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When you join Leigham Practice in Streatham you place your care in the hands of one chiropodists / podiatrists at one of the most experienced clinics in the country. We introduce to you our team of foot specialists:
Gavin Fane, Podiatrist
In his NHS career Gavin achieved promotions to senior and chief podiatry positions with the Foot Surgery Team, Research & Development, Service Development and Clinical Supervision. In addition to excellent general podiatry skills, Gavin has special interests in Permanent nail correction, advanced verruca treatments, diabetes foot care, high risk foot problems and wound/ulcer management.
Gavin was awarded the Medical Sciences Prize from the London Foot Hospital and maintained an interest in healthcare and medical technology. Gavin has been developing Low Level Laser Therapy treatments and techniques for 20 years and trains other healthcare professionals in the use of low level laser therapy to obtain better outcomes for their patients.
Michael Hooper Podiatrist & Biomechanics
After qualifying from Southampton University in 2006, Michael was offered a prestigious position in the local NHS in Southampton where he gained experience in all aspects of routine and advanced podiatry. Michael went on to be the lead clinician in the ‘At risk Foot team’ helping prevent problems associated with the complications that diabetes can bring.
In 2008 Michael then left the NHS to go and work for the one of the worlds leading and UKs largest orthotic manufacturer. Where he was the lead podiatrist for nearly 5 years. In his role there he helped to develop products and an educational programme, which he delivered to thousands of UK healthcare professionals and has a special interest in running and performance issues related to running, walking and sport.
Toyin Adeniji Podiatrist
Toyin came to podiatry following a career in Applied Medical Sciences and achieved a 1st Class degree in Podiatry from the University of East london. Toyin has worked at the Croydon University Hospital with the biomechanical and nail surgery teams and presently works at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust as Specialist Podiatrist working with high risk foot problems. She has also worked with Arthritis Research UK, analysing foot pain and deformity.
Tom Gibson, Podiatrist
Tom spent 5 years as Specialist Podiatrist working with diabetic patients in Warkwickshire and in addition to his general podiatry skills he offers treatment for high risk feet and problems, and treats people with fragile health.
He is currently specialist Podiatrist for the Rheumatology department in Buckinghamshire, providing podiatry care and options for patients with a wide range of foot problems and health conditions.