Lower Limb Biomechanics
Rachael's first experience in the field of health care was as a teenager when she would help her hardworking grandmother after returning home from work as a ward sister and district nurse with very painful feet.
After an initial career as a riding instructor, Rachael chose to study at the Welsh Centre for Podiatric Medicine due to its commitment to providing extensive supervised clinical experience including NHS placements and research into care of the diabetic foot. She graduated in 1998 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. After a brief, and interesting spell working in south east London, covering maternity leave she went to work for then Southmead, later North Bristol NHS Trust, gaining experience in a wide range of clinical skills in general practice within health centres and outpatients departments as well as nail surgery at Southmead Hospital.
In 2000 Rachael decided to leave the NHS in order to move to the south coast and entered into private practice in Exmouth, where she continues to enjoy providing quality podiatric treatments to members of the community, whilst continuing ongoing professional development and keeping up with the latest research. Rachael is a key member of the Estuary Clinic and has undergone further biomechanics and bedside orthotics.
Rachael is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists which provide professional liability insurance. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.