The podiatry service assesses, diagnoses and treats disease and conditions affecting the foot, its structures and the lower limb.
The professional who treats these conditions is known as a podiatrist.
The aim is to relieve pain, treat skin and soft tissue wounds and conditions, and improve mobility and independence, in particular those with medical conditions (such as diabetes and circulatory problems) or musculoskeletal issues affecting their feet.
It helps patients in hospital care to return to home and community environments as quickly as possible through both prevention and cure.
Podiatrists play an important role in maintaining the mobility and tissue health of many patients with long term conditions through treating and monitoring foot health.
What podiatry at Frimley Health does
Our podiatry services are run from Wexham Park Hospital, Frimley Park Hospital and Heatherwood Hospital.
The service diagnoses and treats foot conditions, including foot ulcers and wounds that occur as a result of disorders such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and peripheral neuropathy.
Podiatry at both Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the foot, pain or discomfort in the lower limbs including children with development problems. The podiatry team work closely with orthopaedic consultants in the foot and ankle unit.
At all our hospitals, podiatrists work within multi-disciplinary teams including medical specialists and therapists from other departments, such as diabetology, rheumatology, vascular, paediatrics, plastics and pain clinics. We believe this collaborative approach is the best way to treat our patients.
Please bear in mind that treatment from the Frimley Health service is only available for inpatients or outpatients via consultant referral.
Less serious foot conditions, general foot care and on-going treatment are not available and people requiring these services should be referred to their local community podiatry services by their GP.
How to contact us
Wexham Park Hospital
Enquiries: 0300 615 4221
Principal podiatrist: Mr Arun Bhargava
Podiatry assistant: Denise Vick
Frimley Park Hospital
Enquiries: 01276 522637