What is Podiatry?
Our podiatry clinic offers treatment for nail and skin complaints, foot and joint pain, as well as alleviating the symptoms of more systemic disorders such as diabetes.
Podiatry (also known as chiropody) is the field of health-care that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb in general.
When the foot hits the ground, forces impact on the foot not only from the ground but also from our bodies. The foot’s main job is to absorb these forces and still provide the ability for us to walk on two legs smoothly and efficiently.
Joints, muscles, bones and most commonly, skin can suffer from the over use or sudden misuse of our feet.
Podiatrists will look at the interaction of lower limb joints both in motion and non-motion. This is known as Biomechanics (Gait Analysis).
Biomechanics is study of the movement of the bones and muscles and how they affect our walking, running and standing posture.
Orthotics/Insoles and Neuro–Taping are used to alleviate many movement and pain dysfunctions.
Podiatry also encompasses systemic disorders that affect the feet. Diabetes, arthritic and rheumatological conditions, circulatory, nervous and musculoskeletal disorders are all taken into account when necessary.
What do Podiatrists treat?
Podiatrists and Foot Health Professionals can help manage a variety of conditions, including:
– Bunions, Hammer toes/clawed toes
– Fungal infections of the toenail/ Athlete’s foot
– Verrucae, including Verruca Needling
– Plantar fasciitis
– Arthritic pain in the foot
– Flat feet (pes planus)
– Lower back, Hip, Knee and Ankle pain
– The Diabetic foot
– Foot pain
– Sports Injuries
- OFFER: Free 15 minute Foot pressure analysis with Tim, 13/5/19-26/5/19 09/05/2019
- OFFER: £10 off Podiatry with Tim, 13th-26th May 2019 09/05/2019
- Meet the Team: Q&A with Kibri, Podiatrist and Posturologist 07/03/2017
- Spotlight on Podiatry, Treatment for Foot Problems 16/02/2016
- Meet the Team: Q&A with Tim, Podiatrist 17/02/2015
- Free Diabetic Foot Checks at Ashlins Natural Health 13/01/2015
- Summer Footwear, Our Recommendations 17/07/2014
How much does it cost?
Your initial consultation will last 45 minutes and cost £48.
A biomechanical assessment will last for 1 hour and cost £70.
View our price list for full details and phone 020 8520 5268 to book an appointment.
Website : http://www.ashlins.co.uk
I have been receiving a chiropody treatment at Ashlins for general maintenance of my feet. It has helped me with corns and hard skin , the treatment was great and the information I received was very useful.
I had an appointment today for a chiropody treatment to help with general things and I found the treatment most beneficial. Kibri was warm and welcoming, while carrying out the treatment in a professional and competent way; I felt pampered.
I came in to see Kibri about the weakening of both feet as well as my posture, I found the treatment great and the information she gave me very useful.
Today I saw Tim Hawes for a chiropody treatment. I have Dry skin callouses and apparently a Fungal nail infection. After the treatment I felt so much better. All the dry skin has been removed from many areas and a few that I didn't even notice. He took time to treat my fungal infection. Tim is a very knowledgeable therapist. He was very gentle treating my feet, he also gave me lots of advice in regards to my health issues. He is very professional and I highly recommend him.
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