How I can help you & a bit about me

Hello, I’m Katrina and I run Toe Business and Southsea Podiatry. I help people with foot problems. You are likely reading this because you have a problem with your feet. I understand how debilitating and sometimes embarrassing these issues can be.

I’d really like to help you resolve your concerns. If you have problems walking problems related to how your leg moves or maybe you have a painful corn? You are in the right place.

Treatments available include nail cutting, reduction of hard skin, extraction of corns, conservative treatment for ingrowing nails and verruca.

Advanced therapies include Nail surgery, gait analysis, custom prescription orthotics, prescription medications, verruca needling.

Nail surgery and verruca needling require the use of local anaesthetics.

Did you know that Podiatry is one of the oldest medical professions?

The foot is very complicated mechanically. There are many conditions that Podiatrists area able to deal with.

I really enjoy helping people get out of pain; there is no greater joy than to give that relief to someone.

People ask me why I do this job. I wanted a job that really made a difference to peoples lives, helping them to stay active and be able to get back on their feet (pun intended).

Every day, I help people with their foot problems. Often people are embarrassed about their feet so leave the issue to get worse. No one seems to like their feet!

My first experience within Podiatry was with the NHS as a foot care assistant.

I really enjoyed working with people and helping them so decided to advance my skills and go on for the degree.

After the degree, I spent a further year within the NHS.

The question I get asked the most is the difference between Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

The titles are protected in law, and only those who are registered can use the title. Podiatrist is the title known internationally for the work we do, however, when it changed from Chiropody, the study became degree level and incorporated local anaesthetics, prescription rights along with gait analysis and custom orthotics.  Many in the profession make the definition of Chiropodist being a practitioner who would deal with corns, callus and toenails and a Podiatrist is often seen as a practitioner who deals with all these plus the additional skills such as anaesthetics.

I took on Wickham Clinic caseload in April 2018 when the Chiropodist retired, I am continuing a 30 year tradition of practising Chiropody in that location and building a legacy for the community.

I started Southsea Podiatry in September 2019 along with another Podiatrist who has now chosen an alternative career.

I live in Portsmouth, I have a daughter who attends St Edmunds Catholic school and is soon to study at Portsmouth college; A’Levels. We own a little dog called ‘Roxie’ and a cat ‘MIss C’.

Katrina Corby

Southsea Podiatry