Entries by Alex

Diabetes and your feet

Diabetes is an ever increasing condition caused by high blood sugar levels. These high blood glucose levels can over a period of time cause damage to both the nerve and circulatory systems. Symptoms that may be felt include; pins and needles sensation, numbness, pain, change in the shape of the feet, loss of sense of […]

What is Podiatry?

I get asked many times “What is a Podiatrist?”, “What do you do?” Here is a short video in brief of the amazing profession I have been privileged to be a part of for the last 22 years.

Footcare advice for diabetics

Footcare Advice for Diabetics High levels of sugar in the blood can cause damage to nerves. This can affect any nerve in the body but usually affects the longest nerves first. This may result in a gradual loss of feeling in the foot. As your sensitivity to pain is reduced you will become more prone […]

Purbeck Podiatry Opening Day 18th February

Come and receive a warm welcome at the opening day of Purbeck Podiatry. Our Podiatrist Alexandra who has over 20 years experience within the profession will be on hand to give information regarding all aspects of foot care. This will be an excellent opportunity to obtain some free cream samples and literature about Podiatry. We […]

Podiatrist/Chiropodist

A Podiatrist/Chiropodist is a health professional who can assess, diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They have an extensive scope of practice including; Assessment and treatment of common foot complaints such as corns, other skin pathologies, and nail problems   • Assessment of the structure, alignment and function of the […]

Circulatory and skin disorders

• Assessment and treatment of common foot complaints such as corns, other skin pathologies, and nail problems   • Assessment of the structure, alignment and function of the feet and legs with appropriate treatment such as insoles, stretching and strengthening exercises to correct any abnormality. A referral may be made to a bio-mechanical specialist • […]