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.
“ Mark provides an efficient and professional service. He quickly diagnosed the problem, explained the recovery steps and possible outcomes. His follow-ups are timely and I'm impressed with the service he offers”
“ I was very satisfied with Mark’s approach to my issue. The small procedure he performed was done pain-free and very fast, and the treatment was explained very thoroughly. I could not wish for anything better.”
“ Very good. He did a great job on my feet and was friendly making the appointment more pleasant.”
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