Visiting a podiatrist for the first time?

The first thing is don’t be nervous, podiatry appointments are a very comfortable and easy experience. On your first visit we undertake a full foot health assessment, which involves a series of questions about your general health, what medication you take and any other problems you might have with your feet which are not visible. We then proceed to treat your feet during your first appointment.

Our Clinic

You enter into our reception area with a range of comfortable chairs, some with arms and others without. While you wait for your appointment there are a range of products for you to browse through or just pick up one of our many interesting books to read.

You will be called into one of our two modern clinic rooms where by the podiatrist will welcome you and discuss how they can help you today. Everything you discuss is confidential so don’t be afraid to ask, we are here to help.

Podiatry or Chiropody what’s the difference?

Podiatry is simply the new name for chiropody. The name was changed to podiatry in 1993 as it’s the international recognised name for a foot specialist.

It’s not just the name that has changed though, podiatry is a constantly evolving profession, the extensive training given to students over the 3 or 4 years of their full time course and the continuing education after graduation, enable a fully qualified HCPC registered Podiatrist to treat a vast array of footand lower limb problems as well.

Do you know the difference between a Foot Health Practitioner and a Podiatrist?

Many of those previously using the titles Chiropodist or Podiatrist who have not gained HCPC registration, either through choice or because they were not eligible, have now adopted the title ‘Foot Health Practitioner’ to replace Chiropodist / Podiatrist which they can no longer use.

A foot Health Practitioner might only have gained a few days practical tuition and the rest by correspondence to cover only basic foot care. After completing the course which can last around 6 months, students will call themselves “Fully trained and qualified Foot Health Practitioners”.

A Foot Health Practitioner is not to be confused with a Fully trained HCPC registered Podiatrist.

Why do I need to see a podiatrist?

Our feet contain a quarter of the bones in our entire bodies, in addition to various muscles, ligaments and joints. This makes them extremely vulnerable to injury and diseases that can affect the entire body.

Our Podiatrists totally understand the structure and movement of the foot and lower limbs. They are able to diagnose foot conditions, identify systemic overall health conditions that present with foot or lower limb symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment plans.

When I should see a Podiatrist?

You may be experiencing pain in your feet, ingrown or discoloured skin/nails, corns, skin rashes, foot odour, foot injuries, broader health problems such as diabetes or arthritis, recurrent tripping or falling, problems fitting comfortably in your regular shoes; or if you notice swelling, lumps, or redness on your feet or legs.

It is a common misconception that sore feet are a normal side effect from everyday activities. Yet research shows that only a fraction of individuals suffering from sore feet seek out professional advice.

Just as you would visit your dentist for a toothache, you should visit a podiatrist if you suffer from sore or tired feet and/or lower limbs.

Our Services

To schedule an appointment call us on 01323 890430

Nail Care.

Nail Care

Nail health is pivotal to comfortable feet that’s why at Seaford Podiatry and Chiropody a comprehensive assessment is carried out by one of our Podiatrists before the recommended treatment is carried out.

  • Routine nail cutting
  • Ingrowing nails
  • Hard to manage nails
  • Thickened nails
  • Fungal nail infection
Skin Care.

Skin Care

At times your feet mightdevelop hard skin from rubbing foot wear which can turn into a painful corn or you might have a fungal infection like athletes foot or a viral infection such as a verruca, left untreated can make walking uncomfortable.

At Seaford Podiatry and Chiropody we have a professional team of Podiatrists who are here to help.

  • Corns and callus
  • Verruca
  • Skin infection & Athletes foot
  • Cracked heels
  • Dry Skin
Diabetes Care.

Diabetes Care

Podiatrists are one of the essential professionals within diabetes care, and have a much under-rated role to play in preventing and managing foot complications amongst people with diabetes.

Our Podiatrists are on hand at every stage, be it prevention, concern about a foot problem, and dealing with genuine problems once they occur.Ideally you need to visit one of our Podiatrists at least annually for a risk assessment.

A variety of foot problems can arise when poor foot care fails to catch issues at an early stage. These may include:

  • Damage to the foot
  • Foot ulcers
  • Foot infections
  • Charcot’s joints
  • Amputation
Bio-mechanical Assessments (MSK).

Bio-mechanical Assessments (MSK)

A bio-mechanical assessment is an examination of your feet, legs hips, and general structure and how this relates to your walking pattern.

The assessment looks for any irregularity which may contribute to pain in your feet, limbs and back, or for abnormality which may contribute to callus or corn formation.

During your appointment the Podiatrist will ask you detailed questions about your problem and how this is affecting you. A full medical history will be taken to give a complete overview of your condition before a full visual examination.

Following your assessment the Podiatrist will talk to you about the best way to manage your symptoms. This may include footwear advice, the fitting of customised insoles (foot orthoses) and exercises.

Diabetes Care.

Nail Surgery

Thick, distorted or ingrown nails may give rise to pain and sometimes infection. Treatment in the clinic may relieve the symptoms for a while, but they often re-occur once the nailstarts to regrow. Nail surgery generally provides a permanent and safe answer to painful ingrown toenails.

Nail surgery is a routine minor procedure, undertaken under local anaesthetic, to relieve discomfort from ingrown and painful toenails. This is done by removing the offending section, or sometimes the whole toenail and treating the root to prevent it from growing back.

At Seaford Podiatry and Chiropody we have a professional team of Podiatrists who are here to help.

Meet The Team

All of our experienced Practitioners hold University BSc Hons Podiatry degrees and are members of the
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Bradley Lindfield

BSc Hons Podiatry
HCPC Registration CH35047

Lee Ireland

BSc Hons Podiatry
HCPC Registration CH33679

Rachel Nelson

BSc Hons Podiatry
HCPC Registration CH34134

James Wright

BSc Hons Podiatry
HCPC Registration CH32527

How to find us?

Our clinic is based in the heart of Seaford town, we are situated half way down the high street opposite the Old House.

When our building was built it was horse and carriages that ruled the roads so we don’t have any car parking, however you can be dropped off right outside the door or alternatively park in one of many carparks near by.

Seaford Podiatry and Chiropody Ltd
18 High Street
Seaford
East Sussex
BN25 1PG