Plantar fasciitis

  The plantar fascia is a band of tissue which runs between the heel and the toes. It has several functions, mainly to support the arch and position the ankle correctly during gait. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition where this tissue becomes inflamed and / or thickened, usually at the heel. What causes plantar […]

Nail Surgery Latest Update

Having successfully completed a Post Graduate Module in Local Anaesthetics and Nail Surgery at Glasgow Caledonian University / Southern General Hospital also in Glasgow( June 2012), Derek has now updated his knowledge in the latest local anaesthetic drugs, delivery systems and surgical techniques to ensure you the patient receives nothing but the most up to date treatments […]

Basic Rules for Foot Care 

Keep your feet clean- wash daily in warm water with non-irritating soap for just a few minutes. Dry your feet properly with a soft towel, paying careful attention to the spaces between the toes.  Never use sharp objects to remove hard skin or corns. File hard skin away gently with a foot file or a […]

Verruca needling

Needling has been used for over many years and has since been proven to be an effective method for treating stubborn and multiple verruca. The procedure, carried out painlessly under local anaesthetic, involves disrupting each individual papillae in the verruca with a sterile needle. This encourages the body to initiate its own immune response, allowing the body to […]

Gait Scanning And Biomechanics, What Is It ?

Biomechanics is the science of diagnosing, and treating, abnormalities and pathologies of the foot and lower leg. We all have ways of walking which work, but they’re not all the same. Some of us walk in ways which put more stress on certain structures, ligament, bones, tendons and muscles. Like a car in which the […]

Some common causes ingrown toenails (onychocryptosis)?

Incorrect nail cutting, where a spike may be left in the sulci (nail groove). This spike will be a source of irritation to the toe and if it breaks the skin can become infected which will repeatedly happen unless the spike is removed. The spike will hold the skin open which is a portal for bacteria to enter […]

BChA – Home

The British Chiropody & Podiatry Association (formed in 1959) is the largest professional organisation in the UK representing the interest of thousands of independent private chiropodists and podiatrists, who have all trained at The SMAE Institute, the School of Surgical Chiropody at Maidenhead, Berkshire. Upon completion of their basic training, Parts 1 and 2, Chiropody/Podiatry, members are entitled […]

HPC – Health Professions Council – About Us

We are a regulator, and we were set up to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. We currently regulate 15 health professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational […]