Podiatry / Chiropody - Sheffield Therapy Centre

Matthew Scattergood - Podiatrist / Chiropodist - Sheffield Therapy Centre

 

Meet our Face of Chiropody - Stan Turton - World War 2 War hero

 

Chiropody Clinic Sheffield - Stan Turton - Face of ChiropodyMeet Stan Turton - the face of our Chiropody Service.  Here he is with our lovely ChiropodistPodiatrist Matt Scattergood.  We are extremely honoured and proud that firstly Stan is a patient at our clinic, but secondly that he has agreed to do a bit of modelling on our website and literature. 

 

Stan is a World War 2 survivor with some fascinating tales to tell – not least surviving The Battle of Angio in 1944 despite the German’s best efforts at bombing HMS Spartan on which he served.  An account of bravery we have never heard anything like it before.  We are looking after Stan and offering to provide free treatments despite his most sternest of objections.  Please, Stan - let somebody do something for you for a change.  It is what the people want - our story about Stan on our Facebook page is literally our most popular yet.  Read more about Stan on our news page and community page.

 

 

What is Podiatry / Chiropody?

podiatry"Leonardo da Vinci" claimed the feet to be the "best piece of architecture in the world". The profession of podiatry has developed from its origins in chiropody to become a medical specialty dealing with assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb. Podiatry has developed a broad scope of practice focusing on the use of scientific principles for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of a wide range of lower limb disorders.

Podiatry in its modern sense involves total care of the feet and through them, the whole body. Podiatrists will ask many questions about your general health. This isn’t to be nosey, it is to ensure an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment available. Podiatrists are included in the whole medical team and may work closely with your GP, Consultant, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Physiotherapist etc.

Podiatrists are highly trained health professionals specialising in assessment and treatment of the lower limb & foot pathologies. They have undertaken a degree in podiatric medicine. The podiatrist deals with the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and functions of the lower limb by medical and surgical methods. Podiatrists are independent professionals who are able to adapt to working in a variety of clinical environments both within the National Health Service and the private sector. Podiatry continues to be a developing progressive profession enhancing patient mobility and quality of life. Once again, a protected title and online checks can be done via www.hpc-uk.org

Because many diseases are often first observed by symptoms in the feet, a Chiropodist/Podiatrist is frequently called upon to point out such disorders as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, and circulatory problems. With increasing numbers of people taking part in exercise, many Podiatrists now practice sports medicine, such as the fitting of foot supports, called orthotics. Indeed, Jamil has undergone a training course by the Football Association.

Many patients can be embarrassed about their feet and in particular, some of the problems they are suffering. We see many foot problems – it is what we do. There is no need to be embarrassed at all. Routine Chiropody treatment includes such things as nails cut and filed, corns/hard skin removed and advice about ongoing foot care. Some problems are inherited, and some develop from illnesses in middle age, or from the pressure of ill-fitting shoes. Podiatry can be used to treat a whole range of problems from bunions / toe deformities to diabetic foot problems, and heel pain to weak arches.

What sort of thing does a Podiatrist treat?

  • Sports injuries
  • Gait analysis / Biomechanical Assessments 
  • Leg Length differences
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Corns and Callous
  • Big Toe Joint Pain (Bunions)
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Verrucas (planter warts)
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis Arch Pain
  • Diabetic Assessment of blood flow (Doppler) and neuropathy
  • Treatment of diabetic ulcers and wound care
  • Infections of the skin and nails
  • Flat Feet
  • Thick Toenails
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Sweaty Feet
  • Soft Corns
  • Hard removal
  • Cracked heels
  • Toe Deformities
  • Orthotics

 

Podiatry Prices £28.00 for an initial consultation including a foot treatment.  Follow-ups are £25.00 and Matthew is registered with the HCPC meaning you may be able to claim your fees from an insurance scheme.

 

 Look after your feet, and they’ll look after you!

We will aim to tell you what you have, why you have it, and what we can do to treat it.