About Us

About Us

We think life’s too short for sore feet

We know, because our patients tell us, that foot pain and embarrassing feet can cloud every aspect of our lives. From limiting where we go and what we do on holiday to our ability to care for our loved ones to keeping us isolated at home and limiting our exercise options. So, we understand how frustrating it is when foot problems rule your life.

Here at Torbay Footcare, our podiatrists are experts at solving foot problems and have more than 40 years of combined experience treating feet. There is no need to be embarrassed about your feet, we’ve seen it all before and it's our job to give you back the confidence to join in and enjoy life again.

We believe in investing in our team and the latest technology to bringing world-class foot care to our local community here in Torbay.

We are connected to other local medical professionals, so if we don’t have the solution you need, we can refer you to someone who does, to ensure that you receive the very best care for your foot condition.

Our aim is to ease your foot pain, give you the relief you are looking for and get you back enjoying life. Many of our patients say they are walking on air after their appointment.

Healthy happy feet are a key ingredient to a fulfilling life

Nina Neal - Clinical Director

I have been mad about feet since I was a child. I sang in the choir of our local church and used to watch the feet of the members of the congregation as they came to take communion. Although my interest in feet is hardly surprising as I'm the 3rd generation of our family to enter the profession.

When I'm not working I love walking with my husband and dog Pepper on the local coast paths. I'm also learning to paddle board - 'Pepper Pooch' even has her own life jacket. We’re so lucky to be surrounded by so much natural beauty.

Podiatrist Nina Neal examining a patient's foot
Podiatrist Nina Neal with her dog

I also love to cook and am really passionate about good nutrition and will often swap recipes with our regular patients. So let me know if you've got a favourite!

Talking about your activities is an essential part of your appointment as we need to know all about how we can help keep you on your feet. Talking about your holidays and where you like to go is just a plus as far as I'm concerned.

Erica Nicholls - Podiatrist

I decided to train as a podiatrist after my career in the retail sector was cut short by a broken ankle. So now I understand first-hand how pain and injury can turn your world upside-down.

I came across a podiatrist during the rehab for my ankle injury which set me on the path to becoming a podiatrist.

Erica examining a patient's foot at Torbay Footcare, Devon
Erica at Torbay Footcare

Away from work, you'll often find me in the gym weight training. I'm a super proud mum as my son is 2nd in the country for his age group for weight lifting. During lockdown, we turned our garden into an outdoor gym so we could stay fit.

My son and I both love dogs, and although a busy life means we don’t have one of our own, we never turn down the opportunity to look after friends' dogs when they go away.

Sandra, Caroline, Lyn, Jacky & Megan - Reception

The Torbay Footcare reception team are an elite group of ladies who have all found their way to us by word of mouth.

Sandra and Caroline are with us during the week, they have their regular days but often swap shifts to help out with family commitments.

Megan does Saturday morning and Lyn is our back up receptionist filling in if anyone’s on holiday.

We have Jacky too who has just retired from being our regular receptionist after nine and a half years with us.

Receptionist at Torbay Footcare, Devon
Covid safe reception at Torbay Footcare

Sandra and Lyn play skittles together and Sandra often helps out on the bar at the bowls club where her husband plays.

The team have a wide range of experience from banking, retail and PA to the head of Torbay Hospital.

Here's what our patients have to say

"I have just completed a course of treatment with Nina at Torbay Footcare. I found her to be extremely professional and her knowledge of the latest treatments and research is excellent. I highly recommend Torbay Footcare."

Paul Biddle

"Superb experience - Erica really makes you feel comfortable and super professional service from start to finish! Goes above and beyond."

Christopher Bovet-White

"I’ve recently finished a course of the swift treatment with Erica. A lovely professional lady who knew exactly what she was on about. Everything cured and well worth the money, would definitely recommend Torbay footcare!! Thank you for everything, wouldn’t go anywhere else."

India Ward

"I strongly recommend this practice - Very professional care given in a friendly environment."

Kamil Miechowicz

Are your feet holding you back?

Get in touch now.
We'll help you get back to doing what you love.

Nina Neal, Podiatrist at Torbay Footcare