Who we are

From the Director to the Receptionist, the Foot Mechanix Podiatry team have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are here to welcome you to the clinic and to put your mind at ease.


Karen Knightly - Podiatrist

Karen Knightly

Podiatrist BSc [Pod], MChS, HCPC Reg

Karen graduated from Plymouth School of Podiatry in 1993. In June 1994 she moved into private practice in London and Surrey in order to concentrate on specialist areas of biomechanics, gait analysis and sports podiatry.

In 1995 she established a specialist sports podiatry clinic in Auckland, New Zealand, treating professional and recreational athletes. Karen then returned to the UK in 1999 and, soon after, established Foot Mechanix Podiatry Clinic.

Karen is very interested in every sporting activity and has a specialist interest in running injuries and postural problems. She successfully treats sportsmen and women from recreational to professional athletes including runners, footballers, rugby players, tennis players, golfers, athletes and members of the British Army.

Matthew Peirce - Podiatrist

Matthew Peirce

Podiatrist BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS, HCPC Reg

Matthew graduated from the University of Brighton with an honours degree in Podiatry and is currently responsible for our routine chiropody clinics.

Since qualifying, Matthew has gained extensive knowledge about multidisciplinary team work. High on Matthew’s agenda is communication with the patient, which ensures best practice and patient understanding. Matthew has a keen interest in biomechanics and sports podiatry and is actively pursuing his goal to specialise in this field.

He is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

James Fajo-Misa - Podiatrist

James Fajo-Misa

Podiatrist BSc [Pod], MChS, HCPC Reg

James studied at the University of Southampton, graduating with a BSc in Podiatry in 2008. Since then, James has worked both within the private sector and the NHS, specialising in diabetic foot care.

As well as being an experienced Podiatrist in routine foot care, James is also proficient in nail surgery, conducting all our nail surgery procedures at Foot Mechanix.

James is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and also a Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.


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