ABOUT US

Since 1991 we have been looking after the Feet of North London providing Chiropody and Podiatry services at The Woodberry Foot Health Clinic in Muswell Hill.

We offer a complete solution for all your Foot and Ankle problems and concerns. From routine chiropody for corns and calluses through to foot and ankle surgery we will guide you to the best evidence based and effective treatments and investigations.

Under the clinical direction of Julian Livingstone, Consultant Podiatrist, our experienced clinical staff provide care tailored to your needs. Please feel free to contact us at the links below and look around our website for more information on our staff and services.

A vast number of injuries and pains of the lower back and limb are caused by how your feet function. At the Woodberry Foot Health Clinic we use state of the art diagnostic equipment to see if gait or posture is causing your back, hip, knee or foot pain providing the best evidence based treatment for your problems. We provide orthosis and a tailored rehabilitation program for non surgical treatment and can advise regarding recovery from lower limb and back surgery.

Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT, has emerged as a possible treatment option for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, Achilles problems and has even been used in non healing bones. ESWT delivers focused shock waves to the body. There is both a high-energy and low-energy form of ESWT, radial low energy shock wave requires no anesthesia and has a growing body of evidence to support its use.

Low-energy shock wave treatments are given as a series of three or more treatments. The low-energy shock waves are not painful, or only mildly painful. You can drive straight after each session and no further intervention is normally requires. You should not take anti inflammatory medication when having this treatment.

Shock wave therapy is thought to work by inducing micro trauma to the tissue. This microtrauma initiates a healing response by the body. This healing response causes blood vessel formation and increased delivery of nutrients to the affected area. The microtrauma is thought to stimulate a repair process and relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Mr Livingstone will always advise on the best treatment available for you and whether he feels you will be suitable for this treatment. Mr Livingstone currently provides ESWT at Spire Hospital Bushey, Spire Hospital Harpenden, The Clementine Churchill Hospital and 9 Harley Street as well as on the NHS

Get in Touch

Please contact Mr Livingstone for advice and treatment.