The specialists

Carol Leeman

Carol Leeman qualified from the N Ireland School of Podiatry (1992), with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, followed by a degree in Podiatry from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, and also has a Certificate in Health Education

Carol worked in the NHS for 9 years in Whiteabbey Hospital and Carrickfergus Health Centre, gaining a wealth of experience in Podiatry, finally holding a post as a senior podiatrist specializing in diabetes care. This involved research on effective treatments for ‘diabetic foot ulceration’. 

In 2001, Carol began working in the Dublin Podiatry Clinic. She has established a large practice providing an array of treatments to all ages from both the private and HSE sectors.

Since then, Carol has been involved in the professional body, and was chair of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrist, Ireland, for 3 years. She was actively involved on a committee to establish a degree programme in Podiatry, which successfully began in Galway University in 2008. She was awarded a citation by the professional body in recognition for this work.
 
Carol has further enhanced her vast podiatry experience in areas such as biomechanics, orthotics, mobilisation, and acupuncture and enjoys diagnosing and advising on the many different conditions presented in her clinic. 

Lynda Cowan

Lynda Cowan BSc. (Hons) Podiatry graduated from University College Salford in 1993, having completed a three year degree in Podiatry.

After graduation she worked for Hounslow & Spelthorne NHS Trust in Greater London as a senior podiatrist. During this time she was based in West Middlesex Hospital, Ashford Hospital and in the community providing podiatry care for at risk groups such as people with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

On moving to Dublin in 1999 she joined the Dublin Podiatry Clinic. Since then Lynda has provided a comprehensive range of podiatry services to both private and HSE patients.

From 1999 to 2006 Lynda held the position of Senior Podiatrist at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire where she provided podiatry care to people with spinal injuries, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS),  peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and diabetes.

Lynda continues her professional education by attending conferences and courses, including orthotics, foot manipulation and mobilisation. She is experienced in all areas of foot care but has a keen interest in diabetes and rheumatology.

Gabriel Errity

Gabriel Errity qualified in London following a three year course in podiatry. Since 1980 and he has  developed a large fulltime practice offering a comprehensive range of podiatry services to both private and HSE patients.

He is past Chair of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ireland and has taken a leading role in the advancement of the profession here. He holds a Meritorious Award from the Society of Podiatrists (London)
 
As an advocate for effective CPD, he has undertaken a podiatry BSc Conversion Course at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (2005). He obtained a first class hons. degree (MSc) in Health Care Ethics and Law from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2007), and continues to attend many other podiatric courses and conferences in Ireland and the UK.
 
A former lead podiatrist at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin with a special interest in diabetic foot care and peripheral arterial disease (PAD), he firmly believes that the podiatrist has a significant contribution to make in these two areas of podiatric care. Gabriel will diagnose and advise in the planning and implementation of appropriate interventions for all age groups. Conditions ranging from skin and nail pathologies, mechanical correction of gait and posture to sports injuries and minor surgery.
 

Niall Donohoe

Mr Donohoe received his  degree from the Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999
 
He worked as basic grade Podiatrist for the NHS in the UK till 2001, where he returned home to Dublin  and joined the Dublin Podiatry Clinic at 4 South Circular Road , Dublin 8.
 
Mr Donohoe works both in the Public and Private sectors, he works closely with the Endocrinology team in Connolly Hosptial in Blanchardstown managing the Podiatric Diabetic Out patients clinic and attend monthly Diabetic Foot Clinics. He has  also worked in Rheumatology for 10 years within Our Ladies Hospice in Harolds Cross and attend the Bon Secoures Hospital in Glasnevin weekly
 
Mr Donohoe has a keen interest in the Diabetic Foot as well as the Rheumatoid Foot, podiatric sports injuries and orthotic manjfacture t.. Mr Donohoe has  also been the Guest Lecturer at The Diabetes Federation of Ireland and at MSc in Rheumatology nurse Specialists in connection with Dublin City University.