Samantha Hannaford

Podiatrist; BPod

Hi, I’m Samantha

I grew up playing Netball from age 10 and this has been a huge part of my life since. However, when I was playing I experienced a lot of foot, ankle and leg pain, which resulted in surgery when I was 18 years old. This sparked my passion for the lower limb and understanding the complex biomechanics behind it. I always wanted to work within the health-care sector, to help other people find solutions to their pains/concerns and in turn improve their quality of life.

I graduated from a Bachelor of Podiatry at UniSA in 2018. Whilst at uni, I was working at the Athletes Foot where I gained knowledge on footwear and it’s technology. I have since worked in the private sector and developed a keen interest in sports and biomechanics. This led me to gain my Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) accreditation as a Strength and Conditioning coach which was obtained early 2022. I plan on using this knowledge and expertise throughout my consults, to be able to provide an exercise rehabilitation program to help reduce your pain and improve your function.

I am currently assisting with the UniSA Podiatry program, in the biomechanics theory and assessment topics. I also hold a position on the Australian Podiatry Association (APodA) Regional Committee, as well as a member of the APodA, the Sport and Exercise Podiatry Association (SEPA) and the ASCA.

I am passionate about sports and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You don’t have to be an athlete or a sports person, it can be as simple as getting back to playing golf, or walking your dog around the block. I cannot wait to help you maintain your health and fitness and reach those goals.

“I cannot wait to help you maintain your health and fitness and reach those goals.” SAMANTHA HANNAFORD