Podiatry and Chiropody

Podiatric Biomechanics

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Conditions that can be treated

  • Bone - Bunions, Hammmertoes, Flat Feet (Pes Planus), Dropped Metatarsals
  • Soft tissue - Ganglion and Cysts, Foreign Body, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendon problems
  • Heel - Heel Spurs, Plantar Faciitis, Haglund's, Sever's Disease
  • Sports - Tendonitis, Bursitis, Ankle Injuries, Gait Analysis, Knee Injuries
  • Medical Screening - Gout, Circulation problems, Neuropath, Reynaud's disease
  • Lumbar/sacral/hip pain - Assessment relating to hip and back pain which is often as a result of gait problems or limb length discrepency
  • Children - Growth related disorders, Evaluation of wellbeing in children
  • Ultrasound - notification and booking necessary
  • Referrals - to physiotherapy, laser treatment, and orthopaedic surgery.

Feet can cause us real pain and we may not even know it!

We only have one pair of feet and they take us everywhere. So it's a good idea to take care of them.

But most of us do not give our feet a second thought… That is until they hurt

Once our feet are hurting most of us have no idea how to eliminate the pain.

Untreated this can lead to long term problems.

Many foot problems are the result of a faulty relationship between the bones and the muscle of the foot.

Misalignment can result in a number of problems, commonly flat feet, over pronunciation, persistent ankle sprains, bunions, corns, calluses… even symptoms that one would not normally associate with feet, such as stress and pain in the back, neck, hip and knees.

If there is a problem with our feet it could cause stress and pain elsewhere.

But don't despair, here is something that can help those poor old feet of ours.

Initial Assessment £120 / 60 Minutes & Follow ups £55 / 30 minutes

So what are Orthotics

Orthotics, whilst they may look similar to ‘arch supports’ are special footwear inserts that are individually designed and manufactured to ease your pain and discomfort. From the specifications given by your practitioner, we make the orthotics to reposition the foot structure to achieve this optimum skeletal balance thereby reducing the stress and pain on the joints that are causing the discomfort.

Using a special lightweight and durable polymer composite material that has the unique ability to ‘flex’, but unlike traditional materials, always return to its set shape. It also has a greater in-built strength that allows our laboratory to use a thinner shell thus taking less room in your shoes. You may have a similar foot size and problem to someone else but that does not mean the same orthotics would fit comfortably or be of benefit to them.

How do Orthotics work?

As your foot sits comfortably on the orthotic it is gently and consistently directed into the optimum position allowing the foot to function correctly when walking, running and standing.

With the help of your practitioner and a pair of orthotics, pressure points, improper rotation of the feet and painful muscle strain are eliminated, because your feet are functioning optimally.

We make individual orthotics to fit into your shoes, in fact once you start wearing then you'll find them so comfortable that you will wonder how you ever managed without them for so long!

Orthotics… How long will I have to wear them?

There is really no answer to this question. You see, orthotics do not cure your foot problem. They work on the same principle as glasses… an optician may prescribe glasses for you, but they will not cure your vision problems. Instead orthotics simply modify the function of your foot as you continue to wear them. In other words, you will need to wear orthotics as long as you want to avoid discomfort.

Remember your feet are the foundation for your entire body

Obtaining and consistently wearing orthotics can be the best investment you could make in your overall well-being.

Chiropody

Initial treatment £33 / Follow ups £29 for 20-30mins

" Chiropody patients do not require GP referral."

Treatments:

  • Foot health assessments - This is evaluation/advice not treatment
  • Callus reduction
  • Toe nail cutting
  • Skin and fungal treatments
  • Reduction of ingrowing toe nails
  • Corn removal
  • Verruca treatment
  • Diabetic patients accepted (please note we do not treat ulcers)
  • Advice on any conditions relating to the feet

 

For more details or to book an appointment please call 01963 251860 / 01935 872588 / 07894 469568 or email info@56londonroad.co.uk

Marcel Wadman

BscHons, Pod, SRCh, MChS

Marcel is a highly experienced Podiatrist with a considerable knowledge in delivering podiatric care in both Dorset and Harley Street, London.

Marcel has a BSc Hons in Podiatric Medicine from Southampton University and is registered with the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and HCPC (The Health Care Professions Council).

Marcel has over 14 years experience in both private practice and the NHS covering all aspects of foot care and lower limb conditions. Specialising mainly in Biomechanics in private practice these days, he is also the inventor of the The World’s first fully adjustable prefabricated orthotic.

 01935 872588 / 07894 469568

http://www.dorchester-clinic.co.uk/

Marcel Wadman