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Meet our team

Joanne Makarus BSc Podiatry MChSI., MInstChP

Having gained her degree in Podiatry from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2002, Joanne went on to specialise in Diabetes, nail surgery, Biomechanics and Rheumatology with the NHS.


She enjoys every aspect of her clinical caseload from routine footcare, and woundcare and has a special interest in dermatology of the foot and lower leg.

"I have a passion for my incredible profession, and feel honoured, on a daily basis, to play a role in helping my patients  maintain an active, independant, and healthy lifestyle.

Valeryia Isakava BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine MChSI


Valeryia has gained her BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine from The University of Galway. In the time of her studies she has gained experience in various areas of podiatry in external and internal placements - including wound care, nail surgery, gait analysis, biomechanics,  sports injury, management of patients with diabetes and routine podiatry care. 


Valeryia has a passion and desire for helping others and is committed to providing the best care possible for her patients. She has a keen eye for detail and patient centred care, continuously seeking to broaden her scope through ongoing development and education.

Emma Scroope BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine., MInstChP


Emma qualified in Podiatric Medicine from NUIG and has volunteered twice since then in Tanzania, specifically in the area of wound care and education. She has recently returned to university to study Medicine and so works with us when she can as our Lead Foot Health Practitioner as she journeys towards her very bright future!

She is a wonderful member of the team, and is superb with every age of patient, treating everything from routine foot issues to the high-risk foot.

Aya Rassool BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine MChSI


Qualifying with an honours degree in Podiatric Medicine in the University of Galway, Aya has gained a myriad of hands-on experience both within the HSE and private practice. 


She has a keen interest in furthering her knowledge base and clinical skills in many areas including dermatology, musculoskeletal conditions and the high risk foot.


Aya is passionate about patient centred care, and providing the best level of assessment, treatment and advice possible to every patient under her care.

Brendan Moore

Brendan has a long career dealing with the public, both in his current role at the heart of our clinic - at reception - and in his previous role as an insurance broker for over 55 years! 

You will not find a better phone manner, or warmer welcome in the land - an invaluable asset to the clinic and all that enter into it and we're very grateful to have him!

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