My aim is to bring the science of movement, mobility and balance into the 21st century with technological advancements using the Optogait and Gyko systems at Walkincentre.
My treatment philosophy is still underpinned by a 'hands on' approach following methodical, patient-led pathways and now coupled with state of the art biometric technological equipment.
I graduated from the Northern College of Podiatry (now Salford University) in 1984 and have been a podiatric specialist in biomechanics at East Cheshire NHS Trust for 31 years, instrumental in the setting up of the hospital's Biomechanics Laboratory and providing a service in the private hospitals for over 20 years.
As a founder member of the national Podiatric Biomechanics Group, I have acted as a mentor to it’s members in the Northwest of England.
I have worked with a number of professional football, basketball and Olympic teams, the National Cycling Centre and consultant to footwear manufacturers.
As an advisor at Manchester, Keele, Staffordshire, Liverpool and UCLan universities, I have developed patented specialist instruments and innovative devices designed to help those with walking difficulties; for example, the RehabAngel® ‘Genie’, a global rehabilitation and sports training product.
I have been instrumental in the development of innovative footwear for the mass market, researching theories at both the University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Universities.
With over 30 years of specialist experience in musculo-skeletal diagnostics, my experience allows for appropriate and responsive care delivery together with the ability to advise on all aspects of podiatry, human movement, postural issues, podopaediatrics and footwear, with an emphasis on biomechanics and orthosis therapy.
HCPC registered and a member of BUPA Podiatry Network