About Angel Podiatry

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Angel Podiatry is a friendly, family-run private practice based in high quality premises in Halesworth, a short walk from the town centre, on the ground floor and with good disabled access.

All our Podiatrists are HPC registered, with a wide range of skills and a combined wealth of experience in private practice, industry and the NHS.

Our Services

  • Skin problems such as corns, calluses and verrucae
  • General nail care including ingrowing toe nails and thickened nails
  • Laser treatment for Fungal Nail infections
  • Diabetic footcare
  • Biomechanical assessment and orthotic prescription
  • Sport related injuries for foot and leg pain
  • Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis)
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Arthritis of the lower limbs
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

The Practitioners

Celia Drakard: DPodM, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, HPC Registered Podiatrist

Celia Drakard

Celia Drakard trained at the London Foot Hospital, and has over 35 years experience in both private and NHS clinics. Her interests include footwear fitting, wound care, dermatology (especially treatment of fungal and difficult nails), and long term management of patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and circulatory problems.

She has a wider interest in healthcare, completing a course in the care of the Elderly Mentally Ill and a BSc Honours degree in Health Studies (Podiatry).

Ian Drakard: BSc (Hons) Podiatry, HPC Registered Podiatrist

Ian Drakard

Ian graduated with an honours degree in Podiatry from the University of Northampton in 2007, and also works at Footsure in Wymondham.

Ian’s special interests are biomechanics, orthotics, gait analysis and sports injuries. Orthotics are insoles which support or correct human function. They are used to align the bones in the foot to reduce stress on ligaments and muscles in the foot, and to improve gait and posture in the body as a whole.

Rhianna Bailey: BSc (Hons) Podiatry, HPC Registered Podiatrist

Rhianna Bailey

Since graduating with a 1st class Honours degree in 2016, Rhianna has expanded her knowledge in Biomechanics & Musculoskeletal by completing courses in Manipulation and Mobilisation of the foot, ankle and lower limbs, particularly Level 1 in Facial manipulation, Stecco method.

As a participant in recreational sports, Rhianna understands the importance of keeping the body in good working order, and therefore has a keen interest in treating other fellow recreational sports people.

Gemma Andrews: BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MSc Sports Biomechanics, HCPC Registered Podiatrist

Having gained a 2:1 from the University of Huddersfield in 2004 with her final year dissertation, The effect of foot on Q-angles, Gemma then attended the University of Roehampton, 2006 – 2008 and her final year dissertation, Ligament Biomechanics: Pathophysiology of repair, trauma and disuse in athletes.

Gemma’s interest in the biomechanics of athletes has seen her working with the World Tennis Association, including the fitting of tennis shoes, and has undertaken presentations to sports clubs, including Golf and Cycling enthusiasts.