A new business & new technology with established local experience & expertise.
Zest is a collaboration of two Oxfordshire businesses, Oxford Foot Clinic & Toptoes Podiatry. Both established for almost 10 years, with a wealth of experience in helping people with lower limb problems.
The partnership enables us to combine our knowledge, resources and time so we can offer greater expertise to our patients through a new and enhanced range of treatments with more flexible clinic hours, whilst maintaining our core aim of keeping you active.
Meet the Team
Victoria North. Director & Podiatrist
Victoria has been a podiatrist for 11 years with experience of working within the NHS, podiatric surgical teams and as a private Podiatrist & Director of TopToes Podiatry. In 2018 she completed the Postgraduate Diploma in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery (University of Brighton) and has a keen interest in general foot wellbeing and lower limb education.
Keen to help in the local community, she volunteers with the Oxford Gatehouse homeless, as well as supporting the Abingdon Food Bank and other small local charities. Victoria has recently graduated with her Masters from Huddersfield University. During the covid pandemic Victoria returned to Oxford NHS as a podiatrist.
Brenda Rogers. Director & Podiatrist
Brenda has been a podiatrist for 10 years as Owner and Podiatrist of Oxford Foot Clinic. She has a special interest in skin and all things dermatology, especially verrucae. Previous careers include nursing and Marketing which she believes have helped her manage a healthcare business.
Home life is busy with family, some volunteering and the occasional sporting challenge. Achievements have included the Blenheim triathlon, the Oxford Town and Gown 10k plus some charity mud run events. Brenda returned to the NHS during the coivd pandemic and helped in a number of locations including front line wards of Abingdon hospital and with covid testing.
Jennifer French. Receptionist
In 2014 Jennifer joined the team as a full time receptionist. She is a great support to the team and the patients, managing everyone’s needs.
Her interests include gardening, sewing and crafts.
Dawn Holland, Podiatrist
In 2012 Dawn started working part time with us, she has been a valuable member since. Today she works full time in the NHS with a focus on wound care.
Steve Richards, Podiatrist
In 2013 Steve joined the team part time, and has continued to work with us now providing part of our MSK service. Steve is a full time Band 7 Rheumatology and MSK specialist in the NHS.
Jake Flower, Podiatrist
Joined the team in the Summer of 2021, a Cardiff graduate who has a keen interest in MSK and all things new. He is an enthusiastic member of the team, who provides a great podiatry service to our clients.
Liv Wallis, Rehab Specialist
Liv joined the team summer of 2021, to help us offer a full range of care for our active, sporty and injured patients, and works closely with the MSK team. This includes exercise rehab and sports massage. She is a very focused personal trainer and weight lifter.
The team at Zest are all individually registered by the HCPC (Healthcare & Care Professions Council). The HCPC sets standards for clinical practice, professional education and training – ensuring that the public are protected by its registrants. To be registered with the HCPC each member needs to work within the standards and demonstrate their capability through bi annual audits.
In addition to HCPC registration, the podiatrists and physiotherapists are members of their respective professional trade unions, Royal College of Podiatry and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Both organisations ensure that their members have the highest quality of support to ensure that clinical standards are upheld, and offer professional liability insurance.