Gait Analysis/Biomechanics

What is Gait analysis & Biomechanics Gait analysis is commonly used to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement related problems in people with injuries, foot deformity or arthritis. Biomechanics Biomechanics study’s the mechanics of human performance to determine the internal (musculoskeletal) forces. It also study’s the mechanics of biological tissues…

Wilde Pedique

Wilde Pedique is a toe nail treatment specifically developed as a corrective and restorative toe nail enhancement. It is ideal for damaged nails caused by sports injuries, trauma or fungus. As long as there is a small amount of nail available, then a new nail can be created. The nails are made from a high…

Nail Surgery

At H & D both our podiatrists are very experienced in nail surgery procedures. The most common operation performed for ingrown toe nails, involves the removal of wedges from the side of the nail under local anaesthetic. Phenol is then applied so that the nail is permanently narrowed. This operation leaves no scar (in the…

A – Z of treatments

Acupuncture/podiatric Athletes foot Biomechanics Callouses Children’s feet Chiropody products Corns Cryosurgery Custom made Orthotics Diabetic assessment Diabetic footcare Early morning appointments Emergency appointments Evening surgeries Foot aromatherapy Foot care Foot massage Footwear advice Fungal nails Gait analysis Insoles Local anaesthetics Nail cutting Nail infections Nail surgery Orthotics Ready made orthotics Shin splints Verruca treatment Warm…

Pediatric Care

Many of the problems found in children’s feet are associated with growth and development as well as overuse, weight gain and postural changes. Some changes in children’s feet are part of natural development and others require professional attention and treatment. At H & D we frequently advise parents who are concerned about the development of…

Diabetic Footcare

Why do diabetics need to look after their feet? Diabetes may affect your feet in a number of ways and in some cases may lead to serious complications. One of the early changes may be loss of sensation in your feet starting in your toes. This is called peripheral neuropathy. It can be gradual, and…

Routine Podiatry

Routine Chiropody This appointment is a follow up treatment after your initial consultation and treatment which deals with routine chiropody problems.  It covers nail cutting,  nail problems, corn and callous removal, athletes foot and other skin conditions and diabetic foot care.

Verruca Treatment

Up to date there is no guaranteed method of treatment for removing verruca virus tissue. The methods we have found most effective over the last 36 years of treating verrucae, are cryosurgery and chemical treatments used in conjunction with low level laser therapy. However we cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully remove…

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy employs low power or “soft” laser light to aid the natural healing process of the body safely and effectively. It has been used for over 30 years and is widely available in the medical field for treatment of pain, wound healing and musculoskeletal conditions. Laser therapy achieves improved outcomes in the treatment of…

Podiatric Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine having been used for over 3000 years in China. Modern science has shown that acupuncture stimulated the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals, endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and give pain relief. The traditional view is that Qi (energy) flows around…

Orthotics

At H & D we can provide our patients with a range or orthoses from off the peg to custom made. It is not always necessary to have a custom made orthotic; some ready-made orthoses are all that is required. Should you have more complicated biomechanical needs then a bespoke orthotic may be required. With…