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Chiropody & Podiatry

Chiropodists deal with the external workings of the feet. They can remove corns, hard skin, fungal infections affecting the skin and nails, and ingrown or infected toenails.


Painful feet can be caused by poorly fitting shoes, inherited conditions, long term illness, and the effects of age and arthritis. However, painful and uncomfortable feet are not something you should put up with – they are not a natural part of life or growing old!


A lot can be done, both in the short term and long term, to put the spring back into your feet and greatly improve your quality of life. Feet are an important part of our body that we constantly use but sometimes take for granted or even neglect. Therefore it is essential to keep them healthy, especially as we get older.

 

Podiatry

 

Podiatry assesses and corrects problems arising from the function of the feet. The incorrect movement or function of the foot can not only lead to foot and ankle pain, but is often the cause of non-specific knee, back and hip pain.


Podiatrists are experts at examining the foot and its function. They will look for signs of excess wear and pressure in the foot, as well as the movement of the foot while standing, walking and running. With this knowledge podiatrists are able to prescribe suitable exercises, advise patients on correct footwear and, if necessary, recommend orthotics (insoles).


Podiatry and chiropody complement each other. Long term problems of hard skin and corns are often a sign that there is an underlying functional problem with the foot. A podiatry assessment, and often an orthotic, can be enough to treat the problem and prevent reoccurrence.


Regular visits to a Health & Care Professions (HCP) registered chiropodist/podiatrist can dramatically improve mobility and maintain fit, active and pain free feet and lower limbs.

 

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Our CHiropody and podiatry practitioners:

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Tom Cooper BSc (Hons) SRCh MChS, ACE Feet in Motion

  • Queen Charlotte Street

Tom is a member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (MchS).
Tom graduated from the Cardiff School of Podiatry and has since quickly established himself as the Clinical Lead Podiatrist and Head of Services at ACE Feet in Motion.

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Julia Spawforth MAFhp MCFhp

  • Sneyd Park
  • Queen Charlotte Street
  • Wells Road

Julia Spawforth is a foot health professional who trained at the SMAE Institute in Maidenhead, qualifying in 2012. Julia treats various common foot health complaints that can, if left, cause discomfort and pain. These can include corns, callous (hard thickened skin), thickened/fungal nails, ingrown nails and verrucas. She also cares for the feet of diabetic patients.

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Gina Bhagwat-Brown

  • Queen Charlotte Street
  • Wells Road

Gina trained with the SMAE Institute, which is dedicated to the training of podiatric medicine. She qualified in 1994 and set up a practice in Milton Keynes where she remained until August 2005. After working for a year in the Middle East, she returned to the UK to work at the Wells Road clinic.

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