Treatment that delivers better results
What is podiatry?
Podiatry involves the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions related to the foot, ankle, lower limb, and its associated structures. It encompasses both conservative care for existing complaints, and corrective management for acute and chronic conditions.
Who is eligible to access the service?
If you have a medical and podiatric need, your GP can refer you to the podiatry service. The information from your referral is reviewed in detail by our senior team and appropriate advice and/ or treatment provided via virtual or face to face consultation. If you are fortunate to have no medical conditions you may be directed to our education and advice via the website.
High risk team
Our High Risk team provide podiatric care for those with active foot ulcerations.
Our Musculoskeletal Team provide in-depth assessments for lower limb injuries and pain.
Routine podiatry team
Our routine podiatry team provides podiatric care for those of any age who suffer with painful feet who are unable to care for their feet themselves.
Minor surgery team
Our minor surgery team carry out partial or total removal of toe nails that are painful and treatment of painful verrucae.
Our domiciliary team provides podiatric care for those who are absolutely housebound and have painful feet.
What to expect from the initial assessment?
During your initial consultation, your podiatrist will perform a full subjective assessment; listening to your complaint and details of the presenting problem, documenting all medical history, including your general health and lifestyle.
They will then perform an objective assessment with your consent. Skin colour, tone, texture and temperature will be observed, alongside a vascular and neurological assessment to identify any deficit which may be underlying or linked to any pre-existing medical complaints.
If relevant, your podiatrist may also perform a biomechanical assessment, observing you standing, walking and non-weight bearing. Ranges of motion will be assessed and leg length observed. Hands-on examination of the affected areas may be necessary.
Your podiatrist will then discuss their findings, form a diagnosis and discuss treatment options available. They will also talk through a management plan, including you in the decision-making process at every opportunity.
What do we not do?
We are unable to provide podiatric care for non- painful feet and/ or those with no medical condition or no podiatric need.
Plantar heel pain presentation
How to access our services
Self referrals and referrals through your GP
To refer yourself to Healthshare or see if we operate in your area please follow the link below.
Your GP can also refer you, see details here.