Opening Times
Monday - 08.00 to 13.00
Tuesday - 10.30 to 18.30
Wednesday - 08.00 to 18.30
Thursday - 11.30 to 18.30
Friday - 08.00 to 13.00
Out-of-hours appointments available.
Telephone 01925 264360
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Welcome to Hallam Podiatry
Hallam Podiatry aims to offer you extensive podiatry and chiropody treatments with the highest level of care throughout the South Manchester and North Cheshire area.

Hallam Podiatry is headed by Suzanne Hallam, who has over 20 years experience within healthcare, both privately and in the public sector.
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Podiatry
Podiatry is a branch of medicine dedicated to foot and lower limb conditions. Podiatrists are trained to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent a range of conditions related to the lower limb. These conditions include musculoskeletal problems, defects and injuries to foot specific problems such as fungal toenails, verrucae, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses.

The treatment objective is to restore mobility, independence and quality of life. A podiatrist is trained to degree level and is registered through the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC are the regulatory body which ensure the practitioner has met the necessary standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. You can check the register to ensure your podiatrist has the necessary qualifications by visiting http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/


PODIATRIST AND REGISTERED NURSE
Suzanne Hallam
BSc (Hons) Podiatry, BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, DipHE in Health Studies, M.Ch.S
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Suzanne has a first class honours degree in Podiatric medicine from Salford University and a first class honours degree in nursing studies validated through Manchester University.  Her other qualifications include a diploma in higher education in Health Studies, intensive care nursing and teaching & assessing in clinical practice courses.
 
Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience working within healthcare both privately and in the public sector and has had experience in haematology, critical care and cardio-thoracics, attaining the post of Sister in intensive care. She has also worked as part of a senior nurse review team assessing and improving the efficiency and quality of care for patients accessing the NHS, it was during this time she became a subject expert for the Royal College of Nursing. With this knowledge and experience, Suzanne is able to look holistically at her patients, ensuring they receive the best possible care utilising the most up-to-date research based evidence.

As a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, membership of the Royal College of Nursing, registration with the Health Care Professionals Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Suzanne has met the standards required to provide the highest level of podiatry care. These achievements, coupled with continued professional development ensure that your feet are in safe hands.

YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT AT HALLAM PODIATRY
What to expect

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your first appointment in order to complete a health questionnaire. This will include current medications so it is advisable to bring a list with you.
 
During the consultation Suzanne will discuss any health-related issues and concerns and ask a number of questions to assist diagnosis. Once the examination is complete the treatment options will be discussed prior to treatment.

Following treatment further advice will be given and follow up appointment made if required.
GENERAL TREATMENTS
Hard Skin / Corns / Callus
Hard skin corns and callus build up over high pressure areas on the foot.  They can be caused by your footwear and/or your foot anatomy.  Treatment includes removal of the hard skin / corn / callus using skilled scalpel work.  Advice will be given during the appointment to improve the condition of your feet and help prevent the re-occurrence of the problem

Thickened / Fungal Nails
Thickened fungal nails can be thinned down to improve their appearance and comfort.  Advice regarding treatment will be given during the appointment
 
Ingrown Toe Nails
An ingrown toe nail is one that pierces the skin surrounding the nail.  It can be extremely painful.  In more severe cases, it can cause pus and bleeding requiring antibiotics. The podiatrist will remove the part of the nail which has pierced the skin and give advice with regard to nail cutting, footwear and future care/ treatment
 
Verrucae
Verrucae are warts which usually develop on the sole of the foot.  Most will resolve themselves within 18months to 2 years.  Others, particularly those on weight-bearing areas can be painful often due to the buildup of hard skin over the surface.  Treatment options will be discussed on your first visit which include;
 
• Skilled scalpel treatment, advice regarding home treatments
• Application of acid-based products (stronger than over the counter treatments)
• Cryotherapy – freezing of the verrucae (Please note extra charge of £8)
 
Diabetic Foot Screen
Specialist Foot Health Screening for people with diabetes.   Suzanne will provide a comprehensive assessment of the neurological and vascular supply to the lower limb and will include advice in caring for your feet when you have diabetes.  A full report can be sent to your GP should you wish
SPECIALIST TREATMENTS
Biomechanical Assessment

This involves an assessment of foot and lower limb and how it functions.  Depending on the findings you may be prescribed stretching/strengthening exercises and/or an insole/orthotic device.
 
Nail Surgery

Nail surgery is a permanent solution to ingrowing toenails and other painful nail conditions. It involves the removal of part (partial) or all (total) of the problematic nail.  The procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic. This procedure should take approximately an hour, following which you will be advised to rest with your feet up for the day.  It is not usually necessary to take time off work but this will depend on your occupation.  The healing period can vary depending on the type of surgery carried out and is generally between 4 -10 weeks. During this time the toe/s will need to be bathed daily in salt water and redressed with a dry dressing. It is advisable to refrain from sporting or vigorous activity until the area heals. Prices vary depending on the type of nail surgery and the number of toes requiring treatment.
Hallam Podiatry, 12 Lindi Avenue, Grappenhall
Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 2SJ

Telephone : 01925 264360

Opening Times
Monday - 08.00 to 13.00
Tuesday - 10.30 to 18.30
Wednesday - 08.00 to 18.30
Thursday - 11.30 to 18.30
Friday - 08.00 to 13.00

Contact us for out-of-hours appointments.