Aleks Baruksopulo – BHlthSc (Podiatry), BSc, (Biomedical), Member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Member of Sports Medicine Australia, Member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Clinical Supervisor Podiatry Southern Cross University, Gold Coast.
Aleks Baruksopulo is a Gold Coast Podiatrist who graduated with his Podiatry degree in 2007 and his Biomedical Science Degree in 2001. His main interest and background is in the prevention, treatment and management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries of the feet and lower limb. He has gained his experience working within Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinics and a Sports shoe store his whole career, working as part of a team to treat athletes and sporting teams of all ages and levels.
His specialties within Podiatry practice include injury management within a sports medicine team environment, management of athlete activities during injury period, treatment and management of injuries of the junior athlete, exercise prescription, foot strength exercises, return to running programs, dry needling, biomechanical assessments, running and walking video gait analysis, sports foot orthotic therapy, foot orthoses for casual shoes, footwear assessments, running & sports shoe referrals, diabetic foot assessments & care and treatment of conditions of the toe nails and skin.
Over the years he has treated a number of senior and junior athletes from a range of different sports including Long Distance Running, Sprinting, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Touch Football, AFL, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Boxing, Weightlifting and Shooting.
The highest profile athletes he has treated are Australian heavyweight weightlifter Damon Kelly (Commonwealth Games 2010 Gold medalist & 2014 Bronze medalist) & NBA Basketballer & Australian Boomer Brock Motum.
He has always been involved in sport since a young age competing in a number of sports such as Basketball, Cross Country Running, Swimming, Rowing, Surf Boat Rowing and Triathlons. His current activities are Surfing and Running.