Focus on Your Feet
BSc (Hons) MChS DPodM
Claire is an experienced and qualified podiatrist who practices full-time from her Disley based clinic.
Having graduated from Salford University with a degree in Podiatry, Claire worked for the NHS in a community and hospital setting, and later as an associate podiatrist at a busy physiotherapy practice.
Claire has experience in diagnosing and treating both adult and child patients with a variety of foot problems. She is able to treat conditions traditionally treated by a chiropodist including problem toenails, corns, calluses, cracked heels, hard skin, verrucae and athlete’s foot. As a qualified podiatrist, Claire can also provide surgery for ingrowing toenails.
Further, Claire is able to carry out biomechanics assessment, with the provision of orthotics and insoles, to facilitate the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions including ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain.
She also provides foot screening and foot care for people with diabeties.
Claire is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the government regulator for healthcare professionals and the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists.
Clare L. Wood
B.Sc. (Hons) M.Sc. MChS HCPC
Clare, a qualified Podiatrist (Chiropodist) graduated from Salford University with an honours degree in Podiatry and initially worked as a community podiatrist within the NHS in Sheffield. Previously she had a career in Mental Health Services as a Clinical Psychologist working with people with Learning Disabilities.
She later formed “Bridge Podiatry” to provide services from established private clinics. She specialises in home visits for treatment of housebound, vulnerable and sensitive patients. Claire Spaven, invited her to provide this service for Disley Podiatry Clinic in July 2017.
More recently Clare has also been invited to provide a “Bridge Podiatry” clinic service at the Alternative Health Clinic in New Mills.
She is registered with the government regulatory body for health professions – Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and a fully insured member of the College of Podiatrists. She continues with NHS work providing bank (agency) services in Bury.