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Cancer diagnosis inspires a leading local podiatrist

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Published at 4:41pm 20th May 2019.

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We heard the inspiring story of one local businesswoman who overcame cancer to open her own podiatry clinic.

  • LFW Podiatry owner Lynda Forbes-Wake opened her first clinic in Burley-in-Wharfedale in 2015, two years after she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
  • Lynda began the business in 2011 as a home visiting service and has since grown the amount of clients she treats from 60 to over 2,600.
  • The clinic was presented with the Health & Wellbeing Business of the Year Award at the Ilkley Business awards 2019.

Lynda Forbes-Wake founded LFW Podiatry in 2011 as a home visiting service, but after receiving a diagnosis of endometrial cancer in 2013 was inspired to open her own podiatry clinic.

Now with clinics in Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale, Lynda has grown the amount of clients she treats from 60 to over 2,600.

Clients range between the ages of 3-104, with treatments available to treat corns, verrucas, foot pain and bunions among other foot problems - keeping local feet in tip (toe) top condition!

Foot pain
LFW Podiatry started with 60 clients in 2011, but in eight years have grown that number to 2,600 people - that's 5,200 feet!

Lynda recalled the exact moment she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in March 2013:

"I fell to my knees and did my crying in the lift on the way out of the hospital. When I got home in the afternoon, my friends said 'we were going out for your birthday tonight but we'll cancel that shall we?' I said no, we won't cancel it. We'll go anyway.

"I said that when I'm 50... I'm going to open my first podiatry clinic and everyone thought I was completely bonkers.

"They said 'you've just been diagnosed with cancer, it has it's own agenda', and my retort was yes it has, but I've got mine and cancer hasn't met me yet."

LFW Podiatry: The History

Lynda Forbes-Wake started LFW Podiatry in 2011 with just 60 clients, but has grown in the eight years since to the point that they now treat over 2,600 people - that's 5,200 feet!

The clinic was also recognised at the Ilkley Business Awards, when they were presented with the Health & Wellbeing Business of the Year Award 2019.

You can find LFW Podiatry at 29 Ashlands Road in Ilkley or at The Grange, Main Street in Burley in Wharfedale.

Beth Parsons from the Stray FM Health & Wellbeing Show spoke to LFW Podiatry owner Lynda Forbes-Wake.

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