Podiatrists can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. These include foot injuries, sprains and strains, Plantar Fasciitis, inflammation due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, diabetes wounds, corns, foreign body removals, and much more!
Get to know our Podiatrist – Nelson Pollard with a quick Q & A …
WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I WANTED TO BE A…
WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A PODIATRIST?
I’ve always had a keen interest in healthcare and helping people. I love keeping people active, healthy and doing the things they love to do. I felt Podiatry was an area I could do this, while also entering into a profession that is always in need of more practitioners. Podiatry was also an exciting option for me as we’re able to help people in many different ways with many conditions including musculoskeletal and biomechanics, skin and nail care, pediatrics, nail surgeries and people with chronic disease such as diabetes.
MOST INTERESTING TREATMENT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN?
I can’t narrow it down to one, I’m interested and invested in all of the treatment provided to the various patients I see!
TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BODY FLOWING?
It has to be to look after and not neglect your feet! Complete regular strength and mobility exercises of the feet. Make sure you’re checking your feet regularly. Make sure you’re wearing correct and well fitted shoes. Complete regular care and maintenance of the skin and nails of your feet. We always forget about the importance of our feet until they’re giving us problems!
Nothing beats a long run on a Sunday morning followed by a swim in the ocean.
DREAM TRAVEL DESTINATION?
We’re heading to Europe this year, I’m most excited to go to Sicily and drive around the Italian countryside.
FAV SPOT ON THE GC TO GO FOR EATS?
So many to choose from… Gemellini at Nobbys or Etsu in Mermaid
Currently wearing the Saucony Endorphin Speed and Asics Nimbus for running. Casually can’t go past my Veja’s and Reebok’s.
LOCALS TIP FOR FREE ACTIVITIES ON THE GC?
Bike ride down to Coolangatta or a hike in the GC hinterland
One that gets me reliably from A to B