About Us

The Team at Cambridge House

Kate Wildman

Podiatrist/Chiropodist and Practice Director
Education

B.Sc. (Hons) in Podiatry from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2010. Qualified in local anaesthesia, nail surgery and prescription only medicines (POMs).

Registrations

HCPC CH32142 & Member of the College of Podiatry 30291 (Formerly known as Society of Chiropodist and Podiatrist).

Experience

Since visiting a podiatrist with her Grandmother at a young age, Kate always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in podiatry. With a family history of diabetes her interest in foot care and wound prevention was and is paramount to her work.

Work experience has included shadowing in a private practice in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Placements within Cardiff and Suffolk NHS as well as private practice in Bath which also involved fitting footwear and orthoses. Since 2011 she has worked alongside her husband at Cambridge House, Dorset building the practice and its client base with her knowledge, professionalism and friendly, caring personality.

Interests

Nail surgery, nail reconstruction, diabetic management and general footcare.

Outside of work Kate enjoys kayaking, camping, badminton, tap dancing and exploring the Dorset coast with her husband Matthew and their dog.

Matthew Bradshaw

Podiatrist/Chiropodist and Practice Director
Education

B.Sc. (Hons) in Podiatry from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2010. Qualified in local anaesthesia, nail surgery and prescription only medicines (POMs).

Registrations

HCPC CH32142 & Member of the College of Podiatry 30291 (Formerly known as Society of Chiropodist and Podiatrist).

Experience

Matthew was born and raised in Dorchester, in fact, only 100 yards away from the current practice. After leaving The Thomas Hardye School he moved to Cardiff in 2006  where he qualified as a Podiatrist from UWIC (now known as Cardiff metropolitan) in 2009. Whilst there he met his wife Kate.

Matthew started work in a private practice in Swindon before making the decision to move back to Dorchester in August 2011. Matthew spends his time working between the practice in Cambridge House and looking after home visits which includes working with several care homes in the surrounding area.

Interests

Biomechanics, Foot Mobilization Technique, Verrucae Treatments & Nail Surgery

Outside of work Matthew enjoys spending time with his family and friends, coaching rugby and exploring our beautiful County and beaches with his wife and their dog.

Dorset Podiatry and Chiropody

Our Mission Statement

Cambridge House Podiatry exists to provide quality foot care to all our patients, treating people with professionalism, confidentiality and continuity of care; to best achieve optimum foot health which is what is most important to them.

Dorset Podiatry and Chiropody

Continuity of Care

Professional & Experienced Podiatrists who work both separately and together to achieve the best outcomes. We treat all our patients with the same courtesy and respect, listening to your concerns, anxieties and fears doing our best to answer your queries, put you at ease, and nurse your feet gently back to the best possible health.

Dorset Podiatry and Chiropody

Our Qualifications

Both Kate and Matthew are fully qualified having gained a BSc (hons) Podiatry from The University of Wales Institute Cardiff (now Cardiff Metropolitan University), and are both members of the Health Care Professions council (HCPC).

HCPC Registration

What is HCPC Registration?

HCPC registration, means registration with the Health Care Professions Council. This is the regulatory board for chiropody/podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and many other Health Professions. On July the 9th 2003 the HPC replaced the old Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM). The CPSM set the standards for State Registration and NHS employment which for Podiatrists/Chiropodists was a minimum of 3 years full time training at an approved institution leading to a degree or diploma in podiatric medicine. Registration with the new HCPC ensures the practitioner meets certain minimum standards of education, though unlike the old CPSM it does not guarantee that the Podiatrist/Chiropodist holding registration has completed an approved course.

How can I be sure who’s who?

This has actually been made more difficult by the Health Professions Council who insist that the obvious differences in training are to be ignored and will only state that all Podiatrists meet their new "minimum standards of proficiency". Any one qualified from 2005 onwards will have without exception completed the degree (BSc) course. This could well lead members of the public to expect that all registered Podiatrists are degree educated which is now not the case. As there is no requirement for a Podiatrist to declare their training level it is up to the patient to ask. Firstly ask if they are a HPC registered Podiatrist, it is a criminal offense to falsely claim they are. If they are registered you can further ask if they have a degree or 3 year diploma in podiatry (BSc or DPodM), it is a breach of the HPC regulations to falsely claim they have. If there is any show of protest at this or if they will only insist they are 'Fully Qualified' but won't be specific, it could well mean they are not.

Who is on the HCPC register?

In order to regulate the majority of people working as Chiropodists/Podiatrists the HCPC allowed onto the register anyone who applies for HPC registration and who meets a minimum set of requirements, through a process known as grandparenting. Grandparenting was a period of transition in podiatry where the HCPC were introducing the protected title to Podiatrists and Chiropodists between 2003 and 2005. To introduce the protected title an exemption period was introduced for practitioners who had not completed the officially recognised "State registered Podiatrist" 3-year Diploma, but had completed a short private sector institution course and had been practicing for at least 3 years in private practice. A two year grace period was allowed for these practitioners to register with the HCPC in order to close the profession with minimal complaint. Many Grandparented Podiatrists/Chiropodists trained with the SMAE institute.

Our Associates

Geoff Wadlow

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the main therapies of Chinese traditional medicine. Subtle and powerful, it can treat a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems.

Geoff Wadlow, BA, BAc, CAc (China), MBAcC, has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1981, having trained in the UK and in China.

Geoff has a special interest in treating digestive and respiratory problems,fatigue and stress, along with painful conditions such as arthritis, low back pain and migraine.

Geoff has made a speciality of treating gynaecological and menstrual disorders in general, and in particular, infertility and menopausal problems. Geoff works closely with consultant gynaecologist Mr Michael Dooley, the fertility specialist at the Poundbury Clinic.

Geoff is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, which regulates the profession and ensures the highest standards in both practice and ethics.

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