Rebecca Gilroy graduated with her Master of Health Science (Podiatry) from the University of South Australia.
Rebecca Gilroy graduated with her Master of Health Science (Podiatry) from the University of South Australia. Contributed

Rebecca puts her best foot forward

HAIRY toes, long nails and dry heels are no deterrent for one Warwick podiatrist.

Dressed in her ceremonial cap and gown Rebecca Gilroy graduated from the University of South Australia with a Master of Health Science (Podiatry) at the end of March.

Owner and podiatrist of Firm Foundations Mrs Gilroy said studying her masters was about consolidating her knowledge of the industry.

"I find podiatry interesting and it is what I do so consolidating that knowledge makes me better at my job and that that is what I want," she said.

"It was a challenge because I had to travel down to Adelaide for classes and skills workshops but it was worth while because I now have a more in-depth knowledge about sports and paediatrics biomechanics because they are my main two focuses.

"Things that make me curious are things I am interested in and the more I study them the more I feed that curiosity.

"It is not hard work when you are studying something you enjoy."

The 28-year-old vice president of Australian Podiatry Association (Queensland) said she had always had in interest in podiatry.

"I was interested in posture and the effects it could have on a person's health and because our feet are the foundation of our whole body they affect our posture more than anything," Mrs Gilroy said.

"I studied my Bachelor degree for four years full-time and graduated Queensland University of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry).

"I have been working for the last few years but moved to Warwick in January last year and set up the practice and my immediate plans are to spend more time focussing on the business."



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