The Foot Clinic celebrates 10 years of keeping Aylesbury's feet in tip-top condition
Aylesbury's Foot clinic is celebrating ten years of keeping our feet happy and healthy this year.
Katy Westwood set up the business in 2010, after she moved here 12 years ago following on from university,
She initially working for a bigger podiatry company in town, moving on to set up the Foot Clinic in 2010.
When asked about the secret of their success, Katy said its their customer orientated care that has been the bedrock of building a name for themselves in town.
Katy said: "Customer orientated care is at the heart of everything we do. Obviously every business has to make money but if you're not entirely focused on patient care, I think you're in the wrong job really."
"The work we do here would be impossible without the support of the patients over the past ten years, without you, we wouldn't be here!"
"Aylesbury has a lot of small independent business, and it's good to be flying the flag for others in this great town.
Katy Westwood, business owner said: "We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for our amazing customers.
"They have consistently supported us, and they have been kind and supportive since day one.
"It's a pleasure to be able to make their lives easier and to help them take care of their feet.
The foot clinic offers a wife range of podiatry based services, including: routine work, verucca removals, swift microwave therapy, fungal nail work and diabetic foot care.
Lisa Welch, who also works at the clinic as a receptionist said: "People love coming to us because they love Katy, she's a people person - they like a chat and a natter about everything and we always say, come in and put your world to rights.
"A huge part of the clinic's success is based on her work here. She doubles up as a part time agony aunt!"
Katy said people often view podiatry and taking care of your feet as something that tends to be for older people, however the reality is often much different.
She said: "People tend to think podiatry is for older people, but we have loads of young people in who play sports and damage their feet in the process.
"We get loads of people in with all sorts of conditions. For example if you damage your toenail, it's best to take preventative action to avoid it becoming an ingrowing toenail, or perhaps something worse.
"If you are sporty and not looking after your feet, you're setting yourself up for problems in the future, for example - bad posture, thickened toenails for example.
"We can advise on footwear which can stop poor posture problems in later life, to corns, to broken nails.
"If you think you have something you'd like us to check out, please feel free to pop into our shop on Bourbon Street in town."
For more information on the work the Foot Clinic does, please visit https://aylesburyfootclinic.co.uk/