We provide a very unique combination of services here at Holywell Healthcare that cannot be found anywhere else in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

All our practitioners are highly qualified and experienced in their own field, enabling them to pinpoint the source of your discomfort and pain. If the practitioner you initially visit believes that you would benefit more from one of our other services then they will refer you on to them. We believe in an inclusive approach to treating our patients and will work as a team to get the right treatment for you. 

Colin Papworth 


Colin, clinic owner, qualified as a Podiatrist in 1999. He has since developed a special interest in running assessments and treating running injuries. Colin is able to assess you with the RSScan and offer a variety of treatments. He is able to use a variety of manual techniques, shockwave, orthoses prescription, exercises and how to change your walking or running gait. He is also a keen running and walker and can be found exploring the Peak District with his dog Pip. 

John Freeman 

Sports Massage/

Soft Tissue Therapy

John, clinic owner, has been practicing at Holywell Healthcare since 2001. He has worked with a variety of athletes at both world and international levels, working with the Institute of Sports and GB Diving for over a decade. His expertise can benefit all individuals of all ages and activity levels.

Rena Francis - Podiatrist

As well as a very experienced podiatrist, Rena qualified as a Podiatric Surgeon in 2019. She is able to provide treatment on any aspect of foot care but also can advice on surgical referrals as well. Rena brings with her a range of skills that complement the services we are able to offer. Rena can perform ultrasound scans and inject a range of medications, such as steroids and ostenil. Rena is also available for surgical consultations for forward referral to our Private Surgery provider. 

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