Podiatry

 

A Podiatrist’s scope of practice covers all aspects of foot health. In order to achieve State Registration, a Podiatrist must complete a three year Bachelor of Science degree covering the anatomy and Physiology of the lower extremity as well as Pharmacology, Biomechanics and nail surgery.

 

As such, Podiatrists treat a wide range of foot problems:

 

  • Children and adults with toe and foot deformities

  • Individuals with Diabetes who would like a neurovascular assessment of the foot and targeted preventative advice

  • Adults and children who require Biomechanical  (structural ) examination and the prescription of orthotics (insoles)

  • Those with long standing, persistent corns or calluses who require up to date, detailed footwear advice and active treatment

  • Plantar Fasciitis (severe heel pain)

  • In growing toenails

  • Individuals with structural foot problems relating to Rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic disease

 

A consultation will include:

 

  • Case history: A full medical history to include any operations, interventions you may have tried and any medication you are taking.

  • Examination: This may be on the patient couch, or may involve watching you walking or standing.

  • Treatment: When required, only sterile, single use instruments (in line with NICE guide lines) are used for complete patient confidence. 

  • Written and verbal advice: Footwear advice will be prescriptive and specific so you can shop locally for the shoe which suits your foot shape and lifestyle.

 

Therapists:

 

Georgia Turner