About us

Malvern Foot Clinic About Us
Director & Lead Clinician Helen Gough  - Malvern Foot Clinic

Director & Lead Clinician

Helen Gough
MSc, MCPod Cert Ed, BSc (Hons) CH13557

Helen has worked as a podiatrist looking after people’s feet for over 20 years. She specialises in diabetes, biomechanics and gait analysis. She is a Member of the Royal College of Podiatry.

Helen is on the Board of the HCPC, the government body regulating the main allied health care professions. She graduated from Huddersfield University with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in podiatry and has since worked in both the NHS and private sector. For over 15 years she has specialised in diabetes care and currently holds a substantive NHS post leading a diabetes specialist team.

In 2013 she won The Queens Nursing Institute Award for her work with young people with Type 1 diabetes.

Helen is a former lecturer from the Birmingham School of Podiatry and as an educationalist holds a Certificate of Education from Birmingham University. She taught biomechanics, research methods and clinical studies to undergraduate students.

More recently Helen was awarded a Masters Degree in Science with Merit from Warwick University and has presented at national conferences on structured education for people with diabetes.

Podiatric Surgeon John Malik - Malvern Foot Clinic

Podiatric Surgeon

John Malik
FRCPodS, MSc, Cert Ed, BSc Hons, IP, PS

Mr Malik is an experienced Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon having been in practice for over 27 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Podiatry, awarded Tutor Status. He is employed in the NHS as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon and department Clinical Lead. He provides care in the private sector in Birmingham, Worcester and Malvern (Priory Hospital Birmingham, Spire South Bank Hospital Worcester and Malvern Foot Clinic)

Mr Malik's qualifications include a fellowship in podiatric surgery, a master’s degree in science (Podiatric Surgery) and a first class Batcheler of science honours degree in podiatry. He is registered with the HCPC as a Podiatrist and additionally annotated in podiatric surgery and independent prescribing.

Mr Malik was formerly Head of Podiatry to the Birmingham School of Podiatry, an elected Faculty Board Member of the Faculty of Surgery and Quality Assurance Committee (Royal College of Podiatry). He has also acted as an External Examiner to MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery Courses and Chaired the Podiatric Surgery Exam Board for the Royal College of Podiatry. Mr Malik has also worked for the regulatory body for podiatric surgery the HCPC as a partner (education).

Mr Malik actively continues to provide education and training at both undergraduate and post graduate level to health care professionals, especially in the areas of podiatry and podiatric surgery, he has also lectured internationally.

Areas of interest
Bunions (Hallux Valgus), Great Toe Joint Pain and Arthritis (including joint replacement surgery and fusions), Hammer Toes, Neuromas (e.g. Morton’s neuroma), Ingrown Toenails, Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis), Metatarsalgia (forefoot pains), Soft Tissue Surgery (e.g. ganglions and tendon lengthening) Biomechanics, Orthotics, Gait Analysis, Second Opinions

Senior Associate Podiatrist Suzi Morley  - Malvern Foot Clinic

Senior Associate Podiatrist

Suzi Morley
MSc BSc Hons IP CH14731

Suzi graduated with a First Class BSc Hons Podiatry, from the Birmingham School of Podiatry in 2000, along with the accolade “Student of the Year”. She has substantial NHS and private practice experience, and now works in the specialisms of Musculoskeletal Podiatry at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and Podiatric Surgery. Suzi has obtained post graduate certificates and annotation as an Independent Prescriber, Advanced Local Anaesthesia and Steroid Injection Therapies. She also holds a Masters Degree in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery with distinction. She has experience as a visiting lecturer at Birmingham School of Podiatry and has previously worked in a team leader in the NHS. Suzi’s role within the Foot Clinics involves delivery of local anaesthesia for surgery, pre and post-operative care of patients and working as First Assistant in the operating theatre. She is also able to deliver general podiatry care, gait analysis, shockwave therapy, biomechanical assessment and orthotics.

Senior Associate Podiatrist Fin Esah - Malvern Foot Clinic

Senior Associate Podiatrist

Fin Esah
BSc (Hons)

Fin qualified as a podiatrist from the University of Northampton. Since qualifying she has worked across the private and public sector. Fin has previously worked and managed a clinical team in a private podiatry practice and most recently she worked for a local NHS Trust. She has also been employed by the School of Podiatry at Northampton University, teaching clinical studies and skills to undergraduate students. She specialises in working with high risk patients (including diabetes and wound care).

Fin is a strong advocate of holistic care, she prides herself on going above and beyond to offer the best possible level of service for each patient she treats. She is passionate about her profession and thoroughly enjoys working within our Malvern community.

Sports Therapist Mia Crump - Malvern Foot Clinic

Sports Therapist

Mia Crump
BSc (Hons)

Mia graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Therapy from the University of Worcester. Mia's work as a sports therapist focuses on musculoskeletal conditions and injuries; from sporting injuries to tight muscles. Treatments she offers include: joint mobilisations, sports massage, and electrotherapy, all tailored to the patient’s specific needs with a personalised exercise prescription, to support recovery away from the clinic.

Aside from working alongside our podiatrists at the Malvern Foot Clinic, Mia is also employed as the Sports Therapist at Malvern Rugby Club. She regularly assists the Worcester Warriors Women at their England Rugby Centre of Excellence and covers the Gloucester Rugby summer residential camps at Malvern College.

Mia's skills are a great asset to the foot clinic team as combined therapy for certain conditions such as heel pain is very effective. However she has the added advantage of being able to treat all injuries, not just the feet!

Receptionist Sarah Crane - Malvern Foot Clinic


Sarah Crane

Sarah joined the team as receptionist and administrator in the summer of 2023. She has a wealth of experience in public sector work. Having graduated from Keele University with a first class honours degree in Maths and Economics, she was employed for many years in the defence industry, liaising with customers and nurturing professional relationships to ensure delivery of projects. For the past fifteen years, Sarah has worked in primary school settings, teaching and encouraging a love for maths to school children of all ages. As the receptionist at the foot clinic, she brings her organisational skills and love of working in a busy environment to the practice. An avid walker around the Malvern Hills, she also understands the importance of the link between healthy feet and a happy lifestyle.

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