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ABOUT

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Meet our team of experienced chiropodists and podiatrists based in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.  R. Handford & Co. Podiatry Limited is a well-established private podiatry and chiropody practice and Richard Handford is the Principal of the business and practice.

To find out more about us or to book an appointment at our clinic contact us today and we will provide you with high-quality foot treatments for a wide variety of foot problems.

Call us on 01279 652 249

Richard Handford, BSc (Podiatry), MChS, CH11999/// 01279 652 249 ///

Sandy Knight, BSc Hons (Podiatry), MChs
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Clare Rushmer BSc Hons (Podiatry), MChs, CH15932
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Richard graduated with a BSc in Podiatry from University of Plymouth in 1993. Upon qualifying he worked full time for a number of NHS Podiatry departments in North Yorkshire, Norfolk and Hertfordshire. During that time his role covered community clinics, GP practices, acute hospitals, Outpatients and worked as part multidisciplinary medical teams.

1999 saw Richard entering full time private practice in Bishops Stortford having taken over a long standing existing Podiatry practice.

After a number of years in practice Richard returned to formal education and completed assessed courses in, Prescription only Medicine for Podiatrists certification from Cardiff Metropolitan University and gained a Post Grad certificate in Skin Integrity & Wound Care from the University of Hertfordshire.

Richard has also served as an elected member of council of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (2010-2017). During this time his roles included 2 years as a Vice President, a trustee of the College of Podiatry and assisting in the setting of national guidelines for Podiatry.

Further to his commitment to the future of Podiatry and has also mentored a number of new graduates within his practice.

Richard is registered with the HCPC (no CH11999), is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the faculty of Podiatric Medicine of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

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Sandy has worked for R. Handford & Co. Podiatry Limited for over 5 years on a part-time basis and is a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists as well as HCPC registered.

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Clare graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2003. She initially worked for Boots Healthcare in Chelmsford before setting up her own clinic in 2005. She has also worked at various private clinics in Cambridge, Royston and Saffron Walden, and has run drop-in clinics in homeless shelters in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Colchester. In 2017 Clare sold her clinic so she could focus more on her professional development and career. She has also undertaken further training into an innovative technique for pain resolution called SIRPA. See www.sirpauk.com for more details.

Susannah Gale BSc Hons (Podiatry), MChs, CH/// 01279 652 249 ///

Judy Tickle MAAT, Practice Manager/// 01279 652 249 ///

Susannah Timmins
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Susie graduated in 2015 from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh with a 1st Class honours degree in Podiatry. She was drawn to study podiatry as a mature student following a career break to start a family. Prior to this she worked in the automotive manufacturing industry, using her first degree in mechanical engineering.

Susie has a broad range of podiatric interests and wishes to combine her podiatry and engineering skills in the expanding field of biomechanics in the future.

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Judy has worked for the practice for over 15 years and has been influential in the shaping and development of the practice during this time. She has multiple roles and responsibilities, although she would probably describe one of her most significant contributions as being her friendly and welcoming approach towards patients, both old and new. Judy has completed her level 4 accounting exams through the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), which has added a further professional dimension to her already substantial contributions to the Practice.

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Susannah qualified from Aston University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons.) in Podiatry. After qualifying, Susannah worked within the NHS for six years, dealing with all areas of podiatry and developing her keen interest in Sports Injuries & Musculo-skeletal Disorders. During this time she accrued a wealth of experience and knowledge across the field of Podiatry, specialising in Podiatric Biomechanics under the supervision of Ron McCulloch. It is this exposure that introduced Susannah to the realm of Gait Analysis.

After leaving the NHS Susannah began to expand her knowledge of Gait Analysis using video, In-shoe Pressure, Pressure Mats and Vicon 3D Gait Analysis Systems. This allows a complex assessment to be undertaken including both dynamic and static data, encompassing the lower limb in its entirely to provide a detailed description of factors influencing injuries; gait analysis is integral to her work.

Alongside working in a Private Practice at the London Podiatry Centre she is also employed by the Ministry of Defence at the Region Rehabilitation Units both at Royal Air Force Halton and Sennelager (Germany). Susannah has been privileged to work with all branches of the Armed Forces, including elite athletes representing the services nationally and internationally in various sports. Susannah applies the knowledge and skills of the job, which she enjoys immensely, to such a clinically diverse and complex patient group; improving their quality of life and expediting recovery. This role includes injury rehabilitation and screening to ensure Service Personnel are able return to a fully deployable state as quickly as possible.

ABOUT

//////////

Meet our team of experienced chiropodists and podiatrists based in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.  R. Handford & Co. Podiatry Limited is a well-established private podiatry and chiropody practice and Richard Handford is the Principal of the business and practice.

To find out more about us or to book an appointment at our clinic contact us today and we will provide you with high-quality foot treatments for a wide variety of foot problems.

Call us on 01279 652 249

Richard Handford, BSc (Podiatry), MChS, CH11999/// 01279 652 249 ///

READ MORE

Richard graduated with a BSc in Podiatry from University of Plymouth in 1993. Upon qualifying he worked full time for a number of NHS Podiatry departments in North Yorkshire, Norfolk and Hertfordshire. During that time his role covered community clinics, GP practices, acute hospitals, Outpatients and worked as part multidisciplinary medical teams.

1999 saw Richard entering full time private practice in Bishops Stortford having taken over a long standing existing Podiatry practice.

After a number of years in practice Richard returned to formal education and completed assessed courses in, Prescription only Medicine for Podiatrists certification from Cardiff Metropolitan University and gained a Post Grad certificate in Skin Integrity & Wound Care from the University of Hertfordshire.

Richard has also served as an elected member of council of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (2010-2017). During this time his roles included 2 years as a Vice President, a trustee of the College of Podiatry and assisting in the setting of national guidelines for Podiatry.

Further to his commitment to the future of Podiatry and has also mentored a number of new graduates within his practice.

Richard is registered with the HCPC (no CH11999), is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the faculty of Podiatric Medicine of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

Sandy Knight, BSc Hons (Podiatry), MChs
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Sandy has worked for R. Handford & Co. Podiatry Limited for over 5 years on a part-time basis and is a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists as well as HCPC registered.

Clare Rushmer BSc Hons (Podiatry), MChs, CH15932
/// 01279 652 249 ///

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Clare graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2003. She initially worked for Boots Healthcare in Chelmsford before setting up her own clinic in 2005. She has also worked at various private clinics in Cambridge, Royston and Saffron Walden, and has run drop-in clinics in homeless shelters in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Colchester. In 2017 Clare sold her clinic so she could focus more on her professional development and career. She has also undertaken further training into an innovative technique for pain resolution called SIRPA. See www.sirpauk.com for more details.

Susannah Gale BSc Hons (Podiatry), MChs, CH/// 01279 652 249 ///

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Susie graduated in 2015 from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh with a 1st Class honours degree in Podiatry. She was drawn to study podiatry as a mature student following a career break to start a family. Prior to this she worked in the automotive manufacturing industry, using her first degree in mechanical engineering.

Susie has a broad range of podiatric interests and wishes to combine her podiatry and engineering skills in the expanding field of biomechanics in the future.

Judy Tickle MAAT, Practice Manager/// 01279 652 249 ///

READ MORE

Judy has worked for the practice for over 15 years and has been influential in the shaping and development of the practice during this time. She has multiple roles and responsibilities, although she would probably describe one of her most significant contributions as being her friendly and welcoming approach towards patients, both old and new. Judy has completed her level 4 accounting exams through the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), which has added a further professional dimension to her already substantial contributions to the Practice.

Susannah Timmins
/// 01279 652 249 ///

READ MORE

Susannah qualified from Aston University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons.) in Podiatry. After qualifying, Susannah worked within the NHS for six years, dealing with all areas of podiatry and developing her keen interest in Sports Injuries & Musculo-skeletal Disorders. During this time she accrued a wealth of experience and knowledge across the field of Podiatry, specialising in Podiatric Biomechanics under the supervision of Ron McCulloch. It is this exposure that introduced Susannah to the realm of Gait Analysis.

After leaving the NHS Susannah began to expand her knowledge of Gait Analysis using video, In-shoe Pressure, Pressure Mats and Vicon 3D Gait Analysis Systems. This allows a complex assessment to be undertaken including both dynamic and static data, encompassing the lower limb in its entirely to provide a detailed description of factors influencing injuries; gait analysis is integral to her work.

Alongside working in a Private Practice at the London Podiatry Centre she is also employed by the Ministry of Defence at the Region Rehabilitation Units both at Royal Air Force Halton and Sennelager (Germany). Susannah has been privileged to work with all branches of the Armed Forces, including elite athletes representing the services nationally and internationally in various sports. Susannah applies the knowledge and skills of the job, which she enjoys immensely, to such a clinically diverse and complex patient group; improving their quality of life and expediting recovery. This role includes injury rehabilitation and screening to ensure Service Personnel are able return to a fully deployable state as quickly as possible.

R. Handford & Co. Podiatry Limited ////////

R Handford and Co Podiatry Ltd, registered as a limited company in England and Wales under company number: 07565616. Registered Company Address: R Handford and Co Podiatry Ltd, 5 Ducketts Wharf, South Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3AR.