ABOUT ZW CLINICS
Our professional team of HCPC Registered Podiatrists have 30+ years of combined experience. We pride ourselves on delivering only the best quality care to our patients by utilising modern medicine and state of the art technology in all of our clinics.
– Know the basics –
WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?
A Podiatrist is a Health Professional specialising in the diagnosis and management of the foot, ankle and associated structures. A Podiatrist must complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine (BSc Hons) which is covered full time over 3 years in a University.
A Podiatrist may treat anything from an ingrown toenail requiring surgery, prescribing custom made foot orthoses to assist with lower limb malfunction, sports injury management or even become a Podiatric Surgeon. Our scope of practice is ever expanding giving us almost every opportunity out there to help you with your lower limb related problems.
We often undertake numerous different types of continuing professional development which may include: attending conferences on a regular basis, training courses, meetings with other local and nation wide colleagues.
Rest assured that our team of Podiatrists at ZW Clinics are undertaking only the highest quality development and continue to extend their scope in other aspects of Podiatry on a consistent and regular basis. All of our Podiatrists are HCPC Registered and members of the Royal College of Podiatry to ensure our professional standards are superior in all sectors.
– Always Looking to better ourselves –
WE LOVE INNOVATION
– A lot has happened –
HOW FAR WE'VE COME
Zoe Wilson Owner and Founder of ZW Clinics opened her first clinic, Z.W. Foot & Ankle in 2017. Since then, the clinics have gone from strength to strength. Within 4 years we have treated thousands of patients, brought on 5 new members of staff, introduced new technology such as Diagnostic Ultrasound, Injection Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, HOKA Footwear, The Richie Brace and built clinic 2 in Kirkby Lonsdale focusing on state of the art Gait assessment and treatment. The journey has been “immense” says Zoe. “I couldn’t think of a better career than Podiatry, I just love helping people and Podiatry really is one of the best ways to do that”. We very much look forward to building ZW Clinics into something amazing, show casing a variety of specialisms related to lower limb and body well-being.
- Happy Feet, Kendal -
FEET ARE IN THE FAMILY!
Our Kendal Clinic is situated at 8 Blackhall Yard and so too is Happy Feet shoe shop, 15 Blackhall Yard. Happy Feet is owned and managed by Shelagh Wilson, Zoe’s Mum. Happy feet specialise in “Comfort & Style” so you can be sure to find shoes to suit your lifestyle, foot type and use of Insoles if you use them. Happy feet stock a wide variety of brands with removable foot beds to accommodate orthoses and insoles.
The Z.W. Foot & Ankle Clinic based in Kendal offer a joined service of selection and fitting so you can be sure to satisfy your Podiatrist’s recommendation on shoes to suit your style and needs by having this neighbouring vital shoe service in Kendal!
“We work together as a team and are truly passionate about what we do” – Zoe
“I just love fitting shoes and helping customers find what they want and need. I love my job! I really feel we offer a vital service to the North West and those who travel large distances to come and see our selection of gorgeous shoes”
Our Current Brands: Gabor, Joseph Siebel, Fly London, Caprice, Reiker, Merrell, WaldLaufer to name a few!
15 Blackhall Yard, Kendal
– we aid performance –
Ashen Silva is a Sri Lankan cricketer and is the professional for Settle Cricket Club. He has played in more than 80 first-class matches since 2011. Ashen represented Sri Lanka against England in the March-April 2012 test. We assist Ashen with orthoses in his cricket shoes to improve his foot posture, shock attenuation and tissue stress levels during batting, fielding and bowling.
Professional Long Driver
‘Dom’ is a local Rugby Player from Kendal who has made his mark in Golf as a Long Driver. Dom currently travels around the world competing in long drive competitions and has competed in South Africa, Germany and the UK. Dom has custom orthoses that help him gain maximum performance in competition including stability, support of his foot and ankle structures, shock attenuation and improved ground velocity. His longest drive recorded is 430 yards.
Semi-Professional Rugby Player
Tom plays for Wharfedale in National 2 North rugby competition. He captained Yorkshire U21 winners at his age group and is highly regarded for his coaching in schools and Yorkshire age groups. Tom has international caps for Latvia. We assist Tom with Ankle rehabilitation and Orthoses to assist in lower limb and foot stability in his rugby boots.
– we aid Communities –
Carus Green Golf Club, Kendal
We work very closely with Carus Green in a number of ways. We sponsor Open competitions throughout the year, sponsor a bay on the driving range and more recently have funded the half way house clock through ZW Clinics. Zoe regularly attends competitions herself at the club, treats its members with Foot & Ankle pain and is due to attend a Free Foot advice day in the spring of 2022 to assist players in selecting appropriate Golf shoes for their foot type, performance and comfort on the course.
Settle Cricket Club, Settle
Settle Cricket Club (SCC) are founders and still play in the Ribblesdale Cricket League. They are a hugely successful and historical club, last years League Cup and League winners! Settle cricket club have a very successful set of youth groups and have 3 senior teams who give their all each week.
ZW Clinics passionately support the club and treat its players with foot and lower limb pain. We are heavily committed to assisting them in their success and feel incredibly proud to be sponsors of this terrific club.
League Winners: 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021.