About Us

Clare Rushmer HCPC no. CH15932

clare-profile-picClare graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2003. She initially worked for Boots Healthcare in Chelmsford before setting up the clinic in 2005. She has also worked at various private clinics in Cambridge, Royston and Saffron Walden and runs a homeless clinic in Colchester at Beacon House.  Clare’s particular interests in podiatry include dermatology, biomechanics, and podiatric surgery. Clare has also undertaken further training into an innovative technique for pain relief called SIRPA, which is available at the clinic.   She enjoys classical music, concerts, theatre and playing the piano.

Francesca Poelman HCPC no. CH09632

fran-profile-picFran graduated from the Chelsea School of Chiropody in 1987. She left the NHS in 2011 and now works solely in private practice. Her main interests in podiatry include diabetes, wound care, nail surgery and biomechanics. She has completed a Certificate in Diabetes Care and various specialist courses. Fran also provides private home visits in and around the Chelmsford area. Outside of work Fran’s time is spent looking after her family and all that entails. She is an active member of Springfield Park Baptist Church and the Chair of Governors at Lawford Mead Junior School.

Gillian May HCPC no. CH33115

gillian-profile-pic1Gillian is our newest podiatrist, joining us in August 2013 after graduating from The University of Northampton. Prior to this, Gillian ran a successful cleaning and carework company but gave it up in pursuit of podiatry. Gillian’s special interests include newer and advancing podiatric therapies including dry needling and cosmetic nail reconstruction. In her spare time Gillian enjoys cultural activities, going to the local theatre 2-3 times a month for a good drama, and has had several of her poetry works published. Annually, Gillian spends Jan-Feb visiting her family and friends in Australia and enjoys travelling when she gets the opportunity. Gillian is excellent with nervous, anxious and first time patients, especially children who may find anything medical a daunting experience.