Foot Health – Sam Binnington
As our feet take almost all of our body weight for large sections of the day, it’s easy to understand just how a problem with the foot can lead to pain and discomfort, not only in your feet, but also in other parts of the body.Whilst some of these issues are complex, and may require specialist treatment from either an orthotist or a podiatrist, many of the issues can be easily sorted by a qualified and experienced Foot Health Practitioner, particularly if you are unable to do some of the more simple things yourself.
These issues range from skin conditions such as Athlete’s Foot and cracked heels to nail issues, such as poorly trimmed or ingrowing toenails. Other common issues such as corns, calluses, verrucae and blisters can be treated by Foot Health Practitioners. If such conditions are left untreated, the pain may manifest itself in other parts of the body, particularly the knees, hips and back, as our walking and standing pattern changes to accommodate the pain.
Sam James, the Foot Health Practitioner based at the Burton Waters Clinic, can treat all of the conditions mentioned here, and others too. She can also give advice on footwear, which can also be the cause, or the solution, to many foot health issues. Book your appointment to see Sam today, putting foot pain behind you, and making every step a heavenly one!
Physiotherapist BSc (Hons) MCSP, MAACP, MHCPC – Richard Lacey
Richard is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has completed a degree in Sports & Exercise Development in 2004 and subsequently graduated as a physiotherapist from St. George’s Medical School in 2008. Since graduating he has worked in both the public and private health care service. He currently splits his time between Pro-Physio Health and working as a spinal team lead physiotherapist within the NHS where he is responsible for the treatment and management of individuals with acute and persistent complex musculoskeletal conditions.
He has gained valuable experience as a member of specialist orthopaedic teams in which he has worked closely with consultants and radiologists to asses, diagnose and treat complex conditions. He currently works as a lead physiotherapist in the foot & ankle clinic and has developed a care pathway for accelerated rehabilitation for post-operative Achilles tendon ruptures. He is also the lead physiotherapist in the rheumatology and pain team, where he manages complex cases of persistent pain and chronic conditions.
Richard is currently working towards his Master’s degree and has a keen interest in treating sports related injuries and managing persistent pain conditions. During his career he has gained valuable experience treating professional dancers, tri-athletes, footballers and basketball players and uses a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture and rehabilitation techniques to achieve patient specific goals.
Emotionally Aware Feeding – Jo Cormack
MA MBACP (reg)
Therapist and feeding consultant Jo Cormack of Emotionally Aware Feeding helps parents give their children a positive relationship with food. She offers a wide variety of workshops and classes across the county, including ‘How to FeedYourToddler’,‘Weaning with Confidence’ and ‘Solving Picky Eating’.
Jo also works with families on an individual basis when things are going wrong with feeding.
The way Jo works is different from much of the feeding support available; she specialises in the emotional, psychological and behavioural aspects of food and feeding rather than focusing on nutrition.You know what to feed your child – what Jo Cormack can help you with is how to feed them.
If you are worried about your child’s eating, this can be a huge source of stress that can affect the whole family. Book in to see Jo at the BurtonWaters Clinic and take the first step towards making a change. Find out more about Jo’s work by checking out her book War and Peas: end the battle with picky eaters.
Orthotics & Prosthetics – Pam Coulton
BSc (Hons) MBapo
Pam began her career in Orthotics in 1999, in a non clinical position, moving into a clinical role after graduating from the University of Salford with a 1st Class Honours degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Pam has a broad experience of clinical practice, with particular areas of interest being in complex paediatrics, spinal orthotics and lower limb biomechanics. Pam is a member of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO), and is registered with the UK Health and care Professions Council (HCPC).