I have been a practising podiatrist for over 15 years since I graduated from the Northampton School of Podiatry back in 2004 with a 1st class Bachelor of Science degree.
I started my career in my hometown of Wolverhampton and developed well rounded skills in all aspects of foot care; chiropody & minor surgeries ie nails surgery and verrucae treatments.
I have since worked both privately and as a part of the NHS, I am currently working within the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as a Musculoskeletal clinical lead Podiatrist specialising in biomechanics, orthotic therapy and gait analysis.
I have a specific interest in treating overuse injuries Of the foot, ankle and lower leg within all age groups.
I have developed my role and extended my scope of practice over the years. Every year I continue to develop myself as a therapist by attending courses and continue to build my skills so I can offer an extensive range of evidence based services to best suit you’re needs.
I pride myself on my relaxed, friendly and attentive consultation style. I like to allow you the time to tell your story, it is important to building a rapport and nurturing the patient/practitioner relationship.
I like to employ a shared decision making process where we decide together based on the clinical findings and your preference of treatment.
individuals do respond differently to a variety of treatments, therefore I like to use a combination of therapies or interventions to reduce your musculoskeletal pain and improve function such as; rehabilitative exercise, mobilisation therapy, fascial manipulation, orthotics or insoles, footwear advice, gait re-education , acupuncture, anti-inflammatory care and strapping and taping.
As a regulated health professional You can rest assured that I have trained to a high standard and continue to develop yearly in line with the the HCPC.
I am an holder of an anaesthetics license so I am able to offer a variety of painless treatments.
I have carried out over 100 successful nail surgeries and resolved patients pain from troublesome baker deformities.
I was one of the first podiatrists in the UK to be trained in Faulkner’s needling procedure; a verrucae treatment that is found to be 70% effective in resolving these warts .
I am one of only 20 podiatrists in the UK who is trained in fascial manipulation. This is a groundbreaking treatment that resolves musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction through releasing soft tissue restrictions.
As a registered practitioner with the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) and member of the College of Podiatrists with extensive experience in both the NHS and private sector you can be assured that you are receiving the most up to date care and treatments.