My career after graduating
When I started studying podiatry my original plan was to specialise in biomechanics, however, I found I preferred the clinical aspects and focused on wound care and nail surgery.
After I graduated I was lucky to go straight into a three month temporary contract with the NHS in North Somerset. This experience turned into a permanent contract where I spent two years with the trust covering North Somerset. I worked in wound care and nail surgery clinics, as well as routine preventative treatment and enjoyed building up my skill set and working within a small friendly team.
The opportunity arose to purchase an existing private podiatry business in Weston-super-Mare, which I have spent the last eight years growing into a well established practice.
I even had my own shoe shop and sub-let rooms to other practitioners. The pandemic gave me a chance to reflect and re-evaluate and I decided to have my garage converted into a clinic, which has allowed me to significantly reduce my overheads and has created a better work/life balance.