Meet Our Podiatrist Jacob Ayres
Why did you become a Podiatrist?
I became a podiatrist in order to have a positive impact on other people! I have a passion for health and fitness with an extensive sporting background and have experienced shin splints and other foot and ankle injuries in the past. These injuries have highlighted the importance of podiatry in my own life and the unique ability it has to greatly improve quality of life in patients. The scope of podiatry is something that has always fascinated me and I love the hands on aspects of treatment.
What sort of patients do you most enjoy helping?
I enjoy helping patients that are passionate about improving their overall health, fitness and well being. Every patient goal is important to me, whether this be removing an annoying nail spike that the patient can’t reach, being able to run or play footy pain free or running marathons!
Interesting things you have done in your career?
I have extensive training in high risk foot and diabetic foot care spending time at two of Melbourne’s biggest hospitals. Here I have seen the impact diabetes and other chronic diseases can have on the feet and have a vast knowledge of how to treat them. I have spent a lot of time treating paediatric patients at different kindergartens which has enhanced my diagnostic tools and treatment modalities for children.
Current work shoe?
My trusty R.M. Williams boots.
Current running shoe?
ASIC DS Trainer.
What do you do to keep fit?
F45, weights and running
Greatest sporting achievement?
5 time APS athletic premiership sprinter
If you could jump on a plane and visit one city, which would it be?
Favourite thing to do outside of work?
I enjoy catching up with mate’s, going to the footy and doing anything outdoors
Where did you grow up?
In Ascot Vale here in Melbourne
What is your food weakness?
KFC for sure