Volunteer Podiatry Services for Palm Island Residents

palm-island-podiatryPodiatrist, Cecilia Brennan, recently spent a week volunteering with the SOS Health Foundation at Palm Island. Palm Island has a population of approximately 2000 people with a large percentage of indigenous people. The contemporary Aboriginal name for Palm Islanders is ‘Bwgcolman people’ which means ‘many tribes – one people’. Many of today’s community members are descendants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people forcibly removed to Palm Island from throughout Queensland.

Cecilia gave her podiatry expertise to the locals with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s disadvantaged. The SOS Health Foundation connects Allied Health Professionals with these opportunities.

Read Cecilia’s account of the week spent on Palm Island. (Your Podiatry Canberra: http://yourpodiatrycanberra.com.au/volunteer-podiatry-services-palm-island-residents/)

About Craig Honeybrook

Craig is the practice principal of Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy. He attained a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy degree in 2000 at Sydney University studying foot injuries in runners and anterior knee pain in cyclists. He has been working as a physiotherapist for over 20 years and moved to Canberra over 12 years ago. He has been consultant physiotherapist for Balmain Rugby League, Eastern Suburbs Rugby, Australian Track & Field and Brumbies Rugby. His special interests include lower limb biomechanics, spinal instabilities and malalignments, bike fitting, running assessments, shoulder injuries and knee injuries. Craig was a former international level middle distance runner but now enjoys endurance mountain biking achieving a 2nd placing in the 2010 World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships. He also enjoys skiing, swimming, kayaking, gym work and spending time with his family.