Aleks Baruksopulo AUTHOR | PODIATRIST – Running & Sports
Previous Sports Team Experience
Aleks Baruksopulo graduated with his Biomedical Science Degree in 2001 and his Podiatry degree in 2006. Since graduating he has only ever worked within Sports Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Clinics and has performed over 25,000 patient consultations within this setting.
Aleks has experience in all areas of Podiatry care but his main background is treating sports & running injuries of the feet, recommending running shoes and implementing foot & lower leg strengthening exercises for rehabilitation as well as to reduce the risk of running injuries returning.
His passion is returning similar minded running and sports individuals back to full sports & running health.
He initially gained his sports, running and soft tissue injury rehabilitation 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.
He currently runs 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 (wonderful!) wife and loves the healthy life-style the Gold Coast promotes.
His special interest within Sports Podiatry practice include:
Over the years he has treated both recreation and professional athletes from a range of sports including:
Sporting team experience includes being the head Podiatrist for Wilston-Grange AFL, North Devils Rugby League, GPS Rugby Union and the Brisbane Roar.
Aleks is a recreational 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 U/17, 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.
Qualifications and Professional Development
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