Sophie graduated from the University of Northampton with a first-class honours in Podiatry. She has spent over 5 years working in the clinical field, however, began her journey and love for medical care at the age of 8 when she immersed herself in St John Ambulance and Surf Life Saving.
Sophie completed a nursing traineeship during her secondary schooling in Australia, primarily working within general medicine, acute care and stroke wards. This position stoked Sophie’s curiosity around multidisciplinary medical roles, and the teams need to holistically care for patients. Working in the stroke ward also created a keen fascination around biomechanics, mechanical therapy, rehabilitation and foot health.
From Sophie’s own personal experiences and requiring orthotics at an early age, she developed a distinct interest in Podiatric Medicine. Throughout her degree, Sophie attended numerous placements in NHS and private practice and was particularly interested in MSK and diabetic care, which prompted her dissertation topic – The Function and Efficacy of Post-Amputation Therapeutic Devices for Diabetic Transmetatarsal Amputees.
Other than personal experience and fascination, Sophie finds that Podiatric Medicine offers the scope to both challenge and grow as a clinician, while also enabling the treatment of a vast array of patients, such as paediatric care, verruca’s, nail surgery and high-risk care. It is also that distinctive element of care involved in treatment that makes work enjoyable. Feet, like hands, are predominantly in constant use and are relied upon to get us to where we want to go, so caring and treating feet if there is something wrong can provide relief, comfort and generally improve patient physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, and seeing this improvement in a patient, as a clinician is great!
Areas of special interest-
- Nail Surgery
- Routine Care (corns, callus, nails)
- Insoles and Orthopaedics
- Verruca Treatment
- The Healthcare Professional Council (HCPC).
- Royal College of Podiatry
- POM- A: Prescription of Only Medicines – Administration (Local Anaesthesia)
- POM- S: Prescription of Only Medicines- Sale/Supply