Chiropody, Reflexology and Orthotics in Worthing

A Chiropody appointment involves discussion of your foot problems and general health, alongside assessment of your feet. Common conditions that you may seek help for include;

  • nail trimming,
  • fungal infections,
  • thickened nails,
  • diseased nails,
  • callus,
  • hard skin and corn removal,
  • ingrown toe nails,
  • athletes foot,
  • verruca’s,
  • diabetic foot care.

You may also need help with conditions like bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel pain and toe pain which can be assisted by custom made devices to take pressure off of certain areas of your feet.

Please note at BOP we have 2 therapists who offer foot care treatments. Sue Potten, a chiropodist and James Barber, a Foot Health Practitioner (FHP). Both can offer similar assessments and treatments, but only treatments carried out by our chiropodist are likely to be covered by private health insurance.

As with all forms of treatments, there are risks to chiropody treatments and assessments. These risks include, but are not limited to pain, swelling, bleeding and infection. Your therapists will discuss the risks and benefits of treatment, relevant to your specific case. Feel free to ask them any questions or concerns you have.

Work, sport and just daily life, can lead to damage and discomfort to our feet and nails. Many people suffer thick, fungal, damaged nails, the exposure of which, can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable.

The Wilde-Pedique technique means that these toenail conditions can be treated with a corrective prosthetic procedure. This consists of a gel filler which is normally applied after removal of some, but not all, of the offending nail. This technique has been used for several years and has proved very effective in treating the fungal condition and enhancing the appearance of the feet.

For more information, please call 01903 820206 and speak to Sue Potten.

Orthotics can be made to assist with dropped arches, which may not only be causing foot pain, but pain higher up in the knee, hip and lower back.

The orthotics are made to help improve the foot position and function and lessen the stress on the joints above, thus alleviating pain. Two and a half times our body weight goes through our feet up to ten thousand times each day. The use of correctly prescribed orthotics can greatly reduce the effects of these forces.

At BOP we offer a range of orthotics, from simple off the peg ones to full custom made prescriptions. Please speak to Sue Potten for more details.

Reflexology involves the massage of specific zones, usually of the feet, that are believed to correspond to areas or organs of the body.

It is suitable for all ages and may help with aiding relaxation and sleep, improving mood and a sense of wellbeing.

Our massage therapist Wendy Jones offers this treatment at BOP.