Career to Date
Justin completed his undergraduate training in South Africa in 1995 and soon after moved to London. He worked in the NHS for 2 years while also building a private practice and entered full time private practice in 1997. His interests lie in sports medicine, conservative management of foot and ankle disorders and the effects of hypermobility on foot function.
He has worked and continues to work with a multitude of sporting bodies including UK athletics, English Institute of Sport (EIS), England cricket, England Rugby, Saracens rugby club and premiership football. He also provides musculoskeletal podiatry services to The Royal Ballet and the English National Ballet.
What is Musculoskeletal Podiatry?
A musculoskeletal podiatrist will assess the loading forces that act on the foot and lower limb that can cause tissue injury; be that the soft tissue, ligament or bone. They combine this data with other contributing factors such as flexibility (either being too flexible or too stiff), muscle weakness, footwear, environmental factors etc. Once a clear picture has been established they are then able to formulate an appropriate treatment programme to regain full function. This may include orthoses, injection therapy, taping, mobilisations or referral on to expert physiotherapists for the appropriate exercise programme.