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Welcome to The Foot Health Practice

We can trace our roots back to 1960, when Mr Leonard Rowe established a chiropody practice in Market Strand, Redruth. The practice was taken over by the present owner, Paul Bateman, in 1992. Having outgrown the premises in Market Strand, we moved to our current, newly refurbished clinic in 2011.

We are proud that The Foot Health Practice has been serving the local community for 60 years.

Meet the Team

Paul Bateman

Principal Podiatrist
HCPC No: CH11606

Qualified 1992 University of Plymouth

Paul gained a BSc degree in Podiatry (with distinction) from the University of Plymouth in 1992. He is registered with The Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of The Royal College of Podiatry.

After qualifying, Paul started work in private practice and also held part-time positions as a clinical lecturer at the Plymouth School of Podiatry and as a locum NHS Podiatrist.

In 2008, Paul completed three years of further study at the University of Salford to obtain an MSc degree in Clinical Practice with a specialist interest in rheumatology. He has also undertaken a postgraduate programme in pharmacology through Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is qualified and registered to administer local anaesthetics and to supply prescription only medicines.

As Principal Podiatrist and Director, Paul now combines his clinical role with managing and developing the practice which has grown from being a small, part-time clinic to one of Cornwall's leading podiatry centres.

Paul has lived in Cornwall for over 30 years. A lifelong railway and steam enthusiast, he also has a passion for music, gardening and aviation.

Kaye Whitehouse

HCPC No: CH11120

Qualified 1991 University of Huddersfield

Originally from Leeds in West Yorkshire, Kaye qualified in 1991 after three years, full-time study at the University of Huddersfield where she gained a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine. She is registered with The Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of The Royal College of Podiatry.

After qualifying, Kaye joined The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust where she remained for 27 years working as a podiatrist in hospital and community settings which included clinics, care homes and domiciliary care. She has extensive experience of caring for patients of all ages including those with learning disabilities, dementia and mental health issues. Kaye spent a significant proportion of her time in the NHS as a senior podiatrist involved with diabetes, high-risk foot care and wound care with emphasis on the prevention of problems by early intervention.

Kaye holds postgraduate qualifications in Diabetes Care (University of Warwick), Tissue Viability and Wound Care (University of Wolverhampton) and Pharmacology (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh). She is qualified and registered to administer local anaesthetics and to supply prescription only medicines.

Kaye became a valued member of our team in 2018, bringing with her a wealth of experience to the benefit of our patients.

Lisa Dormer

Assistant Practitioner

Lisa grew up in the village of Troon. She holds a degree in Applied Chemical Sciences from UWE, Bristol although her main working background has been in educational administration, including being a school examinations officer. She has also worked in banking and the vouluntary sector as well as working and travelling in Australia.

Always with a hobby on the go, Lisa enjoys painting and drawing. She and her husband play instruments and as part of a band they enjoy spending time together playing at local venues. Lisa is also a soprano member of a choir and, in addition to concerts in the South West, has performed at the O2 and NEC arena.

Julie Mitchell

Practice Manager

Julie was born and educated in Redruth and is a proud Cornish maid!

After working in the NHS for 36 years, latterly as a receptionist in the Oral Surgery and Orthodontic Department at RCH Treliske, Julie took early retirement and joined The Foot Health Practice in January 2019. She proudly followed in the footsteps of several family members, including her parents, who worked for the NHS.

Julie now uses her considerable administrative experience in looking after reception and ensuring the efficient day-to-day running of the clinic.

Outside work, Julie enjoys going to the cinema and shows, listening to music and is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC. She also enjoys walking and spending time wiiith her partner Chris and their families.

Sam Hailey


Sam grew up in Camborne and on finishing her education embarked on a 24 year career within the electricity supply industry. During that time her roles took her throughout the South West and she gained a rich experience in administration and customer service.

In 2007 Sam left the industry to work in hospitality in her beloved Cornwall, firstly in a large timeshare resort and more recently in a boutique hotel near St. Ives.

In her spare time Sam enjoys cycling, yoga, watching live bands and musical theatre. She loves foreign travel with her husband and is brushing up on her French language skills!


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Payment Options

Fees are normally payable at the time of consultation. However, account facilities may be agreed in advance where payment is being made by a third party. Flexible, interest-free payment plans are also available for some courses of treatment

We accept payment by Cash, Card or Bank Transfer. Cheques are only accepted by prior arrangement for Home Visits or where payment is made by a third party.

What do our clients say?

"I have been with Paul since 2006 and have had continued first class service ever since. Nothing is too much trouble. When I come away it feels like I have a new pair of feet." Mr M Fox
“I have been a quadraplegic for 13 years and for the past 11 years Paul and his team have been making frequent visits to me in my own home. Paul is very professional, kind and knows his job as my feet are sometimes a challenge. I can highly recommend The Foot Health Practice as I know I would have had a lot of problems with my feet without them.” Mr E. Richens 01209 314131