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Podiatry and Chiropody

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What is Podiatry

Podiatry (formerly known as Chiropody) is an area of health specialising in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions.

Our feet are highly complex; they contain a 1/4 of all the bones in the body, plus a vast network of muscles, ligaments and joints which are vulnerable to injury and can be affected by more than 300 conditions. 

There is no difference between Podiatrists and Chiropodists. 

Podiatry is the new and up-to-date term as the profession was renamed in 1993. Chiropody is rarely used nowadays.

Podiatrists are trained specialists that can help diagnose and treat conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs. Which often results in improvements in other parts such as reducing back and hip pain.

Podiatrists can keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.

How can Podiatry help

Podiatry can help with a wide range of foot and lower limb conditions and disorders.

  • Nail management, hard skin, cracked heels

  • Removal of corns and callus

  • Verrucae and warts – including Falkner's needling and Swift microwave therapy (NEW)

  • Ingrown toenail treatment and nail surgery

  • Posture and gait analysis

  • Biomechanical examination

  • Provision of insoles and orthotics

  • Foot treatment for patients suffering from diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and poor circulation​​

  • Corticosteroid injection therapy

  • Ostenil injection therapy for osteoarthritis

When your feet hurt, you hurt all over.  


A visit to a podiatrist can dramatically improve mobility and maintain fit, active and pain-free feet.

Our registered Podiatrists are happy to talk to you about your health and how you may benefit from a podiatry treatment.


Your Podiatrists

David Walker

BSc (Hons) Podiatry MRCPod.

HCPC Registered (number CH14884)

Royal College of Podiatry (membership number 15605) 

Hello! My name is David Walker and I am a Podiatrist.


I graduated in 2000 with a degree from Northampton University. I have over 16 years of experience working for the local NHS and in 3 private clinics.

My practice has provided me with the opportunity and experience to successfully provide treatment to patients who suffer from Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I also specialise in Biomechanics and Nail Surgery in addition to routine foot care clinics.


I am continually amazed at how much better patients can feel after the treatment they received.

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Luke Planter

BSc (Hons), PGCert (Podiatric Surgery), MRCPod

HCPC Registered (number CH34059)

I'm Luke and I qualified from the University of East London, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatric Medicine. I enjoy all aspects of my job and I make it my personal goal to ensure each patient receives the best treatment and care available. High on my agenda is communication with the patient, which ensures best practice and understanding.


I have a wide clinical background and experience in foot-related problems, with specialist interests in podiatric surgery, sports-related injuries, biomechanics, diabetic foot management and minor surgery for ingrown toenails.


I've completed the Postgraduate Diploma of his MSc in Theory of Podiatric Surgery and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Podiatric Sports Medicine.


I seek to maintain high standards of care and regularly updates my knowledge by attending courses and conferences.


  • Qualified in corticosteroid injection therapy

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Megan Hensman

BSc (Hons) MRCPod Senior Podiatrist

HCPC Registered

Royal College of Podiatry

I'm Megan, and I'm a Senior Podiatrist who graduated from Northampton University. I'm registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod). 

I'm certified as an independent prescribing practitioner, and I'm also trained to inject local anaesthetics and prescribe prescription-only medicines.

I've had specialist training and experience in Sports Podiatry and hold a second degree in dance, sport, and exercise science. 

I have extensive NHS clinical experience in Leicester. I currently lecture at Northampton University in my capacity as a Senior Podiatrist.

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Podiatrist near me in Corby 

Our clinic is conveniently located close to Corby Old Village, next to the railway station and opposite Tesco superstore. It is well serviced by local bus routes.

Most of our patients come from the surrounding areas of Geddington, Desborough, Weldon, Rothwell and even Kettering, Oundle and Market Harborough.   

We have free parking on site. The drive is on Station Road.

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