The Team

What makes us different?

Life is busy, and we understand that you don’t have time to be injured.

Our post-treatment plans often include things you can do at home, at your office desk, or on the school run. We will adapt your treatment to suit your needs and your lifestyle.

Our approach is holistic, and we offer a full treatment plan with a focus on treatment, prevention, and education.

We provide state-of-the-art custom foot and ankle orthoses, manufactured by specialist laboratories. We can also proudly make our orthoses on-site which means we can produce these in a matter of days. We can modify/repair your own current orthoses on-site.

We understand first-hand the positive impact that living a mobile, active, and pain-free life has on a person’s mental and physical well-being and this drives our passion for giving people back the freedom to move!

The Team

John Durkin

John Durkin

Clinic Owner & Biomechanics Specialist

Clinic owner John Durkin founded the podiatry practice in Lillie Road, Fulham, in 1991. John is a biomechanics specialist, treating sportsmen and women and helping them to perform better with bespoke orthoses. He has previously worked on international rugby players from teams including Harlequins, London Wasps, and Rosylyn Park RFC.

A keen sportsman himself, being physically able and active is important to John and this drives him to want to help others get back on their feet. John regularly speaks at industry and educational events, as well as continuing his own education John also has a busy family life and enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, and dog Ozzy.

William Joyce

William Joyce

Musculoskeletal Podiatrist

William is our in-house musculoskeletal podiatrist specialising in walking, running and movement mechanics. He has worked with Football, Rugby, UK Athletics, and Redbull athletes and has a wealth of knowledge for improving sports performance and injury prevention.

William incorporates strength and conditioning with movement pattern retraining to bring a comprehensive approach to his screening and treatment. If you’ve sustained an injury or you’re trying to improve your sports performance – William is your man!

In his spare time, William is a triathlete and a keen runner, Will has recently completed the London Marathon in 3 hours 24 minutes.

Marc Barton

Marc Barton

Principal Podopaediatrician

Principal Podopaediatrician, Marc is experienced with the pathology of the foot & ankle and has worked in general podiatry, nail surgery, and diabetic foot, as well as his current specialist role in MSK (musculoskeletal) and paediatric podiatry(children’s podiatry).

Marc is a member of the children’s podiatry special advisory group which is a special interest group providing conferences and updated evidence-based practice to the rest of the podiatry cohort on paediatric foot and leg issues.

Marc has extended scope experience in injection therapy, orthoses prescription, foot mobilisation techniques & acupuncture.

When he’s not working Marc enjoys swimming, yoga, and watching his favourite football team, Arsenal.

Iveta Havlickova

Iveta Havlickova

Routine Podiatrist, Chiropodist and Patient Education

Iveta provides routine podiatric care, verruca treatments, laser therapy treatment, wound healing, and patient education in foot health, especially systemic illnesses such as diabetes. She specialises in foot and ankle mobilisation, nail surgery, and the manufacture of orthoses. Iveta also regularly provides varied podiatry treatment to elderly patients in nursing homes.

In her leisure time, Iveta enjoys swimming, cycling, and long walks. She takes pleasure in the time spent with friends and family and loves organising trips to discover new places.

Paul Harding

Paul Harding

Associate Podiatrist

Paul is a qualified, enthusiastic, and highly motivated HCPC registered podiatrist.  Paul graduated in 2014 from the University of East London with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine.  With 8-years of experience, he has worked within various clinical and community environments where he has come across, managed, and treated varied lower limb pathologies.

He has undergone several trainings, including, advanced neuro-vascular assessment, Diabetes and at-risk foot, Administration of local anaesthesia and Wound management. Paul provides routine podiatry care for unsightly corns and calluses, painful ingrown toenails and other nail pathologies and verruca treatment. He also works for the NHS. Paul has a keen interest in team development as he believes effective teamwork plays an essential role in delivering outstanding patient care. In his leisure time, Paul likes to watch the national geographic channel.

Martina-Amy Freebourne

Martina-Amy Freebourne

Head Nail Technician

As a luxury manicurist, Martina-Amy places utmost importance on maintaining the health of her clients’ nails. Her extensive training in nail anatomy, physiology, and skin and feet conditions ensures that every manicure and pedicure is not only visually stunning but also promotes nail health.

With a wealth of experience using renowned nail systems such as OPI, CND Shellac, and various acrylic and gel systems, Martina-Amy has honed her skills through comprehensive training and workshops. Her dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry has seen her working in esteemed nail salons across West London, including renowned establishments like Margaret Dabbs and the Londoner Hotel’s AMA.

Martina opens the Doors of Studio 3 at Active Life Podiatry on June 1st 2023 and is looking forward to welcoming you to experience a holistic clinical approach with a touch of luxury meets science.

We are here to help you to #TakeSteps

To an active recovery following injury.

To active, healthy feet for your family.

To a personal best.

To an Active Life.