John Chadwick

John-mugshot2BSc(Hons), FRCPodM, FFPM RCPS(Glasg), HCPC-Registered Podiatrist, Independent Prescriber

Co-Director – Walkrite


  • 2 years Band 6 Community Podiatrist, West Norfolk PCT
  • 2 years Band 7 Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist, Greater Peterborough PCT
  • 3 years Specialist Orthopaedic Practitioner, Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals
  • 2006 – Present: Co-Director of Walkrite, specialising in MSK Podiatry
  • 2006-Dec 2010:  Full-time private practice, Walkrite (MSK Podiatry & Specialist Orthopaedic Practitioner)
  • Dec 2010 – Present:  Part-time private practice and full-time NHS Surgical Care Practitioner – Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Team, Northampton General Hospital
  • 26th June 2017 – Post-Graduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing (HCPC IP/SP (Independent / Supplementary Prescriber))
  • Current study:  MSc Orthopaedic & Trauma Sciences

Current clinical locations:

  • Northampton General Hospital (NHS)
  • Walkrite Clinic, Peterborough

John also graduated in 1999 from The University of Huddersfield with a BSc(Hons) Degree in Podiatry and specialised in Musculoskeletal Podiatry within the NHS from 2002.  In 2003, he began work as a Specialist Orthopaedic Practitioner for Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he worked exclusively within Orthopaedics, specialising in the foot and ankle.  In 2006, he became Co-Director of Walkrite and currently works part-time for Walkrite as an MSK Specialist Podiatrist as well as working in the NHS as a Surgical Care Practitioner within a department of specialist Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons at Northampton General Hospital.

As an MSK Specialist Podiatrist, John has gone on to work within Orthopaedic Surgery as a Surgical Care Practitioner, in the field of lower limb surgery, specifically with regards to the foot & ankle.  This provides him with a highly specialised understanding of the functional anatomy of the lower limb and how this relates to lower limb mechanics and pain with regards to the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the foot and ankle.

John recently became a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and was also awarded a Fellowship of the College of Podiatric Medicine.  In June 2017, he completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing, qualifying him as an Independent Prescriber.  He is currently studying towards an MSc in Orthopaedic & Trauma Sciences.  John was co-author of a case study report published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine in 2017 and has lectured both at national conference level as well as within the BSc(Hons) Podiatry degree course at Northampton University with regards to injection therapy.

Having grown up in South Africa, John is, of course, a huge fan of sport, but particularly rugby, and also participates in challenges and events involving triathlon and, especially, open water swimming.