Chiropody

chiropody

A chiropodist is someone trained in the treatment of minor foot disorders and who also provides general foot-care advice. Chiropody treatment includes cutting of the nails, the removal of in-grown nails, callouses and corns, treating foot ailments such as plantar warts (verrucae), athlete’s foot, sweaty feet, foot odour and dry or cracked heels. These treatments are for people of all ages and diabetics may require specialist foot care.

Chiropody
Our standard 25 minute consultation includes a discussion of the problems experienced by the patient, followed by an initial treatment and diagnosis of one or more of the above mentioned.

Some of the most common problems we successfully treat include:

• Corns and callouses
• Verrucae (warts)
• Ingrown toenail treatment
• Athletes foot and fungal nail infection
• Bunions

Home Visits
Feet First Partnership is happy to offer home visits for routine chiropody treatments.

Costs
Routine Chiropody: from £35.00

For a correct diagnosis and treatment of your condition, call the Ilford Practice: 020 8478 0758 or Bushey Practice: 020 8950 8842 to arrange an appointment.

Podiatry

Podiatry

A Podiatric physician is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the foot, ankle and leg structure. The extensive training is the same as a GP and includes:

Podiatry
General consultations for advice can be undertaken regarding foot related problems. A podiatrist trained in biomechanics, (the study of posture and walking), is able to provide gait analysis to check for flat foot and other problems. The person receiving treatment may also be referred for prescription orthotics (in-sole foot support). Foot malfunctions can be a major cause of problems in the lower back, hips and knees. In podiatric treatments padding and strapping may be provided where deemed necessary.

Patients can also be referred to other Private Registered Practitioners for surgical treatment of bone and joint problems such as bunions and hammer toes.

Some of the most common problems we successfully treat include:

• Foot, ankle and knee pain
• Lower limb sports injuries

A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the foot, ankle and leg structure. The extensive training a Podiatric physician undertakes is the same as a GP and includes:

• Human anatomy
• Physiology
• Pathophysiology
• Sociological and psychological perspectives
• General medicine
• Surgery
• Pharmacology

The initial podiatric consultation will involve a discussion with the patient relating to their symptoms and an examination. Where appropriate a temporary orthotic can be made and basic advice given.

Costs
Routine Podiatry: from £45.00

If you have any of the above and would like a correct diagnosis and treatment, call the Ilford Practice: 020 8478 0758 or Bushey Practice: 020 8950 8842 to arrange an appointment.

Physiotherapy

physio

Physiotherapy can help ill, injured or disabled people recover movement to be able function to their full potential, with an holistic approach that directly involves the patient in their own care.

At the Feet First Partnership, our physiotherapists are trained healthcare professionals specialising in the following areas:

  • 48 hour diagnosis of all physical incapacity, soft tissue and joint injuries
  • Accident back related injury therapy
  • Remedial deep tissue massage
  • Treatment for road traffic accident soft tissue and joint injuries
  • Post-op rehabilitation
  • Movement and exercise
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Heat and cold techniques to ease pain

If you require treatment, call either the Ilford Practice: 020 8478 0758 or Bushey Practice: 020 8950 8842 to arrange an appointment.

Osteopathy

osteopathy

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy and is a recognised system of diagnosis and treatment. Qualified osteopaths work to reduce abnormalities and imbalances to the body structure by:

• Identifying the cause of the problem and seeking ways to reduce or eliminate it
• Facilitating the body’s natural ability to heal itself through gentle stretching and mobilising, and
• Offering additional exercise and health advice to patients

Osteopathy is most commonly used to treat conditions affecting muscles, bones and joints. These include:

  • General Stiffness
  • Sports Injuries
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Work Strain
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Muscle Strain
  • Arthritis
  • Posture related problems (eg: driving and work)
  • Trapped Nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Post Operative Rehab
  • Ligaments
  • Nerves

Treatment
The initial consultation costs £35.00 and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes, during which a medical history is taken along with a thorough osteopathic examination. Patients will be asked to undress to their underwear in order to be assessed, diagnosed and treated.

Follow-up treatment will last approximately 20-30 minutes when the osteopath will treat the patient using a number of differing treatments including stretching, massage and manipulation.

The clinic is registered with most private health insurance companies including AXA/PPP. Please check with your insurance provider, as each individual policy may vary. Some insurance companies may require you to have a GP referral.

Discounts
Discounts are offered to NHS staff and over 65’s. If you require a treatment or further information on discounts, please call either the Ilford Practice: 020 8478 0758 or Bushey Practice: 020 8950 8842.

Reflexology

reflexology

Reflexology or zone therapy is an ancient system of healing based on the physical application of light pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. Its’ roots can be traced back 5,000 years to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and it is also known to have been practised by the Chinese.

In the early 1930’s Eunice Ingham became known as the ‘Mother of Reflexology’ when she mapped the energy flow zones of the feet in relation to the organs of the body. She used the fingers and thumbs to stimulate the reflexes to obtain a therapeutic effect.

Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe, however, experience has shown reflexology helps with the following:

  • Relieves stress
  • Helps detoxify the body
  • Stimulates the body’s natural healing ability
  • Improves physical and emotional well-being as an opportunity for some ‘time out’
  • Improves circulation
  • Eases back pain
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sleep disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Asthma and hay fever
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy

With over 7000 nerve endings in each foot connecting to other parts of the body, light pressure is applied to the reflex points stimulating the body’s own healing process, bringing about a state of deep relaxation and helping to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Treatment consists of a brief consultation and relaxation therapy followed by a full reflexology treatment which lasts for 75 minutes.

For a follow up treatment of an hour prices start from £25.00 of you can try our 30-minute Relaxation Therapy Taster at £15.00

Home visits can also be arranged by calling our Ilford Practice:020 8478 0758 or Bushey Practice: 020 8950 8842 or you can click here to use the contact form.

Acupuncture

acupuncture

Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving skin penetration with needles to stimulate certain points on the body and has been practiced for thousands of years in the Far East. It is a classical component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been defined as a complimentary health alternative. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, imbalances in the flow of energy, (Qi, pronounced Chi), can be corrected through channels known as meridians.

When the flow of Qi is impaired through the body an imbalance occurs resulting in illness and by inserting fine needles at various points on the meridian, the Qi can be redirected to where it is needed most, so the body’s balance can be restored and the illness resolved.

Acupuncture can be used as part of your physiotherapy, osteopathy or podiatry treatment. There is good evidence that acupuncture is an effective treatment for:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Dental pain
  • Pain and discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting after an operation
  • Pain and discomfort during oocyte retrieval (a procedure used during IVF)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee

If you require a treatment, call either the Ilford Practice: 020 8478 0758 or Bushey Practice: 020 8950 8842 to arrange an appointment.

Sports Injuries

sportsinjury

Feet First Partnership has a wealth of experience in the treatment of sports injuries. With several premier league football clubs as clients, we are tasked to provide support, leading edge care and rehabilitation for their international soccer players.

Treatment for sports injuries generally covers those involving the muscles, bones and joints; but can also include the treatment of accident related injuries. Our expertise enables us to provide the following:

  • 48- hour diagnosis of physical incapacity, soft tissue and/or joint injuries
  • Treatment of sports related injuries
  • Sports back related injury therapy
  • Sports science and nutritional advice
  • Remedial deep tissue and sports massage
  • Computerised gait analysis
  • Biomechanical evaluation and orthoses
  • Post-Op rehabilitation
  • Heat and cold techniques to ease pain

 

If you require a treatment, call either the Ilford Practice: 020 8478 0758 or Bushey Practice: 020 8950 8842 to arrange an appointment.