Michael is an Adelaide Podiatrist with additional training in Human Movement and Exercise Physiology consulting from our Norwood Podiatry Clinic.
Michael Furmaniak graduated initially from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science: Human Movement in 2004 with final year subjects including Applied Exercise Physiology, Physical Rehabilitation, and Sport and Skill analysis. Deciding he wanted to further his tertiary experience and after suffering foot problems due to his sporting involvement in the past he entered into the Bachelor of Podiatry which was completed in 2008, again at the University of South Australia. Thriving in biomechanics he was the recipient of the JR Pickering Prize in Appliances for the highest score in Applied Podiatric Biomechanics over the final year of study.
In Late 2008 Michael immediately began working in a prominent well-established private Podiatry practice that incorporated all aspects of podiatric treatment and patient care. Thriving in the environment he continued working for the following year before much to his delight he was invited to join the Pro Health team as the Podiatrist for the Pro Podiatry department. Michael has also been involved with the University of South Australia lecturing short courses for Introduction to Exercise Physiology and from August 2011 has become a member of staff for the University as a Clinical tutor in Applied Podiatric Biomechanics – working with the students every Wednesday.
Michael was involved in District Basketball at the highest level for more than 10 years and played Amateur Football for four years as well as having over 8 years gym training experience. Due to this experience he has a high interest in all forms of sports podiatry including lower limb biomechanics and orthotic therapy, he also has considerable experience in all other areas of Podiatry including injury rehabilitation, footwear advise, routine care, diabetes assessments, wound care, wart treatments, paediatrics and nail problems/surgery.
Jake is an Adelaide based Podiatrist with interests in diabetic foot care, orthotic prescription and paediatric treatment.
Jake completed his Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia in 2017. He has particular interests in diabetic foot care and management, sports injury management, biomechanical evaluations and orthotic prescription, high risk care, wound management and all forms of paediatric treatment and management.
Our head podiatrist Michael Furmaniak personally tutored Jake in his final year of study. He was a stand-out student which is why Pro Podiatry were very eager for him to join our team. Jake is also the younger brother of Craig Pitt, a valued member of the Pro Podiatry team.
Jake is a former league footballer at Glenelg Football Club and is now playing for Robe Football Club in the mid-South East. His involvement in sport will assist him in providing high quality care to patients, especially those from athletic backgrounds.
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Providing the support your body needs. At Pro Podiatry SA, we work to meet the podiatric needs of a broad range of patients of all ages and lifestyles. Whether you’re a runner or other kind of athlete looking for preventative care information to help you avoid injury, or a health-conscious local who needs help managing pain or a pre-existing condition, we want to be your first choice.
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