Mrs Claire Freeman

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

BSc (hons), MSc, FRCPodS, NMP

"I have been so impressed by the staff who have welcomed me, answered all my questions and been so professional. It is such a friendly place to work, a beautiful setting and a joy to be a part of."


Specialises in

I have been a qualified Podiatrist for 28 years. I chose to specialise in podiatric surgery and completed my post graduate training including an MSc, surgical tutelage, registrar training, and finally qualified as a consultant podiatric surgeon in 2014. I specialise in foot surgery and am an expert in bunion surgery. 

As a foot specialist I provide conservative care and surgery for pathologies including skin soft tissue and bone. Surgery for bone pathologies include arthroplasties, arthrodesis, osteotomies, cheilectomies, joint replacement and amputations. For soft tissues, a range of procedures from; synovectomies, tendon release/transfer/ lengthening/repair; neuroma/fibroma/ganglio excision. Nerve decompression and planta fascia release.

Since 2014 I have performed over 2,000 foot surgery procedures:

  • 450 Digital procedures
  • 500 HAV corrections
  • 230 1st MTPJ Cheilectomy+/- osteotomies
  • 50 1st MTPJ fusions

I am a guest lecturer at Queeen Mary University of London on the Sports Medicine MSc, and also a guest lecturer at Huddersfield University on the MSc Theory of Podiatric surgery. I also present a webinar on the subject of Podiatric Surgery for Tomorrow's Podiatry which is aimed at students.

I am registered with the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery as a tutor for Podiatric Surgery. I regularly mentor, teach, and train a range of students.

I am experienced in treating a wide range of foot conditions and my main objective is to maintain functional mobility; encouraging people to stay active, fit, and healthy. I am experienced at treating a wide range of adult patients from professional athletes to the less active and retired. I take great pride in the quality of care provided to my patients.

I have held a post as an NHS Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at the Independent Health Group since 2014 and I also work as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at New Hall Hospital in Salisbury.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Claire Freeman at Spire include:

Podiatry

Other treatments

  • Foot deformity correction (hammer toe)
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux valgus
  • Mallet toe
  • Nail surgery
  • Neuroma excision
  • Osteoarthritis of foot joints
  • Plantar fascia surgery
  • Soft tissue excisions
  • Tailors bunion

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Additional information

BSc (hons), MSc, FRCPodS / University of Brighton / 1995
FRCPodS
Fellow of the Royal College of Podiatric Surgery - elected as a fellow following completion of training.


Professional memberships

Health Care Professions Council

Royal College of podiatry


Professional leadership

Clinical Director of Foot Surgery UK

NHS provided by Independent Health Group - Wiltshire.

Guest Lecturer at Huddersfield University and Queen Mary London.

I live in Sussex with my husband and black cat, and have three grown up children. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, walking, and theatre. I am passionate about nutrition and love plant based cooking. I particularly enjoy audible books and love the performance of a good thriller.

Telephone 02036272335
Email Askus@footsurgery.uk
Website https://footsurgery.uk/
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Private secretary email sandra@footsurgery.uk