Chiropody, Reflexology and Orthotics

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 the practice, we have a chiropodist and a foot health practitioner. Both can offer similar assessments and treatments, but only treatments carried out by our chiropodist are likely to be covered by private health insurance.

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 ask reception for more details or 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.

Hot stone reflexology incorporates the use of basalt stones, heated in water and used with oil to potentially achieve greater relaxation.