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The Podiatry Department delivers high quality assessment and treatment of the foot.  All podiatrists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are supported by foot care assistants.

2nd Floor, Bickerstaffe House, Ormskirk District General Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, L39 2AZ
t:0300 247 0011

For all referrals please email the address above

We normally operate from clinics in Burscough Health Centre, Hants Lane Clinic, Sandy Lane Health Centre, Tarleton Health Centre and Skelmersdale Walk in Centre.

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a specialist area of healthcare which provides assessment and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.

We focus on improving function, promoting independence, reducing pain and preventing disease.

What types of treatment are available?

  • Diabetic foot management
  • Foot ulcer and wound care
  • Vascular and neurological foot assessment
  • Biomechanical and gait assessment
  • Specialist orthotics (insoles)
  • Rheumatology
  • Painful nail problems
  • Corrective nail surgery
  • Corn and callus reduction
  • Foot health education
  • Advice for self-care

Things to remember

Ensure that the podiatrist has access to your feet, by wearing socks and suitable footwear, and removing any nail polish.

For Biomechanical /  Musculoskeletal assessments please ensure you attend wearing trousers which roll above the knee or shorts.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment for any reason by contacting the number provided on your letter.

Once your condition has improved, you will be discharged from the service.

How do I get an appointment?

West Lancashire patients can be referred to us by your GP or a health professional.

Once we receive a referral, we will contact you to arrange an initial assessment.