Ian North - Podiatrist

Ian completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatry from Curtin University in 1995 and has subsequently completed a post-graduate diploma in Podiatry (Curtin University) and a Masters of Medical Science degree from the University of Western Australia, researching the effects of muscle stretching on joint mechanics.

Ian has been practising privately since 1995 and has been Senior Podiatrist for the Peel and Rockingham/Kwinana Health Service, where a large case load focused on diabetic foot disease. He has also worked as Senior Podiatrist at the Rockingham Early Intervention Centre, dealing exclusively with paediatric foot pathology.

Ian’s expertise is in sports medicine where he has been team consultant podiatrist for the Fremantle Dockers (AFL) football club for over ten years. During this time he has gained a wealth of invaluable experience in lower limb biomechanics and sports medicine and has worked collaboratively with sports medicine experts at the elite level.

Ian has lectured undergraduate podopaediatrics at Curtin University (2001-2004) and postgraduate physiotherapy students through The Centre of Musculoskeletal Studies (UWA), 2010-2016 and currently is an invited presenter to postgraduate Doctor of Podiatric Medicine students in sports podiatry (UWA). Ian has been an invited speaker for lectures and workshops for Sports Medicine Australia (WA) in foot and lower limb conditions and has presented at State and National podiatry conferences. Ian has authored and co-authored peer reviewed international journal publications in the field of foot stress fractures, running economy and arch mechanics during running.

Ian holds memberships with the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia along with International Foot and Ankle biomechanics.

Ian is a keen recreational runner himself who participates in anything from 5km Park Run, road marathons to 100mile trail ultramarathons.