What is Podiatry? Podiatry in Littlehampton
- Thickened, painful, or fungal nails
- Corn and callus removal
- Diabetes-related foot problems
- Pain in the ankles or feet
What is the difference between Chiropody and Podiatry?
Your First Podiatry Appointment
During your first consultation, your podiatrist will take a full medical history as well as carry out basic tests. Any concerns can be discussed at this point and if appropriate, minor issues can be identified and treated in the consultation. Further sessions may be necessary, in which case a treatment plan, specifically tailored to your needs can be discussed.
Depending on the problem and the treatment offered, you may be given advice on self-care, regular podiatry follow-up consultations, or referral for further treatment with other practitioners.
Follow Up and Routine Appointments
At your first consultation, your podiatrist will explain what follow-up or routine care is required based on your case. There are many conditions that can be helped with a number of treatments, however, there are others such as nail care, diabetic foot care, amongst others that will require ongoing or longer periods of care. The follow-up or routine visits will be to continue your care as required. If you are unsure how long you need for your next appointment, please call our friendly reception team on 01903 734373.
Our most popular option. Good if you need nail care and callus/corn removal, or if your nails are thickened/fungal and require more time. Also recommended for ingrown toenail care.
Good if there are multiple issues present, for example very long nails and areas of hard skin or multiple deep corns present. Highly recommended if you require significant callus debridement (removal).
15-minute Free Assessment
If you are unsure of what type of appointment to book, or whether Podiatry is the right service for you, please book in for our free 15-minute assessment with our Podiatrist. They will be able to discuss your requirements, perform a quick examination and determine whether they think Podiatry is the right service for you and what New Patient appointment is best for you to book. No treatment or professional advice will be provided at this free assessment.
45-minute Biomechanical Assessment
A consultation with the Podiatrist, carrying out a comprehensive gait analysis and assessment of the body's lower limb biomechanics with advice on suitable treatments to help correct any problems.
Wound Dressings & Recovery Checks
Occasionally the podiatrist may need to see you to check on the healing progress of a wound, such as an ulcer or a bad ingrown toenail. If wound care, such as irrigation (cleaning) and redressing is required then there is a £15 additional charge.
If you suspect you have an ulcer or something embedded in your foot please inform the receptionist and book a longer appointment than you usually require. You can call our reception team on 01903 734373.
Podiatrist: Tom Creswick
- New Patients
- Existing Patients
Podiatry is currently available at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre Monday to Friday.
Podiatrist in Littlehampton - Tom Creswick
Tom graduated from Southampton University with BSc Hons degree in Podiatry in 2015. Since then he has been working for a private Podiatry clinic where he has been able to gain valuable skills and experiences whilst working with a wide range of patients from all ages and walks of life.
Combining his previous education in Sports Therapy, Tom particularly enjoys carrying out biomechanical assessments, helping patients get relief from their symptoms, and improving gait biomechanics.
Find out more about Tom here.