Podiatry & Chiropody
at Freedom Clinics
FREE 15 minute Foot Health Check
Podiatrists are degree-trained experts in foot and lower limb conditions. They cover many issues from nail and skin care to musculoskeletal issues and lower limb pain. They will advise you on a care plan, recommended course of treatment and how to prevent issues in the future. In most cases a podiatrist will be able to provide treatment at your first appointment if required.
- Callus (Hard Skin)
- Swift Therapy
- Ingrown Toe Nails
- Biomechanical Assessment & GAIT Analysis
- Custom Made Insoles & Orthotics
- Problematic Nails
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
Podiatry & Chiropody
In a general Podiatry & Chiropody treatment you will receive advice on foot health and how to look after your general foot health. Have your nails and skin expertly assessed and treated. The treatment includes nail cutting and shaping, including thinning of thickened nails, problematic or ingrown nails. Skin care with the removal of any corns, callus and cracked heels. The identification and treatment of verruca’s with a recommended course of treatment
Simple single procedures only take 15 minutes – If you only have one simple problem that needs dealing with then your podiatrist will deal with just that issue. For instance, this could be a corn or a single problematic nail.
Podiatry & Chiropody Services for Nails
Medical Nail Cut
A medical nail cut is carried out by our fully trained podiatrists who are experts in dealing with nails of all ages, shapes and sizes. When cutting your nails you need to be careful how you cut them in order to reduce the risk of developing further issues such as ingrown nails or thickening. If you are diabetic or have other long-term conditions particular care must be taken not to cause any issues through nails being incorrectly cut. Our professionals ensure this is risk minimised.
Nail surgery is a procedure carried out by podiatrists for people who have in-growing or problematic nails. You will require an initial assessment booked as a routine podiatry appointment where your podiatrist will discuss the procedure with you; what to expect and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Depending upon the podiatrist’s examination and advice you may either have a PNA (partial nail avulsion) or a TNA (total nail avulsion):
PNA – removal of part of the nail (this is usually the procedure that is required)
TNA – removal of the whole nail (only in extreme circumstances)
After surgery you will be provided with a care pack and information on how to look after the area. All surgery includes a review appointment a few weeks after the procedure.
Podiatry & Chiropody Services for Skin Conditions
A verruca is a plantar wart caused by the HPV virus. They lay between layers of the skin and are commonly treated by cryotherapy (freezing), chemicals (acids) and dry needling. Your podiatrist will discuss the options with you and the best course of action for each individual. They can also recommend the best treatments to be used at home. Verrucae are common with people who use shared public spaces (swimming pools, gym, shared showers). Skin conditions of the foot Corns and callus are one of the most common foot issues that people have. They are formed due to friction and or pressure from our footwear and the way we walk. Our podiatrist can easily remove these and regular treatment can prevent the reoccurrence of cracked heels, blistering and discomfort. The current gold standard for treatment is through our Swift Machine, which is the most successful treatment available today.
Podiatry & Chiropody Analysis
Biomechanical & GAIT Analysis
A biomechanical assessment & gait analysis is where our expert podiatrist will look at the mechanics and way you move. The clinician will look for abnormalities that could be contributing to your condition; whether it’s in the foot, ankle, knee, hip or lower back. They can advise you on exercises to help alleviate these issues along with issuing orthotics made in our specialist laboratory.
Podiatry & Chiropody Devices
Orthotics & Insoles
These are often used for treatment of musculoskeletal pain to adjust foot shape (flat feet) and function. These come in various forms and our podiatrists have searched the market for the best devices to meet your needs and footwear. They will advise you on which device would best suit your needs. The devices are either off-the-shelf (made to a generic shape) or custom made (as all feet are different) to an individually tailored prescription.
Differences between Podiatry & Chiropody:
In reality there are very little differences between podiatrists and chiropodists. The UK changed the name of the profession from Chiropodist to Podiatrist to fall in line with the rest of the world. The name ‘Pod’ originates from the Greek word for ‘foot’. The change was also to protect the professional titles to only enable degree-trained people to use this term. This means all Podiatrist & Chiropodists are fully insured and regulated.
Prices – Podiatry & Chiropody
|Initial Appointment||£85 (30mins)|
|Full Podiatry & Chiropody Treatment (follow up)||£65 (30mins)|
|Nail cut & File or Single Procedure (e.g. One corn)||£40 (15mins)|
|Medical Pedicure||£50 (30mins)|
|Verruca Treatments (freezing)||£40 (15mins)|
|Verrucae Swift 3x Treatments (includes follow up)||£400 (15mins)|
|Biomechanical & Gait Assessment||£150 (1 Hour)|
|Nail Surgery 1 Toe (includes follow up)||£350 (1 Hour)|
|Nail Surgery 2 Toes (includes follow up)||£525 (1 Hour)|