Pat Turnbull BSc. MChS. FRSPH
Pat qualified with a BSc degree in Podiatric Medicine from Salford University. She has vast experience of diagnosing and treating all types of foot problems, skin and nail infections and those associated with poor foot function which can affect the knees, hips, back and neck. She practices all aspects of general podiatry and chiropody, sports medicine, nail surgery, acupuncture, laser therapy, manipulation and postural assessment.
Pat is a Registered Podiatrist in both the UK and Australia and has studied with leading dermatologists in America where she has also spoken at several conferences. She is a member of The British Medical Acupuncture Association, The American Pedorthic Association and The Australian Podiatry Association.
During her time in the USA, Pat researched acute skin and nail infections specialising in verrucae treatments and she has an ongoing research programme about how to reduce falls in the elderly allowing many people to live active, independent lives.
Pat ran a successful private podiatry practice for many years in Cheshire before spending some time recently working in Australia where she wrote in a Q&A column for the popular magazine Yours. Today, Pat continues to write for the UK edition.
Pat’s podiatry practice covers the following areas: Henfield, Horsham, Horley and Steyning in Sussex.
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While Pat was giving a presentation at a conference in Albuquerque USA, she heard about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). Working with older people, many who suffer dementia, Pat discovered that up to 8% of these people could have reversible dementia.
Unfortunately in the UK, this is a neglected subject, even according to the BMA. Pat is now researching the subject in the hope that if diagnosed and treated the patient could return to a normal lifestyle. The way a person walks is the first prime symptom which could help identify a problem.
Pat has recently been invited by the American Pedorthic Association to give a presentation at the annual conference in November 2019 on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. She is now a full member of The International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders.