How we can help you

How podiatry can help you

Here at Footmech Podiatry, Iain Johnston (Podiatrist) provides a comprehensive approach to foot health. We believe in a holistic approach to dealing with your problems in order to solve them quicker than one normally would with an isolated approach. The integration of biomechanics of the feet and legs, to spinal function, enables us to synergise treatment, with a view to a longer lasting result.

Here at Footmech Podiatry we provide a comprehensive conservative approach to dealing with you musculoskeletal aches and pains. An Assessment that takes into account the whole body with emphasis on Foot up and Hip down. 

Balance, alignment, foot posture , muscle imbalances and pelvic anomalies are taken into account to determine the root cause of your condition. 

Simply making a diagnosis of site of pain, does not be necessarily determine cause of the pain. We aim to get to the cause to effect improvements and ultimately cure.Proof of success is determined by quicker responses to treatment approaches which are used synergistically to achieve an outcome.


Footmech Podiatry provides treatment for most foot conditions, including the specialist laser therapy for fungal nail infections and verrucae . We are able to assess, diagnose and prescribe treatment for a wide range of foot and foot related complaints. Where necessary, referral may be necessary to find the best treatment pathway.

Keeping up to date with the latest evidence based ‘hands on approaches’, like FMT ( foot manual therapy ) or Mobilisation, Acupuncture for the lower limb including Western dry needling and Chinese Acupuncture points, Soft Tissue Manipulation with a Range if massage techniques to improve muscle quality, reduce pain and increase range of movement.

The Stecco Fascial Manipulation Method is a new Biomechanical model in treating and improving function and reducing pain.

In addition we have Dan Grobler Biokinetics on hand to deal with additional complex non responsive problems . From top to toe, Dan has an exceptional wealth of therapeutic experience based on an ability to seek the cause of pain. Currently doing a PHD in shoulder rehab following on a Masters in Scoliosis. 

The combination of experience straddles 56 years combined in a private clinical environment. 

Call us if you are unsure about how we can help you. 

General foot Problems: corns and callus, hard skin, dry skin, verrucae, athletes foot, onychomycosis (nail fungus), ingrown toenails, thick nails, discoloured nails, curved nails.

Diabetic Footcare: diabetic foot assessements, pressure analysis, skin and nail management,  biomechanics.

Biochanical problems: foot, knee or leg pain, hip or back pain. Conditions like metatasalgia, mortons neuroma, sesamoiditis, arch pain, ankle pain, ankle instability and strain, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, medial tibial stress syndrome, shin pain, compartment syndrone, patellar femoral pain, runners knee, ITB (iliotibial band friction syndrome), recurring strains and sprains, hamstring strains, hip pain, trochanteric bursitis, groin pain, sciatica, lumbago, sacro-illiac joint pain.

Children’s problems: growing pains, flat feet, pigeon toed gait, knock knees, bow legged, hypermobility, postural complaints, severs disease, osgood schlatters, friebergs disease, osteochondritis, ankle instability.