Chiropody and podiatry are health practices, which
deal with assessing, diagnosing and treating diseases and pain
in the feet and the lower limb.
Feet have an incredibly complex structure
comprising of 26 bones and over 100 ligaments and muscles. Foot
pain is not normal but the good news is that 80% of foot pain
can be relieved by just one treatment. On average we take about
7500 steps per day so looking after your feet is an important
part of your general health.
The services that we offer are quite
extensive and we tailor our treatments to each individual client.
Podiatry and biomechanics work mainly on the lower limbs but these
treatment methods can have far reaching benefits, even helping
with back and neck pain.
Podiatrists work closely with diabetic
clients due to the likelihood of nerve damage. We have a number
of treatments to help diabetic patients and can send an annual
report to their diabetic nurse.
Specialist treatments and
At Jane Swales Podiatry, not only are we up to date with all the
latest procedures, we also embrace all new technologies. The computerised
gait scanner helps us hugely with diagnoses.
Gait scanner and bespoke
The gait scanner is a pressure sensitive plate which picks up
when and how your feet touch the ground. It gives an accurate
digital, biomechanical record of your gait allowing us to optimise
foot function and produce bespoke orthotics to help posture, stance
Surprisingly, something as simple
as a change in the way you walk can have a massive effect on the
rest of the body.