Born in Mount Isa, Queensland and grew up in Townsville, Tony graduated with a degree in Podiatry from Queensland University of Technology in 1994. His wife Elouise is also a podiatrist and their office, The Podiatry Practice is in Yeerongpilly, Brisbane. https://bit.ly/3gPQqvn
Tony has three sons and believes in allowing children to experience the world by making mistakes, winning, and losing at sport to help them grow as people.
“I think we are setting up kids for a lot of heartache when they enter the work force and into society at large. There are always winners and losers in all facets of life”
Enjoyed playing basketball and cricket at high school but his true passion was with playing music, especially guitar.
“I am happiest when I have some music playing and a little uninterrupted time on my own”
Brisbane has lots to offer but there can be a lack of a sense of community.
He would love to travel more and explore the middle east.
Comparing public and private podiatry practice, “sometimes in the public system because it is free it is devalued by patients” but in the public system, “there is a huge support network”
What would he tell the young Tony Short, “you just need to suck in as much varied experience from public and private practice”
Facing adversity: “Withdrawing from surgical practice was like tearing out a part of my psyche”
He finds meaning from such places as stoicism and Jordan Petersen.
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