Podiatry, similar to Chiropody, is a specialist area of healthcare that focuses on any concerns related to both feet and legs. At our Chichester clinic Sophie, our Podiatrist, specialises in diagnosing and treating foot related conditions with the aim of alleviating any pain treating your specific condition, and either keeping you mobile or at peak performance.
Why is it important to look after your feet? Most of us rarely think about them until they go wrong. Not only do they keep you moving and living at the speed you like but they are also windows into other areas of your body, for example your vascular or neurological health. Whatever problem arises in your feet, a Podiatrist can help. They diagnose and treat a range of issues including; toe nail cutting, corns and callus removal, ingrown toenails, verruca treatment, diabetic foot care, sports injury management, fungal nails and bunions.
A Podiatrist can also offer a bio-mechanical and gait assessment which looks at how you stand, how you walk or run and at the alignment of your body, in particular the legs and feet. Misalignment of the lower limbs can result in pain, deformity, poor mobility and lowered sporting efficiency. A podiatrist specialises in correcting alignment and the position of the feet in order to make them pain free and efficient in movement. This is usually done with the use of insoles (orthoses) but are only provided if it is in the patient’s best interest.
At The Boxgrove we work holistically with our clients and if in our client’s interest Sophie will refer to other experienced practitioners in our team. For example, if a client has an ankle injury, Sophie may refer to a Soft Tissue therapist for tailored massage or into the Reformer studio for rehab & strengthening. The Boxgrove is unique in having access to years of experience in many specialist areas and it is this which we offer our patients.
60 minutes / £62
45 minutes / £47
30 minutes / £32
Dressing/insole fitting 15 minutes / £15
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BA Hons, BSc, MChS
Sophie Gooley is a qualified Podiatrist & Teacher in Further Education. She began her clinical career in drug rehabilitation and progressed into managing the complementary therapy service alongside Macmillan at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. She taught at the Royal Free Hospital and was a tutor of Anatomy & Clinical Skills. Sophie studied Podiatry at Southampton University in which she gained a first class honours degree. She has primarily worked within the NHS, where her interests in dermatology, wound management and community service were fostered. She is a Director & Founder of The Boxgrove.