Podiatry WiganJulia Franklin BSc (Hons), BSc Pod Med, M.Inst.Ch.P   (formerly Julia Latham)

Podiatrist (Chiropodist)

Member of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Member of the Royal Society of Medicine

HCPC Registration No. CH16431

How do you know that you can trust me?

Whilst the emphasis is on you and your foot problems, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself to reassure you that I have all the necessary qualifications and experience to be able to help you.

I started my working life as a medical research scientist, with a degree in Pharmacology (the study of medicines and how they work), working firstly in migraine research and then in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  I then had a break from full-time employment to bring up my two daughters, Helen and Claire. During this time I got very involved with the National Childbirth Trust and trained as an Antenatal Class teacher and taught classes on a part-time basis whilst the girls were young.

On my return to full-time work, I decided that I wanted to work in a more clinically-based role, treating patients, and so decided to re-train as a Podiatrist. I gained a degree in Podiatric Medicine from New College Durham, and established a private practice. I am qualified in Local Analgesia and Prescription only Medicines.

After several years of building up a Domiciliary practice (Home Visits) I began practicing in Ashton-in-Makerfield, starting Ashton Chiropody Practice in Garswood Street, near Ashton Market. I worked there very happily, alongside my Receptionist Helen, for over ten years treating many pairs of local feet!

I decided to take a break from Podiatry at this point and had two years off pursuing other things. However, I decided that I really missed the work and so returned, firstly working in Rodney Street and Harley Street and then again to Ashton-in-Makerfield with my new practice Fabulous Feet Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic.  In 2013, I was made a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine.

I believe in a holistic approach to healthcare, incorporating traditional medicine with complementary therapies to promote good health and well-being.

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