Robin has been in practice for 35 years. Robin can treat people of all ages except infants.
Routine Chiropody/Podiatry. Toe nail cutting, Corns, Calluses, Verrucae. Ingrowing toe nails.
Diabetic footcare, Fungal toenails.
Corns: Are plugs of hard skin, usually caused by unremitting pressure and friction. They can usually be cut out painlessly. Sometimes they are gone for good, sometimes they return. It depends on the cause.
Calluses: Are flat areas of hard skin, usually caused by friction and pressure. They can normally be painlessly reduced.
Verrucae or Verrucas: Are warts of the foot.
They can often be frozen with Nitrous Oxide. This causes a cold burn. Normally patients return every 4 weeks.
They can be treated with Nitrinic Acid. Normally patients return every 4 weeks.
The number of treatments needed for Verrucae depends on the individual.
Ingrowing toenails: Are where a spike of nail has cut into the toe. This can cause infection and a lot of pain. I have treated thousands of them.
Spike removal can normally be treated with or without a local anaesthetic.
To permanently remove ingrowing toe nails sometimes nail surgery is needed. This is where a local anaesthetic is given, the offending nail or piece of nail is removed and phenol (acid) is applied to the cells that the nail grows from. In most cases the ingrowing toe nail does not return.
Robin can prescribe some antibiotics for foot infections.
Nail Bracing: Some nails are curved and may be trained to grow flatter. An acrylic band is put on the affected nail and set under ultraviolet light. The patient returns approximately every 8 weeks, the old brace is removed and a new one is put on. Usually 4-5 treatments are needed. The nail will then grow significantly flatter (thus reducing the chance of ingrowing toenails). It is a painless procedure.
Diabetic Footcare: Diabetics are often prone to foot problem and infections. I treat many diabetic patients.
Fungal Nails: The infected nail is painlessly reduced and I then ask the patient to return in 2-3 months for further reduction. In between treatments the patient applies medication to the affected nails.
Biomechanical assessments: This is an assessment of how the patient’s feet function mechanically. Robin looks at joint quality. The position of the joints and the function of the foot and lower leg muscles. This often helps to discover why the patient is in pain. It is necessary when prescribing bespoke orthotics.
Bespoke Orthotics: These are arch supports which are made specifically for the patient. Robin first performs a biomechanical assessment to see what the underlying problems are. Robin then 3d Scans the feet and take photographs of the patient’s feet and posture. Robin sends the results to the orthotics laboratory who make the orthotics. This normally takes 2-3 weeks. The patient then returns for a fitting and a follow up appointment (all included in the £600).
Health Insurance Patients: Robin treats many patients who have private health insurance policies.
Norwich Clinic Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am until 6pm
Monday – Friday
Appointments are available outside of reception hours depending upon each therapist
Monday – Sunday
01603 66 00 22
7 St Johns Alley, Maddermarket, Norwich, NR2 1DR