I qualified in Podiatry from Durham in 1988 and after working in a private practice I ventured off and created my own practice, I worked for the local GP surgery, initially for a 6 month pilot scheme and ended up staying for 8 years! Although Podiatry has always been my constant, I have also developed properties and for 11 years ran a holiday accommodation business.
On a Personal level, swimming has always been a great love of mine, I used to be a competitive swimmer and went on to be a voluntary swimming coach for my local swimming club for 16 years. Such a pleasure of bringing on young talent and seeing them progress to be not only great swimmers but amazing young people to be around. Sadly I couldn’t continue to give my time as my mum became ill and my priorities changed.
Rescuing dogs is something I have done for 32 years, they have come in through the door in all sorts of shapes, sizes and levels of behavioural issues! As you can see from the photo, Chester is a Jack Chi mix and my 9th rescue and Lovely Luna in the background is my faithful German shepherd. An unusual mix of little and large but it is always a conversation starter!
In my opinion dogs always give more than they take and like Suzanne, walking every day is just a good habit that is not only good for the body but for the mind too.
My children have grown and flown the nest, which left me with some time to consider my next career step. I realised there was a need for more help and information regarding blister prevention and treatment. Hence `Blisterhelp was` born!
Having passed my A levels 1980 I went for a three month holiday to South Africa, eleven years later; a career in Hospitality; and a young family I finally returned to the UK.
So I was a late comer to Podiatry, qualifying from Salford in 1999. Initially, doing private work in Manchester, I then moved to Whitby in 2000 and worked for the NHS.
Now my children are grown up and moved out I’ve started a new adventure with Lindsey. In my spare time there’s nothing I love more than walking my British Bulldog, Alba and French Bulldog, Winnie around the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks. It is through this love of walking that I truly understand why foot care is important to all as it gives us the freedom to get out and do what we love.
If you need some expert blister advice from an HCPC Registered Podiatrist – you can book a Blisterhelp Consultation. You can see us in person at the Foot Hub Whitby, or virtually over a video consultation.
Podiatrists with over 50 years of combined professional experience in the NHS, GP surgeries, and Private Practice; We have a special interest in Blisters on the feet. As HCPC Registered Podiatrists we provide professional advice on preventing and treating foot blisters.