WHAT IS PODIATRY?

A Podiatrist is a specialist in the foot and lower limb and holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Podiatry. At Podi Footcare we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of any lower limb and foot problem. We are driven by the goal to provide the best podiatry service possible to every person who comes in contact with our team.

We play a key role in preventing and treating the various health problems that have an impact on the foot and lower limb.

What can a Podiatrist do for me?

A fully qualified Podiatrist is a specialist in a number of areas. At Podi Footcare we provide a comprehensive range of treatments ensuring you get a premium foot health service.
These include:

OUR SERVICES

CHIROPODY

Routine Chiropody including the trimming of nails and reduction of callus and corns.

THE DIABETIC FOOT

Full diabetic foot health care including annual assessments.

PAIN RELIEF

Relief of pain caused by lesions such as corns and thickened nails or for pain in the foot, ankle and lower limb when performing everyday activities.

BIOMECHANICAL/CURATIVE SERVICES

Curative services such as prescription of custom and bespoke orthotics, stretching and strengthening rehabilitation plans and the introduction of more suitable footwear.

PREVENTATIVE CHECK-UP

Regular inspections of the feet allowing the early detection of foot and ankle problems.

EDUCATION INFO

At Podi Footcare we believe education = prevention and aids treatment. Therefore you will always be educated on ways to improve your foot health when attending an appointment with us.

ABOUT US

Podi Footcare is a patient orientated podiatry practice based in the centre of Castlebar, Co. Mayo with an easy access on-street clinic ensuring the highest podiatry standard is available to all patients of all abilities.

We believe in a patient-focused approach to our practice and all of the treatments and advice given to you will have your foot health, care and interests as our main priority.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

THE DIABETIC FOOT

Diabetes can cause a number of serious changes to your feet, it is suggested that you have your feet checked and tested for any neurological/vascular changes at least once a year by a qualified health professional.

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FUNGAL NAIL

A fungal nail or onychomycosis is the most common type of nail infection affecting approximately 10% of the population.

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BUNION

A bunion (Hallux abducto valgus) is a progressive degenerative disorder affecting the big toe. The deformity causes the big toe to move across towards the second toe leading to a lump on the side of the foot.

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PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis is the most common reason for heel pain. It is caused by an overuse of the plantar fascia tendon that connects your heel bone to your toes.

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INGROWN TOE NAIL

An ingrowing toenail or onychocryptosis is a common condition affecting your nails. It is most common on the big toenail but can occur within the smaller nails.

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THICKENED TOENAILS

Thickened or onychauxic nails can pose a serious problem to your foot health. When the nail becomes thickened the excessive pressure exerted on it can cause the skin beneath to eventually to break down and could lead to an ulceration.

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SHIN SPLINTS

Shin Splints is a common problem affecting runners and sports people of all ages. It is a result of the overuse and repeated trauma to the connective tissue surrounding the tibia(Shin bone).

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PAEDIATRIC FOOT

A child’s foot can present with many different problems as the child develops. A podiatrist can help identify the cause of your child’s foot pain and provide an effective treatment plan.

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Meet the team

ALISTAIR FRANCE

Podiatrist/ Chiropodist and co-owner of Podi Footcare

Alistair graduated from University and secured a position with the NHS in Homerton University Hospital London. Here he excelled at his work as a podiatrist and was promoted to a specialist in biomechanics and paediatrics just 7 months after starting in the NHS.

Now Alistair is looking forward to focusing his knowledge and experience in a private practice setting in the West of Ireland.

MEGAN STAUNTON

Podiatrist/ Chiropodist and co-owner of Podi Footcare

Megan graduated from University and pursued her podiatric career in St.George’s Hospital within the NHS in London. Here she treated a wide range of conditions in general chiropody, biomechanics, paediatrics and much more. In April 2017 Megan moved to Dublin and worked in a private practice setting.

Megan is excited to be coming home to Mayo and keen to use her professional skill set in her native county.

Opening Hours

MONDAY Home visits (Office closed)
TUESDAY - FRIDAY 10am - 6pm
SATURDAY 10am - 4pm (by appointment)

CONTACT US

Get in touch with us by phone or email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have.

Podi - Footcare Specialists

Main Street, Castlebar
Co. Mayo F23 ND98
info@podi.ie