Guest, Shane Toohey

Guest Name: 
Shane Toohey
Shane Toohey
Guest Occupation: 
Principal Educator at Acupuncture in Podiatry
Guest Biography: 

Principal Educator at Acupuncture in Podiatry

I have been a practicing podiatrist for 37 years and a certified acupuncturist for 27 years.  Since including acupuncture into my private practice late in 1991 I have  been combining my podiatric and acupuncture skills. During most of that time I have also lectured part-time in undergraduate podiatry courses in orthotic therapy. For all of that time I have also been Managing Director of Artisan Orthotic Laboratory. Very recently, we have incorporated digital scanning and digital modeling in the design of our devices on a foot by foot basis to create a model suitable for 3D printing.More recently I have also presented lectures and workshops in acupuncture for podiatry students at UWA, Galway University, Huddersfield University, QUT, UniSA  and Metropolitan in Birmingham. For five years, I was team podiatrist for the Australian A League Football team, the Perth Glory. For the next 5 years I have been the sports therapist for a top rate under-age AFL football team and was WA State Minor Gaelic Football sole therapist for two Australasian Carnivals. Since then I have have providing my skills to my local amateur AFL club. My association with sporting teams always involves providing hands on treatment at training sessions and games. I have been conducting practical Podiatry workshops nationally and internationally for over 15 years.

It has been my mission to unravel the most effective acupuncture treatments for conditions commonly being presented to Podiatrists and pass this on to my profession. These were never self evident from the training I received. They have the capacity to make a profound difference to clinical outcomes and they do.

In 2013 I was awarded the Australian Podiatry Council Hall of Fame recognition. However, I am not about to retire!