What is a Podiatrist?
A Health Professional specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of the foot, ankle and associated structures. A Podiatrist must complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine (BSc Hons) which is covered full time over 3 years in a University.
A Podiatrist may see anything from an ingrowing toe nail requiring surgery to designing a Custom made foot orthotic to assist with tendon or joint dysfunction or pain. Our scope of practice is ever increasing giving us almost every opportunity out there to help you with your lower limb related problems. We often undertake numerous different types of continuing professional development which may include: attending conferences on a regular basis, training courses, meetings with other local and nation wide colleagues.
Z.W. Foot & Ankle is a Podiatry clinic based in the centre of Kendal, The English Lakes. With exceptionally convenient transport links and our next door neighbor the multi storey car park at the Westmorland shopping centre you can be sure that you will make it to your appointment with ease and convenience. The clinic was set up and is currently run by Zoe Wilson, a young and enthusiastic podiatrist brought up in the centre of the lakes. See “Meet the team” section for more information on Zoe’s expertise and background. We have two consulting rooms and a waiting area where our friendly staff can get you a drink and gather essential details prior to your appointment while you wait.
We pride ourselves on the delivery of first class care and education of our patients’ presenting complaint.
Our Ethos: “Education, professionalism and dedication to deliver the best care to our patients”
Now, people always ask Zoe… “What got you in into Podiatry?”
Zoe: As a keen athlete from a young age, I started to experience problems and pain in my lower limbs and feet. I spent my time staring at my footwear and feet puzzled thinking how can this pain be stopping me from doing what I love the most, Exercising? I seeked the help and professional opinion from a local podiatrist who made me up some custom orthotics (specialist insoles for my shoes) and got me back doing what I love with NO PAIN!
“I always had a vision to create a clinic where you could access everything you needed from Podiatry care, to Orthotics, Footwear, onward referral where needed, Minor Surgery and everything else in between! I wanted to create a one stop foot and ankle establishment where I could help people with every need related to their feet!”
And so… Z.W. Foot & Ankle was born. We opened in September 2017 and have slowly built a vast clientele with a wide array of services from Routine Podiatry care, Vascular assessments, Neurological assessments, Biomechanical assessments, Custom Made Orthotics, Stretching and Strengthening regimes, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Nail surgery, Verrucae management, Steroid Injection Therapy, Footwear, Specialist sport services and Diabetic foot care.
Feet are in the family!
15 Blackhall Yard, Kendal: 01539730066
We are on the same street and the same yard. Happy Feet Kendal, 15 Blackhall Yard is owned and managed by Shelagh Wilson. Happy feet specialise in “Comfort & Style” so you can be sure to find shoes to suit your lifestyle and foot type. Happy feet stock a wide variety of brands with removable foot beds to accommodate orthoses and insoles.
Z.W. Foot & Ankle offer a joined service of selection and fitting so you can be sure to satisfy your Podiatrist’s recommendation on shoes to suit your style and needs by having this neighbouring vital shoe service in Kendal! “We work together as a team and are truly passionate about what we do” Shelagh: I just love fitting shoes and I love my job! I really feel we offer a vital service to the North West and those who travel large distances to come and see our selection”.
Happy feet shoe shop offer an extensive range of lady’s shoe brands:
- Joseph Siebel
- Fly London
- Strive (Built in arch support sandals)