For all walks of life: Elite running advice to everyday foot problems

Acclaimed podiatrist and passionate runner, Michael Nitschke is the consulting Podiatrist at SPARC.

With over a decade of clinical experience in private practice and exceptional anatomy and biomechanics knowledge Michael now specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of running injuries.

As an accomplished track athlete Michael is well versed in working with recreational, amateur, junior and elite athletes. However Michael’s passion for the sport has grown beyond that of just the competitive side. Michael is now committed to growing the entire running community in South Australia by providing an innovative running service accessible to all runners, recreational and elite.

His vision is simply to make activity achievable, sustainable and rewarding for all.


Michael delivers a range of services at SPARC including:

As a respected practitioner and expert in his field, Michael lecturers at the University of South Australia in the areas of athletic footwear, running injuries and Human Anatomy.

Originally from Loxton, Michael also provides a range of podiatry and running services from Loxton.

Michael is dedicated to assisting the ongoing education of other podiatrists and practitioners and is also a board member of The Australian Podiatry Association of South Australia

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Facebook — February 18, 2019

2019 brings 2 experienced GPs and sports doctors joining us, and the beginning of their specialist training. Excited to welcome Dr Buckley and Kleinschmidt to the SPARC family.

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Facebook — February 15, 2019

Michael featured on a bonus episode of Inside Running Podcast doing what he does best; Educating! #podiatrist

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Facebook — February 11, 2019

️Stocking Archie’s Arch Support Thhongs! $35 ️We mean it when we say these are the comfiest thongs ever and they look like normal thongs!Get in quick before they all sell out!Colours currently in stock: black, navy, coral, white. Coming soon: light blue.

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Facebook — February 07, 2019

No more tying ice packs up with old tea towels and staying still so they don’t slip off!We sell Sideline - Ice n Wraps!Perfect for upper limb and lower limb injuries or recovery. Just fill the bag with ice and strap it on with the comfortable Velcro straps.$35.00Thanks Blake for modelling the ice pack while you wait for your appointment! #sportsinjury #RICER #ice #recovery #joints #pain #injuryrecovery

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