Dip. Pod., Dip. Teach., B.Ed., M.Ed., J.P.
Provider No.: 0750977A
Allan has been working in the Queanbeyan region since 2008, primarily through Medical Centres in Jerrabomberra, Bungendore and Braidwood was was involved with the training of ANU medical students at both the Bungendore and Braidwood Medical Centres. In January 2017 he opened Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare which is the first step in his vision to becoming one of Australia's independent, private High Risk Foot Clinics. Allan is passionate about the health of diabetics and significantly lowering the number of lower limb amputations.
Allan graduated as a podiatrist from Sydney Institute of Technology in 1981. Initially working at the St George Hospital, Kogarah, he then joined a group practice in Cronulla. Several years later, Allan became a full-time teacher in Podiatry at the SIT and later went on to become the Senior Head Teacher of the program, a position he held for five years.
During those years at SIT, Allan was responsible for teaching all aspects of Podiatry including nail surgery, sports podiatry,footorthoticsand diabetes. He was involved with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s High Risk Diabetic Foot Clinic and also set up and supervised foot clinics for children at both Lithgow Hospital and Penrith Health Centre.
Allan has had a special interest in outdoor recreation for nearly thirty-five years. He is a current member of the Canberra Bushwalking Club and in the past has been a member of the Sydney Bushwalking Club, the Sydney Rock Climbing Club and Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue. In 1997 he was the foot care advisor to the Australian Antarctica crossing led by Peter Treseder. Allan has walked and climbed in many locations including Tasmania, New Zealand, Chile, France, the UK and in 2008, the Kokoda Trail.
Allan moved to Bungendore with his wife in 2000 and has two children. Allan's community involvement culminated with heading the steering committee for the establishment of a Bendigo Community Bank® in Bungendore which opened in July 2006. Recognised in this role, he became the 2006 Australia Day Bungendore Citizen of the Year.
23 - 26 October 2018
Wounds Australia National Conference, Adelaide
On 26 October Allan will be presenting his concept for high risk feet at the conference.
18 October 2018
Put your best (plantar) foot forward, I-Med Radiology Network, Belconnen, Canberra
17 October 2018
Health Professional Staff Night, The Athlete's Foot, Woden, Canberra
24-25 September 2018
So you are starting a High Risk Foot Service workshop, Diabetes Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
14 June 2018
CPR Refresher course, Australian Podiatry Association, Canberra
22 May 2018
Aged Care and Podiatry: What you need to know about working in residential care facilities webinar, Australian Podiatry Association
10 April 2018
Pressure Wounds Twilight seminar, Wounds Australia, TCH, Canberra
4 April 2018
The I.D.E.A.L. Steps to Fixing Plantar Heel Pains: without expensive equipment or re-training webinar, Australian Podiatry Association
23 March 2018
EnableNSW Clinical Criteria Update on Orthotics and Medical Grade Footwear teleconference, Health Share EnableNSW
7 March 2018
The Sub 2nd Syndrome with Podiatric Surgeon webinar, Australian Podiatry AssociationMr Simon Smith
17 February 2018
Diabetes - Best practice into what you do .... every day seminar, Australian Podiatry Association, Sydney
The journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step ...... Lao Tzu
Allan had had a special interest in outdoor recreation and has been an outdoor adventurer for the best part of thirty-five years. He is an extensive traveller encompassing bushwalking, cycling, fishing, climbing and mountaineering into his many trips. He is a current member of the Canberra Bushwalking Club and in the past has been a member of the Sydney Bushwalking Club, the Sydney Rock Climbing Club and Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue. In 1997 he was the foot care advisor to the Australian Antarctica crossing led by Peter Treseder.
Allan has been bushwalking for the best part of four decades and some notable walks he has done include: Overland and South Coast Tracks in Tasmania, Western Arthurs and Frenchmans Cap also in Tasmania; Kimberly Coast, WA; part of the Larapinta Trail and Kakadu, NT; Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea and the Abel Tasman and Routeburn Tracks, South Island, New Zealand.
He has mountaineered in New Zealand, France, the UK and Chile and cycled in Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon and done major cycling trips in Australia notably from Sydney to Melbourne, Cairns to Cape York and the Gibb River Road from Kunnunarra to Broome.
Allan's extensive experience in the outdoors has given him a greater insight into foot care and general first aid for bushwalkers and adventurers. Due to these experiences and Allan's extensive knowledge in remote area first aid has been instrumental in preparing a document on Snake Bite First Aid. Allan is a qualified snake handler with Wildcare, our local wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group, and is one of the instructors for the snake handling course at the end of each year. He is also a former NSW Remote Area First Aid Instructor/Examiner for St John Ambulance.
Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare sells specialist snake bite bandages by SurePress at $22.00 each (plus postage). These bandages come with small rectangles printed on them to ensure you are not bandaging the area too tightly. Once the rectangles become squares, the bandage has been correctly applied. Please email Jane if you are interested in purchasing one or more.