The way we walk (gait) can change over time with injuries, muscle weakness or limited range of joint motion. Once this happens a human body will automatically adopt a compensatory gait, often resulting in further changes in the body, including a [...]
Podiatry Treatment in Tonbridge
The Mind Body Clinic is pleased to welcome you to their podiatry clinic. We help treat a wide range of foot and lower leg related conditions with a thoroughly professional and caring approach.
The Mind Body Podiatry & Chiropody Clinic
Pain, discomfort or deformities in the feet often arise as a result of complications from other systemic problems in the body, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, stroke or multiple sclerosis, or muscular dystrophy. Or, pain and discomfort in the feet can arise from poor foot function, biomechanical and postural issues, weakened or under-utilised muscles or unsuitable footwear (e.g. steel toe capped boots).
We take into consideration the mechanical function of the lower limb, knee and hip and the way in which your feet contact the ground and how your daily activity levels, normal footwear, posture, pelvic placement and muscle tone may contribute to your sore feet.
We offer a diabetic foot service and regularly check for neurological and vascular changes to health. We also prescribe and manufacture shoe orthotics along with shoe advice.
What to expect
So what will happen as a new patient to the clinic? Firstly, you will be asked to complete a form providing details of your medical history. After this, the podiatrist will do a number of non-evasive and pain-free tests to check your vascular and neurological health. Visual observations will be made on how you walk and what range of motion you have on certain foot joints, weight bearing and non-weight bearing.
We will be looking for indicators on your feet and also your shoes to paint a full picture of your lower limb health. We will then suggest a working diagnosis and a care plan for you, which may be treated on the spot or it may involve the production of an orthotic (insole), regular visits or a follow up appointment. Should you need an onward referral to radiography (x-ray), an orthopaedic or podiatric surgeon or a follow-up letter to your GP, the podiatrist will do this.
"Very impressed with the knowledge of my podiatrist, not just of foot problems but overall health too. She’s a very friendly lady who immediately made me feel at ease."
What do we treat?
- Dry and cracked heels
- Thickened nails
- Fungal nails
- Athletes’ foot
- In-growing nails
- Claw and hammer toes
- Turf toe
- Verrucae and warts
- Arch pain
- Excessive pronation
- Excessive supination
- Heel pain/spur
- Persistent ankle sprains
- Pain on the balls of your feet
- Plantar fasciitis
- Walking and gait disorders
We also treat feet that have just been abandoned and ignored and need some TLC, care and attention!
A little bit extra
We like to use a mixture of medical grade lotions, creams and oils that are proven to deliver clinical results. We also have a selection of natural herbal and aromatherapy-based massage lotions that can be used where there are no open wounds and under circumstances where you are not under GP/consultant care for medical conditions. We also stock formaldehyde-free nail polish and nail treatments, as well as offering a medical pedicure service.
|New Patient Assessment and short treatment||Up to 1 hour||£40.00|
|Podiatry care (Thickened nails, in-growing nails, corns, callus, cracked heels)||30 minutes||£30.00|
|Podiatry care (Thickened nails, in-growing nails, corns, callus, cracked heels, verrucae)||45 minutes||£40.00|
|Podiatry care (Gait analysis or musculoskeletal advice/stretches)||60 minutes||£50.00|
|Simple toenail care with no patient assessment||15 minutes||£15.00|
|Domiciliary visit to your home for podiatry care||Varies||Varies|
|Non-diabetic wound care with dressings and GP letter||30 minutes||£35.00|
|Diabetic Assessment (including foot assessment, toenail cutting, vascular and neurological assessment, footwear advice and GP letter)||90 minutes||£80.00|
|Letter to GP or Consultant||£7.00|
|Bespoke orthoses (per pair)||POA|
|Customised orthoses (chairside)||POA|
|Toenail surgery (partial or full nail removal using local anaesthetic, including two re-dressing appointments)||90+15+15 minutes||£240|