Our Practitioners

Miss Karen Fletcher

BSC (HONS) PODIATRY

Karen is the Lead Podiatrist at Steps Healthcare as well as the Managing Director. This is her second venture in the area. Building on the experience of her first Chiropody & Podiatry clinic, Steps Healthcare is a larger Practice with four practitioners including an MSK specialist.

“As a healthcare professional I pride myself on maintaining high standards at all times. I enjoy going to regular training sessions to update my knowledge and increase my skill set to offer my patients the best foot care possible.”

Karen trained at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh qualifying in 2010.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (HONS) Podiatry
  • HCPC registered (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • MChS – membership to The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Prescription Only Medicine (POM)
  • Licenced to use Local Anaesthetics
  • Certificate in Verrucae Needling

Mr. Luis Tena Lopez

BSC (HONS) PODIATRY

“I was born in the north of Spain, but lived in Badajoz in the Midwest. I studied Podiatry at the university of Extremadura, after doing a two-year college course in Sport. Because of my sport background I have a keen interest in Biomechanics and the internal workings of the foot.
I moved to the UK 3 years ago and love living in Brighton and Hove!”

Qualifications:

  • BSc (HONS) Podiatry
  • HCPC registered (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • MCHS – membership to The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Prescription Only Medicine (POM)
  • Licenced to use Local Anaesthetics
  • NVQ3 technical certificate in physical and sporting activities
  • Certificate in advanced clinical massage for leg, knee and foot pain

Ms Michelle Merrilees

BSC (HONS) PODIATRY

“I gained my degree in Podiatry from Brighton University. I am a keen walker and understand the frustration felt when you are unable to do what you enjoy doing. I will work with you to have the best outcome and try to enable you to keep doing those things you enjoy doing or need to do for work.”

Qualifications:

  • BSc (HONS) Podiatry
  • HCPC registered (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • MChS – membership to The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Prescription Only Medicine (POM)

Mr. Ian Linane

BSC (HONS) PODIATRY

Ian has been in private practice podiatry for 23 years, working both within his own clinics as well as multidiscipline settings alongside osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and sports therapists. Ian’s particular interest lies in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation of the lower leg, foot and ankle.
He has written and produced training courses for podiatrists in this area of work, which have been approved by his professional body, The College of Podiatry.
Ian also runs a training company in manual therapy techniques for the low limb, foot and ankle, that are presented nationwide.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (HONS) Podiatry
  • HCPC registered (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • MChS – membership to The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Licenced to use Local Anaesthetics

Book an appointment

Call us on 01273 567881 or email info@stepshealth.co.uk to book an appointment.

OUR LOCATION

Address: 31 George Street, Hove BN3 3YB

Phone: 01273 567881

Steps Healthcare

Opening Hours:

Monday 9am–6pm
Tuesday 9am–6pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am–6pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday 9am–2pm
Sunday Closed