Alexandra DUFF

Podiatrist, Diabetic Wound Care Specialist

Alexandra is a Podiatrist trained in the United Kingdom and arrived in Hong Kong in 2007. She graduated from the University of Leicester in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) Podiatry. In 1999, she completed postgraduate qualifications in Education (the University of Wolverhampton). In 2006, she attained an MSc in Diabetes (the University of Roehampton). Alexandra continues to be a registrant of the Health and Care Professions Council, United Kingdom to ensure that her clients have confidence and security in her care. Alexandra has had an accomplished career in all facets of Podiatric Medicine and has worked in the National Health Service and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority including the post of Chief Podiatrist at Darent Valley Hospital in the United Kingdom. She is published in the Diabetic Foot Journal as well as articles and comments in the South Morning China Post, the Wall Street Journal and local Hong Kong publications.

As a Podiatrist, Alexandra has also taught biomechanics and orthotic manufacture, which proves invaluable when dealing with biomechanical problems. Such insight and strong focus on post-surgical rehabilitation and injury prevention, ensures application of current evidence based practice. Alexandra applies this approach to gait analysis and running assessments to ensure that optimal strategies are adopted for improved technique and injury prevention throughout the musculoskeletal system. This is further enhanced by Alexandra’s commitment to work with a multidisciplinary team.

In addition to the athletic population, Alexandra has a special interest in paediatric conditions particularly working with children with special needs. She provides a screening service to ensure appropriate developmental milestones are attained. This can also assist in early detection of potential musculoskeletal problems related to the lower leg.

Alexandra treats the full spectrum of podiatric conditions, including paediatrics, gait analysis, biomechanics of the lower limb, sports injuries, orthotic management, nail surgery, fungal nail infections, diabetic foot care including wound management as well as corns and callus management and nail care.