Dr Charlotte Hawkins PhD DPMed MRCP MSc FRSM is a leading specialist in paediatric developmental gait, providing treatment for pain and discomfort associated with the growth and development of the foot and limb.
Dr Hawkins qualified from the University of Westminster, London in 1990 and as a Postgraduate gained a Masters degree with a special interest in paediatric gait and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in 1999 with key research into paediatric lower limb development and triplanar foot deformity. She has been in private practice in central London for the past 30 years providing her niche expertise to many thousands of children relieving pain and preventing long established issues relating to the growing limb.
As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine Charlotte gained a place on the Wall of Honour in recognition of her pioneering work in Africa and in 2018 attained the House of Lords, Lord Morris award for her humanitarian endeavours.
Dr Hawkins is the founder and CEO of her charity in Africa that since 2010 has provided treatment for over 2500 disabled children born with Clubfoot along with the establishment of two artificial limb units for Africa’s many amputee children. Her current projects include the development and renovation of schools throughout Pemba Island in Tanzania.
Providing treatment for paediatric pain and discomfort associated with the lower limb and gait development.
The cause of growing pains in children is still poorly managed and widely misunderstood. The Harley Street Growing Pains clinic has been established to address this shortfall and provide support and management for children suffering with this distressing childhood condition.
“I am very happy to have been able to help so many children and to have met so many lovely families who have often been at a loss to know where to turn. I have seen a lot of suffering and know what a privilege it is to be able to help those in need both here in the U.K and in poverty stricken countries.”
Dr Hawkins provides consultation on a wide range of paediatric developmental issues and pain associated with the hips, knees feet, heels and ankles.
The list below provides some examples of the clinical presentations that may be assessed at the clinic.
- Growing pains
- Night pain
- Hypermobility syndrome ( ligamentous laxity)
- Metatarsus adductus
- Gait abnormalities ( intoe-ing, outoe-ing, toe walking)
- Osgood Schlatters disease
- Paediatric plantar fasciitis
- Chondromalacia patellae
- Anterior tibial syndrome
- Sporting fatigue
- Jeuvenille Hallux Valgus
- Curley toe syndrome
Dr Charlotte Hawkins has a wealth of experience in the treatment of adults with foot and leg pains during her 30 years in practice at 10 Harley Street.
I can’t recommend her work more highly…extended my basketball and cricket playing deep into my 30’s when chronic knee pain meant I would have given up years ago. I’m slowing down now, but the knees wont be the reason I stop!!
“I have really enjoyed treating so many adult patients over the years. Wear and tear can be a big challenge to the musculoskeletal system of the lower limb and can present itself in so many ways.”
So far, the Infant Club Foot Appeal have:
- Provided effective treatment for over 2,500 children with club foot.
- Provided over 800 amputees with custom-made prosthetics and orthotics
- Established four clinics across two islands
- Provided training for 10 local staff across both islands
- Donated £3 million in funding, goods and materials.
Our work continues with the accessible renovation project for the schools on Pemba Island