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 …

Whose responsibility is wound care?

Yesterday I had the enormous privilege of attending the House of Lords to discuss a national wound strategy. This meeting was as a result of a debate in November 2017 stemming from Professor Julian Guest’s work which demonstrated the enormous costs and burden wounds place on both patients and the health care system and the …

Podiatrist Spotlight No. 4: Robert from Tweed Podiatry

Today we welcome Robert McCririck to our Podiatrist Spotlight. Robert is a musculoskeletal (MSK) specialist podiatrist and the owner of Tweed Podiatry at 40-41 The Square, Kelso.   What attracted you to a career in podiatry? As a sporty youngster, my interest in podiatry stemmed from sports injuries such including foot and ankle injuries. There’s …