Louise Stirk qualified as a podiatrist at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2010. She later completed a master’s degree in Sports Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa). She had 2 private practices, one in central Johannesburg and at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium (Wanderers Sports Medical Centre) where she had the great opportunity to work with South Africa’s elite cricket and soccer players. Louise has served on the executive committee for the Podiatry Association of South Africa and currently is registered with the Royal College of Podiatry and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Louise moved to London beginning of 2019 and has since joined Pure Sports Medicine, a multi-disciplinary sports medical centre.
Her special interests are assessing and managing injuries related to running, cricket and football. Her passion is to help patients lead an active, pain-free lifestyle.
Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
Football, Golf, Running and Cricket
Private practice owner in South Africa
Work experience with long distance runners and; South African club and national level cricket and soccer teams
The heel is a specialised part of the body designed to absorb the impact of your body weight when walking, running or undertaking any other form of physical exertion or weight-bearing exercise.
When the fibrous band connecting your heel bone to your toes becomes weak or irritated, it can cause pain in your foot and heel. Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Podiatrist, Louise Stirk offers helpful advice on the causes and treatments available.
Our Podiatry Team explains the service of Podiatry, answering some of our most commonly asked questions.
Whether you’ve recently been referred to a Foot Specialist or just want to know more about the benefits of Podiatry; Sports Podiatrist Louise Stirk is here to break it all down.