Bexley osteopath

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. The clinic provides  specialist foot care and treatments for all ages.

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

Working within LICC means that the foot clinic  forms a close relationship  with other clinic professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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)
Flat feet
Hammer toes
Corns and calluses (hard skin)
Ingrowing toe nails
Children’s foot health (Podopaediatrics)
Sports Injury

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. 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.