Podiatry & Chiropody

We have 5 practitioners all of whom have completed a 3 year, full-time course and are HCPC registered. We are licensed to use local anaesthetic as necessary.

Chiropody at Albury House:

Paola FletcherPaola Fletcher will continue to work here at Albury House.

Telephone: 01823 322516

As from 5th June 2017 we are expanding to include a second site. Here we will continue to provide our usual Chiropody and Podiatry services.

Our second site is at: The Foot and Gait Clinic, 31 Bridge Street, Taunton, TA1 1TQ.

Our number there will be 01823 256440

Website: www.thefootandgaitclinicltd.co.uk

We run several satellite clinics - at Bishops Lydeard Health Centre, Warwick House Health Centre, French Weir Health Centre and Comeytrowe Health Centre.

We offer home visits and also visit various Nursing Homes in and around the Taunton area.

We treat and offer relief for all the common foot complaints including thickened nails, corns, callus, hard skin, dry skin, Athlete's Foot, diabetic ulcers, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and more. We are able to refer patients for further investigations should it be necessary.

Our aim is to give professional service and comfort.


At the Foot and Gait clinic we are interested in the function of the lower limb and the movement of the body. The feet are the foundation of the body and the body pivots over the foot during movement. Malalignments in the feet can be reflected higher up the body causing problems at the knees, the hips, the low back.

These discrepancies are repeated thousands of times a day - every step for decades.

The feet are able to form the dual function of being stable enough to take a load and mobile enough to move. They can adapt to all sorts of terrain, they shock absorb and they give propulsion. The foot is beautifully designed to cope with all this if all the joints are functioning properly. Any disruption that alters the way the feet meet or leave the ground sets up a chain of pain and dysfunction.

For 30 years we have been studying and treating foot and gait problems and have pioneered a selection of effective techniques.

We like to have an initial 1 hour appointment. Please come with a selection of worn footwear and a pair of shorts. We assess the mobility of the joints and video the feet in action. The video is slowed down and viewed. From this we decide on a treatment plan. We may make a temporary pair of insoles for you to try, which will change the angles of the foot during gait. These are tailor-made to your feet on-site for you to try. We can adjust these easily as necessary. Once we are happy with the prescription we can take a cast and make a more permanent pair.

If we don't need to prescribe insoles we may prescribe exercises, stretching regimes, strapping and shoe advice.

Podiatry 1
Marian Barnacle
Podiatry 2
Eve Whyborn
Podiatry 4
Chris Nelson
Podiatry 6
Alicia Parr