Meet The Team

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Jessica Werner

Clinic Owner

Podiatrist and Clinical Pilates

First Aid Instructor including Paediatrics, Defibrillator and Anaphylaxis training

Jessica opened Henley Podiatry and Health Therapies in 2018 following developing practices in London both in private practice and the NHS for over 10 years..

Jessica studied Bsc (Hons) Podiatry at the University of Huddersfield after gaining an interest in the lower limb following a series of injuries whilst training as a dancer. She has continued to develop her knowledge of podiatry and human health by regularly participating in various courses.

Jessica has a varied interest in podiatric issues ranging from paediatric care and biomechanical issues to nail surgery and wound care. Jessica also tutors at The SMAE Institute for Foot Heath Professionals.

During her dance training Jessica regularly participated in pilates and quickly saw the benefits when recovering from injury. She therefore trained with APPI (matwork) and Polestar Pilates (comprehensive - includes matwork and all equipment) to bring pilates to her clients as a form of exercise and rehabilitation.

Jessica regularly incorporates pilates into injury rehabilitation and as a method to improve balance, stability and bone strength (suitable for all ages).

Jessica is currently on maternity leave but can be contacted by email via info@henleypodiatry.com

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André Ferreira

Extended Scope Podiatrist

André has more than 13 years experience in treating foot and ankle conditions. He graduated from the University of Porto in 2006 with a BSc degree in Podiatry. 

He has worked for the NHS and private clinics in London and Portugal.

André completed a post-graduate diploma in 2008 in Minimal invasive Podiatric Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in 2010 a externship in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine which as allowed him to further is knowledge and expertise.

Most recently he gained his Master’s degree in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery at the University of Huddersfield and currently holds an NHS surgical role.

 

 As an Extended Scope Podiatrist he is experienced in treating all kinds of musculoskeletal pathologies.

Andre specialises in lower limb biomechanics, musculoskeletal podiatry, foot pain, sports injuries of the foot and ankle and paediatrics.

 

Andre takes an active role in the teaching and training. He has lectured extensively throughout Europe and South America. Currently he is the vice chairman for the College of Podiatry London branch, advisor to the European League Against Rheumatology and a reviser for the European journal of Podiatry. He is a published scientific author and enjoys participating in research projects to further the profession, about which he is passionate.

 

André is available Fridays and alternate Saturdays

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Bindu Johnson

Clinical Podiatrist

Bindu graduated from the University of Northampton with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine in 2007. She has 15 years of experience practicing in Central London, in both the NHS and private practice.

 

Having been a Clinical Educator at the University of East London training Podiatry students, she developed a keen interest in Nail Surgery and is certified in Local Anaesthesia and prescription only medications.

She has a specialist interest in Diabetes and continues to develop her knowledge and skills by attending various courses.

Bindu is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and a member of The College of Podiatrists.

Bindu has a very friendly and caring manner and prides herself on providing clients of all ages with a highly professional and thorough treatment.

Bindu is available on Mondays and Thursdays

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Holly Blenkinsopp

Nutritional Therapist

make a difference to people through nutrition and coaching. I am passionate about helping
people with digestive issues, tiredness, anxiety and joint and muscle pain so they can get on
with living their lives. I know how to support my clients and can inspire others since I
reclaimed my own health with nutrition and lifestyle changes. I value freedom and
enjoyment of life.


I specialise in digestive health and in my MSc research reviewed the link between the
integrity of the intestinal lining and gut bacterial imbalances and rheumatoid arthritis
inflammation (e.g. joint/muscle pain). It highlighted the possible role of probiotics in the
reduction/management of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.


I have retrained because I learnt so much about nutritional health and  lifestyle factors to reclaim my
own health back in 2014, which demonstrated the importance to me of digestive health.
Previously, I was a finance manager and have 17 years’ experience in the
telecommunications sector, originally training as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, New
Zealand. 


I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT),
registered with the Complementary and Healthcare Council (CNHC), trained at the College of
Nutrition, Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) and did my MSc in personalised
nutrition with University of Worcester in collaboration with CNELM. I am also an NLP coach
with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming Language (ANLP).

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Johanna Norton

Foot Health Practitioner

Johanna is our home visit clinician and has a wealth of experience working with clients in their own homes and nursing homes.

Johanna comes from a care background.

Johanna trained at the SMAE Institute of Foot Health under the guidance of a team of podiatrists (including Jessica).

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Liesel Gaumann

Clinical and Rehabilitative Pilates Instructor

Born and raised in Australia, Liesel always lived an active life and understood the
importance of remaining fit and healthy in every sense. Her passion for Pilates began early on as it supplemented her training in classical ballet and athletics and helped her 
improve her strength, stamina and flexibility.

After gaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, followed by a Post Graduate Degree in Psychology, she went on to spend a number of years in both clinical and corporate environments. During this time she found it it much more challenging to take care of her health and well-being. Sitting for extended periods and having limited time for physical activity led to the onset of low back, knee and neck pain. Returning to a regular Pilates practice significantly improved these issues, but also inspired her to help others in the same way.

Liesel completed the Certificate 3 in Mat Pilates, Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity for Low Back Pain, Level 3 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and the Level 3 Diploma in GP Exercise Referral and now teaches Pilates and mobility classes for people of all ages and fitness levels. With a mindful, empathetic teaching style, she makes sure each class is varied and tailored to individual needs. She believes strongly that loving whatever you do in life is key to success and so her classes are not only detail-oriented

but also enjoyable.