clinic-photographIn addition to routine chiropody, including care of nails, hard skin, corns, fungal infections and verrucae, we also offer more specialist services such as:

Biomechanical gait analysis – during this assessment we look at your joints, muscle groups, posture, and walking to discover the underlying problems which can cause back, hip, knee and foot pain.
Prescription of orthoses – if a problem is discovered during your biomechanical analysis, specially made insoles to correct your walking may be recommended. Simple insoles are also available to redistribute pressure away from a painful lesion or provide padding, cushioning, or thermal properties for chilblains.
Nail surgery – this is a permanent solution to in-growing, thickened or painful toe nails. Nail surgery can be partial or total removal of a nail. It is performed under local anaesthesia and usually only takes an hour.

Advice on finding specific footwear for those who find it difficult to find shoes to accommodate problems such as bunions and clawed toes.

Dermatophyte testing – samples of skin or nail can be taken and tested to discover if you have a fungal infection.

Diabetic foot care assessments and advice – thorough assessments of circulatory and neurological condition of lower limbs, followed up by a letter to your GP informing them of the results.

Laser therapy – the use of light therapy to treat verrucas, painful musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis and tendonitis, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, arthritic joints, and for pain relief and wound healing.

Iontophoresis – a safe and effective method of reducing excessive sweating of the feet in those who suffer from hyperhidrosis.