About AFAP

The Association of Foot & Ankle Physiotherapists & AHPs (AFAP)  is an educational charity providing educational opportunities for Physiotherapists & other Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) with a special interest in Foot & Ankle musculoskeletal problems to learn, connect & share information, thereby improving patient care.


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Our Charitable Aims

To increase learning, research and skill sharing opportunities
within the field of foot & ankle musculoskeletal problems
for Physiotherapists & AHPs, thereby leading to an improvement in patient care & outcomes.

This will be achieved by:

  • Providing a a forum for Physios & other AHPs with a special interest in F&A problems to network and share knowledge.
  • Disseminating research and promoting evidence based practice amongst its members and in the wider medical and allied health community.
  • Providing a database of F&A care pathways, outcome measures, guidelines and protocols.
  • Organising and disseminating information about upcoming F&A specific educational events such as courses and conferences.

AFAP Registered Charity Number 1155774

AFAP gratefully accepts donations.


The Association of Foot & Ankle Physiotherapists (AFAP) was launched in October 2012 by four like minded Physiotherapists who had the good fortune to meet at a Foot & Ankle conference earlier that year.

AFAP gained official achieved charitable status in February 2014 - Registered Charity Number 1155774. We are self funded through educational courses & events and donations.

The AFAP charity aims to help support and bring together Physios & AHPs who have a special interest or expertise within the Foot & Ankle in order to improve the quality of care, and is therefore being run for the benefit of the public.

Join AFAP by emailing your details to us at admin@afap.org.uk

Please also include a personal and work email, your job title & full address of your current workplace.

If you are a Chartered Physio please include your UK CSP or Irish ISCP number.

AFAP membership is free to all MSK Physiotherapists interested in either sharing their knowledge or improving their skills within MSK foot & ankle problems.

If you are an MSK Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Nurse Specialist or other Allied Health Professional you are welcome to join our 'Associate Members' emailing list as our events may also be of interest to you. Also, we want to facilitate collaborative working as this is in the best interests of our patients and it also improves learning opportunities.

Executive Committee

Noelene Davey
(Founding Member, Trustee & Chair)
Lower Limb Ortho Physio Practitioner, Imperial College, London. Privately at Kinetic Physio, London

Leanne Plenge
(Founding Member, Trustee & Treasurer)
Private Physio, Physio Comes To You
London & Bristol

(Trustee & Secretary)
Private Physio, Pure Sports Medicine, London

F&A Extended Scope Physio, Frimley Park, Surrey

Private Physiotherapist, Brighton

Jodie Breach
Private Physiotherapist,Cheltenham

North-West England

Emma Fenlon (Cheshire)
Ruth Squire (Lancashire)
Jane Leah (Oswestry)

North-East England

Philippa Dolphin
Aimee Robson


Vaness Cuddy
The Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Gillian Walker
Private Physio, The Court Clinic, Dublin


Catherine Ketsimur-Sanders
(Founding Member)
Sydney, Australia