Mr Mark Foster | Best Podiatrist in Birmingham, West Midlands | Medstars
Mr Mark Foster Podiatrist

MR MARK FOSTER

MCPod BSc (Hons) Podiatry 1st Class

Podiatrist

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Birmingham

MEDSTARS SAYS

Mark impresses us with his sincere approach to ongoing professional development and a desire to provide an empathic patient-centred approach to podiatry for both complex and common conditions. He has developed particular expertise in biomechanics and orthotics, and is well-regarded by foot and ankle surgeons in the region, with whom he collaborates.

"I love my job but when I am not at work you will probably find me out on my bike enjoying the countryside pretending to be keeping fit. Failing that, I will probably be in the garden with my wife and our cat and chickens!"

2 Testimonials

Expertise

  • Biomechanics

  • Orthotics

Interests

  • Acupuncture

  • Corns and Calluses

  • Diabetic Feet

  • Wound Care

  • Ingrowing Toenails

Regulatory Body

  • Health Care Professions Council

    Health Care Professions Council

    No. CH14729

TESTIMONIALS


"Expert care that worked for me"

"Mark really cared and was interested in my problem. He provided expert care that worked for me. I would definitely recom..."

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Ben, Birmingham

Sep 2018


"Professional & knowledge"

"Very professional, knowledgeable and personable."

Lottie

Jul 2019

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EDUCATION

Birmingham School of Podiatry 2000

LANGUAGES

English


After graduating in 2000 I immediately started working privately sticking to the core principles of podiatry, routine chiropody, wound care and minor surgery for treatment of ingrowing toenails. I also aligned myself with physio, osteopathic and chiropractic therapists to gain as much experience in musculoskeletal pathology as possible. This has given me a more holistic and rounded approach when prescribing orthotics for patients, taking into account the global picture of their body and not just from the knee down! Podiatry has been good to me and taken me to interesting posts and places. This has included Chief 3 in Dudley South PCT, (as it was), heading up the Biomechanical Department and Orthotics Manufacturing lab. A brief spell working for Snow and Rock in London making orthotics for Skiers, (I love skiing!) and a long spell teaching back at the School of Podiatry in the orthotics lab there! During my time in the NHS I was alongside a podiatric surgeon and this has set me up well for my work now, as I take referrals from different orthopaedic surgeons for foot, knee and hip patients. Along the way I have added to my repertoire with podiatric acupuncture and joint mobilisation, both of which I refined on a visit to Australia where I spent some time with a muscoloskeletal doctor in Sydney. However, I like to keep up to date with the basics with regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) because these, delivered well, with kindness and a human approach yield great results for patients.

  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • PruHealth
    PruHealth
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
  • College of Podiatry/Society of Chiropodists&Podiatrists

Sorry, there are no locations for this practitioner

2 Testimonials

Expertise

  • Biomechanics

  • Orthotics

Interests

  • Acupuncture

  • Corns and Calluses

  • Diabetic Feet

  • Wound Care

  • Ingrowing Toenails

Regulatory Body

  • Health Care Professions Council

    Health Care Professions Council

    No. CH14729

ABOUT
EDUCATION

Birmingham School of Podiatry 2000

LANGUAGES

English


After graduating in 2000 I immediately started working privately sticking to the core principles of podiatry, routine chiropody, wound care and minor surgery for treatment of ingrowing toenails. I also aligned myself with physio, osteopathic and chiropractic therapists to gain as much experience in musculoskeletal pathology as possible. This has given me a more holistic and rounded approach when prescribing orthotics for patients, taking into account the global picture of their body and not just from the knee down! Podiatry has been good to me and taken me to interesting posts and places. This has included Chief 3 in Dudley South PCT, (as it was), heading up the Biomechanical Department and Orthotics Manufacturing lab. A brief spell working for Snow and Rock in London making orthotics for Skiers, (I love skiing!) and a long spell teaching back at the School of Podiatry in the orthotics lab there! During my time in the NHS I was alongside a podiatric surgeon and this has set me up well for my work now, as I take referrals from different orthopaedic surgeons for foot, knee and hip patients. Along the way I have added to my repertoire with podiatric acupuncture and joint mobilisation, both of which I refined on a visit to Australia where I spent some time with a muscoloskeletal doctor in Sydney. However, I like to keep up to date with the basics with regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) because these, delivered well, with kindness and a human approach yield great results for patients.

INSURERS
  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • PruHealth
    PruHealth
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

This practitioner is not a member of a professional body.

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TESTIMONIALS


"Expert care that worked for me"

"Mark really cared and was interested in my problem. He provided expert care that worked for me. I would definitely recom..."

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Ben, Birmingham

Sep 2018


"Professional & knowledge"

"Very professional, knowledgeable and personable."

Lottie

Jul 2019