About Laura Jo:

I started training as an RGN in 1986 but after injuring my back in a lifting accident I decided to switch to chiropody. I completed my training with Scholls in 1994 and then spent the next ten years running a variety of surgery based and domiciliary practices in the Salisbury area and in London. One of my most successful practices was at the Old Orchard Surgery in Wilton, then headed up by Dr Andy Hall. As well as providing general chiropody services, I ran a popular weekly diabetic foot clinic as well as a nail cutting service for the elderly and less able. I was registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a chiropodist and was a full member of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (IOPC).    

In 2004, I stopped working as a chiropodist to concentrate on looking after my five children and supporting my soldier husband. It was great fun as my husband was a Gurkha officer and we therefore spent most of our time with these lovely people. You can find out more about Gurkhas by following the link at the bottom of this page.

My husband left the Army a few years ago - he now writes action adventure thrillers and books about Gurkhas - and my children are old enough to allow me to return to work. We have also returned to the Salisbury area for good which means that I now have the opportunity to re-establish myself in my old career. Having completed ten months of refresher training, I have been accepted by my old institute as an Associate Member. With their support, I am also working towards regaining my HPC registration which will allow me to call myself a chiropodist again. In the interim, I am able to work as a Foot Health Practitioner with the full support of my institute and with full professional medical insurance (you can see a copy of this under the 'insurance' tab at the top of this page).

I am excited about returning to work. I aim to provide high quality care at an affordable price and I am very much looking forward to getting to know new patients, as well as catching up with my previous patients.