About Us

Find out more about us and meet our team of highly experienced qualified podiatrists and support staff.

Stephanie Owen, Director

MSc, BSc (hons), MRCPod & HCPC registered CH14161

My name is Stephanie Owen and I am the director and owner of SO Podiatry. First and foremost I am passionate about helping the people of Worcestershire to better understand their foot health in order to move pain free. I am a qualified and highly skilled Musculoskeletal (MSK) Podiatrist, HCPC registered, with over 20 years’ experience both in the NHS and private sector. My special interest areas are gait analysis, dynamic function, footwear and tissue stress, and I am member of the Royal College of Podiatry and MSK:UK

I am a qualified podiatrist with a MSc in Clinical Biomechanics (Staffordshire University 2010) , BSc (hons) in Podiatry (Queen Margaret University College 1999) and PgCert in education (National University of Ireland Galway 2009). I teach and deliver educational sessions to health care professionals on podiatry biomechanics and since setting up my Worcester based clinic, SO Podiatry in 2017, I also present to running clubs and specialist sports groups on foot health and education.

I have previously worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham within the Sports and Exercise Medicine Department (SEMS).

I believe continual professional Development is key to being able to deliver the best in care for all my clients, so I attend regular conferences and workshops to keep up to date with all things Podiatry and ensure I am using the best technology, backed by science, available.

I love competitive sport (watching and taking part) and have wide experience in sports working with the gently active individual, team player and fun runner right through to the elite athlete. Whether you take your dog for a walk daily, play 5 a side football or netball, are marathon training or perhaps you are climbing Mt Everest I can help you.

I am dedicated to my profession and I strive to deliver the best in care through all aspects of foot health, from general practice (Chiropody), nail surgery through to cosmetic Podiatry including prosthetic toenails.

My deepest passion is in Podiatry biomechanics and I know that with excellent assessment and expert interventions I can help everybody achieve their goals.

Elizabeth Carrington, Podiatrist

BSc (Hons) Podiatric Studies, DPodM, HCPC registered. CH11017

I’m Elizabeth, and I am a highly skilled and experienced podiatrist. I’m passionate about treating people and committed to easing a nervous patients’ fears. I pride myself on providing the best patient-focused foot care so that you can get back to living your life in comfort. I qualified in 1990 at The London Foot Hospital and School of Podiatric Medicine, followed by postgraduate study at The University of Brighton. After graduation, I worked in London and across the South East, in both community and hospital podiatry. As the lead podiatrist in multi-disciplinary clinical teams, my interests developed in rheumatology and orthopaedics. My role became increasingly educational delivering informative seminars to clinicians, healthcare professionals and patient groups.

Moving from the NHS, I have benefitted from 20 years of private general practice, have built an extensive skill set and worked in varied clinical settings including GP practices, BUPA hospitals and in Nuffield Health. Meeting with, and treating, a diverse group of patients remains my absolute pleasure. Having relocated to Worcester, it’s great to be part of such a highly regarded team at SO Podiatry. I am a member of the Royal College of Podiatry and HCPC registered. During my free time I enjoy painting, walking my greyhound (Jeff) and spending fun time with my family

Fin Esah, Podiatrist

BSc (Hons) MRCPod & HCPC registered: CH34898.

Hi! I’m Fin the newest addition to the SO Podiatry family. My journey into podiatry began at the Northampton School of Podiatry, where I qualified. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of working in various sectors of the Podiatry world. I’ve got experience in private practice, worked at the Northampton University School of Podiatry, as well as the NHS. 

During my time in private practice, I managed a clinic and at Northampton University, I found my passion for nurturing the next generation of podiatrists by working closely with students mentoring them. This dedication to education also carried over into my role in the NHS, where I was nominated for a student educator award. In the NHS, my focus was on diabetic and high-risk foot care. 

I’m absolutely delighted to be here in Worcester, back in the private sector, and ready to make a positive impact on the community. I’m looking forward to ensuring that our patients receive the highest level of service and podiatry that is truly second to none. 

When I’m not busy with podiatry, you’ll find me enjoying quality time at home, whipping up delicious meals with my better half. I’m also a fan of staying active, I regularly go for a run, as I believe in practicing what I preach when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

I can’t wait to meet you and assist you on your journey to happy, healthy feet! 

Jodie Brookes Kavanagh, Clinic Receptionist and Administrator

Hi! My name is Jodie and I am the receptionist/administrator here at SO Podiatry.

I joined the team at the beginning of September 2022 having previously worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years, I thought it was the right time for a change and to try something new-and I am glad I made that decision! I love to meet and greet everyone and I am a whizz with all things admin. I am the happy person at the end of the phone when you call. If you ever have anything you want to know about the practice I can find out the answer.

Away from work I love travelling  with my partner, On my wish list is New Zealand! I really want to visit the magical city of New York at Christmas (my favourite time of the year)

I have learnt so much about Podiatry and how the practice works since settling in and I am excited to  continue to work alongside the fantastic team!

Jen Sands, Virtual Assistant

Hi! I’m Jen. I love all things admin. I know right, someone’s got to! I work remotely supporting Steph and the team at SO Podiatry with all things admin, email marketing, and website development. Over the past 15 years, small businesses have worked with me to grow, improve their efficiencies, and enjoy their business again.

I’ve always been an admin-bod, and if something needs creating, systemising or managing, I’m just a message or phone call away! Away from work, I’m kept busy with my 3 children, crazy Whippet, and my husband who runs his own carpentry business (yes, my admin skills are put to use there too!). I also LOVE to play Netball and do so at least once a week in Norwich.

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