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podiatrists service

Our team of expert podiatrists specialise in all aspects of foot healthcare with many of our highly qualified podiatrists specialising in individual areas of foot care.

The Footcare Clinic has been established as a chiropody clinic for over 60 years.

Debra qualified from the Chelsea School of Podiatry and Chiropody in 1983 and then worked in the NHS in Fulham and also at a busy private practice in Central London.


Moving back north in 1987, The Footcare Clinic was established.

Debra has developed a strong reputation for podiatry in the area and

built a network physios, osteopaths and chiropractors for referals.

Meet our team of expert podiatrists

To seek the services of our expert podiatrists in Macclesfield, call The Footcare Clinic on

Debra Hughan, Podiatrist & Owner

Dr Helen Branthwaite, PhD Podiatrist

and Biomechanics Specialist

Helen Branthwaite lectures at Staffordshire University where she gained her PhD in footwear effects on foot function and pain.


Helen has an MSc in sports injuries and in a clinic

session can apply this research knowledge to provide

advanced gait analysis, full biomechanical lower limb

assessment, footwear advice, plantar pressure foot scans

and the provision of orthoses and treatment

programs. This service can be useful if you are suffering

with acute or chronic foot, knee, hip or lower back pain.

Simon Walters, Podiatrist

Simon Walters qualified from Salford University with BSc honours in Podiatry and has worked in private practice, care homes & various other healthcare capacities since 1997.


Simon has been working at The Footcare Clinic since 2011.

Sarah Thorp, Podiatrist

Sarah Thorp has worked for 12 years in a healthcare environment and also graduated from Salford University with a BSc honours in Podiatry. Sarah is also providing home visits.


Sarah has also worked at The Footcare Clinic since 2011

Carole, Practice Manager

Pauline, Receptionist

Jill Harding, Reflexologist

Jill Harding provides holistic treatments i.e. Reflexology, massage, hot stone massage and Reiki. All these treatments help relieve stress aches and pains, promotes relaxation improves circulation and a general feeling of well being.

Simon Phipps, Podiatrist

The Footcare Clinic

Carole has worked in the medical sector as a Practice Manager since 2004, and has worked at The Footcare Clinic since 2011.


Previously, she has worked as a receptionist/administrator in medical, orthodontics, dental, and facilities management.


Her role on reception is to ensure the smooth running of the practice to provide an efficient, comfortable and professional patient experience for everyone.

Pauline has vast experience in a healthcare environment after having worked in one for 21 years. She has been an essential part of our team at The Footcare Clinic for 4 years. Assisting Carole and everyone else with administration and plenty of other things!

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Simon qualified with a BSc Hons degree in Podiatry from the University of Huddersfield in 2008, having previously worked in the Leisure and Hospitality industry for over 20 years.


Post qualification, he worked in private Podiatry in Harrogate before joining the NHS as Specialist Podiatrist in 2009.


Simon joined the Footcare Clinic in February 2014 as an Associate Podiatrist and is currently available for appointments on Saturdays.

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