BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MAR
Born in Cornwall, I moved to Plymouth in 1999 and worked within both domiciliary care and women’s rehabilitation settings as a Nursing Assistant, where I witnessed the effects of stress, physical and mental illness had on the body. I decided to train as a reflexologist with The Devon School of Reflexology in 2007 to enable me to work alongside occupational therapists within an NHS setting to help promote patient relaxation and wellbeing in patient’s coping with mental health conditions such as complex personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and depression and schizophrenia.
Working with patients who also had systemic diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, reduced mobility and mental health issues; I became inspired to help patients with painful and often debilitating foot problems requiring professional podiatric intervention by undertaking a 3 year, Batchelor of Science degree in Podiatry in 2012.
I now have the exciting opportunity to use my professionally qualified skills and experience to follow my dream of working independently, providing caring podiatry and reflexology treatments at Fort Stamford Health and Fitness Club, as well as Care homes and domiciliary settings within Plymouth and Devon.
Training and Qualifications
Reflexology: Angela has recently extended her AoR recognised Level 3 Reflexology MAR qualification skills by completing a Kids Reflexologist Instructor training programme with Susan Quayle, an award-winning complementary therapist and author of 3 children’s reflexology books and creator of Kids Reflex. Angela holds small workshops designed to empower parents and carers of babies and children by teaching them simple reflexology techniques to help with sleep, anxiety, allergy, digestion and teething problems etc. I am a fully insured member of the Association of Reflexologists.
Podiatry: Following graduation from Plymouth University, Angela continues her professional development through attending courses, weekend workshops and attending branch meetings. Angela abides by the strict professional codes and is affiliated to the Healthcare Professions Council and is an insured, full member of The College of Podiatry. Angela has worked within Whiston and St Helen’s NHS and Plymouth Livewell Southwest Community podiatry clinics and domiciliary settings with patients with foot problems arising from systemic diseases, high risk diabetic foot and circulatory problems, including wounds and complex needs.