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About Us - Lynda Forbes-Wake & Associates

LFW Podiatry / Chiropody & Wellness Clinic began in 2011 by Lynda Forbes-Wake and has grown from a home visiting service to an award winning, purpose designed clinic in both Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale. Lynda works alongside Associate Podiatrists Helen Holmes, Jenny White and Ateeka Shabir, all of us having graduated between 2011 and 2018 from The University of Huddersfield with BSc (Hons) degrees in Podiatric Medicine. We are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as being full members of the Royal College of Podiatry, formerly known as the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (MCPoD). 

We hold a POM's licence (Prescription Only Medicines) and are licensed to administer local anaesthetics. Being members of the HCPC means we follow a strict code of conduct and update our skills via CPD (continuous professional development) on a regular basis. Other advantages are, if you are registered with insurers such as Sovereign Health and Simply Health, you can often claim back a percentage of your treatment. We are also registered with WPA and Vitality Health too.

When choosing a podiatrist, and you want to ensure we are registered with the HCPC, please visit and type in the practitioners surname and profession, Podiatrist.


Our belief is that our patients’ needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting the needs of each patient while assuring a warm and friendly approach with total client confidentiality. As a result of this ethic, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals.

Our team of Podiatrists are:-


Lynda Forbes-Wake, BSc (Hons)

Clinical Lead Podiatrist and Practice Manager / Owner


Jenny White, BSc (Hons)



Helen Holmes, BSc (Hons)


Massage / Reflexology Therapist

Joy Kelly, ITEC VTCT

Patient Support Team  


Lesley Redmond, Senior Receptionist and Patient Support Team 

Ellen Ingleson, Receptionist and Patient Support Team member

Accounts and administration

Lisa Thompson


"Brilliant experience; lovely, friendly staff, looking forward to my next visit" Andy 18/10/22

"Everyone at LFW is so friendly and provide a great service.  Highly recommended" Helen 13th October 2022

"Lovely welcoming and knowledgeable staff.... all round relaxing experience ... my feet are in safe hands!" Fiona M 6th Oct 22

"I really appreciated how relaxed the clinic was an non-judgemental about the state of my feet!  Everything was clearly explained to me and the results are fantastic.  I will definitely be returning as part of my routine treatment.  Highly  recommended to all. "  KT July 2022

"Very nice treatment , lovely staff from reception to podiatrist"  KA June 2022

"Great attention and treatment as usual" SN May 2022

"Helen is brilliant" TF July 2022

"Helen was brilliant with my 13 year old daughter!  Reassured he and expained the cause of the veruccas and what not to do  10/10" SC May 2022

"Fabulous treatment and clinic (great parking too) highly recommended" LS May 2022

"Excellent customer service from all the team.  My feet feel amazing, thank you so much" DT May 2022

" Lynda and Helen are great - excellent Podiatrists and great conversationalists.  Enjoy the experience" John J November 2021

" Lovely people, very friendly atmosphere, exudes confidence but no arrogance" Nick P October 2021

" Excellent Podiatrists, exemplary support staff and the clinic in Ilkley is spotless" Linda C 2021

"Fantastic Clinic and very highly recommended.  Perfect in every way"  Richard H  - 26th July 2021

"Feet feel fabulous, thanks Lynda" Aelith P - 26th July 2021

"Great service, made me feel really relaxed as they always do, very friendly" Brenda G - July 2021

"Efficient caring and knowledgeable service, would always recommend to anyone" Jannette J - May 2021

"Had a minor foot op today which needed local anesthetic.  The team were brilliant and explained every step of the process as we went along which removed most of the stress of the experience.  Thank you"  Debbie H - May 13th 2021

"I was nervous to come out again after being at home so long due to Covid 19.  LFW Podiatry have gone to exceptional lengths and clearly costs to put safety measures in place for all patients.  I felt very safe, thank you."  Sue B  July 2020

"Covid safety is clearly paramount in the clinics. Excellent service as always.  Always friendly and professional"  Highly recommend.  David D  June 20

"After struggling with foot pain for so long, thank you Lynda for sorting me out.  The orthotics were weird at first but now they are part of my shoes.  My foot pain has gone and I am running again, thank you"  Debbie T

"Thank you Lynda and Rachel for seeing me today.

As always, you provided a very professional service. I thought your attention to current government requirements was superb and especially respectful to your clients. I look forward to seeing you again in due course .  Please take care during these strange times.

Every good wish" KL  14th May 2020

"Outstanding and very friendly care as always. Thank you" Pat Dawson September 2019

" Just to say I was 100% satisfied with my appointment with Helen yesterday. Thank you" Mr Fisher 2019

"Thank you Lynda for your usual and excellent service" H Farrar, September 2019

"Thank you Lynda, you made me feel at ease, you have provided me with an answer to my foot pain. Your knowledge and expertise is something I cannot thank you enough for" Mrs B July 2019

"Thank you. First class visit in every way. I am looking forward to next appointment" SR, July 2019

"I wanted to let you know that Helen did an amazing job. She was so lovely with mum and has done an excellent and thorough job on the toenails under tricky circumstances". Paula Hunt, August 2019

"Congratulations on winning the Health and Beauty Award at the Ilkley Business Awards" Andrew and Barbara

"Brilliant treatment today, many thanks" G Alderson

"Thank you for your care, sound advice and skilled treatment Both of your premises are a joy to visit. I cannot believe I have been fortunate enough to meet such an efficient, knowledgeable, charming and genuine professional. I left feeling a million dollars" Sue (March 2019)

"First class visit in every way. Thank you. I am looking forward to the net appointment" S Rix (January 2019)

"Dear Lynda & Chris, it's so lovely to be able to walk from home along the riverside for my appointment at your new Ashlands Surgery. The premises are immaculate and are a great asset to a great practice. Pleasure to come along" Katherine L (January 2019)

"Many thanks for a brilliant med ped on Monday afternoon" Professor G Alderson (28th January 2019)

"Wow, the new clinic in Ilkley is superb. Your friendly team have just inspired me to book in for regular treatments". Mrs A Smith (December 2018)

"Lynda, I cannot thank you enough for providing me with excellent and efficient service. I have had foot pain for several months, you spotted it, you diagnosed it and more importantly you cured it with prescription orthotics and a heap of very useful advice. Thank you, you have given me my life back" Debs (November 2018)

"Superb, efficient service. I had been walking around for several weeks with glass in my heel! Quickly extracted followed by a general foot makeover which was very pleasant."

"Many thanks for excellent, friendly professional service at my appointment yesterday!" Tim

"Wonderful medical pedicure - a lovely pick me up whilst recovering with a broken leg! Treatment and results were wonderful and Lynda couldn't be more helpful in accommodating myself and my crutches."

"I've just had a lovely appointment. I am left feeling so relaxed and my feet look and feel amazing."

"Thank you for your treatment today. I haven't had such comfy feet for a very long time! Thank you too for your warm welcome and please thank your efficient and friendly receptionist too. A most pleasant experience, glad I've found you!"

"After struggling with foot pain for months, Lynda has cured me completely and I am now back to running and enjoying the sports I love, thank you so much for your professional service and ongoing support"

"Thank you for fitting me in with a short appointment yesterday. I was very pleased with the treatment and information" Bill

"I was a bit apprehensive about seeing a Podiatrist, but thank you for making it such a pleasurable experience"

"After struggling for weeks with an ingrowing toenail, I am so pleased I made the decision to have surgery with local anaesthetic. I am now pain free and can wear all my shoes with ease, thank you so much Lynda and Helena"

"Having had foot pain for a long time, it had stopped me from doing my running which is my passion. After a few sessions with Lynda and some prescription orthotics, I am now running pain free and enjoying my life again. I can highly recommend LFW Podiatry!"

"My toenails have looked rather unsightly for a while and I have now taken the plunge and opted for the Lacuna method. It was painless and all I can say is, already I can see the fungal nail recovering. Worth every penny"

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