Our podiatrists offer advice & treat all foot and leg conditions. Expert foot care to maintain an active life.

Making strides in podiatry and chiropody across Cheshire

Chiropody (also known as podiatry) is a registered and regulated health profession specialising in the clinical diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide range of conditions affecting the human foot, nails, ankle and lower limbs. The most common problems affecting the foot are conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal nail infections, calluses, corns, verrucas, plantar fasciitis, and foot pain, to mention just a few. At Forest Hill Practice in Tarporley we also manage foot problems related to chronic medical conditions such as Diabetes, providing lower limb vascular and neural assessment.

Podiatry conditions we treat include:

  • • Corns and Calluses (hard skin) • Thickened and Bruised Toenails • Ingrowing Toenails (anaesthetic available) • Verrucas treated by acid, cryotherapy or pain-free laser • Ulcer care (Diabetic care and high risk management provided) • Fungal Infections • Athletes Foot • Arthritic Foot Problems • Chiropody Conditions in Children • Rigid Foot Types • Heel Spurs • Flat Feet • Plantar Fasciitis • Heel Pain & heel Spurs • Big Toe Pain • Metatarsalgia • Foot Stress Fractures • Bunions • Hallux Limitus • Morton’s Neuroma • Foot/Leg Ligament & Tendon Problems • Ankle Sprains • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome • Patellofemoral Syndrome • Compartment Syndromes • Abnormal Pelvis Mechanics • Excessive Pronation • Running Style • and More

Specialised podiatry services


Podiatry is the field of healthcare specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and aspects of the lower limb. Common conditions affecting the foot are: toe nail problems, such as ingrown toenails and fungal nail infections, verrucas, and corns & calluses. Our team of specialist podiatrists (chiropodists) diagnose and treat all foot ailments and have a profound knowledge in a variety of specialist areas. We also manage Diabetic patients and other systemic conditions, which involve vascular and neural/neurological assessment.


Sarah Johnson has completed a Masters Degree in Podiatric Biomechanics and is Forest Hill Practice's biomechanical and musculoskeletal expert. She can diagnose and treat foot and podiatry problems affecting all ages, specialising in musculoskeletal ailments and biomechanical dysfunction.
Her expertise in podiatry covers the diagnosis and management of a range of foot conditions: in particular the identification of structural issues that can be associated with pain or injury – looking at the foot as part of a dynamic lower limb system; and not only looking at the feet but also back and knee problems.
Sarah has an in-depth understanding of how the foot moves and interacts with the ground when you walk, enabling her to observe subtle variations in foot function that can lead to increased stress on the skin of the foot leading to blisters, calluses, bunions and more serious podiatry conditions. She also uses a range of advanced diagnostic tools such as barefoot pressure analysis, video gait analysis and biomechanical profiling to ensure the most effective treatment plan.
A full understanding of the podiatry musculoskeletal system allows our podiatrists to treat each individual accordingly, often with a combination of treatments. For example, although orthotics can often play an important role in correcting gait, they alone are not always the answer. A combined therapy programme incorporating stretching and strengthening exercises, or possible lifestyle changes usually needs to be incorporated to achieve the optimum outcome.

Podo-Paediatrics (Children's Podiatry)

We don't just develop foot problems in adulthood. Many children also struggle with foot and lower limb problems. Forest Hill's podiatrists assess children of all ages across Tarporley and Cheshire.

High-Risk Patients

Forest Hill Practice has a keen interest in podiatry (chiropody) care for the high risk patient, for example patients with systemic conditions such as Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Skin and nail conditions of the foot are also common amongst patients with these medical conditions.

Laser Treatment: Fungal Nails, Verrucas & More

Our Podylas laser is one of only 12 in the UK and provides clients with clinically proven and effective removal of fungal nails, verrucas, and thread veins in the lower leg. Low level laser is also a very effective treatment for musculoskeletal problems and provides excellent pain relief.
For certain chronic or more advanced foot and nail conditions such as fungal nails, verrucas, chronic corns, scarring, foot pain, spider veins, etc., standard chiropody procedures sometimes only manage the symptoms rather than treating the cause.
But, with the huge advances in laser technology, our podiatrist can now treat these chronic conditions quickly, effectively and, in some cases, painlessly with our state-of-the-art S30 PODYLAS™ laser — the most powerful laser in an approximate 60-mile radius from our Tarporley, Cheshire podiatry clinic.
Visit our S30 PODYLAS Laser page for more information about this incredible treatment and the many foot and nail conditions it can improve.

Verruca Needling/Multiple Puncture

Verrucas are caused by a virus and are infected cells present in the outer layers of the skin. With veruca needling, a needle is used to puncture the verruca, moving infected cells deeper into the tissue and thus they are more easily detected by the body's immune system.
The needling procedure is carried out painlessly, after the affected area has been numbed using a local anaesthetic. The verucca is punctured multiple times, this stimulates the body's immune response system into producing antibodies to fight the virus that causes verrucas.
Often only the main lesion needs to be treated which may then result in the spontaneous resolution of all verrucas. Unlike treatments using acids which can need repeated/regular treatment for resilient verrucas, needling usually only requires one application, although sometimes a further treatment is needed.
Results should be visible in just a few weeks but can take a number of months whilst the body builds up immunity and most patients experience little, if any, discomfort.

Ingrown Toenails/Nail Surgery

Our podiatrists offer advice and treatment for painful and troublesome toe nails, also providing preventative maintenance and/or surgery (partial or total nail avulsion) if required. A partial nail avulsion is the removal of a small section of nail with phenolisation under local anaesthesia to give a long-term solution to an involuted or ingrowing toe nail.

About our podiatrists

Sarah Johnson M.Ch.S., BSc. (Hons). Podiatrist Specialist
Sarah achieved her Masters in Podiatry Biomechanics thus specialises in biomechanical dysfunction and orthotic prescriptions. She also has a keen interest in paediatric complaints.

Having graduated with a degree in sports psychology in 2008, Ollie returned to study Podiatry at the University of Salford graduating with a first class (Hons) degree in 2014.He has experience from a variety of private practices working with everyone from elite athletes to children enjoying sport for the first time. He has also qualified with a PGCert in Podiatric Sports Medicine from Queen Mary University London making him one of a handful of podiatrists in the country with this qualification. (Along with Sarah) This has allowed him to gain experience in diagnostic ultrasound, injection therapy, rehabilitation and orthotic therapy as part of a treatment plan.Ollie has a particular interest in running injuries, assessing individuals biomechanics and how this can be a factor in injury development.
Maria Edwards MChS, SRCh, DPodM
Maria has over 25 years’ experience, having worked within the NHS in London and Chester. She has excellent experience in general treatments, nail surgery and the Diabetic foot. Maria is able to treat and advise on a huge variety of foot problems and easily builds rapport with her patients to provide the best individual care. Maria has been with Forest Hill Practice since October 2015.

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If you would like more information or to book a chiropody/podiatry appointment. Please contact our friendly team.
  • 29a Forest Road, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0HX
  • Tel: 01829 731 360

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