Podiatry & Chiropody

About Podiatry and Chiropody in Reading

Podiatry (also known as chiropody) is the diagnosis and treatment by podiatrists (chiropodists) of diseases and other disorders of the feet. Podiatrists are highly skilled health professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
We offer a very effective treatment for verrucas – with the new SWIFT treatment – click here for more information.
Common foot problems:
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Bunions/toe deformities
  • Callus/hard skin
  • Chilblains
  • Corns
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Heel Pain
  • Ingrowing Toenails
  • Verrucae
  • Bio-mechanical problems affecting the foot, knee, hip or back.
Our fully trained podiatrists can also offer nail surgery and nail reconstruction – call us to find out more. We also offer a basic foot care and nail cutting service click the link for more information.
Bio-mechanical assessments of the lower limb can be carried out and “off the peg” or custom made orthoses can be prescribed if required.
Lloyd Clark Morris BSc (Hons) MChS, HPC Registered Podiatrist. See Our Team for his biography. We are based in Theale near Reading.
Other therapies this team offer are:-

Toe Nail Cutting Service

Our Podiatrists at Theale Wellbeing Centre near Reading see patients who just need a toe nail cutting service and perhaps some basic footcare.
In response to this we have introduced a service available both at the clinic and in our patients home.
As well as thinning and cutting the toe nails this new service will involve a health check of the feet which includes assessing the circulation and sensation. There will also be an opportunity to discuss foot health with the patient, relative or, where appropriate, carer.
For people living in the Theale area this service is available in your own home and would work for those who would struggle to get into the clinic and have difficulties cutting their nails.
If you do have difficulties cutting your toe nails and would like to make an appointment call us.
Here is a link to a  press release.

Warm Wax Therapy Treatment

Paraffin warm wax heat therapy increases blood flow, tolerance for pain, relaxes muscles & increases hydration in the skin. Intended to moisturise & soften the skin while providing a therapeutic & healing effect to sore and aching joints. Making it particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis & rheumatic pain.

Conditions that can benefit from Therapeutic Wax Baths include:-

  • Scar tissue
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle spasm
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injury
  • Scleroderma
Paraffin wax decreases calluses on the feet while deodorising and soothing the skin. The essential oils intensely moisturise and provide an antiseptic and anti inflammatory action.
Essential oils included in the Paraffin wax:-
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Orange
  • Bay Leaf Oil
 
  • EMS Shockwave Therapy

    EMS Shockwave Therapy is available at Theale Wellbeing Centre for a wide range of conditions including Plantar fasciopathy Tennis/Golf Elbow Achilles tendinopathy Frozen Shoulder Patella tendonitis Rotator cuff tendinosis Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)) The Swiss DolorClast® Method is a clinically proven therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

  • Swift® Verruca Treatment

    Swift® is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licensed for the general treatment of warts & verrucas by Podiatrists.

  • Bio-mechanical Assessment Service

    Bio-mechanical Assessment Service Our fully trained and experienced therapists are able to provide a thorough Bio-mechanical assessment for those who are suffering from foot pain or other discomfort where that discomfort is thought to be due to poor foot function or biomechanics. Common Conditions These include:- Heel Pain i.e. Plantar Fasciitis Forefoot pain i.e. Neuroma,