She is a native of Wexford town and left in 1999 to study Prosthetics and Orthotics (BSc) in the University of Salford, Manchester. Following graduation, she worked in Southampton for a year and then moved to Bristol where she stayed until 2008. During her time in Bristol, Lucy developed a keen interest in the biomechanics and gait analysis of the lower limb. She worked as an active member of several teams in North Bristol NHS Trust; including rheumatology, diabetic, muscloskeltal and paediatric departments. The experiences she gained from Bristol and working with such knowledgeable colleagues set her up for a love of orthotics and foot and ankle conditions.
The arrival of the Lucy’s first nephew encouraged a move home to Ireland to be closer to family. Since 2008, Lucy has worked for Ability Matters (Dublin) and then APOS Ltd (Galway) maintaining her orthotic skills. Although she loved working as an Orthotist in Ireland, it requires considerable travel and little prospect of finally residing in her hometown of Wexford. She made the decision to return to University as a mature student and completed her BSc in Podiatry at NUI Galway, qualifying in 2015. Finally she made her way home with her husband (Liam) and their young family and established The Mobile Foot Clinic in 2016 and rebranded Grannell Footcare and Orthotic Clinic in March 2018.
She loves working with feet and finds the complex yet logical mechanics of the foot, ankle and lower limb a fascinating and intriguing area of study. She enjoys learning about new techniques, material and educating herself in relation to lower limb pain relief and rehabilitation.
Liam is married to Lucy and started with the Grannell Foot Clinic (officially) in January 2020. He was born in London to Irish parents, his mother was a native from Galway and his father from Limerick. Following graduating from the University of Westminster (BSc Business and Finance), he moved to his mothers home place in Lettermore in Connemara. He worked with Siliotec Europe for 10 years as an Accountant Technician and gained his ACCA qualifications with their support. However, 5 years ago Lucy persuaded him to move to the Sunny South East (the weather really is better down here), where he started work with BNY Mellon until December 2019.
He started working at the Grannell Footcare and Orthotic Clinic in January 2020 to made it a truly family run business.
Cheryl joined us in April 2021 and has been a valuable colleague and friend to the Lucy and Liam. Cheryl has many years of experience as a podiatrist working in the NHS and HSE and also in private practice in UK and Ireland. She has a primary degree in Podiatric Medicine and a masters degree in Business. The majority of her work has been in high risk and acute diabetic foot services and she has a special interest in biomechanics and provision of orthotic devices. A passionate promoter of the podiatry profession Cheryl served on the council of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ireland for 11 years and was chair for 5 years and in 2022 finished a 4 year term on the CORU podiatrist registration board.
In her spare time is an active member of local Camross drama group and has tread the boards on many occasions. She also has a keen eye and talent for fused glass and her beautiful work can been seen in the clinic and on http://www.siorghlasart.ie.