Heidi McCarthy, Orthotist, BSc(hons), PGDip, MBAPO, HPCreg – Director The Victoria Park Clinic
Originally from Norway, Heidi graduated with a BSc Honours degree in prosthetics and orthotics from Strathclyde University in 1998, and since then has worked as an Orthotist in Norway and the UK. She also holds a BSc first class honours degree in Health, Exercise and Sport Science from University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).
During her time as an orthotist, Heidi has built up experience across a wide range of patient groups, including people with diabetes, arthritis and neurological conditions. Patients have a wide range of abilities, from people with severe physical and learning disabilities, to hobby sports people and athletes, from the very old to the very young. Specialist areas of expertise are foot biomechanics and paediatric (children’s) orthotics.
Heidi is a keen rugby player, and has played for local club teams, as well as gaining international honours with Wales students and Norway.
Andrew McCarthy – Practice Manager
An exceptional administrator and innovator, Andrew has over two decades of diverse operations and project management experience.
During his 23 years with the South Wales Police, Andrew was responsible for spearheading many important community initiatives, and earned several prestigious awards throughout his outstanding service, including Support Staff Member of the Year and the 2011 Exceptional Bravery Award of the force.
In his roles as a Front Line Support Officer as a Diversity Officer, he was able to further develop his organisational and leadership skills, particularly in community development work, earning him the 2009 Guardian Media Award for Innovation in Public Service.
Andrew also held the highly coveted position of Workforce Operations Manager in the London 2012 Olympics, and has played for many of Cardiff’s rugby teams. Andrew has also coached rugby locally and internationally.
In his current role, he implements the skills he has honed over the course of his career to achieve the operational and service delivery goals of the clinic, ensuring that each clinician goes above and beyond client expectations.
Thanks to his expertise in human resource management and people development, he has promoted a close-knit, positive working environment which is reflected in the smooth functioning and top-class customer service of the clinic.
We provide clinic rooms that are semi equipped to fellow allied health practitioners from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will be hard pressed to not find what you are looking for at The Victoria Park Clinic. We pride ourselves on providing great service, great facilities and a great range of clinicians who form our clinic family.
Our clinic is flexible and functional allowing for anything from private pamper parties to training days and CPD events – we are always open to new ideas so drop us a line. Keep an eye out on our CPD/Training Page for future events.
We are a mobile and very adaptable team working at events throughout the year – anything from rugby 7s, 10k runs, half marathons and much more – if you need us – call us!