Martin Harvey gained his degree in Podiatric Medicine from Sunderland University and went on to postgraduate studies at New College Durham, Birmingham City University, and the University of Hertfordshire. His postgraduate qualifications include dermatological surgery and licensing as one of the less than 5% of the UK podiatry workforce who can independently prescribe any Prescription Only Medicine.
His clinical interests include treatments for foot and ankle pain, joint problems, biomechanical issues affecting the feet and the pharmacological treatment of pathologies such as Morton’s Neuroma, as well as surgical procedures to the superficial soft tissue and nails of the feet. He also deals with medico-legal issues in podiatry and is a founder member of the College of Forensic and Medico-legal Podiatry.
In addition to his clinical work he writes for professional journals, teaches joint and soft tissue injection procedures to graduate podiatrists and additionally lectures in the UK, Europe and Canada on these and other subjects. In the last decade he has served on several Department of Health / Health Education England committees, dealing with a variety of professional issues in podiatry including prescribing, controlled drug access extensions and national recruitment policies. He currently serves on the leaders panel of Health Education England’s Foot Health Consortium as well as being the elected honorary chair of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, a national podiatry body founded in 1938.