Chelsea, London

What does a Podiatrist Do?

Podiatrists are medical practitioners who have been trained to assess, diagnose, and treat conditions related to the feet, ankle, lower limbs, and their associated structures.

Here at Footopia, our HCPC registered Podiatrist can diagnose and successfully treat a wide range of painful foot conditions so that you can get back to normal activity.

Obvious causes of pain such as hard skin (callouses), corns or an ingrowing toenail can all be treated by Podiatrists as can other problems affecting the exterior of the foot (skin and nails). They can also give you advice on how to look after your feet and prevent these problems returning in the future.

In cases where foot pain seems to come on for no apparent reason, Podiatrists are also trained to diagnose painful conditions related to the internal mechanics of your feet. They can analyse the way you walk, the shape of your feet, the shoes you may have worn, and determine the cause of your pain, which may be felt in the lower limbs and knees as well as the feet.

Injury, overuse, or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments, or tendons in the foot, can cause foot pain. Often, misalignment in the foot can cause pain and affect the way you walk or run. Your body counteracts this misalignment which can put a strain on certain parts of the foot, the ankles, calves, knees, hips, and even the lower back. A Podiatrist can correct these problems arising from misalignment in several ways; predominantly by fitting custom-made insoles (Orthotics) to alleviate pain.

Just pop in or contact us at our practice in Chelsea, London to see how we can help you.

(Please note Podiatry and Chiropody are the same thing. Podiatry is simply the modern name)

Podiatry / Medical Pedicure Treatment

The treatment is up to 45 mins and addresses corns, calluses, problematic / ingrown toenails, cracked heels and hard skin.


Fast Track / Out-of-hours Podiatry appt

A full Podiatry treatment given asap (subject to availability) if you are unable to wait for the next available appointment.

from £125

Emergency / Focused Treatment

A short appointment focusing on one issue, eg a corn.

from £45

Consultation (15 mins)

A Consultation to discuss any foot-related issues, does not involve any treatment.

from £45

Biomechanical Assessment

If you are experiencing pain in your feet or lower limbs, this assessment is a starting point for understanding the cause of the problem and what treatment is needed. It involves an examination of your gait (the way you walk and how your foot functions during the walking cycle), your posture, range of motion of certain joints and muscle and soft tissue flexibility to determine any abnormalities. The results will then determine what is recommended. You may need orthotics / insoles, and / or further exercises or rehabilitation in conjunction with another healthcare practitioner. The assessment is approx 60mins.


Orthotics / Insoles


Nail Surgery

This is a minor operation carried out under local anaesthesia to treat painful nail conditions that do not respond to conservative treatments.


The original “Medi – Pedi” Treatment

Footopia’s famous and much imitated signature treatment gives your feet a complete overhaul, leaving them feeling fabulous as well as looking great! The best of both worlds, this treatment starts with the Podiatrist to deal with the problem areas, followed by an aesthetic pedicure with our experienced Nail Technicians. Also available with a shellac finish at a supplement. Treatment is approx. 90mins (slightly longer for a shellac finish).


Gift Vouchers available for specified treatment(s). Home visits incur a surcharge plus treatment price – please contact Footopia for more details.

Cancellation policy: We have an active Cancellation Policy – missed appointments, or any appointment changed, altered, moved or cancelled for any reason with less than 48 hours notice will be charged 100% of the full fee.

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