David played professional football for 17 years before retiring at 33 years old. He left school at 16 and spent 3 and a half years under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and also went on to play for Hull City, Chester City, Hereford United, Accrington Stanley, Forest Green Rovers and Wrexham playing almost 500 games and scoring over 100 goals. David worked hard during his career to educate himself and gained a degree in Sports Science in 2005 and has gained his UEFA coaching qualifications and today enjoys scouting for players and teams.  David began studying to be a podiatrist at The University of Salford in 2012, receiving extensive training in the NHS, and set up David Brown Podiatry in 2015 offering routine foot care and specialist treatments such as nail surgery and manufacturing bespoke orthotic insoles.

David lives in Wigan with his wife Sarah and their four daughters Emily, Hannah, Sophie and Lauren. They enjoy being outdoor, staying active and promoting healthy lifestyles. David enjoys learning and regularly attends courses with some of the world’s leading podiatrists to further his knowledge in biomechanics and lower limb injuries. At David Brown Podiatry, David aims to bring his sporting experience and podiatric knowledge to offer patients the best possible care using high quality equipment and products in his stylish Wigan based clinics.

 

Joanne Dowd

Joanne received her BSc (Hons) in Podiatry from the University of Salford in 2013, on completion of her degree, she worked full time for Lancashire care Foundation trust based in Formby and Southport, before embarking on private practice. In recognition of her knowledge, expertise and hard work she was promoted within the NHS and now practices as an Advanced practioner (band 7) working with the NHS High risk podiatry team, where she managers a team, dealing with a heavy caseload of patients with long term complex conditions such as diabetes, vascular insuffiency and rheumatology conditions. Joanne is committed to her continuing professional development. She undertakes courses and attends conferences and seminars throughout the year to ensure her practice is current and relevant to meet needs of her clients. She sees and fully understands with how diabetes affects the body, the lower limb and the foot. Joanne takes care of our football clubs including Wigan Athletic.

Emily Baldwin

Emily works as band 5 podiatrist in the NHS where she provides excellent patient care and enjoys the interaction that she has with patients and colleagues. Emily is proud to do her job well, to a high standard and is always seeking opportunities to improve her professional development. Emily is volunteering to be more involved in vascular care, ulcer clinics and nail surgery, and is currently shadowing a renal specialist to gain an insight and greater understanding of the care of patients with high risk problems. Emily also has had podiatry students shadowing her recently, on wound care and routine clinics and enjoys working with the students, helping to guide them and further their learning experience. Before qualifying as a podiatrist in 2015 Emily worked as an air stewardess for Monarch, Thomson and British Airways where she worked in first class for a number of years delivering excellent customer care.

Alex Grime

Alex works in Private Practice in the Lancashire area as well as working at David Brown Podiatry. He has been in Private Practice for over two and half years and has built up lots of experience in this time including routine care, wound care and biomechanics. Alex prides himself on the high standard of work expected in private healthcare and the manner he conducts himself with all his patients. His gentle, caring but hard working approach to Podiatry is why he’s become popular amongst his patients. Alex attends CPD sessions and refresher courses at various times throughout the year and takes the theoretical side of Podiatry very seriously as well as his practical skills. He looks to learn and add to his knowledge whenever he possibly can to allow him to continue to improve as a practitioner. Alex was previously a Lifeguard and Exercise Coach in Chorley for four and half years whilst he studied at College and University. He is also a keen tennis player and runner and at present works in a number of care homes that we provide a podiatry service for.

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