Ian Radford has graduated from two BSc(Hons) degree programs at the University of Salford, his first being in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) and his second in Podiatry, for which he was awarded a First Class Honours.
Ian specializes in the combination of routine chiropody foot care, biomechanical lower limb assessments, the prescription of bespoke and semi-bespoke insoles, and the use of acupuncture for lower limb pain.
He also runs a practice that reduces or replaces potentially harmful ingredients, animal-based ingredients, or products that have been tested on animals with less harmful or plant-based alternatives.
Ian is registered with the Health Care and Professions Council, is a full member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the Acupuncture Society.
Thanks for reading about how I can help you and what I specialise in. I look forward to helping you to be proud of your feet.
Why did you become a podiatrist?
I guess I have always felt a wish to be of help to others. Podiatry seemed, to me, like a good means to be able to do this through my work.
What makes your job worthwhile?
The satisfaction that comes from helping others and the smiles smiles on the faces of my patients, after they have had their treatments and are feeling better and more comfortable.
What is unique about how you work?
I enjoy offering a service where every person is valued and understood for who they are, a human being with individual needs and feelings not just a pair of feet or a list of medical conditions.
I offer a vegetarian and vegan sensitive service which avoids the use of animal-based products, ingredients toxic to life, and products known to be tested on animals whenever possible.
What has influenced you most in your career as a Podiatrist?
My lecturers, mentors, supervisors, colleagues, friends and family, and the support they have all given me has had an enormous influence on my career so far. And all the people who have come to see me for foot care and insoles, over the last 12 years, as each one has helped me learn, grow and practise.
What’s the piece of advice do you give to your patients/clients most often?
The people who come to see me are often concerned and unhappy about how their feet look and what others will think or say about them. It’s possible for everyone to have feet that they are proud of by giving them care and attention and that’s what I advise most often.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
Reading and writing poetry, short stories, and perhaps even a novel; singing and listening to beautiful music; drawing and painting when I can; watching hand-drawn animation: enjoying tai chi.