HCPC Registered Podiatrist
M.Ch.S BSc (Hons)
Katy graduated from the University of Southampton in summer of 2013, she gained a Bachelor of Science Degree, specialising in Podiatry with first class honours.
Katy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCP). As a member of these governing and regulatory bodies, she gives her patients the assurance that she meets the expected clinical and professional standards required to provide the best quality of care to service users.
More so, by carrying out continual professional development via various learning resources and workshops, It ensures that her knowledge and treatments are up-dated with developments and innovations in the ever-changing podiatry field and medical-related discipline.
Having taken her first post as a Podiatrist in Oxford city-centre, she has applied her knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat disorders of the lower limb, whilst carrying out routine care, cryotherapy, nail surgery and advising patients on general foot care enquiries.
During her training, the time within various NHS trusts proved invaluable and meant she gained experience in areas such as diabetes, wound care, biomechanics and the high-risk foot; thus dealing with an array of patients and collaborating with other health professionals. This meant she quickly developed her inter-personal and communication skills with a wide variety of people. She strongly believes that these skills benefit her clinical practice to this day, as communicating with the patient effectively provides the foundation to enable successful diagnosis, treatment and care plan formulation.
Additionally, she understands the significance of treating her patients from a holistic perspective and finds communication is significant in helping to understand patients as individuals from their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. She is therefore delighted to be working at 21st Century Clinic alongside a wide range of health professionals that specialise across these facets of health.