ABOUT US

Ashton Foot Clinic provide a wide range of services for all your foot care needs. We pride ourselves on providing a first class professional service at a fair and reasonable price.

Foot Care Specialists

With a well-equipped Clinic, Ashton Foot Clinic draws on over 15 years’ experience in both the NHS and Private Sectors. All of the Podiatrists at Ashton Foot Clinic are HCPC registered and are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. If you have health insurance i.e. Simply Health etc., you may be able to recover a proportion of the cost back (proportion recovered is dictated by your healthcare plan, please contact your healthcare provider if you have any queries.

If you have any queries, or would like to know about our discounted corporate rates or would like us to come to your business or care home, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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OUR SERVICES

We provide a wide range of Foot Care Services, which include:

• Routine Chiropody/Podiatry • Ingrowing Nail care • Nail Surgery • Biomechanical Assessment • Insoles/Orthotics • Verruca Treatments

Nail Surgery

Nail Surgery is an effective way of permanently removing and treating painful, ingrowing toenails. It involves the use of a local anaesthetic and a chemical to prevent the nail regrowing, but involves no stitches or cutting. It is less painful than it sounds and after the procedure most people find they are pain free straight away.

At Ashton Foot Clinic our highly experienced Specialist Nail Surgery Podiatrist can provide you with the very best in Nail Surgery and, in most circumstances, undertake Nail Surgery on a Saturday or within the week it is needed.

Using latest ‘best practice’ treatments, we can remove either the sides of the problem nail, or the whole nail. We can, at request, leave a small amount of nail, which resolves the problem, but which allows an anchor point for an acrylic nail to be built after healing.

We are so confident that we will solve your problem, that should you experience any nail regrowth that causes pain after we have removed the nail, we will provide Nail Surgery again FREE OF CHARGE!

We are a recognised BUPA Provider. If you have BUPA cover, the full cost of your Nail Surgery Treatment may be covered. Please check your health plan with BUPA.

Biomechanics/Gait Assessment

Whether you’re an athlete or not, heel, foot, hip, knee and back pain can all be caused by problems with the way your feet are working. Insoles/orthotics, kinesiology taping or even just focused stretching can help to allow your body to function in a way that prevents pain and potential further damage.

What does a biomechanical assessment involve?
A biomechanical assessment involves an examination of the lower limbs, looking at their structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses. The foot is a complex structure of 28 different bones, 214 ligaments and 38 muscles, bearing our body weight as we walk every day.

The examination is not focused simply upon the foot but includes the pelvis, legs and knees, assessing the relationship between them. It is important to examine the lower limbs as a whole because they are closely connected and pain in one area can be due to a weakness or structural problem in another area

What are the benefits of a biomechanical assessment?
A biomechanical assessment is very beneficial if you are experiencing pain in your feet or lower limbs but no cause has been established. A biomechanical assessment is the starting point for understanding the cause of your problem, what treatment is needed or whether further investigations are necessary.

What happens during a biomechanical assessment?
We start by taking a full medical history. You will then be asked to lie on a couch while we examine the joint range of motion of your hips, knees and feet. Your muscle strength and weakness will also be assessed and we will look for any signs of leg length discrepancy. We will examine the structure of your foot, looking at the relationship between the forefoot and rear foot. While you stand in a relaxed stance, the alignment of your feet and relationship to the lower legs will be assessed. You will also be asked to walk, in order for us to see how your hips, knees and feet are working while moving.

After the assessment
There are many different types of recommended treatments following a biomechanical assessment, depending upon your results. These range from stretches, muscle strengthening exercises to changes to footwear and/or insoles.

If the podiatrist believes that your mechanics could be contributing to your injury or pain, insoles or custom made orthotics will be prescribed.

Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology taping is the use of an elasticated tape to help to address pain and/or swelling. It is useful in treating knee pain, leg pain, foot pain, plantar fasciitis and oedema/swelling, to name but a few! The tape is waterproof and can stay in place for up to 5 days. If you find it helpful, we can show you how to self-tape your condition.

TREATMENTS & PRICES

Ashton Foot Clinic provide a wide range of services for all your foot care needs. We pride ourselves on providing a first class professional service at a fair and reasonable price.

 

Treatments we offer:
Chiropody/Podiatry treatments i.e. nail care, corn and callus (hard skin) removal.
Biomechanical Assessments advice and stock or bespoke insoles/orthotics at competitive prices.
Verruca Treatments including cryotherapy (freezing), caustic treatments and dry needling (a one off treatment provided under local anaesthesia).
Ingrowing nail care and nail surgery.
Discounted Nail Cutting Scheme.

The Discounted Nail Cutting Scheme is designed for those who don’t require anything more than nail care. After being assessed by the Podiatrist and deemed suitable for entry onto the scheme, a set of instruments is provided at a one-off cost of £15 and then all subsequent nail cuts are only £10. You can come as often or as little as you like.

Treatments Fee
Routine Chiropody/Podiatry £30
Discounted Nail Cutting Scheme (after assessment) £10
Nail Surgery (including follow up):
• Two toes at same appointment
£200
£300
Biomechanical Assessment:
• Biomechanical follow up/Orthoses fitting
£55
£15
Verruca Treatments (per treatment):
• Cryotherapy
• Caustic
• Dry Needling (including follow up)

£30
£30
£150
Kinesiology Taping from £10
Home Visits £40
Stock Insoles from £45
Bespoke Orthoses on consultation

All new patients receive a £5 discount off their first treatment. For existing patients, ‘recommend a friend’ and not only will they get their £5 off their 1st treatment, you will receive £5 off your next treatment.

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OUR TEAM

Our team at Ashton foot Clinic is host to a wealth of experienced and qualified professionals.

Channon Whitehead BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS PGCE
Specialist Nail Surgery Podiatrist

Available Monday, Wednesday, alternate Fridays and alternate Saturdays

Channon qualified as a Podiatrist in 1997 and has nearly 20 years experience in both NHS and Private practice. Also taught Podiatry at Cardiff University.

Despite having skills in wound care, simple biomechanics and kinesiology taping, she is perfectly happy to manage your nails, hard skin and corns!

Shauna Nash BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS
Biomechanical Specialist

Available Tuesdays

Shauna qualified as a Podiatrist in 2011 and has experience in both NHS and Private Practice.

She has completed Biomechanics modules and provides specialist Biomechanical care and kinesiology taping, alongside routine/general Podiatry at Ashton Foot Clinic.

In her NHS work, Shauna is part of the High Risk Foot Team, regularly dealing with complex woundcare management.

She has a proven track record in providing effective treatments for simple and complex biomechanical needs and is recommended on the North West Running website. Can provide kinesiology taping.

 

Annabel Davidson BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS
Podiatrist

Available occasional Wednesdays

Annabel qualified as a Podiatrist in 2011 and has experience in both NHS and Private Practice and taught Podiatry at Huddersfield University. During her time teaching at Huddersfield University she undertook a research project on barefoot running which was later published with Annabel as a co-author, in the British Journal of Nursing.

In her NHS work, Annabel is part of the High Risk Foot Team, regularly dealing with complex woundcare management.

Annabel provides routine/general Podiatry and more complex biomechanics for the patients of Ashton Foot Clinic.

 

Jeanette Mullan BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS
Podiatrist

Available alternate Fridays

Jeanette qualified as a Podiatrist in 2008 and has experience in both NHS and Private Practice. She regularly mentors new Podiatrists as part of her NHS role.

Jeanette provides routine/general Podiatry and more complex biomechanics for the patients of Ashton Foot Clinic.

Laura Meadows BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS
Podiatrist

Available alternate Saturdays

Laura qualified as a Podiatrist in 2011 and has experience in both NHS and Private Practice.

Laura has completed The Warwick University Certificate in Diabetes Care and Edge Hill University’s course in Vascular Disease Management.

Providing routine/general Podiatry and simple biomechanics, she is able to bring her experience to benefit the patients at Ashton Foot Clinic.

CONTACT US

contact information

  • We are located downstairs in the Shubar Shoe Shop in the heart of Ashton-Under-Lyne, close to local amenities and car parking. There are parking bays offering 1 hour free parking to the front of the clinic or The Poplars Car Park is to the rear of the clinic.
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  • Clinic Hours
  • Mon: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tues: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Weds: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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  • Phone: 0161 330 1658
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  • Appointments are not always necessary, but recommended, so as to avoid disappointment. Appointments can be arranged via telephone, online booking system, or in person at Shubar.
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  • Please give 24hours notice for cancellations. Late cancellation or failure to attend may incur a charge.
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