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When you join us at Leigham Practice you place your care in the hands of one of the most experienced teams in the country. We introduce to you our team of foot specialists:
Gavin Fane, Podiatrist
In his NHS career Gavin was promoted to senior and chief podiatry positions with the Foot Surgery Team, Research & Development, Service Development and Clinical Supervision. In addition to excellent medical pedicure skills, he 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 technology for health. Gavin has been developing Low Level Laser Therapy treatments and techniques for 20 years and trains other healthcare professionals in the use of lasers to obtain better outcomes for their patients.
Maria Goldsmith, Podiatrist
In addition to her general clinical podaitry skills Maria is an advanced NHS practitioner specialising in wound management and high risk feet. She is one of the most senior specialists at Guy’s Hospital and completed her Masters Degree in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair. Maria has travelled to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa gaining skills and developing her podiatry techniques and joins us on Satudays.
Scott Corthine, Podiatric Surgeon
Scott is our Biomechanics and gait analysis specialist, assessing problems with dance, performance, walking and running to Elite Level. He has been specialist to London’s West End theatres from as far back as Starlight Express and has worked with Really Useful Company, Disney’s Lion King, Riverdance, Cameron McIntosh and the Royal Ballet School. Scott sits on the Performance Medicine Advisory Board at Dance UK, the leading charity looking after the welfare of professional dancers.
Scott is also a Consultant Podiatric Foot Surgeon with 20 years’ experience, including 7 years as Lead Clinician at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and therefore give a consensus of the best way forward for both the surgical and non-surgical options for foot problems.
Carolyn Simpson, Podiatrist
Carolyn is a former NHS Head of Service responsible for managing three North London NHS podiatry departments. She was Clinical and Professional Lead for over 30 podiatrists working in many health centres and two major hospitals and developed the Gait Analysis and Biomechanics Laboratory whilst working in Islington NHS.
Carolyn utilises her extensive experience and practical skills to undertake a wide range of treatments to help common foot problems.
Nathan Fittock, Podiatrist
Nathan treats a wide range of core podiatry skills and treatments and is a running and foot pain specialist. Nathans can perform Gait Analysis, Exercise Prescription and Strength Training and Running Gait Re-training and liaises with other health practitioners such as physiotherapists and sports physicians.
He has additional skills with Foot Mobilisation Therapy, Orthotic manufacture and prescription and Dry Needling of the lower limb.
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 Buckinghamshiry, providing podiatry care and options for patients with a wide range of foot problems and health conditions.