Grace Hughes

Grace Hughes

Grace Hughes- Podiatrist

Grace Hughes decided to choose a career in the health care sector that would allow her to help people. The opportunity to help people improve their foot health and ultimately their quality of life is what excited Grace to a career in Podiatry. The Podiatry profession has evolved greatly over the years and with these changes has expanded the Podiatrists scope to help with lower limb diseases and disorders.

Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Science, in Podiatry from the Galway University, Ireland. In conjunction with obtaining her undergraduate degree, she has also completed additional courses to help treat and manage foot pathologies, including a dry needling certificate. She is trained in the use of shockwave treatment (evidence-based treatment commonly used for chronic tendinopathies such as Plantar fasciitis) and SWIFT wart treatment (a new technology developed for the treatment of stubborn warts). Grace has also completed training in ankle mobilisations utilising such manual therapy techniques to help modulate pain and treat joint dysfunctions that can limit joint range of movement.

Grace has been working as a Podiatrist for eight years. During this time, she has worked in Podiatry sectors such as public health and private practice. Public health work provided Grace with a greater insight into the management and prevention of foot complications such as diabetic foot ulcerations and amputee prevention in the presence of Diabetes. Grace has worked in regional Queensland within the residential aged care sector and in private practice in Ireland and Australia. The broad mix of working environments has given her fantastic working opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in a variety of Podiatry sectors.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys catching up with friends or going to the beach. Occasionally, you might find Grace reading a good book or out for a coastal bike ride.