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The Heeler Centre, Joanna Turns

Joanna Turns BSc Podiatric Medicine, HCPC Registered

Joanna was born and grew up in Reading. She graduated from the University of Southampton in 1991. She worked in the NHS for 10 years, in Oxford and then Brighton and started working part-time private practice in 1998.

How long have you worked at The Heeler Centre?

I started working at the Heeler Centre 1998.

Why did you choose your profession?

I always wanted to work in healthcare. I did a lot of work experience at 16 years old. After watching a podiatrist perform a minor op on an ingrowing toenail, the profession was sold to me.

What do you most enjoy about your work?

I absolutely love my work. I love dealing directly with people and hopefully giving them immediate relief from their symptoms.

What are your specialisms?

I treat all routine foot conditions (e.g. nail problems, corns, callus). I am also trained to treat diabetic and rheumatoid patients with foot ulcers and I can do biomechanical assessments.

What conditions do you most enjoy treating?

Although my main area of work is quite routine, I am very interested in the biomechanical assessment which involves the correction of poor foot alignment with orthotics.

When are you available at The Heeler Centre?

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday: 8.00am - 1.00pm
Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Do you accept insurance work?