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], MCPod, 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.

Catherine Lawless - Patient Care team

Catherine Lawless

Patient Care Team

Catherine heads up our patient care team and will be your first point of contact. She is responsible for the smooth running of our clinic and can provide you with all the information you need and answer any questions you may have. She has a wealth of knowledge and aims to make your visit here a welcoming and positive experience.

In her spare time Catherine is a keen runner and regularly participates in local park runs, she also keeps fit with kettlebell classes and is a blackbelt in Karate.

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