Il-Hwan (Lilly) joined the My FootDr Rockhampton team as a Podiatrist in July 2017. He moved to Queensland from Auckland after completing his Degree at the Auckland University of Technology.
Lilly is a professional Latin/Ballroom dancer/instructor and has competed in Latin/Ballroom competitions worldwide, also holding a degree from Auckland University in Performing Arts Majoring in Dance studies. He has studied numerous dance styles such as Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and pacific dancing. He is highly familiar with all the aforementioned styles both theoretically and practically.
Lilly became a Podiatrist after finding out about how many lower limb injuries were associated with competitive dancing.
He has a passion for treating patients who suffer from lower limb injuries and ailments such as sport related afflictions. Lilly also has a keen interest in emerging technology such as laser treatment for fungal nails, shockwave and 3D printed orthotics; keeping him on the forefront of new treatments within the profession. Below are some of the more common conditions he regularly treats.
Lilly has extensive experience in treating all forms of podiatry including:
- Juvenile bunion
- Ankle Sprain
- Pigeon toes
- Tippy toe walking
- Flat foot
- Arthritis in the big toe
- Syndactyly (webbed toe)
- Morton’s neuroma
- Plantar plate injury
- Plantar fasciitis