Podiatry is a development of chiropody – a way of diagnosing and treating disorders of the lower limb. Podiatrists train for several years in order to fully treat conditions and rehabilitate people in foot and lower limb conditions. Deformities of the feet and nails are treated and prevented, corns and callus removed and general walking comfort is improved . Podiatry keeps people mobile and more active, relieving pain and treating infections. Often metabolic or rheumatological conditions, such as Diabetes and Arthritis, are detected early by treating and observing changes in the lower limb. Biomechanics is a dynamic, developing area involving improving lower limb health – orthotics (insoles) are prescribed to increase pain management and correct misalignments – benefitting musculoskeletal disorders and helping joint function in the whole body. This can also aid sports performance. Advice on blisters, chilblains and generally avoiding problems with the feet is given, along with choosing the most appropriate footwear.
Anne has graduated with distinction from Queen Margaret University’s BSc Podiatry programme. Laterally active as a student representative for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, she is currently involved with the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and is insured for full podiatry treatments including administering of local anaesthesia to explore nail growth conditions and prevent them from worsening . Although being trained in pharmacology as part of the Degree curriculum, Anne has had a developing interest in the field of natural health care and is always attentive to alternatives to allopathic medicine. Having obtained a previous BSc in Complementary Therapies, she has studied Reflexology to Degree level and has Diplomas in Swedish and Remedial/Sports Massage and Indian Head Massage. In this sphere, Anne has successfully treated a variety of clients in clinical and corporate settings, having especially enjoyed working for the Thistle Foundation in Edinburgh. Anne is keen to further this holistic interest further and plans to incorporate a treatment called Marigold Therapy, an adjunct of homeopathy specifically suited to treating foot disorders. Akin to his, she hopes to offer future treatments involving acupuncture for analgesic effect in lower limb conditions – heel pain, plantar fasciitis and general pain involving inflammation and joint disturbance. Having gained merits consistently in research evaluation/audit modules, Anne is keen to conduct clinical research for peer reviewed journals, and promote further opportunities for complementary health research in connection with podiatry.
Born and raised in Scotland, with strong connections in Canada, Anne enjoys exploring the beautiful countryside offered by this native country by bicycle (even the hills)! She is often concerned with wildlife conservation and ecological projects, is a music lover, enjoys all kinds of movies, and has a special appreciation for the stars from the ‘golden era’ and is pleased to state her all time favourite actor as Jack Lemmon!
30minute appointments = £30. Full medical history taken on 1st appointment, treatment plan discussed (Edinburgh) .
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