Our Power Team 🤗
Podiatrist David Acton
David is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Podiatrist. He has had many years of private and NHS experience for multiple conditions with relation to the feet and lower limbs such as leg, knee, ankle or foot pain. David helps patients with fallen arches, high arches, bunions, plantar fasciosis, Achilles tendonosis, shin splints, cramps and over use injuries.
David performs Musculoskeletal Assessments and likes to help patient’s foot complaints by implementing an exercise regime and orthotics if required to help with their condition. He is currently an MSK clinical specialist for the NHS as well as a popular and renowned podiatrist in private practice. David also likes to do routine podiatry, alternative therapies and nail surgery.
David has a BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry and is a member of the College of Podiatry. He loves spending time with his wife and 10 year old son and enjoys watching most sports and was a keen skier and rugby player.
Podiatrist Ayan Ali
Ayan graduated in 2018 from Northampton University with a First Class Honours Degree. She is currently working full time with the NHS as well as Saturdays and Tuesday Evenings at our Strood Branch.
Ayan is passionate about Podiatry as it is a career which allows her to give people back their independence as well as promoting awareness of the consequences ill health and neglect can have on the lower limb.
Ayan is a Member of the College of Podiatry. She has a keen interest in Diabetic Wound Care and Biomechanics.
Charity work has always been a passion of Ayan’s, she worked in a school for children with learning disabilities in Kenya with VSO/ICS last autumn to give her a new challenge.
Ayan is looking to do medical volunteer work in the future to understand and raise awareness of the global need for Podiatric Medicine. She grew up in Dubai, UAE, and spent 8 years there. In her free time, Ayan likes to travel and work out.
Podiatrist Sarah Davies
Sarah qualified in 2000 with an interest in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Podiatry. Working for the NHS for 13 years, she spent 10 years focused on MSK. part of her role involved a podopaediatric clinic and MDT clinics.
She has been working full time for the Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the last 6 years and in private practice for 7 years where she has been working with professional athletes and Olympians in many disciplines. Sarah specialises in Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation and is part of the regular medical team for the Brighton Marathon and has been involved at the London Marathon.
Sarah performs mobilisation and manipulation treatments as well offering general routine podiatry, biomechanics and nail surgery.
Podiatrist Jackie Harris-Gregory
Jackie graduated from the London Foot Hospital, part of University College Hospital in 1993. She was employed by the NHS for 2 years before moving into private practice. Jackie’s primary interest has always been in sports medicine and biomechanical correction of foot problems.
Jackie ran her own practices for over 17 years and also taught podiatry and helped manufacture orthotics.
Jackie is a keen athlete and has ran 3 marathons, New York, San Diego & The Malin to Mizen Challenge. In May 2000, Jackie was part of the team who set a new world record for relay skipping in 24 hours. Jackie has also graduated with a 1st class honours as a Personal Trainer with the National Federation of Profession Trainers. Jackie is a registered ASICS Biomechanics Academy Registered Professional which qualifies Jackie to prescribe appropriate ASICS sports shoes.
Jackie is very well known in the area and performs all podiatric treatments.
Podiatrist Priti Patel
Priti is our popular podiatrist who specialises in all routine podiatry treatments such as ingrowing toenails, corns, callus, cracked heels, thickened nails, verruca treatments and much more.
Priti completed a Podiatry Masters Degree which looked at the condition of all aspects of Diabetes and in particular how it can affect the lower limbs and feet.
Priti grew up in Bolton and has lived in Kent for 11 years with her husband Tim and two children Dylan and Diya.
Priti has a very caring and friendly approach with all our patients.
Podiatrist Jalmeen Lall
Mrs Jalmeen Lall (Jay) qualified in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. Since then she has had 18 years of NHS and Private practice experience. She has had her own business for 15 years. Mrs Lall is passionate about Podiatry and prides herself in working to the highest of standards, adopting a holistic approach and exceptional quality of care. She founded Kent Foot & Ankle Clinic in 2014.
Jalmeen was a Winner for Kent Business Woman of the Year at the Kent Woman in Business Awards (KWIBA) and for the Inspired Achievement Award. She was previously awarded runner-up in (KWIBA) for start-up business woman of the year and runner-up in the Kent Independent Traders Awards (KITA) for start-up business of the year and a finalist for the Growth Award. Jalmeen was a finalist for Most Impressive Growth at the Entrepreneurs Circle Awards and was a Winner for Outstanding Entrepreneur Category and Winner in the Best New Product/Service at the Best of the Best Awards.
Jalmeen specialises in the following areas –
- Routine Podiatry
- Verruca Treatments
- Biomechanics Clinics
- Prescribing Orthotics
- Nail Surgery under Local Anaesthesia
- Needing verrucaes under an Ankle Block Injection.
- Wound Clinics
- Musculoskeletal Clinics
- Podopaediatric Clinics
- Podiatric Acupuncture
- Marigold Therapy (Topical Treatment for Painful, Acute and Chronic Foot Problems)
- Prescribing Homeopathic Remedies for Podiatric Conditions
- Prescription Only Medicine
- Corticosteroid Injections
- Medical Pedicures
- Toe Nail Polish
- Hot Paraffin Wax Treatment
- Mobilisation of the ankle joint
- Neuro Specific Foot Mobilisation
- Toe-Nail Reconstruction
- Lacuna Method for fungal nails
Jalmeen is HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered and also belongs to the College of Podiatrists (COP). She led the musculoskeletal clinics for North Oxfordshire PCT and worked as one of three key Podiatrists for the ‘high risk’ wound management patients at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Jalmeen has practising privileges and a clinic at BMI The Blackheath Hospital, London, as well as a specialist clinic at the Radisson Edwardian, Heathrow and o2’s (Telefonica’s) head office, Berkshire. Jalmeen is also the resident Podiatrist for autistic children and adults in Berkshire.
Mrs Jalmeen Lall is qualified to administer a range of prescription only medicines in her practice, including (but not limited to) a range of local anaesthetics. She is also qualified to supply a range of prescription only medicines in her practice.
She is qualified in Podiatric Acupuncture to help with short term pain relief for knee and foot pain. Jalmeen is also trained in Marigold Therapy which is a topical treatment for a wide variety of painful, acute and chronic foot problems. Jalmeen can prescribe homeopathic remedies for many podiatric conditions and also holds the title LFHom (Pod) which is an award in Homeopathic training.
In her early career, she was headhunted by Scholl’s and Footwise’s flag ship stores where she worked as their Podiatry Manager holding a pivotal role. She has treated many athletes and celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, Sian Lloyd, Nina Wadia, Gwyneth Strong and Carole Malone. Jalmeen has also featured in the Windsor & Maidenhead Express in (2011), Slough Observer (2006), Kent Life Magazine (2015) and (2017) and has been on Radio Berkshire (2007) and Channel Radio – Who Cares Wins Radio Show (2015). Later on this year Jay will be appearing on Channel Radio’s – The Bunker Show promoting podiatry and foot health.
Jalmeen has completed her MSc in Podiatry with Clinical Biomechanics this year which comprised a thesis on forensic podiatry. She regularly works upon developing her continued professional development by attending courses on a regular basis so her patients benefit from the best treatment methods available.
Mrs Lall works together with other health professionals to help give her patients the best possible care. She is a guest lecturer for other health professions and is dedicated to raising awareness in Podiatry. Mrs Lall is also a speaker at many business and networking organisations and continually helps to promote and provide the best care for her patients.
In her free time Jalmeen supports many charities and also takes part in events such as Cancer Research’s Race for Life, the London Moon Walk for breast cancer awareness, bungee jumping for Diabetes UK as well as helping the homeless in various Crisis shelters across London. Jalmeen has completed the London to Brighton bike ride for the British Heart Foundation and has run a half marathon to help fundraise for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund and also ran the Kent Coastal Marathon to help raise money for people suffering from thyroid conditions. From a young age her passion and dedication for charity work namely the NSPCC (Save The Children Fund) was commended personally by Princess Royal, who chose to meet and award Jalmeen.