Do you suffer with your feet or your gait?

  • HEEL PAIN / PLANTARFASCIITIS?
  • FOOT ULCERS / INFECTIONS?
  • IN-GROWING TOENAILS?
  • COLLAPSED (FALLEN) ARCHES?
  • VERRUCAE / CORNS?
  • ANOTHER FOOT AILMENT?

Contact us for a prompt appointment with experienced
Podiatrists (Foot Specialists) & Chiropodists

Professionally Recognised

  • HCPC (formerly State) Registered Chiropodists / Podiatrists
  • Registered with all major Health Insurers
  • Former NHS specialists with over 35 years experience
  • Daytime & evening appointments available

Call us today: 01926 811272
or email: health1first@aol.com

About Us

Jonathan Small – Lead Podiatrist

Jonathan qualified from Cardiff School of Chiropody in 1990 having won the Prize for Practical Chiropody. He started working in Banbury for Oxfordshire Health Authority where he quickly specialised in Diabetic Foot Care and Podiatric Wound Care (foot ulcers). This led him to runners-up prize in a national competition run by the Journal of Wound Care. Promotion soon followed to Senior 1 Chiropodist / Podiatrist (Diabetes Care) for South Warwickshire, where he became well–known in his field. Further training and experience was gained as a member of the Gait and Movement Analysis Team at Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital. He subsequently became a Consultant Podiatrist for Worcestershire NHS, and developed a medical footwear service for Offender Health.

Jonathan then wanted a new challenge, and hence started a private practice to make the most of his skills as he felt his knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of foot problems was not utilised fully by the limited resources of the NHS. He can offer private patients a much broader range of treatments than are available elsewhere as well as the most up-to-date information and advice for their particular condition. He often sees patients intensively to cure their foot problem rather than them having to continue with regular treatment. He also provides treatment for abnormal foot function which may alleviate aches and pains elsewhere in the body.

Whilst most patients will travel far and wide to make the most of Jonathan’s skills, home visits are available. His clinic, Health First, also offers consultations with other experienced podiatrists.

Judy DeArmitt – Associate Podiatrist

Judy qualified from the Sussex School of Chiropody in 1992 with a BSc in Podiatry. She initially worked as a Podiatrist for Scholl in Cheltenham before moving on to Portsmouth and S.E. Hampshire Health Authority. Judy then spent a few years working in America in retail management. After returning to England and taking a break to have her children Judy has undertaken extensive refresher training to gain her Health Professions Council registration. She works Wednesdays at Health First in Southam, providing Podiatry treatments for a wide range of conditions.

Kate Hughes, Liz Dean, Pauline Young, Diane Small - Receptionists

The day-to-day running of the practice falls to Kate who joined the team at Health First in 2015 having previously worked in the travel industry.
Liz is semi-retired from running the practice, but still does the book-keeping alongside reception work. Pauline and Diane provide adhoc reception cover when required. They work together to maintain the day-to-day administration of the practice including making patient appointments, updating records and processing and dealing with any queries relating to any aspect of the work at Health First. Together they provide a friendly and helpful service for all of our patients and clients.

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We operate a separate, dedicated website under the brand name, "First Aid For Feet" where you can buy all the foot care products we recommend (and stock) in the clinic. If you are unsure whether a product is right for you, please call us before you order and we can advise you.

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Disclaimer

The contents of this website including any details given about conditions and treatments are for information purposes only and must not be used as a guide for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Health First and Feet First (Southam) Limited do not accept any responsibility if the information held on these pages is used in any other way except for personal enquiry.

Registered Company: Feet First (Southam) Limited, Daventry Street, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 1PH

Company Number: 04642090