After graduating Aaron completed his honours in 2009, at this time he was one of only four people to have completed honours in Podiatry at AUT. He has also completed a Master of Health Practice (MHPrac) at AUT in gait analysis, biomechanics and rehabilitation. Aaron maintains a strong relationship with AUT and from time to time teaches on the Biomechanics paper for podiatry students.
As a Podiatrist, Aaron has worked in areas ranging from high risk and general podiatry through to elite athletes. Aaron has worked extensively with footwear manufacturers and technical shoe stores in roles ranging from selling shoes, to providing technical advice for staff training, at special events and during the design process.
Professional views and special interests:
Podiatry and biomechanics is an ever changing field, Aaron prides himself on always being up to date on current research and concepts. Footwear plays an integral role in activities of daily living and the majority of sporting endeavours, understanding this is crucial in order to maximise comfort and reduce injuries. Aaron feels strongly that Podiatric treatment has the ability to affect the whole body. Aaron works by completing a general assessment, prioritising the roles of certain aspects and tailoring treatment that will be the most effective, and practical, for the individual concerned. As there is an obvious link between the foot and the rest of the body, Aaron’s treatment plans aim to create to optimum interaction between the foot and ankle with the body in any given task.
Outside of the Lab:
Aaron has been competitive in Athletics for the past 10 years and is currently competing over cross country, track, mountain running and road racing. He finished 4th at the 2011 Auckland Marathon in his debut over the distance. Aaron has won 3 national titles and represented NZ four times at the World Mountain Running champs and once at the Commonwealth Mountain Running champs.