We are based on Ellesmere Road in the village of Stockton Heath, Cheshire.
Offering podiatry and physiotherapy services in our clinic and through home visits.
Let’s meet your feet!
ABOUT THE BRIDGE PODIATRY CLINIC
The Bridge Podiatry Clinic was established by Fenella Lipkin in 2002 in response to a need for the provision of quality private chiropody and podiatry services in South Warrington and Cheshire. The philosophy of the clinic is to achieve the highest standards of foot health for all the family. We provide safe and clinically effective treatment in a friendly, professional and caring way. We are a forward thinking practice and use up to date effective technology to ensure our patients receive the best possible care. We have close working relationships with health professionals across Warrington and operate a referral system amongst colleagues within the medical team.
Fenella, together with her associates, are all members of the HCPC and Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists which is a recognition of the Degree standard level in Podiatry to which they have been educated.
All Podiatrists have extensive experience of working within the NHS as well as working in private practice in the UK and abroad which allows them to adopt the best working practices.
Our podiatrists keep up to date on the latest footcare developments and can advise on current thinking in the podiatry world. Our practice believes in continual learning and development and provides mentorship for undergraduate podiatry students.
Podiatry / Chiropody
At present the terms Chiropodist and Podiatrist are interchangeable. The term podiatry is now more widely used. Podiatrists are trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate problems of the lower limb to include general maintenance and wellbeing of the feet.
Modern podiatry developments recognise that footcare is not just about treating a specific injury or problem. Your feet can tell much about your general wellbeing and a regular check up is an essential part of looking after your health. So whether you are keen at sports, want to keep fit and active or are concerned about your foot health we can help you with regular foot health checks as well as recommending specific products that will help you maintain good foot health.
We love to meet new feet and to decide a treatment programme together. Your feet are so important- let us help you to look after them!
We have a physiotherapist at the clinic, Gareth Timmins who has many years experience and has now worked with us for over 14 years. Appointments can be made with him directly, information and contact details can be found on his website.
Sarah Jones, a reflexologist is based at the clinic, Sarah has many years experience in her field. Appointments can be made with her directly, information and contact details can be found on her website.
We aim to make YOUR feet your best asset as we think that they are the most important of the body. We believe that foot health education is an integral element in the effective treatment of your feet. We always combine your treatment with practical information on how to maintain your feet in great condition. We have a specific nail clinic for our patients who may require a “nails only treatment” once they have had an initial assessment treatment.
This will depend upon medical history and an annual assessment treatment will be required each year. We offer regular general check ups for all our patients where we give you the time to discuss any concerns that you may have, for us to offer helpful advice about any concerns you may have and potentially spot an issue before it becomes a problem.
- General maintenance and advice on the best way to care for your feet
- Corns and Callus
- Nail conditions
- Thickened nails
- Fungal Nails
- Ingrowing or infected nails
- Biomechanical or gait problems and possible provision of orthotics
- Diabetic footcare, advice and screening
- Foot injuries
- Bunions (hallux valgus)
Advanced treatments offered for the above are:
- Nail Surgery
- Wilde Pedique : A medical reconstruction technique for a damaged nail.
- Clearanail fungal nail treatment : Controlled micropenetration technology
to allow access for an anti-fungal agent.
- Prende paraffin warm wax therapy treatment : A luxurious stand alone treatment or an addition to a general podiatry treatment.
Comfy feet = happy person!
The Bridge Podiatry Clinic are delighted to be able to offer an excellent range of podiatry products to facilitate your foot health care as well as some to fancify your feet!
We are now stockists of the excellent Body Essentials natural range of products and Drs Remedy podiatrist formulated nourishing nail polish which is free from formaldehyde, toluene and parabens.
MEET THE TEAM
Fenella is the Clinical Director of the Bridge Podiatry Clinic.
She graduated from New College, Durham in 1983 and holds a degree in Podiatry and also holds an adult teaching certificate.
Fenella has worked in the UK and in Australia both for the NHS and private practice for over thirty years, setting up a clinic in Warrington in 1988 and subsequently establishing the Bridge Podiatry Clinic clinic in 2002.
She has developed a reputation for high professional standards, attention to detail and a caring, effective manner. She still sees many patients from her early days in Warrington.
She particularly enjoys treating a cross section of age groups as each can bring their own foot problems.
Her free time has been spent volunteering for a medical charity since 1999 and she enjoys looking after her animals, travelling and trying to become more knowledgeable about gardening!
Clare graduated from Salford university in 2002 as well as gaining a masters module in the field of the high risk diabetic foot.
She has worked at The Bridge Podiatry Clinic for ten years.
Previously she has worked for Scholl in Southport before relocating to Australia for three years working in a busy clinic in Hobart , Tasmania.
On returning to the UK Clare joined the NHS in 2005 and became a clinical specialist in the field of the high risk foot, specifically in diabetes.
Clare enjoys treating patients for routine podiatry, the medical cosmetic treatment of damaged nails (wilde pedique technique) nail surgery and verrucae.
Outside of podiatry she likes running and spending time with her family.
Rachel graduated from the University of Central England in 1998,gained a BSc module in clinical diabetology in 2004 and an MPhil in 2013.
She joined the practice in 2011.
Rachel combines her private work with an NHS role in an acute teaching hospital as a diabetes specialist podiatrist.
In her spare time she is busy with her young family ,enjoys keeping fit and volunteers for a medical charity in the capacity of co-ordinator of a team of podiatrists providing foot care at music festivals.
Sarah has been working at the Bridge Podiatry Clinic since 2014 and qualified as a podiatrist in 1993 from Salford University.
She originally worked in private practice in Manchester and then the NHS.
She returned to private practice in 2004 in the North West of England and Western Australia.
As well as meeting new patients and spending time helping them, she loves cycling and learning to play the saxophone!
GET IN TOUCH
3 Ellesmere Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington. WA4 6DS.
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Clinic opening times
Our opening times may vary so please call us to arrange an appointment.
Monday 8:30am – 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 8pm
Thursday 8:30am – 6pm
Friday 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday 8:30am – 1pm
Physio opening times
Monday 8:30am – 6pm
Friday 8:30am – 6pm
Home visits are available most days.
Please call the clinic for more details.
We request that minors are accompanied by a parent or guardian for their treatment.
If you fail to turn up to a booked appointment we reserve the right to make a charge.
We accept all major credit and debit cards.