In 2016 Veronica Quinn graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Australian Catholic University and began specialising in geriatrics working in Nursing homes around Brisbane. This same year, due to the lack of health care jobs, Veronica decided to undertake her second degree at QUT, studying a Bachelor of Podiatry, Graduate Entry, after seeing the need for podiatrists and lower limb specialists across the geriatric population.
2019 saw Veronica step up into a management role clinical nursing at a nursing home in North Brisbane whist still undertaking her Bachelor in Podiatry part time.
Upon completion of 2020, Veronica made the decision to move back up to the sunshine coast after being in Brisbane for nearly 10 years to rejoin her family and accept employment at Innovation Podiatry, joining the practice as a Podiatry Assistant and soon to transition to Graduate Podiatrist. During Veronica’s studies and various placements she has cared for clients with many high risk foot needs and developed a keen interest in the high risk foot and wound management with her nursing background.
Throughout her studies, Veronica participated in geriatric screening days at local nursing homes, back-to-school pediatric screening days and built an e-learning module on education of nutrition and wound care with fellow students which received high praise from some well known podiatrists in Australia.
Veronica also has a keen interest in shoes, especially women fashion shoes and is always on the look out for quality footwear which is trendy and prevent forefoot pathologies from arising due to poor footwear.
Veronica has completed the basic course for lower limb acupuncture and looks forward to expanding her alternative treatments so that she can work with patients to deliver holistic services focusing on patient goals and outcomes tailored to the patient and focusing on the continuation of patient independence and activities.
In her spare time, Veronica can be found rock climbing in rock climbing gyms around south east Queensland and looks forward to challenging herself in the new year to commence outdoor climbing in some of the outdoor routes the Sunshine Coast has to offer. She also enjoys hiking and spending time at the beach, with her camera in hand or enjoys eating flavorsome food and is a self confessed foodie and coffee addict. When she isn’t doing these activities you will find her at home with a good book and her kitty cat Frankie (short for Francesca) or undertaking a handy-woman project or with her family.
Other areas of interest:
- General nail care- attending general nail care which is to a high standard and tailored to patients preferences especially in our older population
- High Risk Foot Care – Specialised treatment for those who have a lowered immune response such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer and their associated wounds, and wound prevention
- Sports – forefoot injuries including sesamoiditis, Morton’s neuroma, bursitis, plantar plate injury and bunions
- Women’s – footwear, especially fashion footwear which is quality and stylish
- Surgery – partial and full nail removals for treating ingrown toe nails or fungal nails
- Neurology- exploring compensatory measures for neurological conditions found in the lower limb and improving quality of life
- Children’s conditions – Working with young patients with disabilities to improve quality of life