Podiatry

Podiatry is the modern term for chiropodist. Your podiatrist offers advice
about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of
disorders of the lower limbs and feet.

All podiatrists must train for several years to become qualified
practioners.This allows us to treat common conditions such as calluses
and corns, provide general nail care but also to undertake biomechanical
assessments and nail surgery.

We at Achilles podiatry are HCPC registered (health and care
professions council registered).This is the modern term for state
registration. We are also members of the society of chiropodists and
podiatrists.

Conditions We Treat

• Callus and Corn Removal
• Nail care for normal thickened or ingrowing nails
• Verrucae Treatment
• Insoles and orthotics
• Diabetic footcare
• Arthritic Footcare
• Sweaty feet
• Morton’s neuroma
• Plantar fasciitis
• Fungal nail problems
• Pain relief by padding and strapping
• Biomechanical Examinations
• Appropriate footwear advice
• Assessment of blood supply and skin conditions

Chiropody

Podiatry is simply the new name for chiropody the name was
changed to podiatry in 1993 as it’s the international recognised name for
a foot specialised. The conditions we treat are the same as podiatry
treatments.

A standard chiropody/podiatry appointment will last up to 30 minutes
.This will involve assessment, diagnosis and treatment. You will also be
given information on how to improve your foot health.

We offer our Medical pedicure treatment which will give your neglected
feet a treat. This is a one hour treatment where the feet are soaked and
exfoliated and all the hard skin is removed by our podiatrist. The feet will
then be massaged and a luxurious cream applied. This treatment will
leave the feet soft and ready to be shown off coming up to the warmer
summer weather ahead.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is caring hands on therapy, which seeks to induce
relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to
restore lost balance to mind, body and soul.

The aromatherapy oils can be inhaled, poured into the bath or applied
directly to the skin using suitable carrier oil;

Aromatherapy can be effective in the following conditions:

• Anxiety
• Stress
• Insomnia
• Muscular Aches
• Headaches
• Menstrual Problems
• Menopausal problems
• Depression

They are concentrated extracts which are taken from the roots, leaves or
seeds of blossoms or plant’s. Each has its own active ingredient.

The oils should always be diluted in carrier oils before applying them to
the skin with the exception of just a few. You should always consult a
qualified aromatherapist before experimenting with essential oils.
Some oils are used to promote physical healing such as Roman
chamomile and Frankincense.

Lavender and Rosemary are used to help relieve stress, tension and
anxiety.

Peppermint and ginger oil can help to relieve nausea and indigestion.
Eucalyptus oil is very good in treating respiratory infections and colds

It is a popular way of using essential oils because it works in several
different ways at the same time.
The skin absorbs the essential oils and the person having treatment
breathes it in.
The massage effect on the body, increases the circulation, and helps the
body to naturally heal itself.
Aromatherapy Massage can help to:
• Decrease Stress
• Improves Circulation
• Relieves muscle tightness.
• Reduces aches and pains.
• Helps relieve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
• Alleviates symptoms of depression
• Improves flexibility of muscles and joints.
• Enhances the mood.

The Aromatherapist will ask about the person’s medical history, lifestyle,
diet and aspects of his or her current health.

Aromatherapy has a holistic approach, in that the whole person is
important during the treatment process.

Treatments are selected which physically and mentally tailored to suit
the patients individual need.Dependingon this therapist may recommend
a single or a blend.

When preparing for a massage, the Aromatherapist will mix the chosen
oils with a carrier oils which carries the oil and promotes lubrication.
It is crucial that people with nut allergies tell the therapist because carrier
oils are usually obtained from nuts and seeds.

The initial session can last up to 90 minutes. Subsequent ones will last
approximately 60 minutes.

All massage treatments are hands on massage of light, medium or firm
pressure according to your personal preference. This treatment is not
intended to be a deep tissue massage, it is a more gentle approach but
firm pressure can be used if required.

Please let your therapist know and speak up during the massage if you
need anything changed.

Aromatherapy massage can relieve muscle tension, stimulates
circulation, improves muscle tone and promotes total mind and body
relaxation.

Aromatherapy may not be suitable from people who suffer from Asthma,
Eczema, Epilepsy, High blood pressure, pregnancy, breast feeding or
patients who have allergies to Nut products.

Reflexology

This treatment dates back to ancient Egypt, India, and China. It was
introduced to the west by Dr William Fitzgerald, who was an ear nose
and throat consultant. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and
hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the
same zone.

In the 1930s Eunice Inghram, who was a physiotherapist developed this
zone therapy further into what we know as Reflexology today. She
believed that congestion or tension, in any part of the foot is mirrored in
the corresponding part of the body.

Is a non-invasive complementary health therapy based on the theory
that different points on the feet, hands, face or ears correspond with
different areas of the body.

Reflexologist treat patient holistically and aim to work alongside
conventional healthcare professionals to promote better health for
patients.

Reflexology treatments is a therapy that can be received by anyone, at
any age, from new born babies to those receiving end of life care, and
everyone in between. There may be occasionally at times when it is not
suitable to provide a treatment so ring Achilles podiatry and ask.
Reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally.

Conditions that Reflexology can treat
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Fatigue
• Tension headaches
• Digestive disorders
• Insomnia
• Hormonal imbalances
• PMS
• Constipation
• Back pain

A full medical history will be taken at your first treatment. The information
will be kept confidential. Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive
because the most clothing that will have to be removed for treatment will
be your socks and shoes.

The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet,
lower leg, and hands, ears, or face. You may feel areas of transient
discomfort during the treatment but generally the experience should be
relaxing.

The therapist may recommend a course of treatments.
Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should
not replace medical treatment.

Price List

£40

Medical Pedicure

£30

Routine Podiatry Treatment

£40

Home Visit Treatment

£30

Verruca Treatment
£30 1st treatment.£15 follow up.

£150

Nail surgery. From £150.

£40

Biomechanics and orthotics. From £40.

Per MonthMedical Pedicure. This treatment last approximately 45 minutes and involves a foot soak,exfoliation and removal of all hard skin plus moisturiser.This is a perfect treatment for your feet.

£30

Reflexology

£25

Aromatherapy of neck, shoulders and massage.

£50

Aromatherapy full body massage.