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What can I expect when I visit a physiotherapist for the first time?

By | 2022-12-01T15:04:09+00:00 December 1st, 2022|Blog|

What can I expect when I visit a physiotherapist for the first time? Introduction If you've never visited a physiotherapist before, it can be a little intimidating. But don't worry! We'll take the guesswork out of the process by walking you through what to expect when you first visit us. We'll also give some tips on how to choose the best physio for your needs and how to get the most out of your treatment sessions. What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is the treatment of physical problems, such as pain and stiffness, by manipulation of the body. It can also be [...]

What Can I Expect When I Visit a Podiatrist for the First Time?

By | 2022-11-30T10:54:31+00:00 November 30th, 2022|Blog|

Welcome to the world of foot care! As exciting as it is to finally find someone who will take care of your feet and help you get out of pain, it can also be overwhelming. This is why I've put together this guide on what you should expect when visiting a podiatrist for the first time. I hope it's helpful! How and why do I pick a podiatrist? There are many important things to consider when choosing a podiatrist. Your first step should be to look for one with a good reputation. You'll also want to make sure that the [...]

Walking is a gift to your health.

By | 2022-11-29T12:42:42+00:00 November 29th, 2022|Blog|

Walking is a gift to your health. It's free, it doesn't take much time and you can do it just about anywhere. Walking can keep you healthy and active, reduce stress and improve moods. And the best part? It's something that anyone can do — no matter what their fitness level or how much time they have to commit to exercise Taking a walk is good for your body, mind and spirit. Walking is good for your body, mind and spirit. When you go for a walk, you: Get fresh air Take in the sights and sounds of nature Feel [...]

Returning to exercise after time away.

By | 2022-11-29T12:14:45+00:00 November 29th, 2022|Blog|

I've written before about how exercise is like a drug, and now I'd like to explain why I say that. See, when you work out regularly and then stop for some period of time (like because you're traveling), your body misses it. It misses the training effect that comes from pushing yourself harder than normal: increased strength, power, speed and endurance—all of which are important if you want to live longer or just feel better in general. It's natural to want to jump right back in. You may feel the urge to "get back on the horse," so to speak, [...]

Winter Foot Warmers

By | 2018-10-05T13:16:46+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Blog|

Winter Foot Warmers Coming into the colder seasons we all need to be careful and look after our feet to ensure we do not get chilblains, and if you have Raynaud’s phenomenon then you need to take extra precautions.  When stepping out into the cold weather check that your footwear has enough insulation in them to keep your foot warm for a few hours. Wellingtons do not have enough insulator properties in them to keep your feet warm because they are plastic and do not have a thick sole. A walking boot or shoe would be more suitable for going [...]

4 Father’s Day Footprint Keepsakes

By | 2018-06-09T13:29:50+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Blog|

4 Father's Day Footprint Keepsakes With Father’s Day approaching, you may be looking for lovely gifts or keepsakes for the Daddy in your children's lives. Davenport House Podiatrists have a great idea for a thoughtful yet quick and easy keepsake for you. Here are 4 easy footprint Father’s Day art and craft ideas for your kids. For some of them, all you will need to do are print out the templates and paint your child’s feet or foot on them which makes them a perfect last minute Father’s Day gift! Keepsake 1 - I love you Daddy from the tip [...]

Podiatrists: Previously known as Chiropodists

By | 2018-03-19T15:36:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Blog|

A podiatrist is a health care practitioner who can assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the lower limb. The terms chiropodist and podiatrist are used by practitioners and although both podiatrist and chiropodist are currently interchangeable terms, there is a move by a lot of podiatrists to move away from the term chiropodist. To become a podiatrist, you must have completed an honours degree level course which includes 1000 hours of clinical practice. Podiatry students study areas including anatomy, physiology, medicine, biomechanics, clinical practice and much more. Once qualified, a podiatrist is an autonomous practitioner who can deliver the treatment [...]

Thickened nails, what’s the big deal?

By | 2018-01-22T14:51:39+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Blog|

Thickened nails, what’s the big deal? You may well have thickened nails, and it could be a source of embarrassment, or perhaps even pain to you. It is quite a common condition that has several causes. Infection A fungal infection can cause toenails to thicken and to change colour. There are a number of treatment options for this common condition, including topical medication and oral medication. Trauma Trauma can be a one off incident or repetitive trauma caused by ill-fitting footwear. Pressure can change the way a nail grows, and these changes can be permanent. Risk The risks associated with [...]

Should I Do Something About My Verruca?

By | 2016-10-17T08:12:06+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Blog|

Should I Do Something About My Verruca? Verrucae are a common problem that affect many of us, and they are usually benign in nature. However, they can cause discomfort or considerable embarrassment for some people. Verrucae are caused by a virus, and it is notoriously difficult to treat virus with medication, hence the reason why we still suffer from verruca and even the common cold. If a verruca isn't causing pain or embarrassment, leaving alone may well be the best course of action. The vast majority of verrucae will resolve at some point without any treatment anyway. So, its causing [...]

Pokemon Fever is taking the world by storm – but at what

By | 2018-01-22T14:51:39+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Blog|

Pokemon fever is taking the world by storm, (they've even invaded the clinic!) and as a consequence is causing many people to become much more active. There is however a side effect, the very real problem of foot pain from this sudden increase in activity. The news and media are covering lots of stories of people injuring themselves whilst hunting the little monsters, mostly through spending too long on their feet. The tissues in the foot are susceptible to injury just like any other part of the body. Feet are capable of holding us up all day long and carrying us [...]