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.


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

Executive Committee

Noelene Davey

(Founding Member, Trustee & Chair)

Lower Limb Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner, Imperial College, London. Privately at Kinetic Physio, London

Leanne Plenge

(Founding Member, Trustee & Treasurer)

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Privately at Physio Comes To You

Annette Chase

(Trustee & Secretary)

Private Sports Physiotherapist, Pure Sports Medicine, London

Sylvia Wojciechowski

Lead Advanced Practice Physiotherapist , Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey

Jodie Breach

Private Physiotherapist, Cheltenham

Tobias Bremer

Private Physiotherapist, Brighton

Our Charity Fundraisers

Emma Harrington

Lead Physiotherapist, Nuffield Health Cheam, Surrey


Anne-Marie Pier

Advanced Physiotherapist, Horder Healthcare, Tunbridge Wells, Sussex

Local Regional Group Contacts

North-West England

Emma Fenlon (Cheshire)

Ruth Squire (Lancashire)

Jane Leah (Oswestry)

North-East England

Philippa Dolphin

Aimee Robson

International Contacts

(associate members)


Vanessa Cuddy

The Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Gillian Walker

Private Physio, The Court Clinic, Dublin


Catherine Ketsimur-Sanders

(Founding Member)

Private Physiotherapist, All About Physio, QLD (Nerang & Burleigh) & Northern NSW (Banora & Kingscliff), Australia

AFAP membership is free to all MSK Physiotherapists, MSK Podiatrists, Nurse Specialists or any other Allied Health Professionals interested in either sharing their knowledge or improving their skills within MSK foot & ankle problems.

We want to facilitate collaborative working as this is in the best interests of our patients and also improves our learning opportunities.

When emailing us to join, please also include a personal and work email, your job title & full address of your current workplace.

If you are registered with the UK HCPC please also include your registration number.

For Physios - if you are a CSP member please also include your membership number.