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Podiatry

Podiatry

Podiatry involves the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions related to the foot, ankle, lower limb, and its associated structures. The focus of our work centers around the function of the foot and how it adapts when you move. Podiatry encompasses both conservative care for existing complaints, and corrective management for acute and chronic conditions.

What is the difference between podiatry and chiropody?

Podiatry is the modern-day medical name for the pre-existing profession chiropody. The name was changed in the UK to podiatry in 1993 and is the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist.

What can Podiatry help to treat?

Podiatrists can treat a comprehensive list of complaints. Often the presentation of a conservative complaint can be linked to a problem that would benefit from corrective management and vice versa.

Conservative care examples include:

  • problematic toenails (inclusive of ingrown toenails, damaged and fungal nails)
  • callus and corns
  • skin fissuring such as cracked heels
  • athletes foot and other dermatological complaints
  • verrucae
  • blisters and shearing stress or tissue damage.

Corrective management examples include:

  • flat feet
  • high arches
  • joint and muscular pain
  • heel pain
  • shin pain
  • bunions
  • other sport-related injuries.

What we offer

Podiatrist, Paul Donnelly, works with a variety of professions, professional bodies, and patient groups. These include the General Medical Council, Ministry of Defence, Football Medical and Performance Association, England Rugby, The English Cricket Board and is an expert opinion in medical-legal cases, in addition to his philanthropic work. This has provided Paul with an extensive client portfolio ranging from everyday clients to Olympic gold medallists. Paul is regularly sent referrals from specialist surgeons throughout the country, but also treats clients under self-referral.

Below are some of the ways podiatry helps our patients:

  • Gait analysis using the latest technology, looking at your dynamic foot posture and function of the lower limb
  • Walking and Running assessments, offering in-depth insight into how you move
  • Bespoke orthotics (insoles)
  • Foot Mobilisation, which will help you move more freely and relieve pain
  • Wide variety of treatment methods for lower limb ailments, including Chiropody services
  • Wide referral network, so we can treat your body as a whole and get you the best possible care
  • Foot, Ankle, Knee, Hip, Back pain relief
  • Joint pain and soft tissue pain relief
  • Footwear advice