Emma is a podiatrist and foot and ankle sonographer, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle, podiatric sports and exercise medicine, and point of care ultrasound imaging of foot and ankle conditions.
Emma graduated from Cardiff Met University in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. She went on to work in general podiatry in the NHS for over 10 years. In 2011 Emma set up the podiatry service for homeless persons at compass health, Bristol’s homeless health service for vulnerable persons who struggle to access mainstream health services. She then spent several enjoyable summers working with festival medical services, providing podiatry support as part of the medical team in a field hospital for Glastonbury and Reading festivals, as part of a charity that raises money to fund overseas and local medical projects.
In 2017 Emma took the opportunity to study a PgCert in Podiatric Sports Medicine, at Queen Mary University London. At the time a new area of podiatry which is rapidly growing, this qualification led to a change of role to a full-time position as a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist in the NHS in 2018, followed by training as a sonographer in musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2020. Emma continues to work in the NHS in a musculoskeletal role but also enjoys providing general foot care and helping to manage all manner of foot problems.