Meet The Team

Jo Shapter

Specialist Podiatrist

Jo identified a need in the community for a full, comprehensive and flexible Podiatry, Chiropody and Foot health care for all.  With this in mind Jo launched East Kent Foot Care in 2010 and with her passion, determination and drive East Kent Foot care has gone from strength to strength. Jo initially graduated from Roehampton University with degree in Sports Science, she then went on to complete a level 4 university accredited diploma in Foot Health Care at the SMAE. She then attended the University of Brighton, graduating with a first class honours in Podiatry. She won the Breakthrough Podiatrist prize which was awarded by Siobhan Melia, chief executive of the Sussex community NHS foundation trust. She now practices as a Specialist Podiatrist.

Ryan O’Reilly

Specialist Podiatrist

Ryan graduated from the University of Brighton and has a shared enthusiasm with Jo for musculoskeletal podiatry and sports injury rehabilitation. His work is evidence based, patient centred and he enjoys the challenge of solving podiatric problems. A large part of his role is to aid patient recovery and relieve their symptoms. He is a real asset to the East Kent Foot Care team.

Helen Sharp

Specialist Podiatrist

Helen qualified with a BSc (hons) in Podiatry from the University of Brighton. She has spent a great deal of time working in a NHS Podiatry setting in Surrey trusts. Her areas of specialism are the complex needs of the high risk, vulnerable foot. She has a special interest in Diabetes and Nail Surgery.

Viki Duffield

Foot Health Practitioner

Viki joined the team in August 2016 and has become a truly valuable asset. She has brought a wealth of knowledge with her as well as being a caring, dependable and hard-working practitioner providing a full and thorough foot care service to our clients both existing and new.

Jane Bingley

Foot Health Practitioner

Jane joined us in August 2017. Jane’s previous experience has been clinic based. She is caring and attentive and continues to offer our clients the comprehensive service they have come to expect from East Kent Foot Care.

Sonia Stevens

Foot Health Practitioner

Having previously worked in a domiciliary environment, Sonia joined the team in April 2018. Her passion and dedication to foot care, combined with her professional and caring attitude towards providing an exceptional service to our clients, makes her an invaluable additional asset to the team.

Gemma O’Connor

Foot Health Practitioner

Gemma trained at the SMAE and joined the team in August 2018. Prior to her work as a Foot Health Practitioner she worked within the care industry. Her vast experience in this sector has aided her transition to foot health and is reflected in her sensitive approach and caring demeanour.

Sarah Harknett

Foot Health Practitioner

Sarah trained at the SMAE and joined us in September 2019. Sarah has a background in specialising with Dementia patients and supporting the elderly to live independent lives. Her bubbly personality and caring nature makes her a real asset to our ever growing team.


Foot Health Practitioner

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Why choose us?

Personal service

All patients will receive a fully tailored treatment to meet each individual’s foot health needs.

University Accredited and Qualified

Your treatment will be performed by only fully qualified and professionally insured practitioners with enhanced DBS clearance.

Dementia Friendly

We are part of the ‘working to become dementia friendly in Kent’ scheme and have been involved for the last 3 years.  We undergo annual reviews by panel at Kent County Council to continue to be a part of this scheme as well as all of our practitioners being involved with the dementia friends initiative.

Our Services

Our practitioners are trained and certified in all aspects of podiatry, chiropody and foot health care. Ranging from routine care to high risk diabetic care, ingrown nail surgery and biomechanical visual and digital gait analysis. 


We have two clinics which have been specifically setup for our Podiatrist to offer a range of treatments and surgeries.

Home Visits

We are proud to offer a home visiting service to those patients not able to leave their homes to access our clinic services. These visits are for routine foot health care.