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Progress through the art of communication

David R Tollafield is a professional author, a member of the podiatry profession and a former practising podiatric surgeon with the College of Podiatry (London).

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  • The content on this site remains my own unless stated or supported by other references


NEW FOR 2018

Article The Winter Chill: Feet and Cycling in Footlocker February 2018


Morton’s Neuroma. Podiatrist Turned patient. My Own Journey. A Printed 192 page book in full colour as well as an e-book from Amazon books @ £2.62. Paperback version Amazon (retail £15.77 UK /$35.73 USA).

Offer (discounts)

Paperback £13.60 incl. P&P UK only*** £16.50 incl. P&P Israel*** $28.35 incl. P&P USA*** E-mail “Purchase Mortons” to busypencilcase_rcb@yahoo.com Please enquire for other countries outside UK and discounts may apply where Amazon is not available.


Booklet: How to become a beta-reader


My ‘free’ on-line  treatment centre is now available for reference and self-help sheets can be dowloaded. Previously only accessible to patients at my practice.


Booklet: Can be used as companion to becoming a beta-reader. Writing up my foot journey. A Guide for patients 



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The practice of Podiatry is regulated under the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom.




What the readers have said about my latest book

  • Hi David, I just wanted to thank you for my copy of your book, I appreciate it. My daughter (who is nearly two and half now!) thinks it's very funny that mummy's feet are in a book. I hope you do well with it, it looks great.Thanks for including me.

    Happy patient,

  • Wonderful book!! So helpful and not all medical jargon that you can't understand. Would recommend this highly to anyone who is about to undergo this kind of surgery.


  • “I liked the diagrams very much … diagrams and drawings are a highly useful way to convey complicated information.”

    Lyndon Jones,

  • “…I think that your book should become a “MUST HAVE” for everyone interested in Morton’s Neuroma - patients and clinicians alike.”

    Dr Marius Vintila,

  • “Very easy to understand … I would have found it helpful to have something like this as I was on google and wanted as much information as possible prior to surgery.”

    Mrs J Norton, Patient,