Kate broke her ankle

//Kate broke her ankle

Kate broke her ankle

On Saturday 11th February Kate, along with her husband Paul and stepson Jack, started on the Overland Track in Tasmania. After a long day climbing a mountain and trekking along thin boards in horizontal freezing rain, they were descending earth/stone steps only 15 minutes from the conclusion of the day’s walking, when Kate rolled her ankle outwards and heard a pop. Yuk. A fractured fibula.

She got a free helicopter ride to Hobart and also enjoyed her first ambulance and wheelchair ride, and now has 6 weeks in a cast. It was an adventure; just not quite the adventure she’d hoped!

If you’ve ever had crutches before you’ll know they’re mega tiring to use, so our wonderful staff will be escorting you to and from Kate’s consultation room, and Kate will also be asking some help from her colleague optometrists Felicity and Natalie.

Thank you for your patience while Kate’s mobility is impaired over the next several weeks.

By | 2017-03-02T11:49:38+00:00 2nd March 2017|What we've been up to|0 Comments

About the Author:

Abby Ussher
Abby commenced her Optometry studies in 2014 after three years of full time experience in independent optometry in her home town of Macksville, NSW. Firstly studying optical dispensing, Abby decided optometry was her calling and studied Medical Laboratory Science for a year to transfer into the QUT optometry course. Abby started her Master of Optometry in February, 2017. Abby has vast experience as an optometric assistant, taking care of diagnostic imaging to assist our optometrists, and works closely with Kate in her PhD research. In her spare time, Abby enjoys baking, experimenting with new recipes, planning holidays, travelling the countryside and watching shows at QPAC.

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