Melton Podiatry Practice was founded in 2002 by Joanna Rowles after she graduated in 2000 from the University of Plymouth School of Podiatry with a bachelor of sciences degree, with honours (BSc Hons Podiatry) in podiatry. Following her graduation she worked as a podiatrist in the NHS for Ipswich Primary Health Trust both in Ipswich and Woodbridge. This proved valuable experience as she spent time treating many foot health problems in community clinics, on a home visiting service, at the diabetic foot clinic at Ipswich Hospital and performing nail surgery within the Podiatric day surgery unit.
She then founded her current practice, which can be found in the heart of the village of Melton on the outskirts of Woodbridge. It quickly became a busy practice with both local GP's, physiotherapists and district nurses referring patients for treatment, and from word of mouth referrals from satisfied patients.
Joanna's appointments are usually fully booked up to 10 days in advance, partly due to having in excess of two thousand patients whom she sees regularly throughout the year, but also because she works part-time now as she has two children under the age of four whom she loves to spend her time with away from work.
Joanna is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, and is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. The HCPC ensures that podiatrists keep their knowledge and skills up to date, and are fit to practice, by maintaining ongoing training known as CPD. Joanna completes this in various different ways such as completing assessments, courses and conferences.
Our resident receptionist Sheree Jones!
Sheree will be the first person you speak with when contacting the practice. Sheree can advise you of whether Joanna is able to offer you treatment for your particular problem, but isn't a podiatrist so is unable to offer advice about your problem over the phone.