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Having been involved in podiatry full time for the last forty years I am conversant with traditional tried and tested forms of treatment; however I am committed to the implementation of modern advanced techniques to provide the most effective and efficient treatment that is currently available.

A particular area of interest is the prescription and manufacture of various forms of biomechanically based foot orthoses for the treatment of conditions relating to stance and gait, affecting the lower limb and spine. I now use a white light laser scanner which allows the captured images of the feet to be directly emailed to a laboratory where foot orthoses can be computer designed and manufactured, speeding up the manufacturing process and allowing identical duplicate orthoses to be manufactured if required. I also have the facilities to manufacture foot orthoses by hand for feet or conditions that are not suitable for computerised manufacture.

The effective treatment of verrucas and warts has always been problematic. There are many different forms of treatment probably indicative that there is not one really good one, until now. A significant investment has been made in a Swift Microwave Unit which delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose, quickly destroying all infected tissue to a predetermined depth. Without the need for local anaesthetics or post operative dressings, treatment times are five to ten seconds.

Nail surgery is performed on a regular basis for problem nails that fail to respond to conservative treatment. Appointments are always available for patients requiring regular foot maintenance for the alleviation of hard skin and corns or simple reduction of normal nails.

I can supply a range of prescription only medicines such as antibiotics, and have rights of Consultant referral should this prove necessary.

Treatments and Services I can undertake include

  • Chiropody
  • Foot Orthoses and Gait Analysis
  • Nail Surgery
  • Verrucas and Warts

This is not an exhaustive list, if you would like to chat with me about any treatments, services and procedures, please give me a call on Tel: 01529 305066.

Qualifications and Career History

  • Diploma in Chiropody : New College Durham 1979
  • State Registration CPSM 1979
  • Post Graduate Diploma Biomechanics : Strathclyde University 1988
  • BSc(Hons) Podiatry : Brighton University 1990
  • Diploma in Podiatric Medicine : Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 1990
  • Prescription Only Medicines Certified
  • State Registration No. CH7318
  • Registered with The Health and Care Professions Council
  • 1979 - 1981 : South Lincolnshire Health Authority
  • 1981 - Present : Private Practice in Sleaford and Waddington, UK
Peter Ratcliffe

Registration number CH07318


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