Hannah Watkinson

Hannah Watkinson

Hannah Watkinson

BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MCHS, HCPC registered

About Hannah

Hannah is passionate about helping people enjoy their chosen sport or activity and to help her patients remain fit and active, whatever an individual’s level of ability or participation. To enable someone to achieve their goal then injury/pain prevention or management is a key part of this. Hannah understands how important is to remain active and fit for overall wellbeing and as a keen Sportswomen herself playing rugby for Buckingham RFC.


  • Podiatric biomechanics
  • Lower limb and foot overuse injuries and trauma
  • Foot orthoses

Key areas of expertise and clinical interests

  • Multidisciplinary understanding and working
  • Gait analysis
  • Running re-education
  • Biomechanical overuse foot and lower limb injuries
  • Exercise induced leg pain (shin pain)
  • Complex Foot trauma leading to disability
  • Foot drop and neurological gait problems
  • Lateral ankle instability
  • Specialist ankle foot orthoses
  • Leg Length discrepancies
  • Foot orthoses

Professional profile

Hannah Watkinson speaking at the College of Podiatry

Hannah qualified at the University of Brighton in 2004 with a first class Honours degree in Podiatry. Following this she gained a placement at the New York Collage of Podiatric Medicine in July 2004 to widen her experience of complex podiatry related problems.

She worked in the NHS (Kent PCT) before employment by the MoD in 2007 to provide and set up Musculoskeletal Podiatry clinics at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court – a Tri–Service Centre offering a broad range of rehabilitation for both chronic overuse musculoskeletal injuries as well as complex injuries sustained during recent conflicts. Here she was the clinical lead senior podiatrist for 11 years and gained significant experience.

In 2014 Hannah became the director of Frontline Podiatry and started working within the private sector, bringing her knowledge gained within the MoD to the active civilian population. As a result of her extensive experience and exposure to complex problems Hannah is very confident treating any challenging case that walks into her clinic, including those from trauma.

Hannah treats both national and international athletes including Olympians. She provides sports podiatry to Liverpool Football Club players in the Premier League, academy and women’s team and has been doing this since 2017. Hannah has provided sports Podiatry to Everton academy FC, Manchester city women FC and RFU England Women’s 7’s Squad. She treated the RFU England Women’s rugby team during the World Cup in 2014 and has provided a screening service for UK athletics. However, one of her greatest achievements is helping amateur sportspeople and those that want to remain active.

She lectures in gait analysis, podiatric trauma and sports medicine to Podiatrists and other health care professionals and speaks at conferences.

She firmly believes in an interdisciplinary approach to injury management and takes a holistic view. She is fortunate enough to work very closely alongside sports medicine consultants, orthopaedic consultants, sports physiotherapists, osteopaths and running coaches.

Hannah is committed to continuing professional development. She is registered with most major private medical insurance providers.