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Podiatry

Podiatrists treat a wide range of foot and ankle problems. They are experts in the analysis of foot mechanics in other words, how the foot functions when we stand or move. Some of the conditions treated include: Achilles tendinosis, other foot tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, metatarsalgias (including Morton’s neuromas), Sever’s disease, and chronic ankle instability. They also commonly deal with other conditions within the lower limbs, including sports-related injuries, shin splints, runners knee and iliotibial band syndromes. Treatment modalities can include manual therapy (manipulation of the foot and ankle joints), exercise and/or taping regimes and the provision of orthotic devices where appropriate. They can also advise on footwear.

Mr Bob Longworth

MSc, DPodM (HCPC Registered)
Musculoskeletal Podiatrist

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Bob is a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist with over 30 years of experience working with Orthopaedic and sports injury cases. He qualified in 1986 from Salford University and received a Post-Graduate Masters degree in ‘Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics’ from Staffordshire University in 2004, a course he now teaches on. He also teaches Podiatric Biomechanics to third year students at the University of Malta and helped develop their Podopaediatric course, which addresses the treatment of children’s feet.

He has undertaken post-graduate modules in Rheumatology and Pharmacology and has lectured at national and international conferences. In 2015 he won an NHS achievement award for ‘Excellence in Education and Research’ and is a keen contributing member of MSK:UK, a professional group dedicated to continued professional development within the field of Musculoskeletal Podiatry.

Bob has done voluntary work with the charity ‘Calcutta Rescue’ treating the feet of Leprosy patients on a street clinic in Calcutta, India. He continues to work with the charity ‘Festival Medical Services’ which offers medical care to festival goers at the Glastonbury and Reading festivals, this year dealing with cases of Trench foot.

He is married with 3 children but still manages to get out and sing with his choir and attend the odd gig here and there.

Bob is able to offer expert advice based on the latest research evidence and current trends and also offers steroid injections as a form of treatment

Bob’s services are provided by Podiatry Clinics (Yorkshire) Ltd

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