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Biomechanics

If you suffer with ;ower back, knee or neck pain you can benefit from a biomedical assessment, flat feet, heel pain, lower back pain…

Manuela Pipe MSSCh. DipPodMed. MBChA. Hcpc.

What does a podiatrist do?

Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:

Common Complaints

  • Corns – Callus
  • Thickened/ In-growing toenails
  • Fungal infections of the nail & Skin
  • General Foot Care
  • Verrucae treatment with Electro (latest Technology)
  • Athletes Foot – Chilblains
  • Local Anaesthesia
  • Partial & Complete Nail Avulsion

Biomechanical Problems

  • Pain on the ball of the Foot
  • Plantar Faciitis – Heel Spur – Heel Pain
  • Flat Feet – Dropped Arches
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Knee & Hip Pain
  • Shoulder & Neck Pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Aching Legs – Growing Pains – Shin Splint
  • Sports Related Foot Problems
  • Reoccurring Sports Injuries

Diabetic Patients Or patient with Circulation Disorders

Prescription Orthotics

  • Alignment of Skeletal
  • Systems and Correct Body Postures
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Orthotics can also be used to enhance Athletic Performance

Simple Insoles

  • Palliative treatment
  • Custom Made
  • Diabetic/Rheumatoid Arthritis

ABOUT ME

I am a member of the British Chiropodist & Podiatrist Association and is Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. This means that I commit to continued professional development training and complete regular training to keep my skills and knowledge up to date from a medical and technological point of view.

I qualified as a Podiatrist in 2003 and have continued to study and now specialise in sport injuries, biomechanics and prescription made orthotics. I also qualified to perform nail surgery under local anaesthetic.

I opened my surgery in South Woodham Ferrers, in Essex, in April 2003. It has proven to be very successful and is still growing. I provide a friendly service in a caring environment.

I work with my patient’s references in mind, but also have expertise in holistic treatments, seeing peoples problems from wider preventative perspective, rather than simple curing ailments. I am always happy to discuss other issues and concerns that may be impacting on
the healing process.

Late-arriving or no-show patients may be asked to reschedule or charged a cancellation fee.

What to expect on your first visit

The first step is to record your details such as name, address, d.o.b and G.P.

You will be asked to share your medical history, details of any current medications you are on and also past injuries or operation you may have had. (If you are taken any medication, please bring your most recent prescription with you).

Please inform the podiatrist if:

  • There is a possibility you may be pregnant
  • You are taking Warfarin
  • You have a Blood disorder such as sickle cell anaemia or haemophilia
  • You have a needle or blood phobia

This will be followed by a discussion of your complaint and a full examination of the feet.

Pulses of the lower limb will be taken with a doppler to monitor the blood flow in your lower limb and to early detect and prevent vascular diseases or some heart disease. After your consent I will proceed with the treatment.

Health and safety standards

  • The surgery chair is disinfected after each appointment.
  • Before every use all instruments are washed, ultrasonic cleaner(to kill micro organisms) and autoclaved (sterilised).
  • Hands are washed and a new pair of gloves is worn.
  • Disposable scalpel blades are used.
  • The latest aseptic techniques are adopted in all procedures.
  • All equipment, medicaments and dressing that are used are of the highest quality.

Common Complaints

  • Corns – Callus
  • Thickened/ingrowing toenails
  • Fungal infections of the nail & Skin
  • General Foot Care
  • Verrucae treatment with Electro
  • Athletes foot
  • Chilblains
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Sports Related Foot Problems
  • Reoccurring Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis heel pain, knee and hip pain, lower back pain fallen arches

Diabetic patients or patient with circulation disorders.

All prescription made orthotics: the cast are scanned 3D by the lab for aprefect fit:

  • Prescription made flip-flops
  • Prescription made sandals (Hotter)

Please don’t hesitate to contact us as we will be more than pleased to help. Telephone: 01245 322766