Established over 20 years, at Active Life Podiatry (ALP) we believe in offering  services of the highest standards to  treat all types of foot and lower leg problems such as injuries, infections, disease, growths, misalignments, and congenital conditions. For any given foot, or foot related problem we will first make a diagnosis, then determine why the problem occurred or not resolved itself . Using our expertise and our wide range of podiatric treatments, we aim effectively treat a variety of lower limb conditions for children adults and sport men and sports women.

Our objective is: Prevention – Treatment – Enhanced Performance (in short  – PTE).

Our  approach to treatment is relaxed and friendly but with a goal to remedy a problem as soon as  possible. Sometimes, this will require referral to another professional for investigation to confirm our diagnosis and to complete the treatment plan.

This can be achieved by assessment of the lower limb – where certain conditions will predispose  the locomotor system to injury especially in children, and people returning to sports such as women who have recently given birth. It may be possible to prevent – or significantly reduce the risk of injury. Enhanced performance can be achieved if there is less risk to injury which will hinder any training programme, see section related Sports Enhanced Performance. 

John Durkin
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Society of Chiropodists Podiatrists

Meet Our Team

John Durkin

John Durkin

John founded the podiatry practice in Lillie Road, Fulham, in 1991. From small beginnings, John has ambitious plans for both his practice and his professional status. He has become a specialist in biomechanics treating sports men and women and helping them to perform better with bespoke orthoses. He is well-known amongst international rugby players from Harlequins and London Wasps.

Marc Barton

Marc Barton

Marc has been working in podiatry for 14 years. He splits his time between the NHS where he holds a biomechanical specialist role, dealing with both adults and children. Marc is experienced with pathology of the foot & ankle and has worked in general podiatry, nail surgery and diabetic foot, as well as his current specialist role. Marc has extended scope experience in injection therapy, orthoses prescription, foot mobilisation techniques & acupuncture.

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Emma Parker

Emma qualified from the London Foot Hospital in 1999 with a degree in podiatric medicine. She has spent the last 14 years working in the NHS before joining Active Life Podiatry in 2015.
Emma has gained a wealth of experience in delivering high quality care to predominantly “high risk” patients. This included work in general podiatry, diabetic wound care nail surgery and biomechanics.