After qualifying from the Northern College of Chiropodyin 1979 Chris spent four years in NHS employment with Southport & Formby Health Authority, being responsible for providing the nail surgery service and hospital treatments as well as a community and domiciliary caseload.
In 1983 whilst working part time in the NHS, Chris established a private practice and shortly afterwards decided to practice privately on a full time basis. Since that time she has brought up a family, expanded and developed the practice and studied for an honours degree in podiatric research. She is currently continuing her studies to post graduate diploma.
She enjoys all aspects of podiatric care, laser therapy, acupuncture, biomechanics , orthotics, nail surgery and has undergone additional training to supply antibiotics for foot infections.
As well as having the day to day responsibility of running the practice with her husband Chris ( very confusing!) she is also the occupational podiatrist at SCA Skelmersdale.
Chris works at the Southport practice on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and alternate Saturdays and at the Hesketh Bank practice on occasional Wednesdays.
She is a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and an affiliate member of the Liverpool Medical Institute.
Chris has two children and two granchildren. She enjoys theatre, singing, music, gardening and walking her dog Casper.
Chris has had a varied career starting with marine engineering, owning a retail and computer business.
He joined the team in 2014 and is responsible for overall management and running of the practice.
He loves all technology, films and travel. And of course working alongside his wife!
Shirley qualified from the Northern College of Chiropody in 1986 and started working full time in the NHS as a Podiatrist in the community. In this role she gained a great deal of expertise in a wide variety of treatments and conditions including diabetes, neurological and vascular conditions, wound care , rheumatology, nail surgery and biomechanics.
Shirley now has a part time post in the NHS and a successful part time home visiting practice.
Keen to spend more time in the clinical setting, but within the private sector, and attracted by the friendly, warm ethos of the Chris Lean practices, Shirley took up the associate post at the Hesketh Bank practice and enjoys providing the varied treatments which this allows. She is a gentle, caring podiatrist who will ensure you get the best care for your feet.
She works at the Hesketh Bank practice on Thursdays.
Shirley shares her home with her partner and 4 chickens. She is passionate about the great outdoors, enjoying trying to make vegetables grow, walking, cycling, canoeing and the occasional strum on the guitar.
Suzanne initially studied biological sciences graduating at Lancaster university in 1998. After a career in the retail industry she decided to retrain as a podiatrist and qualified from Salford University in 2004 with a first class honours degree.
Since graduating she has worked within the NHS in Preston and South Ribble in a wide variety of clinical roles and also working as part of the biomechanics team and as an educator supervising students.
She has also worked with Age Concern assessing clients suitable for the charity's nail cutting service.
Since 2007 she has been working in private practice in Preston and joined our team in 2013.
Suzanne works at the Botanic Rd practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Suzanne is married to David and has two young children and loves cycling, walking and being outdoors.
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