Andy and Lucinda are a husband and wife team, who each have over 25 years NHS and private practice experience. They recently united their skills in creating a business which delivers private podiatry across the county, working within local GP surgeries and providing a home visit service across Northamptonshire.
They share a holistic approach to foot care, viewing the treatment of every foot condition as part of an overall approach to improving mobility and ensuring pain free activity - optimising the general health and well being of patients, young and old.
Lucinda qualified at the School of Chiropody in Birmingham in 1986. She went on to complete a BSc(Hons) degree at Brighton University in 1992 and a MSc Health Studies in 2003. She worked in the NHS for nearly 27 years, specialising in treatment for patients with diabetes and high risk medical conditions, but continued to maintain an interest in general foot disorders which cause pain and reduce mobility in all patient groups.
She has further qualifications in diabetes (Diabetic Foot Module 2004) and in prescribing medicines, particularly antibiotics for foot infections (Supplementary Prescribing 2006). She worked as a Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist at the Kettering General Hospital Diabetic Foot Clinic from 1992 to 2013 with the Diabetes Consultants and worked with local District and Practice Nurse teams.
She now runs private podiatry clinics at King Edward Road Surgery in Northampton and Albany House Surgery in Wellingborough, while providing a home visiting service.
In her spare time she Chairs the Northamptonshire Branch of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, providing an education forum for private and NHS podiatrists with regular speakers and presentations throughout the year.
She once competed in 10k fun runs but now enjoys the gentler pace of hill walking in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales with her husband, two children and the family dog.
Andy qualified in 1989 from the Northampton School of Podiatry, University of Northampton with a BSc(Hons) degree and he has worked in the NHS for 25 years. He became an Extended Scope Podiatrist in 2000 providing specialist muskulo skeletal treatments and working alongside Consultants, Physiotherapists and GP's treating foot, ankle and lower limb pain.
From 1995 he has provided a private podiatry service at the Brook Health Centre in Towcester, with the support of Dr Supple and his staff. Here he is able to provide private treatment for all types of foot and lower limb conditions. He has recently expanded this clinic and set up a similar podiatry clinic in Daventry.
Andy is a very keen sportsman. He gained representative honours in hockey for the North of England under 21 team and Cheshire and British Colleges in Rugby. He was a member of the Northampton Canoe and Kayak Club and Pinnacle Rock Climbing Centre until he dislocated his shoulder white water canoeing in 2013 but continues to play golf at the Kingsthorpe Golf Club.
He is also a keen walker, having walked the Welsh 3000 and completed both 3 Peak Challenges.
His interest in sport and physical activity has produced a lifelong interest in sports injuries and the treatment of conditions which prevent the enjoyment of an active lifestyle.