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Running Podiatrist – Aleks Baruksopulo

Aleks Baruksopulo PhotoAleks Baruksopulo    PROUD FATHER. HUSBAND. RUNNER. RUNNING PODIATRIST.


20,000+ patient consultations within Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinics.


BHlthSc. (Podiatry), BSc. (Biomedical – Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology), Owner SportsMed Podiatry, Previous Partner Allsports Podiatry (Brisbane & Gold Coast), Previous Partner The Podiatry Shoe Lab (a specialised running shoe store), Member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), Member of Sports Medicine Australia, Member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Previous Clinical Supervisor Podiatry Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Podiatrist for RUN101 Workshops (Run at POGO Physio with Brad Beer)


MISSION: To empower patients with what I did not know then (or with what I know now!) about my own running injuries so they can pursue their dreams and personal goals at their healthy, physical best.


PASSION is treating runners with foot and lower leg injuries and getting them back running not only pain free but with the knowledge and direction of how to reduce the risk of these injuries coming back.


Aleks Baruksopulo graduated with his Biomedical Science Degree in 2001 and his Podiatry degree in 2006.  Since graduating he has only ever worked within Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Clinics and has performed over 20,000 patient consultations within this setting.



He initially gained his running and sports injury experience working within, and eventually becoming a partner of Allsports Podiatry that practices within the Allsports Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinics across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  He also co-owned a running shoe store, The Podiatry Shoe Lab where he gained in-valuable experience recommending and fitting running shoes based off video running analysis.


Aleks is currently the owner of SportsMed Podiatry continuing to work within Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine clinics across the Gold Coast and has done so since 2014.  He made the move from Brisbane after meeting his now wife and loves the healthy life-style the Gold Coast encourages by being near the beach and surf.


His specialities within Sports Podiatry practice include:


  • Diagnosing running and sports injuries of the feet & lower limb
  • Rehabilitation programs for runners
  • Running injury management within a sports medicine team environment
  • Management of runner and athlete activities during the injury period
  • Treatment and management of sports injuries of the junior athlete
  • Running shoe assessments and referrals
  • Slow motion running video analysis
  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Exercise prescription
  • Prescription of foot strength for running
  • Return to running programs
  • Shockwave therapy of plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathies
  • Dry needling
  • Prescription of Running orthotics if required


Over the years he has treated a number of senior and junior athletes from a range of different sports including Road Running, Cross Country, Trail & Ultra Running, Triathlon, Athletics, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Touch Football, AFL, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Boxing, Weightlifting, Roller Derby (Yes Roller Derby!) and Shooting (Yes Shooting!).


Professional Athletes Aleks has treated include Brock Motum (NBA & Australian Team Basketballer) and Damon Kelly (Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist & Olympian weightlifter).


Sporting team experience includes being the head Podiatrist for Wilston-Grange AFL, North Devils Rugby League and GPS Rugby Union all in Brisbane.


Aleks is a runner himself and has always been involved in various sports especially as a junior competing in Basketball (Junior Brisbane Bullets development squad, Brisbane junior representative U14 to U20, Varsity Letterman – Mark Morris High School in Washington State, USA), Cross Country Running (Gregory Terrace Age Champion U/14, runner-up U/15 to U17, GPS representative) and Swimming (GPS Representative).  Through his late 20s and into his 30s he competed in Triathlons, Rowing and Surf Boat Rowing.


He has also been involved in coaching Basketball at a representative level as an assistant to the Junior Brisbane Bullets, at a high school level co-directing the Basketball program at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace and at a junior development level for the Aussie Hoops Program.


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