Podiatry

Podiatrist’s treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. The foot is made up of 26 bones, this complex part of your body also has a number of joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles.

All parts of our feet are designed to support your weight and help you stand, walk and run. Foot pain can limit your movement and impact your activity level. Some health conditions can damage your feet if they
are not treated properly. A Podiatrist is trained to assess the problems and treat accordingly. 

They are also trained to treat specific health issues in high risk, immuno suppressed patients such as wounds and ulcer care where complications can lead to potential limb threatening problems. Treating an underlying condition can help ease foot pain and regular appointments can help monitor foot health and spot potential problems early, leading to a better outcome and quicker recovery.

What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist

There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. The term chiropody has been traditionally used in the UK, but the term podiatry is recognised and used more internationally.

Gait analysis (Bio mechanics)

Gait analysis can be used to identify how your foot adapts to the ground forces, and the way in which muscles, bones and joints of the lower limb interact and move . Podiatrists look at the functionality specifically in terms of propulsion and impact absorption. Sometimes a change of footwear is all that is needed and a podiatrist can advise and suggest the most appropriate style to suit your needs. In other cases a fitted prescribed insole in the shoe may be needed to redistribute the weight bearing of the foot and avoid strain and ligament/muscle pain.

Please note: If booking a bio mechanics/gait analysis session it is better to wear loose fitting clothing or bring shorts to change into.

Podiatry treats a range of issues including:

General Chiropody
  • Corns
  • Callus
  • Verrucae
  • Infections (bacterial/fungal)
  • Heel Pain
  • Flat Feet
  • Nail problems ie: ingrowing, thickened, fungal, and hard to cut.
Medical Complications
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Neuromas
  • Dry/Cracked Skin
  • Other immuno-compromised conditions which may cause foot problems.

Our Podiatrist - Melissa Bennett

Melissa Bennett

Profession:Podiatrist
Clinics: Wimbledon
Qualifications: Podiatry BSc (Hons)

If not at Back on Track Healthcare you would find me: out trying to catch up with my 2 dogs in some woods deep in the Surrey countryside.

Melissa Bennett

Profession:Podiatrist
Clinics: Wimbledon
Qualifications: Podiatry BSc (Hons)
If not at Back on Track Healthcare you would find me: out trying to catch up with my 2 dogs in some woods deep in the Surrey countryside.

Since graduating from The University of Brighton with an honours degree, Melissa has spent nearly 20 years working in both the NHS as a community podiatrist and in private practice offering treatments and advice for the full range of podiatry services: specialist diabetic foot and wound care, routine podiatry, nail surgery, biomechanics and orthotics advice.

Melissa has previously worked as a podiatrist for the occupational health department for John Lewis, and Chelsea Football Club treating squad member alongside the club physiotherapist and within Nursing Homes treating all residents including those suffering from dementia.

Clinic Times

Podiatry Fees

  • First appointment and initial assessment £47

    Approx 30 mins

  • Routine appointment £47

    Approx 30 mins

  • Nail cut only £28

    15 min - After first appointment and initial assessment

  • Bio mechanics assessment £65

    Approx 45 mins

Available treatments include:

General Chiropody
  • Corns
  • Callus
  • Verrucae
  • Infections (bacterial/fungal)
  • Nail problems ie: ingrowing, thickened, fungal, and hard to cut.
Medical Complications
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Other immuno-compromised conditions which may cause foot problems.

What patients say about me:

I highly recommend the practice. Kieran and Harry have both treated my lower back pain and both are extremely knowledgeable, kind and empathetic. I like their philosophy of prevention is better than cure and regular treatments are key.
Saul Castillo
I highly recommend the practice. Kieran and Harry have both treated my lower back pain and both are extremely knowledgeable, kind and empathetic. I like their philosophy of prevention is better than cure and regular treatments are key.
Tom Edinson
I highly recommend the practice. Kieran and Harry have both treated my lower back pain and both are extremely knowledgeable, kind and empathetic. I like their philosophy of prevention is better than cure and regular treatments are key.
Jake Bill
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