Everyday your feet are subjected to the Stresses and Strains of everyday living. During a typical day the feet of an average person will endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons, and walk
the equivalent of five times around the world during their lifetime. It is therefore no wonder that foot problems affect over one-third of the population.
|Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet
It is very easy to leave minor foot problems and hope they go away. However, most foot problems are unlikely
to correct themselves and can usually get worse. Professional foot care can help keep your feet healthy and happy.
Provide “Total” Foot Care
At the Freed Clinic, we offer a fully comprehensive Foot Care Service. All our Chiropodists/Podiatrists are
State Registered and can offer Advice, Diagnosis andTreatment to Alleviate, Prevent and Cure all conditions affecting the feet
and lower limbs.
Not everyone calling themselves a Chiropodist or Podiatrist is State Registered, only practitioners using SRCh are listed on
the state register. To reach this standard they must have completed a 3 year diploma course.
|Why Is It Important To Be State Registered?
|What Is The Difference Between Podiatry & Chiropody?
|Assessment of Walking/Gait Style; Prescription & Manufacture of Insoles/Orthotics; Sports Medicine; Physical
Therapy; Surgery (bunions, ingrowing toenails etc).
|Refers to the more traditional activities: Corns; Callouses; Problem Toe Nails; Verrucae; Fungal
Childhood foot conditions such as: Flat Feet, Curved Feet and Toe Walking can cause
a child to walk or run in an unnatural way. Although parents are often told that their child “will grow out of it”, reassurance from a specialist can go a long way in easing parent’s
Growth should not be a painful process, so if your child does suffer from a foot problem, it is best to deal with it now
to prevent more serious problems later on in life.
Foot problems in later life are often related to circulatory impairment or arthritis. Routine visits can help monitor
secondary foot disorders and prevent further complications.
Biomechanics - is a term which describes the physical aspects of how the body moves. It studies joints and how muscles,
tendons and ligaments bring about and restrict movement. Our Podiatrist uses it to work out why a patient may be developing a deformity such as Claw Toes, Bunions, Flat Feet Etc.
Once the cause of the problem is known it is possible to find a solution.
Treatment will include advice on exercise and stretching and may involve prescription and provision of individual
appliances and orthotics to compensate for the structural imbalances affecting the function of the feet and legs.
Orthotics - These are custom made insoles that fit inside your shoes enabling your feet to be held in a more stable
position. They are a product of biomechanical research and are designed to correct foot abnormalities by balancing the three most important components of your foot, Bones,
Muscles and Tendons.
|They are very useful if you suffer from any of the following painful conditions:
Foot, Ankle, Hip and Back Pain