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Osteopathy & Complementary Therapy Clinic in Upper Basildon

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Podiatry and chiropody

A Podiatrist’s scope of practice covers all aspects of foot health.

In order to achieve State Registration, a Podiatrist must complete a three year Bachelor of Science degree covering the anatomy and Physiology of the lower extremity as well as Pharmacology, Biomechanics and nail surgery.

As such, Podiatrists treat a wide range of foot problems;

  • Children and adults with toe and foot deformities
  • Individuals with Diabetes who would like a neurovascular assessment of the foot and targeted preventative advice
  • Adults and children who require Biomechanical (structural ) examination and the prescription of orthotics (insoles)
  • Those with long standing, persistent corns or calluses who require up to date, detailed footwear advice and active treatment
  • Plantar Fasciitis (severe heel pain)
  • In growing toenails
  • Individuals with structural foot problems relating to Rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic disease

A consultation will include:

  • Case history: A full medical history to include any operations, interventions you may have tried and any medication you are taking.
  • Examination: This may be on the patient couch, or may involve watching you walking or standing.
  • Treatment: Instruments are sterilised (in line with NICE guide lines) for complete patient confidence.
  • Written and verbal advice: Footwear advice will be prescriptive and specific so you can shop locally for the shoe which suits your foot shape and lifestyle.