Chiropody & Podiatry

Chiropody & Podiatry

The Longfield Foot clinic, operated by Mr Ian Lenehan, an HCPC registered practitioner, is well established, having been running for 15 years, providing specialist foot care and treatments for all ages. Working within the Integrated Care and Physiotherapy Centre also means that it forms a close network with other clinic professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team.

We have extensive training in sports medicine, podopaediatrics and care of the retired and elderly.

What do we treat?

If you are you suffering from pain in your feet or problems with walking or running, then help is at hand. The clinic specialises in finding solutions and treatments for your foot problems.

Common Conditions treated (but not limited to)

Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
Mortons neuroma (trapped nerve)
Bunions
Flat feet
Hammer toes
Corns and calluses (hard skin)
Verrucae
Ingrowing toe nails
Children’s foot health (Podo paediatrics)
Sports Injury’s
Diabetics

The clinic also provides specialist care and advice in respect of the foot function and how you move, these treatments provide long term and preventative health solutions in the form of;

Gait Analysis
Sports and running assessments
Orthoses and Biomechanical assessments

Many foot and ankle problems are stress loading injuries, caused by inappropriate footwear and poor gait when walking or running. These injuries can be treated by Podiatry using a combination of Orthoses, exercises, footwear advice, modifications to lifestyle and, where appropriate, surgery.

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a modern word for Chiropody and is a term perhaps more recognised internationally, whereas in the UK it has been traditionally referred to as Chiropody. It involves the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The scope of practice is extensive including:

Assessment and treatment of common foot problems
Assessment of the structure and alignment & function of the feet & legs – Biomechanics
Nail surgery using local anesthetics
Management of patients at increased risk of foot problems such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and peripheral vascular disease
Advice on footwear
Advice on prevention of foot problems & good health

A podiatrist is a qualified health professional with a degree in Podiatric medicine and registered with the HCPC , who regulates the profession and ensures all its members meet standards for training, professional skills and health.