanding of the challenges of living with the disease.

Areas of Interest

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar Heel Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Complex biomechanical cases
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Footwear
  • Forefoot pain
  • Prolotherapy for faster return to function

 

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