Podiatry & Orthotics

Footcare Services

Podiatry

Did you know the average 60 year old will have walked  around the Earth about 4 times. 

Good Footcare is essential  for everyone but people with Diabetes, Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis need to be extra careful.  Serious complications such as foot ulcers or amputations are avoidable and you can also avoid pain, distress, reduced fitness for everyday life, time lost at work and loss of earnings by simply putting a care plan in place.

tip symbolAim to have a foot assessment with a Podiatrist at least once a Year

Diabetes Ireland opened its first Care Centre in Dublin, 2014 and  opened a second centre in Cork in June 2016.

Book Dublin Podiatrist
01 842 8118

We provide an excellent Podiatry service at these centres which is affordable, fast, effective and has no long waiting lists. We recruit people with many years of clinical experience to ensure you receive a high quality service.

In 2015,  451 Irish people with diabetes had a lower limb amputation

A further 2,400  had to stay in hospital for foot ulceration treatment

Up to 80% of this can be avoided with
good, regular Foot Care

 

Book Cork Podiatrist
021 427 4229

Diabetes Ireland Care Centre

Podiatry services includes

  • A Diabetic Foot Screen and Assessment
  • Foot Care and Nail Care Advice and Education
  • Callus & Corn Removal
  • Specialised Footwear and Sock (subsidised prices)
  • Shoe Fitting
  • Communication with your GP where necessary
  • Appropriate Referrals, when required
  • Biomechanical Assessment for Orthotics

Orthotics are shoe inserts made from a mold of your feet and are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.

Meet our Team 

Specialist Diabetes Podriatrist

Graeme Fisher       Dublin & Cork   

Graeme qualified from LSU College of HE, Southampton University, UK in 1996 with a BSc (hons) in Podiatry. He has gained 19 years of broad experience working in the NHS  with the North East London Foundation Trust. He covers general Podiatry, Diabetes Wound Care, Orthotics, Biomechanics,  Nail Surgery,  and has worked in the Mental Health area of care. Graeme joined the Diabetes Ireland team in 2015.

Michelle Hooban   Dublin

Michelle Hooban (BSc Hons) is a state registered Podiatrist and received her degree in Podiatry from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has worked as a community Podiatrist in a variety of private practice settings in Dublin, gaining experience in all aspects of her profession including routine podiatric treatments, wound care, biomechanical assessment and footwear provision.

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Alexandra Towning     Cork

Alexandra graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2006 with BSc (hons) in Podiatry. She worked as a community Podiatrist in NHS Grampian for several years before returning to work in Ireland. In 2011, she joined the Diabetes Ireland team in Cork, as a senior Podiatrist, remaining under the umbrella of the HSE, specialising in diabetes for the Kerry and Cork region. She now works in our Cork Care Centre

Mary Adams    Cork

Mary qualified from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a BSc Hons Podiatry degree. A member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Ireland, she has worked as a podiatrist in private practice settings in Dublin and Kerry. She has garnered experience in all aspects of her profession including wound care, biomechanics, sports injuries, podopaediatrics, orthotics, exercise plans and routine podiatry care. Mary has completed further training in biomechanics, foot mobilisation therapy, footwear and acupuncture and specialises in care of the diabetic foot in our Cork Diabetes Care Centre.

 

 

Podiatry Rates

MembersNon Members
Podiatry €40.00 €50.00
Orthothics - Biomechanical Assessment€55.00
€65.00

 

 

 

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To Book an Appointment

Dublin : Call Maria      01 842 62 73

Cork: Call Charlotte/Marion     021 427 4229

Credit card details will be required at the time of booking an appointment.

A cancellation fee of €25 will apply if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hrs prior to your appointed time

Tax-Relief – Non-medical card holders may be able to claim tax relief on Podiatry care if required to attend by your GP/Medical Care Team

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday :  9am – 5pm

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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