Routine Foot Care

Routine Foot Care

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At South West Podiatry, we specialise in the foot and ankle. Our vision is to provide exceptional podiatric care throughout the patient journey.  We listen, discuss, and provide evidence informed treatment plans and individual solutions. We help people get better, from general foot concerns to complex injuries. 

Routine foot care is provided at all of our clinical locations. If you are a New Patient, please schedule an Initial Consultation online with a HCPC registered podiatrist, click here:  BOOK ONLINE.

If you have a complex foot concern, please ensure that you schedule an appointment with a HCPC registered podiatrist or a podiatry director.

To review fees and schedule an appointment click here.

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.

Click to:  Search and schedule an initial consultation now!

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!



Clinic Locations:

Appointments for routine foot care are available at all clinical sites. *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

If you are a New Patient, please schedule an Initial Consultation online, click here:  BOOK ONLINE. Existing patients can also schedule a follow-up consultation online: BOOK ONLINE .  Please check your clinicians Bio here: About us  Alternatively call: 02071646607 to speak to our friendly booking team Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm or Friday 9am-3:30pm.

Insurance and Fees:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPAVitalityWPACignaAVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fees including self-pay can be found here: Insurance and Fees. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.