Podiatry

Podiatry is a fast evolving healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lower limb and foot injuries, diseases and abnormalities. The foot is a highly complex structure comprising 26 bones, and together the feet make up over a quarter of the bones in the adult body. So like any complex mechanism feet are prone to mechanical problems and benefit from regular maintenance.

There is often confusion between what is a ‘podiatrist’ and a ‘chiropodist’ but they are the same. The word ‘chiropody’, in use since the 1700’s with regards to footcare specialists, is actually a misnomer. It derives from the Greek ‘chiro’ meaning ‘hand’ and ‘pous’ meaning foot (plural ‘podes’). In the US, ‘chiropody’ was used until 1958 when it was officially changed to ‘podiatry.’ Now ‘podiatrist’ is becoming universally adopted.

Our Therapist

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John Balchin

Our Therapies:

  • General Podiatry including verrucae, corns, calluses, fungal infections (including athlete’s foot), etc.
  • Foot, leg and back pain
  • Nail surgery for ingrown toe nails or other reasons
  • Heel and forefoot pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee pain and flat feet
  • Foot skin infections and disorders
  • Gait and posture analysis
  • Hammer toe
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Neuroma
  • Ankle sprains and strains
  • Pregnancy-related feet problems
  • Orthoses / Orthotics (insoles)
  • Arthritis problems of the lower limb
  • Diabetes foot care
  • Footwear advice

Make a Booking

A doctor’s referral is not necessary and you may be seen the day of your call. Appointments are usually from 8:30am to 5:30pm, but early and late appointments can be made by arrangement. We offer late appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as Saturday appointments.