Trained in Lyon, France I have 30 years of practical experience in gait, biomechanics and making orthotics. In that time I have worked with many sports professionals and cared for many more people whose condition required a thorough assessment and the provision of unique custom orthotics.
During my 30 years experience, I spent 6 years working in the Research and Development of SIDAS France (Con’formable, Podiatech). SIDAS is a leader in sports podiatry, specialising in the use of advanced moulding technologies and heat sensitive materials.
My work at SIDAS gave me the opportunity to work closely with numerous elite athletes from a wide range of sports as well as the doctors, physiotherapists and health professionals supporting sports teams and individuals. It allowed me to develop my own unique techniques and approach, finding the best solutions for optimum performance, comfort and stability. This is at the heart of the work I do today.
I qualified in 2014 at the University of Southampton, graduating with first-class honours. Following this I completed an Arthritis Research UK (Versus Arthritis) internship in Triathlon Injury at the University of Leeds and completed a Masters in Clinical and Health Research as part of the NIHR Clinical Academic Training scheme focused on footwear. I hold a Specialist NHS post in MSK for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in Greenwich. I also previously worked in Orthopaedics at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust and led the rheumatology podiatry service at King’s College Hospital.
As a podiatrist, I am qualified to assess and manage problems of the foot and ankle. I have a strong interest in sporting injury, particularly in endurance athletes such as runners and triathletes and has worked with elite athletes as part of the London Marathon medical team and with ultra-marathon runners and walkers at the Action Challenge ultra-marathon events both in the UK and abroad. I have worked with premiership footballers, elite runners and professional ballet dancers as well as many amateur and recreational athletes.
I gained membership of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow by examination in 2018, and was elected as a member of the faculty executive board in 2019 and have since been appointed as the Director of Communications for the Faculty. I am a member of the College of Podiatry and am HCPC registered.
I qualified from the University of Southampton with a first-class honours degree in Podiatry and subsequently completed an Arthritis Research UK internship at the University of Southampton, investigating the self-management of osteoarthritis.
I then went on to complete a Master's degree in Podiatric Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University in London. My focus was on patellofemoral pain in the knee, and I have continued my research and involvement in patellofemoral pain ever since.
I specialise in gait analysis, 3D scanning, orthotic prescribing techniques and shockwave therapy, and have worked in a number of private clinics across Somerset and London since qualifying, developing a special interest in foot and ankle musculoskeletal conditions.
I have a keen interest in sport, particularly volleyball and cycling and have represented the England junior ladies volleyball team. My own experience as an elite junior athlete gives me a unique understanding of sports injury and the importance of orthotics, and I enjoy working with athletes at all competitive levels and ages.