Sprowston Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic
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Practitioner

Practioner

CHIROPODY EXPERIENCE

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Michael Cummings, D.Pod.M. (Dist), S.R.Ch., M.Ch.S. is a HCPC registered chiropodist / podiatrist who qualified from the Cardiff School of Chiropody in 1989.

He has been working in Norfolk for over 24 years, both in the NHS and private sector.

While in the NHS, Mike worked for a time at Norwich Community Hospital in the Biomechanics Department, with responsibility for Falls Prevention, including filming patients for digital video analysis.

He has built up his two-surgery practice over the last 10 years and is proud of maintaining high clinical standards while giving the best personal experience to his patients.

Research involvement

  • Footwear types
  • Gait types
  • Orthotics development
  • Gait Analysis, both in the Elderly and elite Athletes and Runners

Mike’s experience means he can give comprehensive advice and gait training on both walking and running.

“I get great job satisfaction from treating many varied foot and lower limb pathologies, often providing immediate relief. My speciality is dealing with biomechanical problems, which are caused by walking and running difficulties”.

A SPORTING LIFE

Born in Norfolk, Mike is an ex-rugby player, sprinter and long jumper. Now he is a keen tennis player with a love of sport. As both an ex-athlete and a lower limb biomechanics specialist, he possesses an intimate understanding of running / foot-related injuries.

AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, TALKS

Academic Awards

  • “Thornboy Statue ” awarded by Smith-Kline and Beecham and now proudly on display in the Sprowston Clinic.
  • 2nd Year Student William Footman Book Prize
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  • Final Year  Theory of Podiatry prize for Academic Excellence

Published articles

  • “Clinical Audit to assess the use of a Chairside 1st Phase Orthotic system in a Community Clinical Setting Published Podiatry Now Dec 2004
  • “Some Grey Ideas Published Search News 1990
  • “A Review of NHS Hospital Footwear Provision Published Search News 1990

Talks

  • Appearances on Radio Norfolk, hosting footcare phone-ins.
  • “Gait  a walk on the wild side
  • “Normal Gait vs Elderly Fallers Gait
  • “Prevention of Falls to both staff and patients
  • “A review of running gait
  • “The Biomechanics of Dance – The Science of Clubbing to school leavers