Patricia Lavelle MAR FHP CNHC Foot Health Treatments, Holistic Foot Therapies & Reflexology for Dumfries & Galloway

The Foundation of The Body

You may be surprised at the link between your feet, and the health of your entire body! By understanding the impact of your feet and legs on your health, you can be more physically active, and improve your health. And nothing is more important than that!

They tell a much bigger story: Your feet and lower limbs are often a critical factor in developing or avoiding non communicable health diseases elsewhere in your body. Even if it doesn't immediately seem connected to foot health, the link is real. Think obesity, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a range of other conditions.

Foot Health Care Appointments

An important relationship exists between the health of our feet and our overall well-being. Discomfort experienced in the feet often affects not only our mobility, but also our quality of life - our health relates to how are feet are feeling

Our clinic provides a more holistic approach to foot health care along with high professional standards

Some examples of the types of conditions we treat are

  • Corns
  • Callus
  • Painful feet
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Planter Fasciitis
  • Nail care
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Verrucae's
  • Cracked Heels
  • Bunion pain relief and care
  • Treatment of athlete's foot and fungal infections

    Treatment of these conditions may include
    techniques including scalpel work for corns and callous

  • Corn removal techniques
  • Verruca -MacGyver Cure
  • Visual gait analysis
  • Padding and strapping
  • Myofascial massage therapy
  • Reflexology Techniques
  • Foot Mapping
  • Footwear advice
  • Swollen feet and toe tension treatment

    Please feel free to contact us for any advice or information , we will always be happy to help 07789 2468 33

    Feet are a work of art! Or at least Leonardo Da Vinci thought so when he said, ‘The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. Did you know that your foot contains 28 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and 250,000 sweat glands? Your feet support your entire body and need to work well for you to be active and healthy.
    Foot Care, Dumfries and Galloway

  • Did you know…

    Your feet house a quarter of the bones in your entire body? This is why it is so important to ensure your shoes fit properly!

    Want to ensure your shoes fit correctly? Look no further than your thumb! You should leave about one thumb-width (1.5cm) of space between the tip of your longest toe and the front end of the shoe you are fitting for. This is because as you move, your foot slides forward. If your toes are touching the front end of your shoes, then they are too small! Remember – your longest toe may not necessarily be your big toe!

    Professional Foot Care. Foot and Ankle NERVES

    Sporting Injuries

    Do you experience pain after exercising? Here are some of the most common sporting injuries, which can affect your legs and feet – to explain why they occur, and how your foot health practitioner can help.

  • Painful knees or hips?
    Sore knees and hips are caused by many reasons, but often surprisingly, this pain can be caused by your gait, which is the way you walk. A foot health practitioner doesn't just focus on the feet, they can look at the bio-mechanics of your foot and lower limb region to assess the potential cause of any hip or knee pain.

  • Painful ball of the foot?
    This can make walking - or any exercise-very challenging! You might have a stress fracture or a neuroma. When it comes to likely causes for a painful ball of the foot., the list of possibilities is endless. Make sure you book in with your foot practitioner to have this properly assessed and treated.

  • A bruised toenail?
    This is caused by haematoma. A haematoma is a bleed under the nail, which can be caused by ill-fitting shoes when running or hiking. The first thing you may want to do is check the fit of your shoes is correct - and see your foot practitioner if symptoms don't improve.

  • Sleep Clinic

    These days, many people are feeling the effects of an energy crisis. Not within our environment but one within our own body.
    Your sleep cycles are approximately 70 to 100 minutes each cycling through phases of REM - non REM sleep, plus all of the steps in between.
    Each phase is correlated with specific regeneration or detoxification of cells and organs throughout your body.
    Unstable blood sugar levels?
    It doesn't matter how much time you spend in bed if your sleep cycles are not healthy. Disrupted REM sleep, for example has been found to be associated with irritability and difficulty concentrating.
    Magnesium contributes to healthy nerves
    Foot Care, Dumfries and Galloway

    Plantar Fasciitis Relief

    What is plantar fasciitis?
    Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a piece of strong, thick tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the toes, creating the arch of the foot.

    Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and can develop as a result of overstretching, overuse or a medical condition.

    Plantar fasciitis is often associated with a heel spur, a spike of bone poking out from the heel bone, although many people have heel spurs without any pain.

    Verruca - MacGyver Cure

    It's the MacGyver cure - strapping a piece of tape to get rid of warts. In fact, a new study finds it's just as effective as those liquid nitrogen treatments, which upset many children.

    "The use of tape appears promising as a safe and nonthreatening treatment for children and adults, writes lead author Dean R Focht III, MD, a pediatric resercher with the Madigan Army Medical Centre in Tacoma, Washington.

    Foot Pain, Foot Health Care, Castle Douglas

    Diabetic Foot Clinic

    Feet are often the first place to show such diabetic-related symptoms. This is why it is so important to pay attention to any such changes in your feet if you have diabetes.

    Dr. Ivan Pavlov found practically any stimulus can act as a conditioning stimulus to produce a conditioned response.
    In 1904 he was awarded the Nobel prize for his discovery of the secretory nerves of the pancreas. Do you know which hormone the pancreas releases? this hormone is the number one towards the cure for diabetes.
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