Lindsey and Suzanne have been looking after feet in Whitby for over 30 years.

Lindsey and Suzanne are highly qualified Podiatrists and Chiropodists, trained to diagnose, treat and manage a variety of foot conditions from the young to the elderly.

What is podiatry?

Most of us suffer with painful feet at some time in our lives. Mobility and independence are essential to the quality of life and should not be considered a luxury. Unfortunately, for many, immobility is because of painful feet.

Our HCPC Registered Podiatrists are qualified to provide a wide range of treatments. These range from the very specialised, such as biomechanics and sports injuries, to more routine treatments and common ailments. If you require advice on :- Removal of callous and corns, nail management, verrucae, biomechanical assessment, provision of orthotics, sports injuries, joint mobilisation, physical therapies, footwear advice and modifications, advice on prevention of foot problems then contact us and we can assist you in alleviating such problems.

Our treatments

Click for our Podiatry and Chiropodist treatments for dry skin and ingrowing toenails to diabetic footcare and injuries.

Our treatments

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy employs low power or ‘soft’ laser light to aid the natural healing process of the body safely and effectively.

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What is microwave therapy?

We use microwave energy, delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat infected tissue or skin lesions.

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Virtual Clinic

In response to the Government's statement, dated 23rd March 2020, requiring everyone to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, we have brought forward the launch of our virtual clinic.

From Monday 30th March 2020 patients will be able to be seen, for free, using our virtual clinic. You are able to book a virtual clinic appointment here: (Footcheck Virtual Clinic).

The virtual clinic will be available for half hour appointments between 11:00 and 15:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The virtual clinic is open to new and existing patients from anywhere within the UK, not just local to Whitby.

You will be seen by one of either Lindsey or Suzanne representing Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry Whitby through the virtual clinic, and you will be able to be seen for any and all foot problems you may be suffering with.

Meet the team

Lindsey Ebbs

Bsc, Pod, Med, MChs MCPod

Lindsey qualified in 1988 from Durham School of Podiatry as a State Registered Chiropodist. Lindsey then returned to Durham in 1993 and qualified with a BSc in Podiatric Medicine.


After working in a private practice in Guisborough and briefly for the NHS, Lindsey set her own practice up in 1989 at Mulgrave place, Whitby. Two years later Lindsey moved to Hunter Street and developed the Hunter Street Podiatry practice for 23 years before moving to the Green Lane Centre in 2013.

When fundholding for GP practices was introduced in 1991 Lindsey was asked to set up a six month pilot Podiatry scheme for Egton Medical Practice to see if it could be rolled out nationally. It was so successful Lindsey stayed for Eight years! These clinics are now present in most GP practices all over the country.

Lindsey specialises in Biomechanics (Musculo- Skeletal Care) with Prescription Orthotics, helping patients with painful joints/muscles and sports people to achieve their full potential of movement.

Suzanne Bedford

BSc(Hons) Pod Med MCPod

Sue qualified in 1999 with a BSC in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Salford. Suzanne then worked in Private Practice in Manchester for a few years before relocating with her family to Whitby.


Sue started working In the NHS at Whitby Hospital for over 11 years.She briefly retired before joining Lindsey in private practice.

Suzanne has a wealth of experience with a special interest in wound healing and nail surgery.

Suzanne's family have all grown and flown now and she is enjoying time with her first grandchild, she also spends her spare time walking her two dogs with Lindsey and her two dogs on the beach and on the moors

Latest Insights

Marco the M6 MLS Robotic Laser

I have been using a laser in practice for 25 years now and have long realised the great outcomes that can be achieved by them, so after extensively researching the Class 4 MLS laser, which is quite unique to other class 4 lasers in that it doesn’t emit heat, I realised this was the laser I wanted to upgrade to...

Our top tips for preparing to run a marathon

Preparing for a marathon or a half marathon takes dedication and a lot of time, applying these simple tips can make the experience a more positive one...

Ingrowing toenails and how to get rid of them permanently

Many people think they have ingrowing toenails when in fact what they have are involuted (curved) or thickened nails...

Not just a dog - a friend, a confidant, a counsellor and a personal trainer!

Dogs have always been a large part of my life, I have never known a time without a dog from being a small child through to an adult, after having my own children and working full time...

How do we sterilise the instruments we use in clinic

Infection control is something Podiatrists alongside all the medical profession take very seriously. Reducing the transmission of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and fungal infections...

How 'muscle memory' helped my recovery from shoulder surgery

Is muscle memory a thing? Yes, it is! Not that we have mini brains in our muscles as the brain is definitely located in the head! But there is no doubt that our muscles remember movement...

What Is Swift and Why Do We Use It to Treat Verrucae?

Verrucae are caused by infection in the skin from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They are often harmless and can disappear on their own, but sometimes...

What you wouldn’t expect to see at the end of a Marathon

(from Podiatrists who were at the finish line)

Fascial manipulation of the lower limb. (Stecco Method®)

Fascial is a band or sheet of three-dimensional connective tissue, primarily made of collagen it surrounds every tissue, muscle, tendon, nerves, blood vessels and organs of the body...

5 top tips to prepare your feet for winter

Winter time can be quite harsh on the feet, they go from a warm centrally heated houses to artic conditions outside, which takes...

Plantar Fasciitis

This is the most common heel pain complaint we see in clinic. It is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia caused...

Verrucae and Warts

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the cause of warts and verrucae, they can appear anywhere on the skin but are mostly seen...

Melanomas on the feet and legs

Most people wouldn’t really think of a melanoma on the feet and legs, but they do present there...

Core stability and Podiatry

Core Stability is a medical description establishing the ability of a person to control the movement...

Frequently asked questions

Are Podiatrists Foot Doctors or Foot Docs

In the UK, the answer is NO - Only a Medical Doctor with the letters MBBS, MBCHB after their name or someone who has a Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D can call themselves a `Doctor`. Podiatric surgeons are Podiatrists that have gone on to qualify as surgeons who specialise in foot surgery, they work within the NHS and Private practice.

Do I need to make an appointment

Yes, usually and appointments can be offered that week, unless holidays/illness cause a delay.

Do I need a Doctor’s referral

No, but a Doctor may refer you for a treatment.

What to expect on your first appointment

The appointment will last 30 minutes. A comprehensive medical history will be taken and depending on the problem presenting the Podiatrist will be able to complete a normal treatment of Nails cutting, callus, corns and verruca, however if the treatment needs more time ie Laser, Biomechanical Assessment, Microwave, Diabetic/vascular assessment, the podiatrist will rebook a more time appropriate appointment.

Please bring an up to date prescription list if the medical history form (Link) has not been completed online prior to the appointment, as medical practitioners it is very important that we know this information before a treatment plan is made. We will often contact the GP informing them of our treatment plan or for a referral.

Will my Private Medical Insurance cover me for a treatment

Some firms will give the full amount but most pay a half of the treatment cost. Please check with your provider, receipts are provided if requested.

What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist

None at all now, Podiatrist is a modern universal global name.

Is a Foot Health Practitioner a Podiatrist or Chiropodist


How are the instruments cleaned and sterilised before use

The instruments are manually cleaned, ultrasonically cleaned and then autoclaved. All instruments are identifiable and traceable to each patient. Governed by strict practice guidelines by the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists.

What do the letters that Podiatrists use mean

DPodM or BSc (Podiatry) Podiatric Medicine- This signifies that the Podiatrist has completed a full three year training course at an approved institution. Originally this was a Diploma in Podiatric medicine –DpodM but was later changed to a degree course- BSc. Please note Dip Pod Med is not the same as DPodM.

SRCh- State Registered Chiropodist. Since July 2003 this title has been disbanded although it is still likely to be used by many Podiatrists for a while as it may still be expected by the general public that a Podiatrist is Fully Qualified. The current form of Registration with the state is given by the HCPC. (For more information go to the link)

MChs, SoCaP or FChs – this means the podiatrist is a member or a fellow of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. A practicing member of this society will have professional indemnity insurance cover. F.C.Pod(S)- is a Podiatrist that has then gone on to train as Podiatric Surgeon

Why are all these letters important

The Podiatry/ Chiropody profession has, over many years tried to “Close the Profession”, which basically means by being called a Podiatrist/Chiropodist you are getting treated by a fully qualified, State Registered Professional with the appropriate training and insurance.

What about Continued Professional Development

Podiatry as with all professions allied to the HCPC have to complete a comprehensive profile of continued learning post initial qualifications otherwise being struck off the register is a reality. This continued learning enables all professions including Podiatry to be up to date with all recent medical advancements and developments.


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Further questions

If you have any further questions regarding treatment please don't hesitate to contact us on the details below.

Get in touch


Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry
The FootHub
3 Byland Road
Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1JH

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12.30pm
Sunday Closed


Telephone 01947 820319
Email info@footcheck.co.uk
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