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Orthotic medical devices | South West Podiatry | Wimbledon | insoles

South West Podiatry specialise in medical orthotic intervention for a range of foot, ankle and knee problems. Orthotics are medical devices which aim to de-stress different parts of the foot and ankle in order to relieve pain and improve function. Orthotics can be used on a daily basis or for sports. The podiatrist at South West Podiatry will take you through a full gait analysis and biomechanical examination to determine the specific type of orthotic that you would benefit from.

There are many ways of moulding feet and manufacturing custom made devices. It is important to ensure that we take an accurate mould of your foot profile, so we mould feet using foam boxes, plaster of paris and 3D scanning. South West Podiatry has access to all types of orthotic manufacture from 3D printing, slimline direct milled to traditional vacuum formed orthotic manufacture. We work with leading world wide manufacturing companies as far as Australia and Canada, to identify which manufacturing type would suit your needs.

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Waterloo Podiatry | South West Podiatry | Foot and Ankle Specialists

Travel to Wimbledon from Waterloo in under 16 minutes ! Visit our specialist Foot and Ankle clinic at Wimbledon – South West Podiatry.

Waterloo station is only 16 minutes away via national rail to our specialist foot and ankle clinic in Wimbledon. Our Wimbledon clinic offers weekend and evening appointments to offer our commuter clients the availability to see a Podiatrist around your busy work schedule.

With direct trains from London Waterloo station to Wimbledon and evening access, there is nothing to stop you from keeping your feet healthy and seeing a local foot specialist. The direct train stops at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Earlsfield.

We are a private podiatry practice with clinics located in Wimbledon, Earlsfield and Maidenhead. Our experienced team of podiatrists provide the highest level of care for a wide range of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions.

We focus on all areas of Podiatric medicine, from Elite level athletes, complex foot and ankle pain to general foot and ankle issues.    We use specialist treatments such as ESWT, FMT, Infra Red pressure analysis Steroid injections and Orthotic therapy / Insoles, in order to manage foot and ankle conditions.  We also manage common, routine podiatry foot problems such as; surgical intervention for in-growing toe nails; appropriate nail cutting, fungal nail infections, corns, verrucae, arch and heel pain.

We look forward to welcoming you into our clinic.

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Tom Walton | Podiatrist | South West Podiatry

Meet Tom Walton, Trainee Podiatric Surgeon and Podiatrist for South West Podiatry.

Team Member BIO – Tom Walton

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Tom graduated from one of the top schools of podiatry, at the University of Huddersfield. Since then he has gained his Masters Degree ( MSc ) at the University of Brighton. Tom has also completed courses in corticosteroid injection therapy, botulinum and hyaluronic acid to treat various foot problems.

Tom specialises in lower limb biomechanics, musculoskeletal podiatry, foot pain and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

Tom is an experienced podiatrist who also works at SEPT NHS trust in a specialist role, assessing and treating complex foot and ankle conditions.

He is a proud father of his daughter, Lila. In his spare time, Tom is a keen runner, running in the London Marathon on a number of occasions. Most recently tom has competed in several Triathlons.

Hobbies
  • Running
  • Music
  • Being an amazing Dad
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Liam McManus | Podiatrist | South West Podiatry

Meet Liam McManus, Extended Scope Podiatrist for South West Podiatry clinic.

 

Team Member BIO – Liam McManus

Plantar fascia loadingLiam McManus graduated from the University of Huddersfield. Since then, he has gained extensive experience managing complex musculoskeletal, biomechanical and sports injury related pathologies of the foot and ankle.

He has furthered his education, completing several masters modules and extended scope courses such as corticosteroid injection therapy, X-Ray and imaging interpretation,  advanced strapping, gait re-training, soft tissue mobilisation and foot mobilisation/manipulation.

He practices at several locations around London where he manages all aspects of Podiatry issues.  Within the NHS, Liam is an Extended Scope Podiatrist ( ESP ) for Circle MSK Greenwich, and works as a key member of a large multidisciplinary team. He triages and manages a wide range of complex foot and ankle pathologies working alongside GPwSI, ESP Physiotherapists, MSK Physiotherapists, Orthopaedics and Podiatric surgery.

Liam has also volunteered at CRISIS on three occasions and at the London Marathon in 2017 and 2015 as part of the medical team offering emergency care to injured runners.

In his spare time Liam still enjoys playing football having played 5 years at semi-professional level. He lists badminton and running as other hobbies having completed the Dublin Marathon in 2017.

Hobbies
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Running
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Wimbledon Chiropody | 020 7164 6607 | Podiatry

wimbledon chiropody

Foot care in Wimbledon and Earlsfield

Wimbledon chiropody and podiatry service is available to new clients and existing clients within South West London.  Chiropody is a branch of Podiatry which aims to treat hard skin, fungal nail infections, verrucae and in growing toe nails among many routine foot problems. Our highly trained Podiatrists manage routine foot problems, giving you a thorough assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan.  We aim to keep you on your feet, keep you active and keep your feet healthy.

Tom made me feel extremely welcome and was meticulous in his work. He did and exceptional job in a very quick timeframe without compromising quality.  I would definately recommend his services and I will certainly be attending from now on at least 2-3 times per year.

To find out more how we can help you and your feet book online here:

Book Appointment

or call 020 7164 6607 

info@swpodiatry.co.uk

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Daleen De Ronde | The Bridge Clinic | Maidenhead

Daleen De Ronde | Maidenhead and Windsor | The Bridge Clinic

Daleen De Ronde is our new team member at South West Podiatry.  South West Podiatry are very proud to be associated with The Bridge Clinic at Maidenhead and we would like to welcome Daleen De Ronde to our team. Daleen will start at The Bridge clinic on Friday mornings from mid September.

Daleen brings a wealth of knowledge to our Podiatry team and has a special interest in Paediatric and musculoskeletal patients.

Read Daleen’s Bio – CLICK HERE¬†

 

Daleen De Ronde
South West Podiaty focus on all areas of Podiatric medicine, from Elite level athletes, complex foot and ankle pain to general foot and ankle issues. We use specialist treatments such as FMT, 3D scanning, Infra Red pressure analysis, Steroid injections and Orthotic therapy / Insoles, in order to manage foot and ankle conditions. We also manage common, routine podiatry foot problems such as; surgical intervention for in-growing toe nails; appropriate nail cutting, fungal nail infections, corns, verrucae, arch and heel pain.

We specialise in :

Orthotics
Gait Analysis / Biomechanical Examination
– Infra-red pressure analysis
– 3D scanning
– Sports Injuries
– Foot and Ankle pain
Steroid injections
Ingrowing toe nail surgery
Heel pain
– Arch pain
– Osteoarthritis
Neuroma
– Routine Podiatry ; corns ; callous; fungal skin and nail conditions.

 

How patients can access private Podiatry :

We accept self pay and insured patients. Referral letters should be posted to our HQ :

We look forward to working with you in making people better.

020 7164 6607
info@swpodiatry.co.uk

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Plantar fascia loading – Part 6 | Wimbledon | Maidenhead

Plantar fasciitis or Plantar heel pain:

Plantar fascia loading, an added exercise.

Plantar heel pain is a common and debilitating condition.  South West Podiatry are committed to helping more people and dedicating our time to education and promoting foot health.  In this series of blogs, we discuss one of the most common form of foot pain for the general population and over the next few weeks we will discuss the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain.  It has been reported that up to 20 % of the population within the UK will suffer from symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  This is generally of varying degrees and plantar fasciitis can be one of the most debilitating conditions of the foot and ankle.

 

Plantar fascia loading – Intrinsic muscles

 Plantar fascia loading

Part 6 :

In part 4 we discussed the excellent work by Rathleff et al and showed you how to complete a simple plantar fascia loading programme under guidance from your podiatrist.¬† Plantar fascia pain is common and when you start to read about plantar fasciitis, you start to appreciate the complexity of the foot and ankle.¬† One of the common comments we hear in clinic is ” I didn’t appreciate my feet until they started to hurt “.¬† Well, with over 26 bones, 33 joints, 100 + muscles, tendons and ligaments, not to mention a large network of blood vessels, nerves and skin.¬† You start to appreciate that the foot is more complex than two blocks of wood at the end of your body.

There is a growing body of research in the field of building intrinsic muscle strength of the feet to help a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis.¬† With around 19 true intrinsic foot muscles and 4 layers of intrinsic muscles of the feet, its no surprise that when we train these muscles, symptoms of pain reduce.¬† South West Podiatry has excellent results and outcomes for a wide range of conditions when we work with you to train and condition these smaller, intrinsic muscles of the feet.¬† There are many ways of conditioning these muscles, but one of our favourite methods is an exercise called ” toe curls “.¬† The aim is to engage the muscles on the bottom of the feet, spreading the toes and improving strength.¬† Check the video out below.

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Want to know how to improve the intrinsic muscles of the feet ?

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Part 5 | Plantar fascia strapping / Plantar heel pain | Wimbledon | Maidenhead

Plantar fasciitis or Plantar heel pain:

Plantar fascia strapping.

Plantar heel pain is a common and debilitating condition.  South West Podiatry are committed to helping more people and dedicating our time to education and promoting foot health.  In this series of blogs, we discuss one of the most common form of foot pain for the general population and over the next few weeks we will discuss the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain.  It has been reported that up to 20 % of the population within the UK will suffer from symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  This is generally of varying degrees and plantar fasciitis can be one of the most debilitating conditions of the foot and ankle.

 

When would you strap the plantar fascia?

plantar fascia strap

Within the last few blogs, we have discussed stretching the calf complex, loading the calf and plantar fascia and self / assisted massage.  These exercises should guided by your podiatrist as some of the exercises will be more suitable than others which would depend on the severity of your plantar fascia symptoms.

As a team of foot specialists, we have many patients referred into our service from allied health professionals, like chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists.   One of the clinical tests which is very common practice within these allied health professions, is to strap the arch of the foot to decrease stress within the plantar fascia.  The strapping is usually applied with sports tape/low dye tape and can remain on the foot for between 3-5 days.  Strapping the foot is a great way to find out if this can temporarily reduce symptoms of arch or heel pain.  If this test is positive and it helps to reduce plantar fasciitis/ plantar heel pain, then specialist insoles or medical orthotics are likely to be of significant benefit in reducing plantar fascia tensile stress.  The aim of an orthotic device is to decrease plantar fascia loading during ambulation, running or sports.  Find out more about orthotics here:  Click here

Would you like to know how to strap your foot to see if orthotics can help?

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Part 3 | Plantar fascia stretch | Wimbledon | Maidenhead

Plantar fasciitis or Plantar heel pain:

Plantar heel pain is a common and debilitating condition.  South West Podiatry are committed to helping more people and dedicating our time to education and promoting foot health.  In this series of blogs, we discuss one of the most common forms of foot pain for the general population and over the next few weeks we will discuss the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain.  It has been reported that up to 20 % of the population within the UK will suffer from symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  This is generally of varying degrees and plantar fasciitis can be one of the most debilitating conditions of the foot and ankle.

Part 3:

Pedi Roller

In parts 1 and 2 we discussed how to stretch the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.  Within part 3 we will also show you how to stretch the plantar fascia.  Stretching, massaging and moving the fascia layers can significantly help to reduce arch and heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis.  Self or assisted massage can release tension within the tissues under the arch, help to break down muscle knots and provides some short term pain relief.  Foot mobilisation therapy ( FMT ) and Tool assisted massage works in a similar way by releasing stiff joints of the foot and ankle whilst the tool assisted massage breaks down tissues to promote healing.  It is also thought to decrease sensitivity in the arch by influencing C nerve fibres which are responsible for causing hypersensitivity and increased pain in a specific location of the body.

How to stretch the plantar fascia :

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Part 4 | Plantar Fascia/ plantar heel pain | Wimbledon | Maidenhead

Plantar fasciitis or Plantar heel pain:

Plantar heel pain is a common and debilitating condition.  South West Podiatry are committed to helping more people and dedicating our time to education and promoting foot health.  In this series of blogs, we discuss one of the most common form of foot pain for the general population and over the next few weeks we will discuss the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain.  It has been reported that up to 20 % of the population within the UK will suffer from symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  This is generally of varying degrees and plantar fasciitis can be one of the most debilitating conditions of the foot and ankle.

Part 4 :

Parts 1 and 2 looked at flexibility of the calf complex.  In particular the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.  Part 3 discussed how releasing the myofascial layers and stretching the plantar fascial layers can also have a positive outcome and start to decrease symptoms of heel and arch pain.  Part 4 looks at some of the research by Rathleff et al, looking at how loading the plantar fascia and improving strength within the calf complex, feet and ankles can significantly improve pain levels at 12 months. Check the random control trial out here: Click here

Stretching the calf complex and plantar fascial layers like in rehabilitation video’s parts; 1,2 and 3 will significantly improve tolerance and therefore your compliance of the next rehabilitation video which is similar to the Rathleff et al research.

The podiatrist will guide you through the exercise and discuss with you, when your lower legs are ready to tolerate this exercise.

Your free Plantar Fascia loading rehabilitation Video :

To book now call 020 7164 6607 or book online 

 

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