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South West Podiatry work with a number of major private medical insurance companies.  We are here to help you, call us between Monday- Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 3:30pm on: 020 7164 6607 or send us an email: info@swpodiatry.co.uk

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At South West Podiatry we have the knowledge and experience to manage a wide range of foot & ankle issues from sports injuries such as heel pain and Achilles tendon issues to surgical management of ingrowing toe nails. We are a private podiatry organisation with clinics located in Earlsfield, Maidenhead and Online. Meet the podiatry team, about us.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent clinical standards and customer service.

If you are a New Patient, please schedule an Initial Consultation online. We have a tiered appointment structure giving you the option of scheduling with a HCPC Registered Podiatrist or HCPC registered Podiatry Director.

Notification of fee change from the 1st of April 2024 can be found here: Notification of fees- 01/04/24 – South West Podiatry (swpodiatry.co.uk)

Expand the fee information boxes below for further information about each service:

What is a HCPC Registered Podiatry Director?

There are two podiatry Directors, Mr Liam McManus and Mr Tom Walton.  Our two directors are responsible for clinical and non-clinical tasks, overseeing the organisations operations and clinical team mentorship, guidance, learning and development.  Tom and Liam are experienced podiatrists who offer face to face clinics at Earlsfield and Maidenhead, and are passionate about their team striving to providing clinical excellence.

They are also HCPC registered podiatrists who have successfully completed the necessary education, training, and registration requirements to practice podiatry. HCPC stands for the Health and Care Professions Council, which is the regulatory body responsible for maintaining professional standards and protecting the public in the United Kingdom.

To become a HCPC registered podiatrist, an individual must complete an approved podiatry degree program, which typically lasts for three to four years. The degree program includes both academic study and clinical training, covering subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, pharmacology, and podiatric medicine and surgery.

What should I expect from an initial consultation with a HCPC Registered Podiatry Director? 

New Patient Form: Prior to attending, please ensure that you fill out the new patient form: Medical History Questionnaire – South West Podiatry (swpodiatry.co.uk)

Medical History Review: The podiatrist will begin by confirming your identify and discussing your medical history, including any previous foot or lower limb problems, surgeries, or relevant medical conditions. The Podiatry team may ask about your lifestyle, activity levels, and footwear choices. Your personal data will be checked against your medical record and stored for 7 years.

Symptoms and Concerns: You will have the opportunity to describe your current symptoms and concerns regarding your feet or lower limbs. This may include pain, discomfort, mobility issues, skin or nail conditions, or any other specific problems you are experiencing.

Physical Examination: Examination and treatment is person specific.  Generally, our podiatrists will conduct a thorough physical examination of your feet and lower limbs. They will assess the skin, nails, muscles, joints, and overall foot structure. They may also evaluate your gait (walking pattern) and perform specific tests to assess your range of motion, strength, and any abnormal foot mechanics.

Diagnostic Tests: If necessary, the podiatry team may recommend additional diagnostic tests to aid in the diagnosis. This could include MRI, X-rays, ultrasound scans, blood tests, or other imaging techniques to gather more information about your condition.  South West Podiatry can arrange private diagnostic tests and some clinicians within the clinic can utilise on-site diagnostic ultrasound to interpret your condition.

Diagnosis: Based on the examination findings and diagnostic tests (if performed), the podiatrist will provide you with a working diagnosis and discuss treatment options. We will try to explain your condition, its underlying causes, and potential implications. Our Podiatry team will outline the various treatment options available to you and discuss the expected outcomes of each approach.

Treatment and recommendations: Skin and nail treatment is usually undertaken within the initial consultation, if required.  The podiatrist will discuss your next steps which may include; nail surgery, minor surgical procedures, continued conservative management or referral to the Foot Health Practitioner team for general foot care.  If you are attending with a bone, joint, ligament, walking or activity related injury then the podiatry team will discuss steps to reduce pain and improve function.  This may include; diagnostic tests, injection therapy, shockwave therapy, rehabilitation, footwear modifications, MSK analysis, Advanced MSK + 3D gait analysis, orthotics or referral.  If necessary, we may discuss the possibility of more invasive interventions, such as minor surgical procedures, and explain the associated risks and benefits.

Education and Advice: The podiatrist will provide you with information and advice on self-care techniques, preventive measures, and lifestyle modifications to manage your condition effectively. They may offer guidance on proper foot hygiene, footwear selection, and strategies to minimize the risk of recurrence or further complications.

Questions and Concerns: Throughout the consultation, you are encouraged to ask questions and seek clarification on any aspect of your condition or proposed treatment. The podiatrist will address your concerns and provide detailed explanations as needed.

Follow-up Plan: Before concluding the consultation, the podiatrist will discuss any necessary follow-up appointments or ongoing care requirements. We may suggest the frequency of visits, milestones for reassessment, or monitoring plans to track your progress.

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What is a HCPC Registered Podiatrist?

A HCPC registered podiatrist is a healthcare professional who has successfully completed the necessary education, training, and registration requirements to practice podiatry. HCPC stands for the Health and Care Professions Council, which is the regulatory body responsible for maintaining professional standards and protecting the public in the United Kingdom.

To become a HCPC registered podiatrist, an individual must complete an approved podiatry degree program, which typically lasts for three to four years. The degree program includes both academic study and clinical training, covering subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, pharmacology, and podiatric medicine and surgery.

 

What should I expect from an initial consultation with a HCPC Registered Podiatrist? 

New Patient Form: Prior to attending, please ensure that you fill out the new patient form: Medical History Questionnaire – South West Podiatry (swpodiatry.co.uk)

Medical History Review: The podiatrist will begin by confirming your identify and discussing your medical history, including any previous foot or lower limb problems, surgeries, or relevant medical conditions. The podiatry team may ask about your lifestyle, activity levels, and footwear choices. Your personal data will be checked against your medical record and stored for 7 years.

Symptoms and Concerns: You will have the opportunity to describe your current symptoms and concerns regarding your feet or lower limbs. This may include pain, discomfort, mobility issues, skin or nail conditions, or any other specific problems you are experiencing.

Physical Examination: Examination and treatment is person specific.  Generally, our podiatrists will conduct a thorough physical examination of your feet and lower limbs. They will assess the skin, nails, muscles, joints, and overall foot structure. They may also evaluate your gait (walking pattern) and perform specific tests to assess your range of motion, strength, and any abnormal foot mechanics.

Diagnostic Tests: If necessary, the podiatry team may recommend additional diagnostic tests to aid in the diagnosis. This could include MRI, X-rays, ultrasound scans, blood tests, or other imaging techniques to gather more information about your condition.  South West Podiatry can arrange private diagnostic tests and some clinicians within the clinic can utilise on-site diagnostic ultrasound to interpret your condition.

Diagnosis: Based on the examination findings and diagnostic tests (if performed), the podiatrist will provide you with a working diagnosis and discuss treatment options. We will try to explain your condition, its underlying causes, and potential implications. Our podiatry team will outline the various treatment options available to you and discuss the expected outcomes of each approach.

Treatment and recommendations: Skin and nail treatment is usually undertaken within the initial consultation, if required.  The podiatrist will discuss your next steps which may include; nail surgery, minor surgical procedures, continued conservative management or referral to the Foot Health Practitioner team for general foot care.  If you are attending with a bone, joint, ligament, walking or activity related injury then the podiatry team will discuss steps to reduce pain and improve function.  This may include; diagnostic tests, injection therapy, shockwave therapy, rehabilitation, footwear modifications, MSK analysis, Advanced MSK + 3D gait analysis, orthotics or referral to a podiatry Director.  If necessary, we may discuss the possibility of more invasive interventions, such as minor surgical procedures, and explain the associated risks and benefits.

Education and Advice: The podiatrist will provide you with information and advice on self-care techniques, preventive measures, and lifestyle modifications to manage your condition effectively. They may offer guidance on proper foot hygiene, footwear selection, and strategies to minimize the risk of recurrence or further complications.

Questions and Concerns: Throughout the consultation, you are encouraged to ask questions and seek clarification on any aspect of your condition or proposed treatment. The podiatrist will address your concerns and provide detailed explanations as needed.

Follow-up Plan: Before concluding the consultation, the podiatrist will discuss any necessary follow-up appointments or ongoing care requirements. We may suggest the frequency of visits, milestones for reassessment, or monitoring plans to track your progress.

Click to:  Search and schedule an initial consultation now!

A follow-up consultation can be scheduled following an initial consultation.

What is a HCPC Registered Podiatry Director?

There are two podiatry directors, Mr Liam McManus and Mr Tom Walton.  Our two directors are responsible for clinical and non-clinical tasks, overseeing the organisations operations and clinical team mentorship, guidance, learning and development.  Tom and Liam are experienced podiatrists who offer face to face clinics at Earlsfield and Maidenhead, and are passionate about their team striving to providing clinical excellence.

They are also HCPC registered podiatrists who have successfully completed the necessary education, training, and registration requirements to practice podiatry. HCPC stands for the Health and Care Professions Council, which is the regulatory body responsible for maintaining professional standards and protecting the public in the United Kingdom.

To become a HCPC registered podiatrist, an individual must complete an approved podiatry degree program, which typically lasts for three to four years. The degree program includes both academic study and clinical training, covering subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, pharmacology, and podiatric medicine and surgery.

Existing patients can schedule a follow-up consultation online:  Search and schedule now!

 

A follow-up consultation can be scheduled following an initial consultation.

What is a HCPC Registered Podiatrist?

A HCPC registered podiatrist is a healthcare professional who has successfully completed the necessary education, training, and registration requirements to practice podiatry. HCPC stands for the Health and Care Professions Council, which is the regulatory body responsible for maintaining professional standards and protecting the public in the United Kingdom.

To become a HCPC registered podiatrist, an individual must complete an approved podiatry degree program, which typically lasts for three to four years. The degree program includes both academic study and clinical training, covering subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, pharmacology, and podiatric medicine and surgery.

Existing patients can schedule a follow-up consultation online:  Search and schedule now!

What is an online video consultation?

The use of technology is key for our organisation to provide excellent patient care. South West Podiatry uses a video consultation platform that brings a specialist to your hands, in the comfort of your own home.  Consultations are provided by a HCPC registered podiatrist or HCPC registered podiatry director.

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Shockwave Therapy can only be administered following an initial consultation.  If you are a new patient, please schedule an initial consultation to review suitability, planning and scheduling shockwave therapy appointments.  Shockwave therapy is usually delivered every week, or every two weeks for 3-6 sessions.  Shockwave therapy is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinics.

Click to find out more: Shockwave Therapy for tendons, ligaments and muscle pain

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Steroid or Ostenil injection therapy can only be administered following an initial consultation.  If you are a new patient, please schedule an initial consultation to review suitability and planning for injection therapy.  Only specific members of the team can inject steroid or ostenil.

Click to find out more: Steroid injections

To schedule, please call 02071646607: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 3:30pm to speak to our administrative team.  This appointment type cannot be scheduled online.

If you are a new patient, please schedule an initial consultation prior to booking an MSK Analysis.  The following is included within this appointment:

  • MSK Analysis consultation
  • Visual walking or running gait analysis
  • Plantar foot pressure test

Click to find out more: MSK Analysis

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If you are a new patient, please schedule an initial consultation prior to booking an Advanced MSK + 3D Gait Analysis.  A 3D gait analysis is like having an MRI of how you are walking or running, using the latest technology to give you objective information about your gait.  This consultation includes the following:

  • MSK Analysis consultation
  • Visual walking or running gait analysis
  • 3D walking and / or running gait analysis
  • Plantar foot pressure test
  • Lower limb functional strength and flexibility test
  • Formal biomechanical data driven reports
  • Treatment plan

Click to find out more: Advanced MSK + 3D Gait Analysis 

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If you are a new patient, please schedule an initial consultation.  Verrucae are generally a pain and difficult to manage. SWIFT verrucae treatment is a new and proven method to resolve your verrucae.  FAQ’s can be found within the link below.  Patients generally require an average of 4 appointments.

Click to find out more: SWIFT 

Click to:  Search and schedule an initial consultation now! If you are an existing patient and require SWIFT, please call the booking team Monday- Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 3:30pm on: 02071646607

South West Podiatry provide a home visit service within a few miles of the Earlsfield, London clinic, SW184HR.  Please contact us via telephone between 9am – 5pm Monday – Thursday and 9am-3:30pm on a Friday – 020 7164 6607

Expert witness fee is billed at £62.50 per 15 minutes.  An expert witness can only be instructed by a solicitor.  This service is provided by HCPC registered podiatrists that have undertaken expert witness training.

Email info@swpodiatry.co.uk to find out more about this service. 

Report writing fee is billed at £40 per 15 minutes.  This charge is only used where insurance companies instruct South West Podiatry to provide a formal letter / report, or a private patient requests additional medical letters or reports to be created.   This service is provided by a HCPC registered podiatrist.

Email info@swpodiatry.co.uk to find out more about this service. 

We understand that paying for healthcare can feel daunting which is why South West Podiatry are open and transparent about our fees.  If you would like a specific estimate of costs or would like any further information about self-pay fees or private medical companies covering podiatry, please email info@swpodiatry.co.uk.

Self-Pay packages of care explained:

If you are a new patient, please schedule an initial consultation prior to booking an Advanced MSK + 3D Gait Analysis.  A 3D gait analysis is like having an MRI of how you are walking or running, using the latest technology to give you objective information about your gait.  This package is accessible following an initial consultation and includes the following:

  • MSK Analysis consultation
  • Visual walking or running gait analysis
  • 3D walking and / or running gait analysis
  • Plantar foot pressure test
  • Lower limb functional strength and flexibility test
  • Formal biomechanical data driven report
  • 1 x pair of custom made foot orthoses
  • 1 x fitting appointment
  • Package fee = £726 inclusive of the above services
  • Treatment plan
  • If required, additional sets of orthoses are £290 per pair

Click to find out more: Advanced MSK + 3D Gait Analysis 

Click to:  Search and schedule an Advanced MSK + 3D Gait Analysis or Initial Consultation now!

  • MSK Analysis consultation
  • Visual walking or running gait analysis
  • Plantar foot pressure test
  • 1 x pair of custom made foot orthoses
  • 1 x fitting appointment
  • Package fee = £620 inclusive of the above services
  • If required, additional sets of orthoses are £290 per pair

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Custom made foot orthoses are medical devices and are only prescribed following an MSK Analysis or Advanced MSK +3D Gait Analysis consultation.

  • First pair of orthoses = £390
  • Additional pair of orthoses = £290
  • Fees are excluding consultation fees but inclusive of a fitting appointment.

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  • Minor surgical procedure including Local Anaesthesia
  • Up to 2 x follow up appointments are included as required
  • Package fee =£557 inclusive of the above service
  • The minor surgical procedure including Local Anaesthesia
  • Usually 2 x follow up appointments are required following nail surgery
  • If you are concerned about your toe following your procedure, we encourage you to book a review with your podiatrist to seek reassurance or check the toe.  Any subsequent review appointments are included within this package to ensure that you are supported after your surgical procedure for a period of up to 12 weeks
  • Package fee (1 toe) = £620 inclusive of the above service for nail surgery of one toe
  • Package fee (2 toes) = £770 inclusive of the above service for nail surgery of two toes
  • Contact info@swpodiatry.co.uk for package fees if multiple toe nail surgical procedures are required

A Richie Brace is the gold-standard in custom AFO bracing for various conditions such as “foot drop”.  This Richie Brace fee of £950 includes a full plaster of paris mould of your foot, 1 x Richie Brace, 1 x fitting appointment and 1 x follow-up appointment.

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