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.

Marc Barton

Marc Barton

Principal Podopaediatric Consultant

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.

Alexa Callaghan

Alexa Callaghan

Musculoskeletal and Routine Podiatrist

Alexa is a deeply caring and warm podiatrist, committed to helping people feel better from the feet up. Patients can expect treatment to begin with a thorough history-taking and biomechanical assessment of the entire lower limb, to identify and treat pain or discomfort.

Alexa’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University (Australia), and is strongly committed to ongoing education to help her patients.

Her musculoskeletal skill sets include trigger-point dry needling, Foot Mobilisation Therapy, EMS Dolorclast Shockwave Therapy, prolotherapy, gait and running assessments, lower body strength and conditioning training and orthotic therapy. Alexa also treats common foot issues related to skin and nails – having a gentle and conservative approach to treatment. She treats ingrown nails, corns, calluses and fungal nails. 

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.