Chiropody/Podiatry is a medical profession that specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Our practice offers conventional chiropody and podiatry treatments as well as a range of holistic approaches (such as acupuncture) which can complement them.
Common conditions treated include:
- Toenail problems, including ingrowing toenails, thick toenails, and fungal nail infections
- Hard skin, corns and calluses
- Dry, cracked heels
- Foot pain, including heel, forefoot, and ankle pain
- Sports injuries of the foot, ankle and lower leg
- Flat feet
- Athlete’s Foot
Other podiatric services offered:
- Diabetic foot health and lower limb arterial circulation assessments
- Prescription and manufacture of prescription insoles
Holistic Therapies for Feet – going beyond conventional treatment
There are a range of holistic approaches which can complement conventional methods and assist in the treatment and management of foot conditions. At the Centre, these include Acupuncture,
Moxibustion and Acupressure – gentle techniques which address some of the underlying physical and energetic imbalances that frequently accompany or underlie foot problems. They can be of
particular benefit in managing chronic and acute nerve pain, inflammation of foot and ankle as well as cold feet, poor circulation and persistent infections such as fungal nails or verrucas.
Ethics of Our Podiatry Practice
This practice avoids using any products made from animal ingredients or which
have been knowingly tested on animals. Only biodegradable gloves and non plastic-based aprons are utilised.
Ian Radford BSc(Hons) MChS FAcS
Ian holds degree qualifications in both Chiropody/Podiatry and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture). Ian’s experience is vast: he has over the years provided more than 15,000 chiropody/podiatry sessions! He has a special interest in lower limb pain management and uses acupuncture and medical grade insoles with great success in his treatment. One of his case studies has been published in the internationally recognised, peer-reviewed Journal of Chinese Medicine. Ian is currently studying Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, which he hopes to incorporate into his practice in the near future.