Podiatrist Spotlight – Richard from RP Podiatry

Today we welcome Richard Povey to our Podiatrist Spotlight. Richard is the owner of RP Podiatry, 48A Main Street, East  Bridgford, NG13 8NH.   What attracted you to a career in podiatry? Podiatry chose me! I had planned to train as a physiotherapist but it was extremely competitive. The University of Huddersfield offered me a …

All about fungi

You may have noticed as the weather turns to autumn the abundance of fungi all around us. They are diverse and include many species such as yeasts, moulds and mushrooms. Fungi are parasitic, which means they live and feed off another organism (their host). A fungus uses its host as a source of food, obtaining nutrients …

Why I’m passionate about foot health

I’m very excited to be working with OSGO Healthcare to promote the value of Podiatry “Why would you want to look at feet all day?” That’s a question podiatrists are asked time and time again. Feet aren’t the sexiest part of the body, and the podiatry profession doesn’t attract the same kudos as other areas of medicine. However, in …

If the shoe fits! How we can support people to make better choices?

Shoes are such an emotive issue, especially where we professionals are concerned. So many foot problems are caused by ill-fitting footwear and this can sometimes lead to frustration when our patients don’t take on board advice regarding healthy footwear. So how do we support people to adopt a different approach? I would argue at the …

Do you wish you could free your feet this summer?

Are your feet longing to escape from the confines of your shoes and socks but you’re too embarrassed to bare your soles? Well you’re not alone – recent data from the College of Podiatry revealed that 6 in 10 of us suffer in silence when it comes to foot pain and 70% of us neglect …

What to look for when you check your feet

Have you been told to check your feet but are unsure what to look for? Because damage to the nerves and blood supply to your feet happens gradually, it’s important to know what to look for when you check your feet and how to spot the signs of any changes. By checking your feet regularly …