This page is a printable version of: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/podiatry/podiatry.htm
Date: 25 September 2023
The Podiatry Department is operating as usual during the current stage of the Covid 19 pandemic. Please adhere to current Government advice and contact your clinic to cancel your appointment if within the last 7 days you or someone you live with has experienced the following symptoms:
A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
Please wear a face covering to your appointment and use the hand gel provided. Call buzzers can be issued at our St Mary's clinic is the maximum number of patients in the waiting room is reached.
Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
Welcome to the podiatry department web pages, which are designed to provide patients and staff with more information and advice about the service. Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg with podiatrists working to improve the mobility, independence and the quality of life for patients by providing treatment for a wide range of problems affecting the feet.
Podiatry treatment is offered at the following clinic locations:
St Mary’s Hospital, Newport 01983 534933
Ryde Health & Wellbeing Centre, Ryde 01983 618444
Arthur Webster Clinic, Shanklin 01983 862367
East Cowes Health Centre, East Cowes 01983 552532
Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater 01983 534933
NHS podiatry treatment on the Isle of Wight is currently only available to those who fall into either of the following groups:
WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE NAIL CUTTING ONLY.
The service provides four branches of specialist care.
MSK Podiatry (Biomechanics): for patients with foot pain or deformity. We hold biomechanical assessment clinics at St Mary’s, Ryde, Arthur Webster to assist in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal imbalance, to enhance mobility, reduce pain and limit potential future complications.
Click here for a footwear advice leaflet
Click here for an orthoses (insoles) advice leaflet
Nail surgery: for patients with ingrowing toenails, traumatised, thickened or distorted nails, or those with long-standing history of infection, ingrown or thickened fungal nail infections where the removal of part or all of the nail will offer some relief.
Click here for advice prior to Nail Surgery
Click here for advice following Nail Surgery
Routine foot care: for patients defined as high and medium risk, in order to maintain mobility, improve their quality of life and promote independence.
Diabetic Foot Service: for patients at high risk of active ulcerations in order to prevent amputations and reduce hospital admissions.
The service is managed by Stephanie Stanley, Consultant Podiatrist supported by a team of 17 podiatrists and 4 administrative staff. Community clinic co-ordinators work in the community clinics (except Freshwater) to assist patients at reception.