Our Team To Help You

All our podiatrists and physiotherapists have at least a BSc (Hons) degree qualification and all have taken some form of post graduated training. We all have plenty of experience in many different areas in which we work. We are covered by most of the insurance companies although this is dependent on who you are seeing and for what service.

Our other staff are very highly qualified in their field and have plenty of experience with treating many different conditions. We are a holistic team and as part of your treatment we may suggest you see someone in our team who we feel may be more suited to see you. We have a great admin team to support the clinicians and they will do their best to make sure you see the right person with the right appointment. 

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Colin Papworth

BSc (Hons), MRCPOD

Areas of work interest – running / walking gait analysis and gait retraining, custom orthoses, manual therapy and sports injury.

Colin qualified from Durham in 1999, after first working in outdoor sports retail since leaving school, and spent 4 years in London working in the NHS. After working in various areas of podiatry he was appointed the clinical lead for Biomechanics and gained experience by providing biomechanics support to Physios, diabetes, rheumatology, surgical and community teams. 

In 2003 he moved to Sheffield and started to work in both Sheffield and Chesterfield in private clinics. Here he gained valuable experience in working alongside other podiatrists, physiotherapists, sports massage therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths.  He works with GB Olympic teams based at EIS in Sheffield – boxing, table tennis, badminton, basketball and diving. 

He has also worked with local company Talar Made delivering training courses on biomechanics and orthoses.  Colin has run his own workshops for therapists and general public on biomechanics, orthoses, running technique, running analysis and treatment. We are hoping to start some of these up again next year. 

Colin has a lot of experience in dealing with running injuries. He works from the Accelerate Running shop in Sheffield and has been very involved in looking at running gait analysis and helping runners introduce changes to their running style to help with over coming injury and helping with performance. 

When not working he is often walking and running in the Peak District, paddleboarding, climbing and camping with the family and dog Pip.

Rena Francis

FRCPodS, PGDip, BSc (Hons)

Rena is also a Facial Aesthetic Practitioner and has undergone advanced training in the administration of anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers (Cosmetic Couture and Este Training Academy).

Rena prides herself on working with each patient to deliver a bespoke, personalised, and professional service of the highest quality.

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Anna Evans

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John Freeman

John first started working as Sports Massage Therapist in 2001. He has worked with a variety of athletes at both world and international levels, working with the Institute of Sports and GB Diving for over a decade and able to bring this expertise to the benefit of all individuals of all ages and activity levels.

He will see what is the problem that is concerning you and then come up with a treatment plan to help you get back to full activity.

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Michelle Thurman

BSc (Hons) MChS HCPC (SP) (IP)

Michelle specialises in diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.

We have a fantastic Admin team led by our clinic manager Tracy brilliantly assisted by Karen and Katie.

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Tracy Wordsworth

Clinic Manager

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Karen Whitehead


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