About Us

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The Foot and Lower Limb Clinic was established in 2007 by Dee Smith, and now has more than 4,500 patients. In September 2016, Dee Smith and Sarah Spiliotis formed a partnership and created Holme Valley Podiatry located in Holmfirth, offering the same professional service.

Dee Smith

 MSc, BSc, MChS

 

Dee was born in Namibia and lived in South Africa until the age of 21. She is married with one daughter. Her early career started as a marketing assistant, later to finish as a marketing manager for a blue-chip company in Leeds.

 

After having her daughter, she qualified as a mature student from Huddersfield University with a BSc (Honours) degree in Podiatry in 2005.

Dee worked in the NHS for 5 years and as a paediatric and biomechanics specialist, and set up the Foot and Lower Limb Clinic in 2007.Having gained a wide variety of experience, she was able to build and develop an established practice serving the local area.

In 2016, Dee obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Biomechanics from Staffordshire University, staying at the forefront of the latest research and embracing evidence based practice to benefit her patients.

 

Dee has extended her scope of practice to include Sports Massage, Acupuncture Joint Mobilisation and Shockwave Therapy to enable her to treat Sports Injuries too.

Sarah Spiliotis

BSc, MChS

 

Sarah lives in Huddersfield and is married with two children and has had various public and private sector jobs after obtaining her first degree in law from Sheffield University.

Sarah went back to study as a mature student and qualified from Huddersfield University with a first class BSc (Hons) in Podiatry in 2016.

She has extended her scope of practice to include Diabetic Foot Care, Tendinopathies ,Sports Massage, Footwear and nail reconstruction.

Madiha Ahmed

Madiha Ahmed

 BSc, MChS

Madiha qualified from the University of Huddersfield in 2015 with a second class honours degree in Podiatry.

Since then she has worked in both the NHS, and at a respected private practice in Harrogate, and has built up an extensive knowledge of foot related conditions.

Continual Professional Development

 

Dee and Sarah have been working together since 2015.  They both bring supplementary strengths to the team. To ensure we attain our professional registration with the Health Care Professions Council, we are audited on a bi-annual basis and have to prove our worth by attending regular medical courses and reading research to ensure best practice.

We have empathy

 

As a keen sports person herself having completed various half and full marathons and even representing Namibia in sprint events, Dee knows how it feels to be injured and out of action. So be proactive, not inactive and have your gait and foot function analysed. It is the first point of contact with the ground and has to maintain and manoeuvre your entire body weight.

 

Sarah has worked with people with long term health conditions and disabilities and their carers for a number of years and understands the wider implications these can have on patients’ and the impact that good, professional footcare can have on their quality of life and wellbeing.

 

Having worked in community and hospital settings, Dee has experienced working with different health professional groups  and a broad spectrum of patients. This multi-disciplinary holistic patient-centred approach to treatment is continued in the clinic, referring to other professions when the patient will benefit from this.

 

All the staff at the clinic have excellent people skills, and have the ability to put patients at their ease and quickly build up relationships to understand and address the patients ’needs and so deliver a high standard of care

We are passionate about our patients’, and keep one step ahead to offer you the best treatment and advice.