Hello!  Welcome to the Moor Podiatry webpage. 

I am mobile South Manchester Podiatrist offering treatment in the comfort of your own home with confidentially assured.

I graduated from the University of Salford with a first class honours degree in Podiatry and work part time as a High Risk Specialist Podiatrist for the NHS.

  • Fully insured
  • HCPC Registered
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service checked
  • Member of The College of Podiatry

Services

Services include:-

  • Routine foot care (corns, callus, verruca)
  • Nail Surgery
  • Diabetic foot checks
  • Biomechanics (gait analysis and insole provision)
  • Wound Care
  • Vascular and neurological assessment

 

Areas generally covered by Moor Podiatry:-

  • Gatley,
  • Heald Green,
  • Cheadle,
  • Bramhall,
  • Handforth,
  • Wilmslow,
  • Alderley Edge
  • Chorlton,
  • Didsbury,
  • Fallowfield,
  • Heaton Moor,
  • Reddish,
  • Burnage,
  • Levenshulme,
  • Northenden

Please ask if you require a visit further afield which may incur a small surcharge.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.

They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:

How can a podiatrist help?

You may want to see a podiatrist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.

Podiatrists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You put the orthotic device into your shoe to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply to make your shoes more comfortable.

Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly.

Podiatrists can also help with more complex foot problems including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and/or exercise

What is the difference between podiatry and chiropody?
There is no difference between podiatry and chiropody. They are two different words describing the same profession. A podiatrist or chiropodist will assess and treat your feet in the same way.

What conditions can podiatrists treat?
Podiatrists can help with most problems that concern the foot and lower limb. This can range from simple nail cutting to minor surgery for ingrown toenails. ‘Flat feet’ can be a cause of back, hip, knee and ankle pain. Podiatry can resolve these problems by correcting your foot posture with orthotics (insoles).

How many podiatry treatments will I need?
This depends on many factors, including the type of problem and individual person. Routine care of superficial foot conditions often requires regular care.  Proactive foot care is preventative and I will give you advice on how to avoid certain problems from returning. An indication of treatment frequency and duration will be discussed during the initial assessment.

What is a biomechanical assessment?
If you have pain in your feet when walking or running then it is likely that you will require a biomechanical assessment. This involves the podiatrist looking at the positioning of your hips, knees, ankles and feet during walking. If there is a problem with the positioning of the lower limbs then it affects the biomechanics of walking or running and this is what causes the pain. This can often be resolved with orthotics (insoles).

What is nail surgery?
If an in-grown toe nail does not respond to conservative treatment then nail surgery may be required. This involves injection of Local Anaesthetic, the surgical removal of either part or whole of the nail and application of Phenol (chemical) to prevent the nail from re-growing .

You would need an assessment appointment to check if you are suitable for nail surgery and I may contact your GP to check (if required). The nail surgery can then take place during a second appointment. It is minor surgery which and will take no longer than an hour.

What are your payment terms?

Payment is made after each consultation either by cheque, cash or all major debit & credit cards accepted.  Fees depend on the type of treatment and any additional charges (such as insole provision) would be discussed and agreed with you.

If I have private medical insurance do I need to pay for treatment?

Each insurer is different in the way that they operate as far as payment is concerned. Some require you to pay for your own treatment and then claim the costs back whereas others allow to invoice them directly. We strongly advise that you discuss this with your insurer prior to arranging a consultation.

What are your payment terms?

Payment is made after each consultation. If authorisation is gained from an insurer / solicitor / case manager we can invoice them directly for your treatment.

I have private medical insurance – am I covered with you?

Thuri Moor of Moor Podiatry is member of the College of Podiatry, and registered with the Health Professionals Council. You will need to check with your insurance company prior to treatment, as some companies require a referral from your doctor beforehand.

If I have private medical insurance do I need to pay for treatment?

Each insurer is different in the way that they operate as far as payment is concerned. Some require you to pay for your own treatment and then claim the costs back whereas others allow us to invoice them directly. We strongly advise that you discuss this with your insurer prior to arranging a consultation.