FOOT CENTRAL PODIATRY LIMITED
Podiatry is a recognised branch of medicine that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The foot is one of the most complex parts of the body. It is made up of 26 bones connected by many joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility.
Our services cover a broad range of foot issues, including:
» General foot care
» Ingrown toenails and minor surgeries under local anaesthetic
» High Risk Foot
» Diabetes assessment
» Ankle Sprains
» Heel pain
» Corns and calluses
» We perform fungal nail tests to determine if there is fungal nail infection
» Plantar fasciitis
» Fungal nails
» Athlete’s Foot
» Footwear education
» Orthotic therapy
» Thickened nails
» Cracked heels
One of my biggest accomplishments was being a full-time mum of 4 whilst also doing my degree in podiatry which required me travelling 2 hours one way. I knew if I put my mind to it, I could achieve anything and juggle everything together. I have performed nail surgeries and delivered foot care education in the community and promoted podiatry through talks. Outside of work, I like cooking, listening to gospel music, spending time with friends and family.
I used to take my mum to see a podiatrist and appreciated how podiatrists are well equipped to diagnose and manage foot conditions. I come from a family with a history of diabetes and I understand people with diabetes have an increased risk of ulcers and damage to the feet. Serious foot problems can often be prevented by keeping in close contact with a podiatrist. I wanted to make a difference and focus on the area of the body people forget about.
Anecdote or quirky fact about me
I remember one day over 10 years ago when I was with my son. He had 3 pears with him that I had given him earlier, I asked him to give me one of them. He looked up at me and then took a quick bite from each pear. I thought it was a trick so that he would not have to share and felt a bit disappointed. He then suddenly handed me one of them and said, “this one is the sweetest one mummy.”
It warmed my heart and I realised that I had judged him too quickly and it taught me a lesson in life that I carried with me. No matter how experienced we are it is important to always be patient and wait to see an outcome before making a judgment.