Mr Liam Stapleton

Mr Liam Stapleton

BSc (hons) PG cert (PSM) MCPod HCPC

Podiatry

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2 specialists

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
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4.97
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“could not have been more helpful,an excellent experience.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

Health Care and Professional Council: ch25316

Consultation fees

New appointment: £100-120

Follow-up appointment: £65-100

Practices worked at

Benenden Hospital

Goddards Green Road Benenden, Cranbrook, United Kingdom, TN17 4AX
87 reviews

8th Element Sports injury & Performance

Unit 2, Cliffe yard Chaucer Close, Medway city estate, United Kingdom, ME24DY
0 reviews

Chislehurst Podiatry Practice

54b Green Lane, Chislehurst, United Kingdom, BR7 6AQ
29 reviews

About

Mr Liam Stapleton is a Sports Medicine Podiatrist consulting from Benenden Hospital in Cranbrook, Chislehurst Podiatry Practice and 8th Element in Medway, Kent. Specialising in Podiatric Sports Medicine and Podiatric Sonography diagnosing and treating knee, foot and ankle injury.

In 2005, he graduated from University of Brighton during its time as the UK’s centre of excellence in Podiatry, going on to become one of first 6 Podiatrists nationwide to attain the PGcert in Podiatric Sports Medicine from Queen Mary University of London. At present, holding the PGDip in The Theory of Podiatric Surgery at Glasgow Caledonian University working toward the MSc. He is registered with the HCPC, member of the College of Podiatry and a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Mr Stapleton has prescription only medicine (POM) annotation with the HCPC and extended scope of practice.

In his personal time, he is a keen sportsman, with an interest in Cricket, Football and Bodybuilding.

 
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Medical procedures

  • Minor surgery
  • Orthotic insole prescription
  • Musculoskeletal and sports injuries
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Injection therapy
  • Gait analysis
  • Exercise rehab

 

 
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Special interests

  • Advanced Diagnostics

  • Sports Injuries

  • Musculoskeletal Podiatry

  • Biomechanics & Orthoses

  • Injection Therapies

  • Minor Surgical Operations (Ingrown nails & verruca removal)

 
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Education

  • BSc (hons) University of Brighton 2005
  • PGcert Podiatric Sports Medicine Queen Mary's University, London
  • MCPod Member of the College of Podiatry
  • Member of British Association of Sports & Exercise Medicine
  • Member of theBritish Shockwave Society
  • Member of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Member of the Association of surgeons in primary care
 
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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

could not have been more helpful,an excellent experience.

13-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam is always happy to see me - even at short notice. I trust his judgment which is very important to me.

10-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He is great

10-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Clear explanations of my condition, clear explanation of treatments, skilled execution of treatments.

10-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam is always cheerful and welcoming and he puts you at ease. He takes the time to explain everything and doesn’t mind answering questions.

Patient seen for:
torn ligament in small toe
06-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam is genuine and humorous, making you feel comfortable and calm at each appointment. At the beginning of the process, I was nervous and unsure what the outcome of my problem was going to be, but by the most recent appointment with Liam, I wasn't nervous as I knew I was in knowledgeable and safe hands. I am on the mend and I cannot thank Liam enough for his treatment and help throughout the whole process. Highly recommend to all!

Patient seen for:
Foot/Ankle pain
04-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I experienced an excellent consultation. Mr Stapleton was very professional, explaining the treatment options available in a focused and concise manner. I felt at ease throughout the consultation and was able to ask questions.

Patient seen for:
Osteoarthritis
04-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professional, knowledgeable and charming.

03-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He is one of the best Doctors we have seen

29-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam's no nonsense approach was welcomingly refreshing after a minefield of internet searches and friends 'advice'!. His extensive knowledge and experience in this area made me feel confident that the clearly explained recommendations would help improve my condition and if no improvement what would be the next steps. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
Plantar Fasciitis
27-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent, Liam listens and focuses on you as an individual, is very informative and answers any questions you may have honestly. After a consultation with Liam I felt very confident that he could help me. I would recommend Liam to anybody that needed a first class podiatrist.

Patient seen for:
both feet very painful and cant walk without pain
27-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I cannot thank Liam enough for correct diagnose and treatments after months of being in pain and discomfort. Liam was able to correctly diagnose and treat a swollen foot and ankle after being misdiagnosed for over 3 months by a series of medical professionals. He gave immediate treatment that relieved pain and outlined a treatment plan as well as writing a letter to my GP outlining the problem. The result was sustained improvement in my physical condition as well as mentally being reassured that I actually had a diagnosis at last. Liam's after treatment care was also first class, emailing me a couple of weeks afterwards to see how the condition had progressed which was both reassuring and helpful. I would recommend Liam without reservation to anyone that requires assistance.

Patient seen for:
Suspected stress fracture and accute bursitis.
22-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Lovely manner instant diagnosis all options discussed which I was happy with. Fingers crossed my ankle improves!

Patient seen for:
podiatrist
left ankle swelling and pain
22-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

We have only had one visit and are very satisfied

Patient seen for:
enlarged arcilles tendon
19-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have seen Liam twice now, and have been really impressed. He listens very well, and I felt he really understood what I was saying. His diagnosis and plan of action made sense, and he explained everything very clearly. Throughout, I felt his focus was 100% on me, which has not been the case with every medical professional.

19-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I went to Liam after describing my symptoms, he thought I had a stress fracture due to my answers to his questions, and a scan confirmed it . Liam is always thorough , and follows up with after care and advice

Patient seen for:
Stress Fractures
16-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

very concise and clear telephone consultation.

15-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I find Mr Stapleton extremely friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and I have complete confidence in him. He maintained his distance at all times and wore a mask. I did think the consultation could have been done online.

13-06-2020
Overall
3
Explanation
3
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4

I feel that the problem I have has not been resolved - I am still needing physiotherapy and may need more steroid injections - I do not feel I should pay for more steroid injections as suggested when the delay for physiotherapy is not due to me but sadly COVID 19 . I do not think that the cost of the the insoles have been good value, as the problem and pain has in fact got worse. I think the initially pain relief was due to the steroid injection . I am waiting for a video to be sent by Liam and link to the purchase of bands and I hope this self directed physiotherapy may help until I apply for physiotherapy and hopefully receive support via Benenden .

Mr Liam Stapleton

Whilst I am sorry your pain has returned, there is nothing more I could have done with restrictions of COVID19 on healthcare. And whilst the injection was successful in offering pain relief and confirming the site of injury, I have no control over what treatment your health insurance covers. That is a dispute between you and your medical cover, not with your consultant. I hope you begin to feel better soon. L Stapleton BSc PGc MCPod HCPC Specialist in Podiatric Sports Medicine

Patient seen for:
pain in my right foot
12-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Liam have a patience focus . Which is benefits from Mr Liam. He is explaining in very detail thats patience satisfaction

12-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam Stapleton saw me at very short notice to help diagnose an extremely swollen and painful foot. He was attentive, kind and considerate. He is extremely knowledgeable and his advice was very helpful in diagnosing and, more importantly, in managing the problem in the interim.

10-06-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
5
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4

Liam is not only personable, but highly qualified and able to explain treatments.

09-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Proessional charming clearly expert in his field. Highly recommend Liam Stapleton

08-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Interested, knowledgeable, very competent practitioner!

25-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr. Stapleton is an extremely competent practitioner who has a warm and engaging manner. His professionalism is of the highest standard and I have no hesitation in recommending his services.

01-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My over all experience was very good.and very helpful.

Patient seen for:
Foot Pain
28-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

I was very happy with everyone

11-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent

11-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional and friendly. Made me feel welcome and not silly or stupid about anything I asked. Explanations were very down to earth, which I understood better. Overall, would highly recommend.

Patient seen for:
Foot Pain
10-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent, through analysis of the problem, cares about finding the right answer before starting treatment.

Patient seen for:
Foot Pain
18-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam was amazing throughout the consultation and the procedure. Explained everything clearly, made sure I had no worries before, during and after the work was done. Made a bad situation a very pleasant one. Would highly recommend anyone with any condition within his field of study.

Patient seen for:
Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
18-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was extremely pleased with the treatment I received from Mr Stapleton for a worn knee ligament. Since the injection I have had much less pain and am pleased with the outcome.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis (Knee)
17-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Quick to identify issue and suggest treatment. I am now almost pain free

Patient seen for:
Plantar Fasciitis
17-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Thank you

16-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional and approachable consultant . Took plenty of time to describe the options open to me and I felt under no pressure as to what option to take . Once decided I was given steroid injections there and then and given a clear explanation of what to expect over the next few days . I was also given contact details should I have any issues , and a follow up appointment was made immediately . I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Mr Stapleton to others .

Patient seen for:
Pain Management
16-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam examined thoroughly and explained what was going on, although my problems and multifaceted he suggested a number of things to help in the short term, once these are done we will reassess the next stage.

09-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very good

06-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Extremely helpful. Would highly recommend.

06-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Suffered from Achilles tendon 3 years before finding Liam.....Immediate relief thank goodness cant believe how much he helped me....I am not in pain at all now...

Patient seen for:
Achilles Tendon Problems
05-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Went to see Liam at the Podiatry practice in Chislehurst, Rang up in the morning and had an appointment for that afternoon, Liam was absolutely amazing, explained everything to me, made me feel so comfortable and done the procedure. He spoke to me all the way through it and made me feel very relaxed. Would definitely recommend him to anyone. Very professional and very nice guy! Thank you so much

Patient seen for:
Podiatry
04-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

A slight worry about a long term problem was quickly diagnosed. Alternative courses of treatment well explained. Liam is a very thorough podiatrist with a good rapport with his patients.

Patient seen for:
athritic toe
04-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent care and attention. Liam listens to what you have to say, and takes into consideration your expectations and concerns. He explains everything in detail, and genuinely tries to find the right solution that works for for you. Can highly recommend.

Patient seen for:
Neuromas
03-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam was extremely professional and helpful talking through at length the options available to me. I would have no hesitation recommending Liam to others.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis (Ankle)
03-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Someone who obviously knows his stuff and is prepared to actually listen to his patients. I felt that he really understood the problem I am having and he genuinely seemed to want to help.

Patient seen for:
mortons
29-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Stapleton has been extremely thorough with my diagnosis and explained everything fully. He has done his best for me and I’m pretty confident that if I carry on with my rehabilitation exercises I will be back to normal in a few months. His enthusiasm is clear to see and he has such a friendly manner which makes you feel at ease and uninhibited. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Patient seen for:
Plantar Fasciitis
28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Stapleton was very thorough and efficient. I was very pleased with his manner.

28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Liam approach to the problem was very professional, kept me at ease, explained everything in simple English rather using lots of Latin words, the treatment he diagnosis and the treatment was explained in detail from start to finish and all possible risks.

27-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Stapleton explained everything I needed to know about the procedure. I was put completely at ease, and was made very comfortable. I was supplied with good advice on aftercare, backed up by a leaflet.

Patient seen for:
Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
27-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Courteous, knowledgeable, patient, thorough, reassuring, understanding

Patient seen for:
Steroid Injection
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Stapleton has a friendly and interested personality which allowed me to describe what I was experiencing by engaging in conversation which made it easy to say how my pain and discomfort was affecting my life. He gave a good clear explanation of my diagnosis and what he felt would help and why. He offered immediate treatment and timely follow up. I came away from my appointment hopeful of relief and happy.

Patient seen for:
Podiatry
23-02-2020

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 doctors for:
2

Podiatry

Mr Jonathan Walczak
Mr Jonathan Walczak
Orthopaedic Surgery

03-07-2020

I cannot recommend Mr Stapleton highly enough. He provides a comprehensive lower limb Podiatry service and we have worked closely together on providing holistic patient care

For specialty: Podiatry
For conditions: Cracked Heels, Blistering Disorders, Flat Feet, Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis), Foot Pain, Bone Spurs, Heel Bumps, Achilles Tendon Problems, Plantar Fasciitis, Hallux Limitus or Hallus Rigidus, Bunions (Hallux Valgus), Hammer Toes, Neuromas, Sports Injuries
For procedures: Hammertoe Correction, Claw Toe Correction, Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction, Partial Nail Removal
Connection: I have referred patients to them
Mr Sam Singh
Mr Sam Singh
Orthopaedic Surgery

09-03-2020

Liam is an experienced podiatrist who makes good decisions in managing patients

For specialty: Podiatry
Connection: I have referred them patients

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