Podiatry is the international name for “Foot Doctors”. It covers more specialist advice and treatment options than general Chiropody (routine foot and nail care).
A Podiatry session therefore, involves the diagnosis and treatment of muscle pain, bone pain, inflamed areas and more. These problems could be originating anywhere from your feet and ankles, to your knees, legs, hips or back!
In your assessment, it is important that we take your medical history to establish what medical conditions and/or prescriptions may be affecting your lower limbs.
We’ll then watch you walk for a few minutes. Finally, we factor in a complete check-up on your nerve response, lower limb circulation (with a doppler ultrasound), skeletal alignment and your leg and foot muscle tone/power. This will help us understand the many medical and biomechanical factors, which in turn cause foot or leg pain and discomfort.
As Podiatrists, we utilise a wide array of treatments to get you back on track. We may provide you with specialist ‘orthotic’ insoles, to balance any skeletal misalignment from your feet up! It’s amazing that we constantly check the tracking, balancing and tyre pressures of our cars… but never really have a similar check-up carried out on ourselves!
We also have the option of providing you with manual therapies (foot mobilisation, soft tissue release techniques), injection therapies, exercise/rehab plans and even a ‘prescription’ of the best shoes or trainers to help you out. All of our treatments may be used to directly reduce symptomatic pain, or to ‘tweak’ you further to achieve your walking, exercising or athletic goals.
Our Podiatry team works hand in hand with local physiotherapists, osteopaths, GP’s and Consultant Surgeons.
This basically means, that if we spot the need for further input or onward referral, we are well-placed to optimise your care, and provide you with the best multidisciplinary ‘team’ approach.
If you would like an Podiatry appointment with Peter, Hannah, Nicky or Ollie, an initial (30-minute) appointment is £40.
Follow on appointments for 30 minutes (if needed) are £32.
45 minutes biomechanical (walking & running) Podiatry assessment with treadmill analysis and slow-mo video capture is just £75.
Awesome team – just amazing! Have been a regular customer and can completely recommend. Thank you for everything!
Day 1 after my first treatment for Plantar Fasciitis – and I feel like I have new feet! I’ve made it through my 6 hour retail shift with ease. Thank you so much Peter, what a difference already.
Our comprehensive list of available treatments
Whilst our team of Podiatrists can provide specific Lower Limb and Foot treatments, our Physiotherapists add much more.
If you find it difficult to look after your feet, our Chiropody services will be just what you need.
We can provide the latest treatments for specific areas of pain. In your consultation and treatment we will discuss your massage needs and recommend the best approach for you.
We are proud to be Chester's first clinic to use an Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Machine for the benefit of our patients.