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Podiatrist
 

Hi there, my name is Gemma and I’m a podiatrist.

I qualified in 2005 from the London Foot Hospital at UCL with a degree in Podiatric Medicine.  Since qualifying, I have worked in various roles in the NHS, private practice and in podiatry education at the University of East London. 

I am passionate about health promotion and the prevention of foot problems, particularly with diabetes. A simple foot care routine can become a regular part of daily life in order to help maintain the health of the feet. 

Daily washing and thorough drying of the feet, the application of an emollient to dry skin - avoiding the area between the toes - and wearing hosiery made of natural materials is all a great start.  Shoes and slippers can cause foot problems if they are not a good fit and appropriate style for the feet.  Everyone is different and shoes are not a “one style fits all”.  Footwear should have a fastening to ensure the foot is held in place within the shoe and toes should not be squashed.  Corns, callus, clawed toes and blisters can be the consequences of poorly fitting footwear.  Prevention is always better than cure!

 

I am happy to offer the following treatments along with full advice and specialist referrals where necessary for:

 

* Corns

* Callus

* Fungal nails and athletes foot

* Thick deformed nails

* Ingrowing toenails

* Diabetic footcare

* Verrucae

* Poor circulation

 

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We believe that our elders should be respected and valued. Many have worked hard serving their families and the wider community. It is because of this work ethic and strong spirit that some find it a difficult to make the adjustment to receive help. We understand this and do everything we can to support you through this adjustment. We aim to preserve your independence, respect your values, choices and wishes by implementing a support plan that puts you at the centre. We will tailor your care package specifically to your needs, whether that may be full time care or help with your housework or shopping. 

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We believe that our elders should be respected and valued. Many have worked hard serving their families and the wider community. It is because of this work ethic and strong spirit that some find it a difficult to make the adjustment to receive help. We understand this and do everything we can to support you through this adjustment. We aim to preserve your independence, respect your values, choices and wishes by implementing a support plan that puts you at the centre. We will tailor your care package specifically to your needs, whether that may be full time care or help with your housework or shopping. 

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We believe that our elders should be respected and valued. Many have worked hard serving their families and the wider community. It is because of this work ethic and strong spirit that some find it a difficult to make the adjustment to receive help. We understand this and do everything we can to support you through this adjustment. We aim to preserve your independence, respect your values, choices and wishes by implementing a support plan that puts you at the centre. We will tailor your care package specifically to your needs, whether that may be full time care or help with your housework or shopping.