Author Archive | Nicola Blower

Condition of the Month: Shockwave Therapy

In our ‘Condition of the Month’ series for June 2024, we are featuring Shockwave Therapy. Although this is a service instead of a condition, shockwave therapy is a unique treatment that benefits more than one problem. What shockwave therapy tackles best is ‘scar tissue’, so really that is the condition that shockwave is addressing, and […]


Condition of the month: Heel Pain

Our condition of the month for May 2024 is heel pain. Our feet are a very important asset to us and when they are painful it can be debilitating, stop us doing what we love and having a negative impact on our health and well-being (1,5).   Around 10% of people will experience heel pain […]


Walkrite just turned 21!

Walkrite just turned 21 years old! It’s an incredible milestone and where we are today as a business is very different to where we were back on 6th May 2003 when we incorporated the company. Since then, we have worked in a number of clinics with clinicians, such as Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Sports […]


Condition of the month: Growing feet

Our condition of the month for April 2024 is growing feet; what to expect, what’s normal or not normal and when to get things checked! Foot and ankle pain is common in children and can have a huge impact on a child’s quality of life (1). It is important to recognise that when a child […]


Condition of the month: Ingrowing toenails

Our condition of the month for March 2024 is ingrowing toenails! Ingrowing toenails (onychocryptosis or unguis incarnates) is caused by the edge of the nail impinging or piercing the surrounding skin. Research suggests that 80% of ingrowing toenail cases occur on the big toe (6). The pressure on or puncture to the skin can become […]


Condition of the month: Verruca

Our condition of the month for February is Verruca! Also known as plantar warts, verruca plantaris or verruca pedis, verrucae are caused by an infection of the top layers of skin by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are over 100 varieties of HPV, some of which can cause more serious conditions such as cervical […]

Walkrite Christmas Closure

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2023 – 2024

We’re taking a break! The clinic will be closed for the Christmas break from Saturday 23rd December and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients, referrers and friends of Walkrite the best for the Christmas period and for the start of another year. […]


Podiatrists in sport – the future is bright!

It was a real pleasure to contribute to this edition of BASEM Today (read full supplement here) which focused on the role of Allied Health Professions (AHP’s) in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM). There are 14 AHP’s as recognised by the NHS and Podiatry is one of them. Other examples are Physiotherapy, Dieticians and Osteopaths […]


Lift more, move more, live longer!

We regularly work with patients of all ages using weights to strengthen as part of their rehab. The latest research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, confirms the positive impact of weight-training on better long-term health. When strength training twice a week was combined with meeting cardio-vascular exercise targets, the risk of premature death […]