Derek Protheroe
BSc (hons), MSc, MSCh, SRCh, HPC Reg. Musculoskeletal Podiatrist, Podiatric Acupuncture.

Derek graduated from the University of Wales Cardiff in 2005 with a BSc (hons) degree in Podiatric Studies. He then completed an MSc degree in 2012 in Musculoskeletal Studies of the Lower Limb. He is currently studying for an MSc in Podiatric Surgery in Huddersfield University. Derek has a keen interest in surgical techniques for the foot and ankle.

Derek initially worked in the NHS as a community podiatrist before heading to North Queensland Australia in 2006, where he treated a wide range of lower limb conditions, as well as consulting with some indigenous aboriginal patients.

Since returning back to the UK in 2008 he has worked as a senior community podiatrist for North Somerset PCT and a Muscoloskeletal Specialist in ABMU NHS Trust, treating high risk patients with musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and neurological conditions. During this time Derek has developed a keen interest into musculoskeletal injuries of the lower limb and their effects on rehabilitation and healing rates. Derek  now works as an Extended Scope Podiatrist in the NHS for the adult and paediatric services, in both Podiatry and Orthopaedic clinics. He also works as a clinical supervisor for BSc Podiatry students in Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Derek is keen on the therapeutic use of traditional and modern acupuncture and utilising this within his treatment options for a wide range of conditions. As well as this he incorporates an holistic approach within his treatment using orthoses (insoles), stretching and strengthening exercises, taping and ultrasound. Derek is also qualified in the use of cortisone injection for the foot and ankle.

Derek is a keen marathon runner and triathlete and to date has just signed up to his 7th marathon, through his own experiences he understands the importance of educating patients in injury prevention as well as correct rehabilitation post injury.

Derek is HPC registered and member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

Derek is available for consultation every Tuesday 9am-6pm and on a Saturday Morning by appointment only.

This practitioner is self employed and not an employee of Crossroads Clinic. Any queries or concerns regarding an appointment with this practitioner should be addressed directly to them.

HPC No: CH22439