Sophie, Amanda and Maddie aspire to achieve excellent clinical standards as well as a warm manner towards their patients. They treat patients on an individual basis talking through history and performing their own gait analysis to determine a treatment plan which may be footwear advice, orthotics (insoles) or onward referral to physiotherapists or consultants as appropriate or necessary.  

Sophie Roberts


Sophie qualified with a BSc (hons) in 1998 from the University of Brighton as a podiatrist and completed her MSc in 2009. Following qualifying, Sophie worked in Canada with the university of British Columbia sports medicine clinic for 4 years where her exposure to biomechanics gained her valuable experience. Sophie is dedicated to her clinical work and has a wealth of experience in the podiatric management of biomechanical, sports, rheumatological and neurological foot disorders. She lectures regularly on the world stage in podiatric biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotic management, and has a special interest in Hypermobility. Her MSc thesis was presented at the FIP World Congress of Podiatry in 2010. She is also a contributing author in the Oxford text book of Sports Medicine 2nd Edition and worked alongside world experts in other disciplines of sports medicine in the Athlete’s village at the London 2012 Olympic games. Sophie is becoming a leader in her profession as she strives for clinical excellence. 

Amanda Walker


Amanda completed her training at Salford University in 1997 with a BSc (hons) in Podiatry and has worked in both the NHS and in Private Practice since qualifying. She has extensive clinical experience in all aspects of podiatric biomechanics and has an interest in podiatric sports medicine, rheumatology and Hypermobility. She lectures on her clinical work and is enthusiastic in keeping her skills up to date in the ever changing progress in podiatry. She also has a special interest in the adult acquired flat foot and Richie Brace prescription and her knowledge of footwear prescription and modification is very broad. She enjoys the multi-disciplinary approach at The Gait Lab and maintains good relations and connections with our referrers. 

Maddie Tait 


Maddie qualified with a MSc (hons) in Podiatry from University of Brighton, having previously completed a BSc (hons) in Sport Science at Loughborough University.  Maddie has worked in private practice at a sports medicine clinic in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team. She specialises in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of the lower leg. Her MSc thesis focused on the diagnosis and management of paediatric lower limb disorders, an area of which she continues to have an active interest in. She also has a particular clinical interest in podiatric rheumatology.  Maddie stays up to date with evidence-based practice and uses this approach within her clinical work. She is a keen sports woman and has represented England for hockey internationally at junior age groups.

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