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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​​

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, podiatrist and practice owner. I graduated in 2000 with a degree from Northampton University. I have over 20 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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Phil Rowbotham

BSc (Hons) Podiatry MRCPod.

HCPC Registered (number CH10699)

Member of the Royal College of Podiatry

Hello there! I'm Phil. I'm an MSK (musculoskeletal) specialist with 20 years of experience in biomechanics and foot and ankle matters, dealing with soft tissue concerns, post-injury complications, fractures, and sports-related injuries. I'm well-equipped to prescribe custom orthotics and insoles and manage pre and post-operative rehabilitation, ensuring your recovery is smooth and effective.


I'm also an experienced podiatrist with over 33 years of invaluable service within the NHS. As part of my journey, I worked in GP and Rheumatology clinics for 12 years, which allowed me to encounter a wide range of foot and ankle issues. 


Special Interests:

My passion lies in providing expert care for foot and ankle concerns, but I have a few areas of interest:  

  • Biomechanical and gait assessment

  • Footwear advice and orthotic/insole provision

  • Exercise therapy

  • Steroid injections (foot)

  • Nail surgery

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Janet Francis-Flores

BSc (Hons) Podiatry MRCPod.

HCPC Registered 

Member of the Royal College of Podiatry

Hello, I'm Janet! 


I'm an experienced professional with a diverse journey. Originally trained as a pharmacy technician, and spent 8 years in retail and hospital pharmacies.


Then, as a mature student, I pursued my passion for podiatry and proudly earned my BSc (Hons) from Northampton School of Podiatry.


My extensive journey led me to a fulfilling 25-year tenure with the NHS in Cambridgeshire. I've dedicated myself to community and hospital clinics, extending my services to other NHS Trusts for coverage needs.


I'm a member of the Royal College of Podiatry and HCPC registered. I bring a wealth of experience to ensure your foot health is in trusted hands.

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Yvonne Strand 

Podiatry Assitant
Alumni, Royal College of Podiatry (43160)

Hi there, I'm Yvonne, your dedicated Podiatry Assistant. A distinguished alumnus of the Royal College of Podiatry who dedicated her career to keeping toenails healthy and in check since 2015.

My journey began as an NHS Healthcare Assistant at Kettering General Hospital, working in a surgical ward. The hospital corridors eventually led me to join the NHS Diabetic Specialist Podiatrists team, where I continue to practice. 

Here at Podiatry Plus, I will complement podiatrists' work by providing expert toenail control and maintenance.  

So, whether it's a routine nail check or toenails that got long or out of control, you are in experienced hands. And by working alongside podiatrists, any further complicated conditions can be easily referred on.

Get in touch today 

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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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