Hayes & Associates is a group of Podiatry Foot Clinics established by Donal Hayes in 1989. Over the past 20 years we have established five clinics in the Dublin City and greater Dublin area. All our Podiatrists are UK degree trained with a minimum qualification of a Batchelor of Science degree in Podiatric Medicare. Hayes & Associates is committed to continuous professional development with all the practioners undergoing courses in the latest developments in Podiatric Medicare. We are health professionals who are primarily concerned with the care of the feet and the lower limbs. Our Podiatrists deal with a variety of foot problems and complaints, ranging from the treatment of painful corns and callusous to advice on footwear, assesment of foot functions or minor surgical procedures.
I qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatric Medicine..
I returned to Ireland to establish the group of Hayes & Associates Podiatry Practices. On my return I began practice in Balbriggan and these clinics have now expanded to Drogheda, Skerries, Clondalkin and Inchicore.
I have hand picked an excellent team to work around me from the courteous and friendly reception staff who demonstrate incredible efficiency and empathy with our clients.
I also picked four highly qualified podiatrists to work alongside me who are not just excellent podiatrist but also demonstrate great people skills.
Since qualifying I believe it is very important to keep up to date with current podiatric developments and I attend several continuous development courses each year so that we can provide the latest therapies to our clients.
I obtained my degree with distinction from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2002 and continued on to do my honours degree. I worked for the N.H.S. in Scotland and the Isle of Man before joining Hayes & Associates in 2003.
I completed a diploma in Diabetic Management in 2005 which lead to the introduction of a H.S.E. pilot Diabetic Watch Scheme. This has now been running for four years and enables selected high risk patients to access essential education and treatment.
During my time in Ireland I have worked for the GAA Dublin team. While I work in all aspects of Podiatry including routine treatment, I have a particular interest and skill in nail surgery.
I most enjoy podopaediatrics which focuses on the treatment and correction of foot and lower limb problems in children. I find it incredibly rewarding to have the ability to make a difference to children’s quality of life which offer the simplest of treatments and education.
Previous to qualifying in Podiatry I qualified as a Pharmacy Technician and hold qualifications in Pharmacutial Science. I changed profession in 1990 and obtained a diploma in Podiatric Medicine followed by a Degree (B S C) and several Masters level programmes in Diabetes. I obtained a MSC in tissue repair and regeneration in 2006. I currently work within both the Health Service in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Maura Shanahan B.SC D Pod M
I obtained my Degree and Diploma in 1989 from Sussex School of Chiropody in Eastbourne which is now part of Brighton University. Following qualification I worked extensively in both private practice and the National Health Service in London, Bristol and Kerry.
I enjoy all aspects of my work, especially Health Education and Nail Surgery.
I recently completed a six months Professional Development Course in England and regularly attend courses and conferences to ensure I am up to date with current Gold Standard Practices.
Since qualifying from NUI Galway with a BSc honours degree in Podiatry, I have been working in both private practice and hospital settings. This variety of clinical experience has given me an array of knowledge and skills to enable me to provide the highest level of clinical standards to my patients.
I have a keen interest in the diabetic foot and lower limb biomechanics. I regularly draw up treatment and management plans for musculoskeletal and sports injury patients. I am also confident in evaluating, planning and delivering treatment to patients with diabetes and I strongly adhere to the National Model of Care for the Diabetic Foot.
I strive in evidence based practice, to improve the lives of others and I endeavour to maintain a high standard of continuous professional development. September 2014, I began a MSc in Podiatry, specialising in the diabetic foot and tissue viability.
I am confident in my abilities and passionate in providing the highest level of professional podiatry service to my patients.
I obtained my degree from Queen Margaret University in 2013 and continued to do my honours degree. Following qualification i worked in a private practice in County Down where i gained invaluable clinical experience before joining Hayes and Associates.
I enjoyed all aspects of my work but have a keen interest in biomechanics. I strive to provide all my patients with the highest standard of care by keeping up to date with all recent developments in podiatry.
Having qualified, with distinction in 2013, from the renowned school of Podiatry at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, I then made the decision to further my studies and obtain my honours degree. During this additional year, I covered a wide array of new subjects and developed a more in depth knowledge of podiatry.
As part of my 4 year training, I worked under the National Health Service in both clinic and hospital settings. It was during this time that I dealt with everything from nail surgery, diabetic wound care and biomechanics, to more conservative treatments such as managing nails, corns, callouses and fissures.
I studied Podiatry at the University of Plymouth and graduated with an honours degree in 2010. Upon graduating I returned to work in private practice in Dublin, gaining valuable experience in all aspects of Podiatry.
I have a keen interest in the assessment and management of the Diabetic foot and wound care. I regularly attend courses and conferences to further enhance my podiatric knowledge and skills, and to keep up to date with best practice.
I joined the team at Hayes and Associates after the closure of the iconic Clery’s department store in Dublin, which had a long running Podiatry practice.
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