MPod BNurs BHSc (Pod) M.A.Pod.A
In 1996 Vanessa Ng graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Vanessa began working at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, where she moved throughout the Medical and Surgical Divisions specialising in areas such as Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Dermatology, and Vascular. During this time an interest for caring for the lower limb began. In 1999 whilst still working as a Registered Nurse, Vanessa began her second degree at QUT studying Podiatry.
Upon completion of her studies, Vanessa undertook employment with one of her University lecturers. Vanessa has cared for clients with conditions from simple corn removal to complicated diabetic ulceration. In 2005 Vanessa secured the position of consulting podiatrist with the Queensland Diabetes Centre at the Mater Hospital. In this position Vanessa has had many opportunities to educate about Diabetes and foot complications. Vanessa’s interest in Diabetic care has evolved from personal experience with a family history of Diabetes.
Vanessa currently works as the Clinical Medical Grade Footwear Advisor for QLD MASS and holds a permanent position as an Advanced Podiatrist. She has recently worked as a Senior Podiatrist in SCUH both in the busy high risk clinics. She been employed as a Senior Podiatrist, research assistant for The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside. Her research concentrated on the upskilling of public podiatrists on the treatment and managemnt of the High Risk Foot and Diabetic Ulcers.
Vanessa has completed the basic and advanced courses in lower limb acupuncture and a Level 1 Foot Manipulation course. Combining these treatments Vanessa now offers alternative therapies which can complement traditional podiatric treatments. Vanessa delivers a holistic customer focused service with an emphasis on quality care. Vanessa believes that patient treatment needs to be tailored to the individual and focuses towards helping people stay active.
In 2010 Vanessa completed her Master of Podiatry through the University of South Australia and in 2015 Vanessa completed her graduate diploma in Podiatric Therapeutics at QUT.
In her spare time Vanessa can be found running around the Currimundi area with her dog or triathlon training with the TZero and ATLAS multisport club. Vanessa enjoys middle distance triathlons 70.3 and has completed 1 full distance ironman.
Other areas of interest:
- Children’s conditions – Gait training and corrective footwear and orthoses
- Sports – triathlon running and cycling injuries, running injuries, including sesamoiditis, achilles heel and ankle pain, Shin pain, athletes foot, heel pain, bio mechanical muscular strains, running and walking pains
- Women’s – footwear
- Surgery – partial and full nail removals for treating ingrown toe nails
- High Risk Foot Care – Specialised treatment for those who have a lowered immune response such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer.