1st Health Services: Sidcup Chiropractic & Podiatry Clinic

1 Elm Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6AF

Tel 020 8859 2223

Julie K Chambers
HCPC Podiatrist, BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS

Chiropodist, nail treatmentJulie qualified as a Podiatrist/Chiropodist in 2006 with a 2:1 in Podiatry Medicine. Since qualifying, Julie initially worked in the NHS, where she specialised in the Diabetic and Vulnerable foot, working in the Diabetes Centre in several NHS Hospitals.

Julie has also worked in Private Clinics since 2010, where her work has covered all aspects of Podiatry/Chiropody.  Julie has a particular interest in treating verruca and warts, and has undertaken specialist training to perform a procedure known as Faulkners Needling.  Julie also has in interest in treating ingrown toenails in both adults and children.

Julie offers friendly and caring and effective treatment, thus has built up a loyal client base since joining the clinic in 2014.

Selina Begum 
HCPC Podiatrist, BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MSc Theory of Podiatry Surgery, MChS

Selina qualified as a Podiatrist in 2006. Since graduation she has had extensive postgraduate training, achieving qualifications in biomechanics, orthopaedic footwear and a masters in the theory of podiatric surgery.  She therefore has a range skills in assessing, diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems. 

Selina works in both the private sector and the NHS and is currently training in podiatry surgery. This gives her experience and knowledge to recognise signs and symptoms of general medical conditions within the lower limb.

Selina has quickly become a popular member of our team since joining in 2016.


Julie, Selina and their colleagues are all university educated and have professional qualifications in podiatry. They are all state registered, and are all insured members of the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists & The Health Professions Council.

We would like to welcome you to our clinic and hope you will find our treatments beneficial.

What is a Podiatrist?

Podiatrist - foor problems diagnosisPodiatrists treat and diagnose disorders, diseases and injuries of the foot and lower leg. These will range from corns, calluses, ingrown toe nails, nail irregularities, heel pain, big toe problems, foot and ankle injuries, infections, and routine foot care; also foot complaints associated with diseases such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Treatment of these conditions can include; insoles and orthoses using plaster casting techniques, simple surgery under local anesthetic, cryotherapy for verrucaes, strengthening and rehabilitation therapies.

Who visits the podiatrist?

Anyone & everyone, no matter what age you are! We treat young children with verrucaes, ingrown toenails to collapsing arches. People suffering with blisters and calluses, sports people & patients needing orthoses (foot supports) after hip, knee or foot surgery.. And generally patients of all age groups requiring regular foot maintenance.

What’s the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?

Today’s Podiatrists were yesterday’s chiropodists. We have now been renamed to re-align with the rest of Europe & the USA, with the term “pod” deriving from the Latin for feet. Be sure that your podiatrist is state registered SRCh with SOCP (The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists) as this professional body monitors all its members for high medical & professional standards.

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Sidcup Chiropractic & Podiatry Clinic, 1 Elm Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6AF