Meet the Team

All of our Podiatrists (Chiropodists) & Physiotherapsts are registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council).

Sarah Shakespeare
Receptionist
Sarah Shakespearer

About Sarah

Sarah has worked as a receptionist at Footsteps for more than 2 years so is able to give helpful advise about the clinic and a friendly welcome to all of our clients, old and new. 

Esther Knew
Receptionist
Esther Knew

About Esther

Esther has worked in the health profession for a number of years as a Registered Nurse, stopping work to have family. Esther loves working with and meeting the public and has been working at Footsteps since 2010. Esther has a British sign language level 2 so is able to communicate with deaf people.

Jonathan Shearer
Podiatrist
Jonathan Shearer

About Jonathan

Jonathan, founder of the Footsteps Podiatry and Chiropody Clinic, graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc (hons) degree in Podiatry and has 9 years experience working within the NHS and private sector. Since qualifying, Jonathan has completed a variety of courses which focus on giving the optimum care for the foot.

Sue Pike
Podiatrist
Sue Pike

About Sue

Sue graduated from the University of Central England with a BSc (hons) degree in Podiatry and has over 9 years experience working within the NHS and private sector.Sue has completed a variety of postgraduate training and is a specialist in the area of Diabetes.

 

Beverley Shea
Foot health practitioner
Beverley Shea

About Beverley

Bev qualified as a Foot Health Practitioner from the Smae Institute in Maidenhead. She has worked in the health and beauty industry for 19 years gaining extensive private sector experience. She is also qualified in therapeutic foot and leg massage.She joined the team in May 2009.

Russel Cooper
Podiatrist
Russel Cooper

About Russel

Russell graduated from the Plymouth University of Southampton with a BSc (hons) degree in Podiatry and has since then gained a vast amount of experience working within the NHS and private sector. He specialises in musculoskeletal problems and enjoys Nail Surgery.

Maria Markuss
Podiatrist
Maria Markuss

About Maria

Maria graduated with a BSc (hons) degree in Podiatry from Salford University in 2011, she has experience in all aspects Podiatry and is fully trained in the use of both our in house fungal laser treatments. She has worked in the private sector for four years and joined the team in July 2013.

Jodie Gordon
Podiatrist
Jodie Gordon

About Jodie

Jodie graduated top of her class from Aston University with BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry and has since continued her professional development in biomechanics and the treatment of muscular skeletal issues. She has experience of working within the private sector and recently joined the team Aug 2016.

 

Chris Leary
Sports Therapist
Chris Leary

About Chris

Chris, graduated from London Metropolitan University with a BSc (hons) degree in Sports Therapy. He has a wide range of experience and knowledge working in a North London multidisciplinary practice as well as an integral member of the medical team at Chelsea FC and is currently head of the Medical Team at Tamworth FC. Chris specialises in sports injury treatment & rehabilitation and in addition he offers massage therapy and deep tissue body massage to enhance performance, aid recovery and help prevent injury.

Michael Hickmott
Sports Therapist
Michael Hickmott

About Michael

Michael graduated with a BSc (hons) degree in Sports Therapy from the University of Birmingham. He has experience treating athletes in a number of events including the Great North Run and the TRI UK Shropshire triathlon. Michael has also trained under the Titleist performance Institute in order to improve golfing performance by removing physical restrictions as well as treating golfing injuries.

Francesca Germain
Sports Therapist
Francesca Germain

About Francesca

Fran is a graduate Sports Therapist BSc (Hons), from the University of Hertfordshire. Fran’s main area of interest is rehabilitation of injuries, where her in depth knowledge of biomechanics allows her to see how injury can be prevented and correct through posture and gait correction. Having had a varied sporting career, including hockey, swimming, gymnastics’ and equestrian, Fran has develop a wide base of knowledge relating to all aspects of sport and the effect that it has on the body. Fran spent a year working with Ospreys Rugby Club in Swansea, where she gained a unique in-depth knowledge of the strain the body has to take during sport. She then took these skills back to her local team of St Albans Rugby, to work as there therapist during her final year. Having been involved in many sporting events as a therapist, including working with Asthma UK at the London Marathon and The England Rugby League team during their world cup campaign.

Alan Crate
Audiologist
Alan Crate

About Alan

Alan has over 25 years experience as a Hearing Aid Audiologist specialising in the re-rehabilitation of patients by finding the best solutions for their communication problems arising from hearing loss. He has practiced with a number of national companies including one on Harley Street. In 1995, after self funding his further education at the Royal Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital in Grays Inn Road, London, he qualified as a Fellow of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. Unlike many other dispensers, Alan is a specialist in prescribing hearing solutions based upon the client’s auditory needs, rather than just standard ear function, to optimise results.

 

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