What we do
Feet for life – from birth to beyond
Marlborough Podiatry Clinic provides non-judgemental patient focused treatment and advice, with reassurance, explanation and suggested ongoing foot health care.
We understand that the unknown is unsettling, especially for children. Sadly, patients frequently delay treatment, hoping that the problem will solve itself – often because they are embarrassed to seek treatment or are apprehensive that treatment will hurt.
In all honesty, if you have a problem, we have probably seen it before – and treatment rarely involves discomfort!
Our role is to address the situation, whatever it is, and treat it in the best and most appropriate way, by discussing your individual needs and agreeing a treatment plan.
Putting up with painful feet is unnecessary when proper diagnosis and treatment may be all that is needed.
Good medicine mantra:
Sooner the better = easier, safer, faster (cheaper) resolution.
At your initial consultation and treatment, you will be asked to complete a short medical history and consent form (please bring a note of your medication with you). When we meet we will talk about the problem you are having with your feet – look at you barefoot standing – and if appropriate, look at you walking. We will discuss why you may be having problems and what we can do – together – to address this. Initial appointments normally last 45 minutes – subsequent appointments may be for a longer or shorter time, depending upon what the problem is.
Your feet are one of the most ‘used’ parts of your body, and not easily replaced! On average a person takes some 3-4 million steps a year (10,000 a day) – and this can take its toll!
It is recommended that adults see a Podiatrist for a check up every six months and twelve months as a child. This enables potential problems to be picked up before they become an issue and a routine treatment, removing any hard skin and corns and addressing any basic nail problems, leaves your feet feeling refreshed and in the best condition possible.
Some patients may only need routine (six monthly) appointments. Other patients may need more regular, GENERAL podiatry or SPECIALIST treatment. In particular this applies to patients predisposed to foot problems as a result of certain occupations, sport, fashion footwear, poor foot structure or medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, circulatory or neurological problems.