We provide a range of different services including:
Assessment clinics: Assessment and diagnosis, formulation of treatment plan, health education and initial treatment take place at this visit. We aim to provide short courses of treatment and discharge patients where appropriate, but prioritise those at highest risk of limb threatening foot problems. Following assessment, referral to one of our specialist clinics detailed here may follow, or a course of podiatry treatment may be provided.
Diabetes and wound clinics: Monitoring and treatment of people with diabetes, mainly those at high risk, although new diabetes assessments are also seen here. The majority of foot ulcerations are seen by our staff working within the multidisciplinary team at The James Cook University Hospital. We also hold wound clinics for those without diabetes, and a vascular clinic for patients with PVD.
Rheumatology: also based within James Cook, provides podiatry care, biomechanical assessment, insole and orthotic provision and shoe fitting.
Nail surgery: Fast access and a high success rate of 95 – 100%, this service is available in the One Life Centre, Middlesbrough, and Redcar Primary Care Hospital, and offers a permanent solution for many nail problems
Biomechanical assessment: Following a detailed lower limb assessment, exercises and in-shoe orthotics are used as part of a course of treatment for various foot and leg conditions.
In shoe orthotics: The podiatry department provide casted orthotics and corrective, protective and cushioning insoles for our patients, as well as for patients from other services such as musculoskeletal, physiotherapy and podiatric surgery
Verrucae: We offer assessment and advice for verrucas and a course of caustic therapy for suitable patients if the lesions are painful or spreading
Who do we work with?
We work with people of any age who have a clinical need for podiatry or nail surgery who have been referred by a GP or healthcare professional.
We are a team of 33 dedicated people currently working in a number of locations south of the River Tees.
Where are we based?One Life
TS1 3QY Tel: 01642 737807
When are we available?
Our phone lines are open from 8.45am to 4pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.
How to refer?
The podiatry service is available by a referral from GP or healthcare professional for people with a clinical need registered with a GP in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland.