Bob is a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist with over 30 years of experience working with Orthopaedic and sports injury cases. He qualified in 1986 from Salford University and received a Post-Graduate Masters degree in ‘Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics’ from Staffordshire University in 2004, a course he now teaches on. He has also taught Podiatric Biomechanics to third year students at the University of Malta and helped develop their Podopaediatric course, which addresses the treatment of children’s feet.
He has undertaken post-graduate modules in Rheumatology, Pharmacology, Steroid injection therapy, Foot Mobilisation Techniques and Fascial Manipulation. He has lectured at national and international conferences and in 2015, won an NHS achievement award for ‘Excellence in Education and Research’. He is a keen contributing member of MSK:UK, a professional group dedicated to continued professional development within the field of Musculoskeletal Podiatry.
Bob has done voluntary work with the charity ‘Calcutta Rescue’ treating the feet of Leprosy patients on a street clinic in Calcutta, India. He is now Podiatry co-ordinator for the charity ‘Festival Medical Services’ which offers medical care to festival goers at the Glastonbury and Reading festivals…………and yes, we do see Trench foot there.
He is married with 3 children but still manages to get out and sing with Commoners Choir and attend the odd gig here and there.
Bob is able to offer expert advice based on the latest research evidence and current trends and also offers steroid injections as a form of treatment