Podiatrist (specialising in Biomechanics), HCPC Registered
I trained in Birmingham where I gained a first class honours in my Podiatry BSc, setting me up nicely for a career as a podiatrist and all things ‘feet’. Whilst in the West Midlands, I gained experience in a variety of different clinical settings from the NHS and private clinics to some world class professional sports clubs.
My passion is in sports injuries of the legs, primarily dealing with muscular and joint pain from the hips to the feet, this is assessed through a combination of physical static and weight bearing video analysis. My role at Prestons is to manage more complex biomechanical issues that cause muscular and joint pain. I am experienced in the prescription of orthoses (custom made inserts for your shoes that assist in the treatment of lower limb problems) being fortunate to have prescribed these for a number of professional and international amateur athletes. During 2012 I was lucky enough to treat some GB hockey women in the build up to the London Olympics. I have also been privileged to gain experience in treating players from Leicester Tigers RFC, Derby County FC and Aston Villa Football Club, the latter allowing me to undertake a clinical study on ankle joint range of motion.
I love working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working with the team at Prestons Health, including the Physiotherapists and Sports Massage Practitioners, really helps us develop holistic treatment solutions for our patients.
As a keen sportsman myself I’ve dedicated most of my spare time to my passion of hockey. I have played for nearly a decade in the English National League which is of the highest levels of hockey in the country. I’ve represented Wales in a number of European Club Championships and proudly won a European gold in Prague 2013, moving further East I currently play for Cambridge City. I have had my share of injuries from a double Achilles rupture to a fractured knee cap amongst other problems. Despite my disappointments, it has allowed me to really empathise with patients whose active lives have become impacted with injury.