TEMPORARY CLOSURE DURING
COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
It is with a heavy heart that I have come to the decision to close Walsh Chiropody Podiatry during the Covid-19 pandemic with immediate effect.
THIS IS NOT FOREVER, JUST UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO OPEN AGAIN.
This decision has not been taken lightly, and it breaks my heart that after nearly 20 years after opening that I am having to temporarily cease.
This has not been imposed by the government, it is my own choice as an allied health care professional. I have a responsibility to ensure that all my patients health remains my priority also the health of myself and my family and all the staff and their families..
I will continue to offer advice over the phone. If anyone does get urgent foot health needs i.e an infection or severe pain I can give advise over the phone but they then should seek help from their GP who will be able to supply anitibiotics if required.
I will be contacting everyone soon that already have booked appointments.
I’d like to say thank you to all my patients who have been so unbelievably supportive.
Please stay safe, look after your loved ones by social distancing and follow government guidelines.
This is not forever, I will be open again, hopefully sooner rather than later.
As soon as we all work together to rid Covid-19 the better.
Dean & Jenny Walsh
Vionic 2017 Sandal range now in!
The vionic range of sandals is excellent and recommended for walking during the warmer weather. The support and control the sole gives you helps align your feet and legs so that you can walk further without aches and pains. If you already use insoles or orthotics these compliment them very well, or if you sometimes get aches when wearing standard sandals then you should think about the vionic range to help.
What is a corn?
A corn is formed by the skin when it is under pressure. The skin firstly thickens up to try to protect itself against the increased pressure on it. Once the skin thickens this actually creates more pressure on the area and the skin thickens up some more. This process carries on until the thickened skin gets compressed down into a corn. So a corn is really compressed hard skin. They can be very painful as they press on the deep layers of the skin and nerves.
FMT (Foot Mobilisation Therapy)
What is it?
Often the bones in your feet are out of the optimum position for good function. This happens over time and gradually. If you think of the wheels on a car it is like when the wheel alignment is out and there will be more wear and tear on the car. Continue reading
Gait assessment is just that, an assessment of your gait. So why is this helpful? A Podiatrist who specialises in gait assessment and biomechanics will spot any issues with your gait and use his experience to help you avoid getting foot or leg problems or to treat any conditions you already have.
WINTER IS COMING – WRAP UP THOSE FEET
Yes that’s right, if you haven’t realised yet winter is on its way, if not already here! The days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting colder. No doubt we are all thinking about putting our heating on if we haven’t already!
The winter can also be a bad time for our feet. Many people suffer during the cold months with very cold feet and chilblains. These are extremely painful lesions which occur anywhere on our feet and some people get them on their hands. They are often red and itchy and painful at night especially. Strangely they often feel hot and people think they need to cool them down.
Is your Chiropodist / Podiatrist HCPC registered?
The HCPC is the Healthcare Professions Council. It is a government agency set up to protect the public health. They ensure that anyone who calls themselves certain titles like Chiropodist, Podiatrist or Physiotherapist or Dietician is genuine and meet the national standards for training and qualifications. Anyone calling themselves these things who isn’t HCPC Registered is breaking the Law!
What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?
Injury Prevention – spot the signs!
For runners, walkers and anyone involved in activity spotting the signs that could lead to injury could be very helpful. To know when a pain is normal and when its not can mean the difference between continuing to do the activity or not.