Following his academic achievement in 2007, James has benefited from a varied and wide clinical experience in both private practice and the NHS. His professional role has incorporated routine podiatric care and specialisms, including diabetic foot care, biomechanics and nail surgery. As Lead Podiatrist at the Solihull Hospital Foot Clinic, he successfully managed and treated a wide portfolio of challenging patient requirements. James is passionate about his profession, which has allowed him to bring together his wide ranging interest and study of aspects of anatomy, physiology, psychology, biomechanics and podiatric practice to the benefit of patient needs.
James is an HCPC Chiropodist and Podiatrist in Durham. Following completion of a Sports Science degree at Loughborough University in 2004, James studied Podiatry at Durham where he graduated in 2007. Since qualification, James has held his state podiatry registration with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and is also a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP). James has also continued to support his professional career with ongoing post graduate training and qualification, most recently gaining a PG qualification in Diabetic Foot Care from Warwick University. As part of his professional ethos and desire for excellence, James believes that being up to date with current practice is essential to patient wellbeing.
During his University years at Loughborough, he was able to pursue his passion for running, competing at a national level in athletics representing the Midlands over 800 metres. The background James has in sport (and personal injury!) combined with his Sports Science and Podiatry degrees is important in his delivery of biomechanical assessments with an in depth understanding of physical injury and effective training methods. It was in pursuit of his athletic career that he first encountered podiatry and was much impressed by the excellent treatment he received. A persistent Achilles heel injury restricted his training and racing and following the identification of abnormalities in his musculoskeletal system he was prescribed dedicated orthotics and an exercise regime which allowed his return to pain free running. James lives in Lanchester and retains his enthusiasm for most sports.