Most of us suffer with painful feet at some time in our lives. Mobility and independence are essential to the quality of life and should not be considered a luxury. Unfortunately, for many, immobility is because of painful feet.
Our HCPC Registered Podiatrists are qualified to provide a wide range of treatments. These range from the very specialised, such as biomechanics and sports injuries, to more routine treatments and common ailments. If you require advice on :- Removal of callous and corns, nail management, verrucae, biomechanical assessment, provision of orthotics, sports injuries, joint mobilisation, physical therapies, footwear advice and modifications, advice on prevention of foot problems then contact us and we can assist you in alleviating such problems.
Click for our Podiatry and Chiropodist treatments for dry skin and ingrowing toenails to diabetic footcare and injuries.Our treatments
Laser therapy employs low power or ‘soft’ laser light to aid the natural healing process of the body safely and effectively.Find out more
We use microwave energy, delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat infected tissue or skin lesions.Find out more
In response to the Government's statement, dated 23rd March 2020, requiring everyone to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, we have brought forward the launch of our virtual clinic.
From Monday 30th March 2020 patients will be able to be seen, for free, using our virtual clinic. You are able to book a virtual clinic appointment here: (Footcheck Virtual Clinic).
The virtual clinic will be available for half hour appointments between 11:00 and 15:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The virtual clinic is open to new and existing patients from anywhere within the UK, not just local to Whitby.
You will be seen by one of either Lindsey or Suzanne representing Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry Whitby through the virtual clinic, and you will be able to be seen for any and all foot problems you may be suffering with.
Lindsey qualified in 1988 from Durham School of Podiatry as a State Registered Chiropodist. Lindsey then returned to Durham in 1993 and qualified with a BSc in Podiatric Medicine.Read more...
After working in a private practice in Guisborough and briefly for the NHS, Lindsey set her own practice up in 1989 at Mulgrave place, Whitby. Two years later Lindsey moved to Hunter Street and developed the Hunter Street Podiatry practice for 23 years before moving to the Green Lane Centre in 2013.
When fundholding for GP practices was introduced in 1991 Lindsey was asked to set up a six month pilot Podiatry scheme for Egton Medical Practice to see if it could be rolled out nationally. It was so successful Lindsey stayed for Eight years! These clinics are now present in most GP practices all over the country.
Lindsey specialises in Biomechanics (Musculo- Skeletal Care) with Prescription Orthotics, helping patients with painful joints/muscles and sports people to achieve their full potential of movement.
Sue qualified in 1999 with a BSC in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Salford. Suzanne then worked in Private Practice in Manchester for a few years before relocating with her family to Whitby.Read more...
Sue started working In the NHS at Whitby Hospital for over 11 years.She briefly retired before joining Lindsey in private practice.
Suzanne has a wealth of experience with a special interest in wound healing and nail surgery.
Suzanne's family have all grown and flown now and she is enjoying time with her first grandchild, she also spends her spare time walking her two dogs with Lindsey and her two dogs on the beach and on the moors
The Podiatry profession in the UK is subject to careful monitoring and regulation. These systems are in place to protect the public from sub-standard levels of care, and to ensure that practitioners always know to which standards they should be working to.
There can be many reasons for this, but a common one we see at Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry is a lack of understanding on what makes one shoe better than another and not knowing when a shoe has passed its used by date and should be replaced.
Pressure gait analysis gives a detailed insight into the forces impacting on the foot when walking or running. This information allows us to identify areas of the foot that maybe under a higher pressure load which over time can cause pain, injury, fractures and pressure ulcers of the skin.
At the Foot Hub Whitby, we treat a lot of patients with shin soreness, and it doesn’t matter if they’re a seasoned professional sports person or a weekend warrior.
Perhaps you have been told by a friend, a concerned family member, or a health professional that you have a heel spur but they can only be guessing!
The insoles are a clever innovative piece of equipment that can quantify the movement of the body with different mobility disorders such as neurological, orthopaedic, age related or sporting injuries...
I have been using a laser in practice for 25 years now and have long realised the great outcomes that can be achieved by them, so after extensively researching the Class 4 MLS laser, which is quite unique to other class 4 lasers in that it doesn’t emit heat, I realised this was the laser I wanted to upgrade to...
Preparing for a marathon or a half marathon takes dedication and a lot of time, applying these simple tips can make the experience a more positive one...
Many people think they have ingrowing toenails when in fact what they have are involuted (curved) or thickened nails...
Dogs have always been a large part of my life, I have never known a time without a dog from being a small child through to an adult, after having my own children and working full time...
Infection control is something Podiatrists alongside all the medical profession take very seriously. Reducing the transmission of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and fungal infections...
Is muscle memory a thing? Yes, it is! Not that we have mini brains in our muscles as the brain is definitely located in the head! But there is no doubt that our muscles remember movement...
Verrucae are caused by infection in the skin from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They are often harmless and can disappear on their own, but sometimes...
(from Podiatrists who were at the finish line)
Fascial is a band or sheet of three-dimensional connective tissue, primarily made of collagen it surrounds every tissue, muscle, tendon, nerves, blood vessels and organs of the body...
Winter time can be quite harsh on the feet, they go from a warm centrally heated houses to artic conditions outside, which takes...
This is the most common heel pain complaint we see in clinic. It is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia caused...
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the cause of warts and verrucae, they can appear anywhere on the skin but are mostly seen...
Most people wouldn’t really think of a melanoma on the feet and legs, but they do present there...
In the UK, the answer is NO - Only a Medical Doctor with the letters MBBS, MBCHB after their name or someone who has a Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D can call themselves a `Doctor`. Podiatric surgeons are Podiatrists that have gone on to qualify as surgeons who specialise in foot surgery, they work within the NHS and Private practice.
Yes, usually and appointments can be offered that week, unless holidays/illness cause a delay.
No, but a Doctor may refer you for a treatment.
The appointment will last 30 minutes. A comprehensive medical history will be taken and depending on the problem presenting the Podiatrist will be able to complete a normal treatment of Nails cutting, callus, corns and verruca, however if the treatment needs more time ie Laser, Biomechanical Assessment, Microwave, Diabetic/vascular assessment, the podiatrist will rebook a more time appropriate appointment.
Please bring an up to date prescription list if the medical history form (Link) has not been completed online prior to the appointment, as medical practitioners it is very important that we know this information before a treatment plan is made. We will often contact the GP informing them of our treatment plan or for a referral.
Some firms will give the full amount but most pay a half of the treatment cost. Please check with your provider, receipts are provided if requested.
None at all now, Podiatrist is a modern universal global name.
The instruments are manually cleaned, ultrasonically cleaned and then autoclaved. All instruments are identifiable and traceable to each patient. Governed by strict practice guidelines by the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists.
DPodM or BSc (Podiatry) Podiatric Medicine- This signifies that the Podiatrist has completed a full three year training course at an approved institution. Originally this was a Diploma in Podiatric medicine –DpodM but was later changed to a degree course- BSc. Please note Dip Pod Med is not the same as DPodM.
SRCh- State Registered Chiropodist. Since July 2003 this title has been disbanded although it is still likely to be used by many Podiatrists for a while as it may still be expected by the general public that a Podiatrist is Fully Qualified. The current form of Registration with the state is given by the HCPC. (For more information go to the link)
MChs, SoCaP or FChs – this means the podiatrist is a member or a fellow of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. A practicing member of this society will have professional indemnity insurance cover. F.C.Pod(S)- is a Podiatrist that has then gone on to train as Podiatric Surgeon
The Podiatry/ Chiropody profession has, over many years tried to “Close the Profession”, which basically means by being called a Podiatrist/Chiropodist you are getting treated by a fully qualified, State Registered Professional with the appropriate training and insurance.
Podiatry as with all professions allied to the HCPC have to complete a comprehensive profile of continued learning post initial qualifications otherwise being struck off the register is a reality. This continued learning enables all professions including Podiatry to be up to date with all recent medical advancements and developments.
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