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Atlas Solihull Chiropody and Podiatry
Foot Healthcare for everyone
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a specialist health profession that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and management of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
Our Solihull Podiatrist provides a specialist service for the feet and foot related conditions - however due to the unique interaction of the foot with the lower limb, a podiatrist is often involved in the treatment and management of the leg, knee, hip and lower back.
The term podiatrist originates from the Greek ‘Podo-iotris’ meaning foot physician.
What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?
Both Terms refer to practitioners specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of foot conditions. Chiropody and Chiropodist is the title used mainly in the UK whilst Podiatrist and Podiatry are used in the rest of the English speaking world.
Since July 2005 both names have become protected which means that the title’s Chiropodist and Podiatrist can only be used by practitioners who are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) Registration is dependant on the successful completion of a BSc Degree in Podiatry and a commitment to continued professional development.
A few Facts about your feet
Leonardo Da Vinci called the foot a “miracle of natural engineering” and its not hard to see why.
·25% of the bones of the human body are located in the feet which are made up of 52 bones. Each foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.
·The average person walks about 10,000 steps a day which is 2500 miles a year.
·In the act of walking your heel strikes the ground at a force equal to twice your body weight.
·When you are running, the force on your feet can be 3 to 4 times your body weight.
Your feet bare the brunt of this stress with every stride and 75% of the adult population currently suffer some form of foot problem.
Common Foot Problems include:
·Long thickened or ingrowing toenails
·Hard skin and corns.
·Heel and ball of foot pain
·Achilles and arch pain
The ancient philosopher Socrates once claimed “when our feet hurt, we hurt all over”
Solihull Chiropodist and Solihull Podiatrist services can be found at Atlas Sports Injury Clinic near Solihull town centre.
Located at 4 Blossomfield Rd, Solihull near the Solihull railway station, the foot care clinic provides local help with nail care, hard skin, corns, cracked and dry heels, fungal nail infections, ingrowing toenails, sore feet, arthritic feet, ageing feet, diabetics, sports injuries, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, blisters and orthotic foot insoles. Children's feet and ankle problems are also catered for at the Solihull Clinic.
Serving Solihull, Shirley, Olton, Acocks Green, Monkspath, Hall Green, Kings Heath, Birmingham, Moseley, Sheldon and surrounding areas the Atlas Chiropody Clinic can help you with lower limb biomechanics and pain relief.
If you need help with a foot problem
telephone 0121 709 5222 for a prompt appointment.
Solihull Chiropodist Peter Taylor will treat all your foot problems at the Atlas Chiropody Clinic in Solihull West Midlands.
Foot pain can be diagnosed and treated by Peter who has experience in diagnosing your problem and offering affordable quality treatment.
Peter is registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) and is also in charge of the Atlas Running Injury Clinic where he treats running injuries and fits prescription orthotics.