Our main podiatrist Kate Grundy BSc.(Pod.M.) M.Ch.S. has over 30 years experience in this profession. She qualified from Salford University and won the second year Footman Clinical Prize. Initially after qualifying she worked in the USA for a group of 20 USA based Podiatric surgeons based in Pittsburgh to gain extra experience and then started in the NHS. She quickly gained promotion within 6 months and had a special interest in biomechanics. Initially setting up paediatric clinics which included the serial plastering for child foot/lower limb deformities such as club feet (congenital talipes) she then expanded into the adult biomechanics field and became specialist podiatrist for biomechanics. She expanded into the private sector in 2003 working with physiotherapists and a personal trainer treating musculo-skeletal problems and joined The Chorley Clinic in 2006.
Kate has attended and still attends regularly many biomechanics related courses including the prestigious “Biomechanics Summer School” Run by Langer Laboratories (formerly run by Rx Labs) which have renowned international lecturers in the area of biomechanics such as Kevin Kirby and Howard Danenberg on them. She has become involved in the treatment of many musculo-skeletal problems and sports problems from a biomechanical standpoint.
She specialises in the diagnosis and control of biomechanical dysfunction (sometimes referred to as overuse injuries) and long-term injuries of the leg and foot.
Kate is interested in sport herself and used to be a keen hockey player. Kate now runs, cycles and hikes regularly and is also a keen skier.Whatever your sport Kate has knowledge of its biomechanics and how it can affect you. She works with league footballers and athletes at all levels. In addition Kate has trained in advanced Podiatric therapies and can perform foot mobilisations and manipulations along with podiatric acupuncture to help with pain relief.
Kate has extensive experience in regular Chiropody/podiatry having worked in the NHS for many years. She is able to perform nail surgery under local anaesthetic and treat all foot health problems including screening for diabetes and the treatment of arthritic feet.
Kate works very closely with other members of the team at The Chorley Clinic to provide a holistic approach to her patients’ treatment and health and will refer on to other colleagues (after discussion with you) to ensure effective resolution to your problem.