Rather than choosing to under take the normal three year degree, I decided to study over four and a half years,This allowed me to ensure that I gave both the degree and my family my whole. My studies also included working in supervised placements within the NHS. I trained in both community and hospital clinics in the North West of England. I attended and trained at extra clinics in Diabetes, Vascular, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Nail Surgery.
In March 2013 (two months prior to completion of my degree) I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Disease and more recently, Lupus. This diagnosis was/is life changing and prompted my decision to work for myself, where I am able to pace my work according to my own health. I know that having a Rheumatoid disease has made me a better podiatrist/chiropodist.
My practice is currently run from our home, where I have a designated room with purpose built, disabled access which enables me to provide a professional and caring service to all my clients. I am married and have two children.