Kin Body and Sole

Meet The Team

MEET THE TEAM

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about our team

Abby Platts - Co-founder of Kin Body and Sole.
Abby Platts

Abby Platts MSc, is an experienced HCPC registered podiatrist and co-founder of Kin Body and Sole.

Emma Winchester - Co-founder of Kin Body and Sole.
Emma Winchester

Emma Winchester BSc, MCSP is a chartered physiotherapist and co-founder of Kin Body and Sole.

Abby Platts - Co-founder of Kin Body and Sole.

About Abby Platts

Always keen to pursue further knowledge of her profession, Abby completed a Masters in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery in 2009 ultimately leading to her winning a Trust award for her academic achievements.

Abby has previously spoken at the Diabetes UK seminar and has also published work in Wounds UK focusing on photographing mapping foot deformity.

Very much a team player who highly values her colleagues Abby was delighted to receive a Trust prize for colleague of the year; nominated by her colleagues!

When Abby is not working she is socialising with friends and family, enjoys cooking, walking and has ambitions to walk all 282 of the Scottish Munros (only another 279 to go then!). Abby’s extensive collection of shoes is tribute to her love of all things feet!

Qualifications

Abby qualified from Huddersfield University with a Podiatry degree in 2007 and has pursued her clinical career in the York NHS Podiatry Department.

Abby completed a Masters in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery in 2009 ultimately leading to her winning a Trust award for her academic achievements.

Prior to her Podiatry career Abby was a nurse specialising in cardiology, graduating in 2003 from Northumbria University.

She gained a wealth of experience during her nursing career working on various medical wards including cardiology, respiratory, haematology and neurology wards.

Fields of Focus

In recent years she has worked as an advanced podiatrist providing her with a wide scope of practice and depth of knowledge. With extensive experience Abby has worked alongside vascular, orthopaedic and diabetologist consultants as part of the foot multidisciplinary team treating the ‘At risk foot’.

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say about Abby

I’m a Luxembourgish student doing my exchange program in York. I had an ingrown nail and decided to go to Kin body and sole. There I met Abby who is simply one of the most genuine and kindest people I have ever met. She, along with Emma, who is of course just as kind, performed nail surgery on me. I felt so comfortable! Abby explained everything during the whole procedure and constantly made sure that I was fine. They are both very professional and as I already had many experiences with ingrown nail issues, I can truly recommend them because they are without doubt the best. Abby is honestly amazing and I cannot thank her enough for everything! If I could bring them with me to Luxembourg, trust me I would!

Leslie L.

5 Star Rating

I came to Abby because of ankle pain while playing football. She was able to diagnose me and explain it very clearly which was extremely helpful. She customized insoles for me and made sure they fit perfectly until I felt comfortable in them to use for competitive play. Thanks to Abby, the insoles, plus the exercises she recommended me, I no longer have ankle pain and also noticed improvements in my performance. With her help I was able to clear my ankle pain in time to go on successful trials. I would recommend to anyone looking for great physiotherapy/ podiatry as Abby was very kind, helpful, and knowledgeable!

Zion Park

5 Star Rating

I had a podiatry appointment with Abby last year and had some bespoke insoles for my running trainers made. My feet had their own MOT! The insoles have made all the difference to my running and my left ankle is in much better shape as a result of Abby’s advice. Brilliant experience provided by a fabulous podiatrist.

Francesca Haynes

5 Star Rating

I first visited Kin Body and Sole for a chiropody consultation and treatment some 6 months ago. Hard skin and corns make walking painful. The initial consultation and subsequent treatment was excellent. Abby did a full and detailed assessment, including advising me to get some blood tests to check out if my numbness in my toes were symptomatic of another underlying health condition. Turns out it was the best advice I could have had, as I was diagnosed with Pernicious Anaemia, which can be very serious. I am now have regular injections to treat my condition. The rest of my treatment was excellent, very modern and thorough. I would highly recommend.

Alistair Gourlay

5 Star Rating

I was referred to Abby at Kin Body and Sole when I started to have a very painful and crippling problem with my feet. Abby was extremely friendly and sympathetic from the moment I first met her and is very knowledgeable and professional. Nothing is too much trouble. At my first appointment and following a thorough examination, she diagnosed the condition I had straightaway and also the likely cause. She then devised a customised exercise plan for me to follow, made some customised in-soles for me to wear and advised me on the correct footwear that I should be wearing. She explained everything extremely well and also followed this up with an e-mail outlining everything we had discussed together with a copy of the exercise plan I needed to follow. Having followed Abby’s treatment plan over the past few weeks (with a couple of follow up appointments to check my progress), my feet are significantly improved and I am no longer suffering with the crippling pain that I had prior to the start of my treatment. I can therefore highly recommend Abby at Kin Body and Sole.

Karan Lickers

5 Star Rating

I went to see Abby with painful toes and Abby explained the condition that I had and administered treatment. Abby was wonderful and I cannot thank her enough. My feet and toes feel amazing now. I would highly recommend Abby. Thank you so much Abby. Till the next time.

Sarah Jackson

5 Star Rating

My experience at Kin body and Sole couldn’t have been better. Abby made me feel so comfortable throughout the procedure of having nail surgery and I am so pleased with the results. The aftercare was also amazing, making sure I was stocked up with everything I needed for the nail to heal. Couldn’t recommmend it enough.

Liv Grant

5 Star Rating

I met Abby today, lovely lady who explained everything to me about the possibilities of the reason for my sore feet , I was shown the correct way to cut my nails ( I’m 67 and I’ve been cutting my nails incorrectly all these years 😂) my feet feel 100% better already , if you have any problems with your feet this is the place to visit , Abby was a really helpful I felt extremely comfortable for the whole time I was there, would definitely recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to visit again, huge thanks Abby

suenige1

5 Star Rating

Abby is amazing. I’d been struggling with shoulder pain for years, she diagnosed my issue instantly and gave me insoles during my appointment. It’s been almost a month since I got my insoles, and I’ve been completely pain-free ever since. It’s been life-changing! 🙂

Aimee Pearcy

5 Star Rating

I had an appointment with Abby and left very impressed. Abby is thorough, professional, gentle and very easy to talk to. She listened to my concerns and addressed them all. My feet feel much better, holiday ready! Also, the clinic is very clean and smells lovely. There is lots of attention to detail and it’s great to see! Highly recommended.

Jessica Kyei-Yamoah

5 Star Rating

I recently received treatment for a foot problem which required a biometric assessment and corrective insoles. The care was excellent and Abby was both knowledgeable and thorough with a lovely friendly and supportive approach. The venue was very pleasant, modern and spotlessly clean. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service.

Kathleen O’Kelly

5 Star Rating

After running the Virtual London Marathon last October several of my toe nails had turned black and in the weeks and months that followed, these nails started coming off. DIY treatment made matters worse and now some shoes were uncomfortable to wear. Eventually I had to look for a podiatrist and found Abby through a recommendation. She was fantastic and sorted all my awful nails out in a single session, making me wish I’d gone to see her months ago. I would definitely recommend Kin Body & Sole for any foot problems.

Chris O’Brien

5 Star Rating

I play football regularly, but was continuously struggling with ankle pain as I kept going over on it, practically on a weekly basis. I saw Abby for a biomechanics assessment who reviewed my running, walking and ankle strength. She gave me some insoles together with some strengthening exercises, both of which have really helped! I couldn’t recommend Abby highly enough!

Matt Mortonson

5 Star Rating

Wow! It was recommended that I book an appointment with Abby to sort out my my feet (corns, etc etc). But what I actually received was an in-depth consultation with an extremely knowledgable and personable person who I would recommend to ANYONE without hesitation.
I feel I’m walking on air! Thank you, Abby.

Lou O’Brien

5 Star Rating

Thanks so much Abby! Couldn’t have been happier with the treatment received from Abby at Kin Body & Sole. Abby is knowledgable, highly skilled and along with Emma, has created such a lovely, welcoming clinic. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the team here.

Victoria Mulroney

5 Star Rating

I can thoroughly recommend my podiatrist appointment with Abby – a great experience, very professional from an assessment of circulation and bone structure and flexibility, to treating my problems and giving advice, in a courteous and friendly manner, and in a lovely setting. Thank you Abby, I look forward to my next visit. Anne

Elizabeth White

5 Star Rating

Abby is a true Professional. My feet feel great.

Elspeth MacCallaugh

5 Star Rating

I had an appointment with Abby today and was so delighted that I had booked this appointment . Abby is so knowledgeable and very professional in her approach . She gave me great advice and treatment and made me feel comfortable and listened to . I would really recommend this clinic to everyone .

Daphne McFerran

5 Star Rating

Highly recommend Kin Body & Sole. I went for a podiatry Assessment. Very pleased with the results and Abby is super friendly puts you right at ease.

David Garnett

5 Star Rating

Saw Abby today for a podiatry appointment and she was really knowledgeable and thorough as she conducted the initial assessment. My feet feel really lovely now, I will definitely be back!

Adél Schofield

5 Star Rating

Went for Podiatrist assessnent with Abby, explantion was comprehensive, but easy to understand, she really knows her stuff.

Very pleasant and relaxing surroundings, really high standard of customer service. I would.definitely visit again. Thanks

Paul Dibley

5 Star Rating

I had a heel issue that had been bothering me for about a year, and it was becoming very painful. I came in and got it sorted in one session while receiving expert advice on how to manage it in the future and prevent it from coming back. Since then the issue has completely disappeared, and you can’t tell it was ever there. Great service, highly recommended.

Tommy Brown Goalkeeping

5 Star Rating

Had a good experience and Abby was very professional and very easy to deal with. Highly recommend. Thank you

Joshua Gath

5 Star Rating

Thanks Abby for excellent treatment; supportive, friendly and hugely knowledgeable about all things foot! Warmly recommended.

Bridget Vincent

5 Star Rating

Thanks Abby for excellent treatment; supportive, friendly and hugely knowledgeable about all things foot! Warmly recommended.

Bridget Vincent

5 Star Rating

Emma Winchester - Co-founder of Kin Body and Sole.

About Emma Winchester

Emma has wanted to be a physiotherapist ever since she completed her work experience at York District Hospital when she was 14 years old. Some 22 years later her dream finally became a reality; graduating from London Southbank University with an honours degree and 3 children in tow.

Lockdown 2020 provided an ideal opportunity for Emma to complete the Little Birth Company’s hypnobirthing teacher training not least because she loves chatting all things birth and babies. Emma strongly believes that this provides a unique opportunity to educate mums-to-be on their pelvic health ahead of giving birth and provide them with the information they need to navigate birth and the postnatal period. Knowledge is most definitely power as they say.

Emma is delighted to now have the opportunity to work with her lovely and talented sister Abby, the other half of Kin, to bring to life their vision of providing holistic evidence-based care to those in need in their home City of York and surrounding areas.

Outside of Kin, Emma is best known as ‘Mummy’ to her three boys. She enjoys family days out, loves CrossFit and running, spending time with her friends and undertaking the odd crazy challenge here and there – a Tough Mudder anyone?

Emma Winchester

Graduated from London Southbank University with an honours degree and 3 children in tow.

Emma’s work life prior to physio involved a Law degree and being a Chartered Company Secretary in London. They were fun times but physio is where her heart has always been.

 Fields of Focus

Right from the off Emma was interested in all things pelvic and women’s health. This was in part due to her own experiences of giving birth and post partum care aligned with a real passion to help and empower women to navigate the changing seasons of their lives. Emma has a slight addiction to furthering her education and has committed significant time to learning from some of the best clinicians in the field.

What our clients say about Emma

“Hi Emma, your ears must have been burning as I was just recommending you to my NCT group last night :). Thanks so much for the session! I feel like I got a lot out of it and feel much more positive than I did.”

“Thanks for the session last night Emma. I felt better just for having someone listen to me and it’s given me a real boost. I look forward to our next session and progressing my rehab even further. “

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say about Emma

I met Emma after from a recommendation from another of her clients.

After snapping my Achilles tendon in June 22, I started physiotherapy with her in September, when I was still struggling to walk.

Emma provided various different exercises for me to start off with, and every session adapted them, or introduced new exercises as I was getting stronger and recovering.

I would highly recommend anyone with any physio needs to make an appointment, listen to her advice and work with the exercises set as you will not regret it.

Simon Langley

5 Star Rating

Had a lovely back, neck and shoulder massage done by Emma, she made me feel really comfortable and I had a nice relaxing experience, thank you!

Hannah Miller

5 Star Rating

Saw Emma today for a Mummy MOT- Emma looked after us throughout my pregnancy and PP, can’t recommend all of her services highly enough. The Mummy Mot was incredibly thorough and really well explained left feeling confident moving forward. Emma is warm and friendly and made me (and baby) feel comfortable throughout our appointment.

Eleanor

5 Star Rating

I went for a pregnancy massage with Emma and so glad I did. Really friendly service and so relaxing. She talked me through a few different options and made sure I was comfortable throughout. Highly recommend and I’ll definitely be back!

Fern Catt

5 Star Rating

Super Helpful, Knowledgable and Friendly. Saw Emma this morning for an antenatal assessment, she was really lovely and made me feel very much at ease. Her tips and advice in the lead up to having our first little one has really given me confidence in how I can best adapt my exercise and daily activities during pregnancy.

Eleanor Parish

5 Star Rating

Had THE BEST pregnancy massage from Emma. I’m in my third trimester so am always uncomfortable but felt so relaxed afterwards. I also had the best nights sleep I’d had in ages. Emma gave me lots of great tips on getting ready for the birth and the whole experience was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

Beth Laverick

5 Star Rating

Visited the clinic for a back and shoulders massage from Emma. Emma was very welcoming and gave a great massage. I didn’t have any specific niggles with my back, just the usual tensions resulting from being hunched in front of a screen on a daily basis. Came away feeling as light as feather and recharged. Excellent service and superb facilities too. Highly recommended.

Hannah McGouran

5 Star Rating

I had a wonderful pregnancy massage with Emma today. I came away feeling so much better, and with some great info about how to help myself for the rest of my pregnancy. Definitely hoping to make it a regular visit!

Sophie Tompkins

5 Star Rating

Great sports massage from Emma, really helped with some achy legs and some extra running tips and advice!

Daniel Murray

5 Star Rating

Mummy MOT – Emma was very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. The service was just what I was looking for; in depth on the day and good follow-up information and advice. I would highly recommend. Great clinic, modern, nicely decorated and clean. Free parking outside.

P L E

5 Star Rating

I found EMMA very friendly, professional and very knowledgable. She was able to diagnose my problems and came up with several workable recommendations. I’m happy to say that I have noticed an immediate improvement and can’t recommend EMMA highly enough.

Karen Carlyle

5 Star Rating

Emma has healing hands that’s for sure! She’s a lovely person and made me feel totally at ease and comfortable. I would highly recommend her massage and treatments.

amy mackintosh

5 Star Rating

Emma is a wonderful Women’s health physiotherapist , extremely knowledgeable and able to help me feel confident in my body

I had a wonderful treatment from Abi who was able to help me with a painful joint and I came away with great tips and feet feeling great

Daphne Taylor

5 Star Rating

Emma is an amazing physio and teacher and I’d very much recommend learning hypopressives with her.

Lotie Parker

5 Star Rating

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