Since Ablefeet was established in 2004, we have seen a wide range of patients from children to pensioners, elite athletes to “weekend warriors”, but all with the same goal of improving their foot or lower limb health with our specialist care.

We have been privileged to be involved in the treatment of Olympians, GB and England Hockey Players, England Rugby Players, England and Wales Lacrosse Players, Ironman triathletes, marathoners, mountaineers, ballet dancers, Irish dancers, various martial artists as well as members of the British Armed Forces, Police Force and Fire Service.

This is not to say that if you spend all day slaving at a desk, you won’t need our services. We offer a wide range of treatments to fit your podiatric need.

Meet the team

James Welch

Company Director and Lead Podiatrist

James graduated in 2001 with his BSc(Hons) Podiatry degree from University College London (UCL) and The London Foot Hospital. Since then he has worked in both the private sector and the NHS where he currently holds the post of Advanced Specialist Podiatrist in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Paediatrics. In 2004, he set up Ablefeet Ltd with the vision to provide premium podiatry care for all, with his specialisms in children’s foot health and sports injuries, as well as all aspects of routine podiatry. James has continued with further study and in 2018 completed his Masters degree in the Principles of Podiatric Surgery from the University of Brighton, with his dissertation focusing on the role of steroid injections for plantar fasciitis.

James has lectured locally, nationally and internationally for a number of years and is the current vice chair of the Children’s Podiatry Special Advisory Group. This has seen him become one of the leading specialists in the country when it comes to paediatric foot and lower limb health. He has a special interest in hypermobility, paediatric heel pain (Severs disease) and flat feet. As well as lecturing and studying, James is also one of the current Editorial Review Board members for the College of Podiatry journal ‘The Podiatrist’.

James regularly receives referrals from local GPs, physiotherapists, podiatric surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, chiropractors, osteopaths as well as local coaches and personal trainers.

In his spare time, he loves to spend it with his wife and two kids, generally somewhere outdoors.

Raj Dhillon

Associate Podiatrist

Raj has been with Ablefeet since 2007. He graduated in 1997 from the University of Westminster (formally the Chelsea School of Chiropody/Podiatry)

He currently divides his time working for the NHS and the private sector. It is in his role in the NHS he met James working within the same team but for different trusts.

Within the NHS he works in a split role as firstly as an Advanced Specialist Podiatrist in Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal problems working with Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists to provide a multidisciplinary  approach to patients care. He like James has a keen interest in Podopaediatrics and sports injuries.

Secondly as an Advanced Specialist Diabetic Podiatrist working as part of the multidisciplinary team in the Diabetic foot clinic at West Middlesex University Hospital in the care of diabetic foot ulcers. This role allows him to work with Consultant Vascular Surgeons, Endocrinologist and Podiatric Surgeons in the care of high risk diabetic patients. Prior to this he was also the Lead Clinician for nail surgery/woundcare but gave up this role to concentrate his time and efforts on the other 2 roles.

Raj is an avid sports fan and a die hard Tottenham Hotspurs supporter and has held a season ticket for over 7 years much to the annoyance of James being an Arsenal supporter.