WORK EXPERIENCE

November 2016 to date
The Ipswich hospital NHS Trust (Podiatric surgery unit)

Clinical Specialist Podiatrist - duties include:

  • Ankle and popliteal local anaesthetic block
  •  Steroid and Ostenil injections for joints and soft tissue using C arm fluoroscopy and US machine
  •  Radiological assessment of the foot and ankle using PACS
  •  Assessment of surgical patients – pre and post op
  •  Biomechanical assessment
  •  Carrying out nail surgery
  •  Selection of appropriate pharmacological agents for patient management (pain management, thrombosis and antibiotic prophylaxis)
  •   Surgical assistance in theatre

November 2015 - August 2016
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Podiatrist - duties included:

  •  Diabetic foot assessment
  •  Identifying at risk/vulnerable feet and referring to an appropriate care pathway in a timely manner
  •  Treatment of high risk and general patients
  •  Carrying out nail surgery
  •  Assessing, diagnosing and treating complex musculoskeletal and biomechanics problems
  •  Carrying out domiciliary visits

May 2015 - November 2015
Fitter Feet for Life

Podiatrist - duties included:

  •  Podiatric foot treatment including callus reduction, fungal, pathological nail and nail surgery
  • Full diabetic foot checks
  • Biomechanical assessment of the lower limb including the hip, knee and ankle.
  • Gait analysis using three way slow motion filmed analysis and Tekscan pressure plate
  • Taking of casts and prescribing foot orthotics
  • Administration of local anaesthetics for digital block
  • The use of class 4 Fotona medical laser to treat fungal nails and verrucae
  • Cryosurgery to treat verrucae
  • The use of class 3B therapeutic laser to treat MSK pathologies including plantar fasciitis
  • Developing digital x-rays

EDUCATION

Sept 2015 – 2019 Glasgow Caledonian University, MSc Theory of Podiatric surgery
Sept 2011 – June 2015 University of East London, BSc Podiatric Medicine
HCPC registered
IRMER

INTERESTS

I enjoy reading and travelling and playing the drums; recent books include Outliers, recent trips include the UAE, Malta, Indonesia and New York.