About Us

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Holme Valley Podiatry was established in September 2016 by Dee Smith and Sarah Spiliotis. Dee Smith also owns the Foot and Lower Limb Clinic at Brighouse.

Dee Smith

MSc, BSc, MChS

 

Dee was born in Namibia and lived in South Africa until the age of 21. She is married with one daughter. Her early career started as a marketing assistant, later to finish as a marketing manager for a blue-chip company in Leeds.

 

After having her daughter, she qualified as a mature student from Huddersfield University with a BSc (Honours) degree in Podiatry, and worked for the NHS for 5 years and as a paediatric and biomechanics specialist. Having gained a wide variety of experience, she was able to build and develop an established practice serving the local area. In 2016, Dee obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Biomechanics from Staffordshire University, staying at the forefront of the latest research and embracing evidence based practice to benefit her patients.

 

Dee has extended her scope of practice to include Sports Massage, Acupuncture Joint Mobilisation and Shockwave Therapy to enable her to treat Sports Injuries too.

Sarah Spiliotis

BSc, MChS

 

Sarah lives in Huddersfield and is married with two children and has had various public and private sector jobs after obtaining her first degree in law from Sheffield University. Sarah went back to study as a mature student and qualified from Huddersfield University with a first class BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. She has extended her scope of practice to include Diabetic Foot Care, Tendinopathies ,Sports Massage, Footwear and nail reconstruction.

Continual Professional Development

 

Dee and Sarah have been working together since 2015 and bring supplementary strengths to the team. To ensure we attain our professional registration with the Health Care Professions Council, we are audited on a bi-annual basis and have to prove our worth by attending regular medical courses and reading research to ensure best practice.

We have empathy

 

As a keen sports person herself having completed various half and full marathons and even representing Namibia in sprint events, Dee knows how it feels to be injured and out of action. So be proactive, not inactive and have your gait and foot function analysed. It is the first point of contact with the ground and has to maintain and manoeuvre your entire body weight.

 

Sarah has worked with people with long term health conditions and disabilities and their carers for a number of years and understands the wider implications these can have on patients’ and the impact that good, professional footcare can have on their quality of life and wellbeing.

 

The staff at the clinic have excellent people skills, and have the ability to put patients at their ease and quickly build up relationships to understand and address the patients ’needs and so deliver a high standard of care.

We are passionate about our patients’, and keep one step ahead to offer you the best treatment and advice.