I’ve been a podiatrist for 22 years; now I love what I do. Every day I get to help people continue doing the things they love, in comfort. Foot and leg pain can really slow you down!
Seeing someone come into the clinic in discomfort and knowing that, many times, I can help them leave without pain – and it hasn’t hurt them getting to that result. It’s a hugely satisfying position to be in.
People often tell us, “I don’t know why I didn’t come to see you earlier!”
I enjoy all aspects of my job. Over the years I’ve worked in private practice, and in the NHS in the UK, working in general foot and comfort care, high-risk footcare, through to helping athletes improve performance or rehabilitate from an injury. Podiatry is a profession where you can do it all.
I owned my own clinic in Wellington for 10 years, and during that time I began to feel very isolated. Podiatry is a small profession, and it’s easy to lose contact with colleagues when you’re running a business and dealing with day-to-day clinical practice.
I’ve been working with the Resonance group for a long time, and finally joined the group five years ago, and I haven’t looked back. The support I’ve had to grow my clinic – and myself as a clinician – has been enormous. Knowing there’s a team behind me to support and encourage me to be the best I can has been comforting, and helped grow my confidence, and pushed me to strive to be the best clinician I can.
Anne is a Podiatrist in Resonance’s Footwork Podiatry Clinic in Feilding.