Chiropody & Podiatry
Making strides in podiatry and chiropody across Cheshire
Chiropody (also known as podiatry) is a registered and regulated health profession specialising in the clinical diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide range of conditions affecting the human foot, nails, ankle and lower limbs.
The most common problems affecting the foot are conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal nail infections, calluses, corns, verrucas, Plantar fascitis, and foot pain, to mention just a few. At Forest Hill Practice in Tarporley we also manage foot problems related to chronic medical conditions such as Diabetes, providing lower limb vascular and neural assessment.
At Forest Hill podiatry in Tarporley we provide a range of specialised treatments in addition to regular chiropody/podiatry.
- A Multi-Disciplinary & Specialist Podiatry Team
Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal, High-Risk Patients & More
Our team of specialist chiropodists (podiatrists) diagnose and treat all foot ailments and have a profound knowledge in a variety of specialist areas.
Sarah Johnson and Joanna Fellows are Forest Hill Practice's biomechanical and musculoskeletal experts. Both highly experienced chiropodists, they diagnose and treat foot and podiatry problems affecting all ages, specialising in musculoskeletal ailments, biomechanical dysfunction and nail surgery and have both completed Masters Degrees in Podiatric Biomechanics. Their expertise in chiropody/podiatry covers the diagnosis and management of a range of foot conditions: in particular the identification of structural issues that can be associated with pain or injury – looking at the foot as part of a dynamic lower limb system.
Sarah and Joanna have an in-depth understanding of how the foot moves and interacts with the ground when you walk, enabling them to observe subtle variations in foot function that can lead to increased stress on the skin of the foot leading to blisters, calluses, bunions and more serious podiatry conditions. They also use a range of advanced diagnostic tools such as barefoot pressure analysis, video gait analysis and biomechanical profiling to ensure the most effective treatment plan.
A full understanding of the podiatry musculoskeletal system allows our chiropodists to treat each individual accordingly, often with a combination of treatments. For example, although they often play an important role in correcting gait, orthotics alone are not always the answer. A combined therapy programme incorporating stretching and strengthening exercises or possible lifestyle changes usually need to be incorporated to achieve the optimum outcome.
We have the added benefit of a highly qualified physiotherapist in–house, allowing for interaction between the chiropodists/podiatrist and physiotherapist to achieve the best results for you.
Forest Hill Practice has a keen interest in podiatry/chiropody care for the high risk patient, for example patients with systemic conditions such as Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Skin and nail conditions of the foot are also common amongst patients with these medical conditions.
Laser Treatment: Fungal Nails, Verrucae & More
For certain chronic or more advanced foot and nail conditions such as fungal nails, verrucae, chronic corns, scarring, foot pain, spider veins, etc., standard chiropody procedures sometimes only manage the symptoms rather than treating the cause. But, with the huge advances in laser technology, our chiropodist can now treat these chronic conditions quickly, effectively and, in some cases, painlessly with our state-of-the-art S30 Podylas laser — the most powerful laser in an approximate 60-mile radius from our Tarporley, Cheshire chiropody clinic.
The combination of our team’s many years’ experience in podiatry and the state-of-the-art, convenient, often pain-free treatment provided by the S30 PODYLAS™ laser system produce results that exceed those achieved by other clinics with less advanced laser treatments.
Visit our S30 PODYLAS Laser page for more information about this incredible treatment and the many foot and nail conditions it can improve.
Podo-Paediatrics (Children's Chiropody)
We don't just develop foot problems in adulthood. Many children also struggle with foot and lower limb problems. Forest Hill's chiropodists/podiatrists treat children of all ages across Tarporley and Cheshire.Treating and diagnosing all foot and lower limb musculoskeletal problems including walking, running and structural anomalies or children suffering from pain in their feet or legs.
Regular Maintenance Podiatry
We keep a "spring in the step" of many of our Cheshire podiatry clients with our regular chiropody maintenance. If you suffer from any problems with your feet such as calluses, corns, bunions, or thickened toenails — particularly if you have a medical condition such as Diabetes, a high risk systemic condition, poor circulation, disabling arthritic condition — regular chiropody visits for general care are your best option. Not only will this keep your feet more comfortable on a daily basis, but regular check–ups will help to keep you active and pain–free.
Ingrowing Toenails/Nail Surgery
Our chiropodists offer advice and treatment for painful and troublesome toe nails, also providing preventative maintenance and/or surgery (partial or total nail avulsion) if required. A partial nail avulsion is the removal of a small section of nail with phenolisation under local anaesthesia to give a long term solution of an involuted or ingrowing toe nail.
More Information/Book an Appointment
If you have any problems with your feet, nails or lower limbs or would like to know more about any of the chiropody services we provide at our Tarporley Podiatry clinic or across Cheshire, simply call us on 01829 731 360 and our podiatry team will be happy to help.
• Daytime & evening chiropody appointments are available.
• Home visits for chiropody treatment (Cheshire) are available on request.
• When attending Forest Hill Practice in Tarporley, Cheshire for your first chiropody visit, it is advisable to bring information on any medication you're taking.
• All of our Tarporley podiatrists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)