I graduated with a Podiatry degree from the University of East London. Getting people out of pain is the most enjoyable part of the career for me. Before the degree, I worked in the NHS for four years as a foot care assistant alongside Podiatrists, I gained my diploma in foot health care with the College of Podiatry. I then spent a year after graduating from my degree within NHS clinics which really helped me develop my wound care knowledge and skills.
I have prescribing rights and commonly prescribe antibiotics and I can inject local anaesthetic.
Nail surgery is something that I enjoy, often this is carried out to relieve the problems caused by ingrowing nails but it is sometimes used to remove problem nails such as fungal or very thick nails.
Verruca needling is also something I offer for those clients who have tried all the acids and freezing, its a method which impregnates the verruca into the body so that the immune system can pick it up.
Gait analysis and biomechanics is another area I have studied and am currently on my masters module in this area.
I’m keen to develop the profession and often have students shadowing me.
My other clinic is in Southsea (Southsea Podiatry) and I usually practise there on Fridays.
Thanks for reading
Katrina Corby MCPod