Over 15 Years of Experience

Qualified with a BSc (Hons) Podiatry

I qualified as a Podiatrist/Chiropodist from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2003.

I started working for the NHS not soon after, which I continue to this day, as well as developing my private practice.

Over fifteen years of working in the public and private sector has provided me with a wealth of clinical variety.

This has allowed me to develop clinical expertise and undertake post graduate studies in the field of biomechanics, acupuncture, dermatology, diabetes, nail surgery the use of steroid injections and verruca needling.

I often get asked why I became a Podiatrist and if it’s something I always wanted to do. It is not something I ever really even thought about as a career option until the very last minute. After coming towards the end of my A-levels at college I still hadn’t made up my mind. I went on work experience with Podiatrists who were friends of my parents and that was that!

Despite the lack of initial conviction in my choice of career, I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunities that Podiatry has presented to me.

I currently work four days a week for the NHS in a variety of roles (Solihull Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Solihull community services). My work in the hospital settings are as part of a national specialised service for patients with a rare, genetic blistering skin condition (Epidermolyis Bullosa). This work has allowed me to travel to numerous countries to work in a teaching/consultancy capacity aswell as publish peer reviewed articles within this area of expertise.

I am also the lead clinician in Solihull NHS Podiatry for Nail surgery (Ingrowing toe nail surgery) and am also currently developing a similar service at Birmingham Children’s hospital. As well as these current roles, I have previously been the lead Sports injury/Biomechanics/Orthotics Podiatrist within Solihull NHS and maintain this level of expertise within my private practice.

It is this broad range of NHS experience that has helped me to develop an up to date and personalised private practice.


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Have Some Questions?

Within the UK, Podiatry is the new name for Chiropody. The name was changed to fall in line with the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist. A podiatrist is a specialist in conditions regarding the foot and lower limb.
Podiatrists can give specialist advice on the prevention, management and treatment of foot and lower leg injuries. This can range from simple nail cutting, removal of hard skin and corns, to minor surgery for ingrown toe nails. Back, hip, knee and ankle pain can be as a result of 'flat feet'. These complaints can be corrected by altering foot posture using customised insoles.
There is a common misconception that it is only elderly people who need treatment of their feet- in fact, podiatrists treat people of all ages with a wide range of foot complaints.
There is not a set recommended time frame between visits to a podiatrist. At your first visit, Mark will discuss with you what would be best regarding repeat visits. Some people see a podiatrist from as often as every six weeks through to once a year for their annual foot check. At AMP, everyone is treated as an individual and a care plan will be based around you and your needs.
At your first appointment, Mark will carry out an initial assessment, taking a detailed history of your condition, along with any relevant past medical history. A physical assessment of the foot and lower limb will then be done to determine the clinical diagnosis of your complaint which will be fully explained to you by Mark. This will give you the opportunity to discuss the problem and ask any questions you may have.

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