Author Archive | Nicola Blower

Condition of the month: Growing feet

Our condition of the month for April 2024 is growing feet; what to expect, what’s normal or not normal and when to get things checked! Foot and ankle pain is common in children and can have a huge impact on a child’s quality of life (1). It is important to recognise that when a child […]


Condition of the month: Ingrowing toenails

Our condition of the month for March 2024 is ingrowing toenails! Ingrowing toenails (onychocryptosis or unguis incarnates) is caused by the edge of the nail impinging or piercing the surrounding skin. Research suggests that 80% of ingrowing toenail cases occur on the big toe (6). The pressure on or puncture to the skin can become […]


Condition of the month: Verruca

Our condition of the month for February is Verruca! Also known as plantar warts, verruca plantaris or verruca pedis, verrucae are caused by an infection of the top layers of skin by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are over 100 varieties of HPV, some of which can cause more serious conditions such as cervical […]


Podiatrist Kayleigh Aldred joins Walkrite

Podiatrist Kayleigh Aldred BSc(Hons) has joined our team here at Walkrite. She started in clinic on 2nd January 2024 and has already been a great asset to the team. Kayleigh graduated with a 1st Class Degree in Podiatry from Northampton University in 2023 but, prior to that, spent 13 years in the RAF where she […]

Walkrite Christmas Closure

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2023 – 2024

We’re taking a break! The clinic will be closed for the Christmas break from Saturday 23rd December and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients, referrers and friends of Walkrite the best for the Christmas period and for the start of another year. […]


We’re growing our team!

We’re really excited to announce that we are growing our team! Hopefully we are going to be joined by another Podiatrist in January 2024. For now, we can’t announce all the details, but we are very excited to be welcoming them onboard and know that they are going to be an excellent addition to the […]


Podiatrists in sport – the future is bright!

It was a real pleasure to contribute to this edition of BASEM Today (read full supplement here) which focused on the role of Allied Health Professions (AHP’s) in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM). There are 14 AHP’s as recognised by the NHS and Podiatry is one of them. Other examples are Physiotherapy, Dieticians and Osteopaths […]


Lift more, move more, live longer!

We regularly work with patients of all ages using weights to strengthen as part of their rehab. The latest research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, confirms the positive impact of weight-training on better long-term health. When strength training twice a week was combined with meeting cardio-vascular exercise targets, the risk of premature death […]