Podiatry is a branch of medicine, focusing on diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the feet and lower limbs. As well as medical conditions such as cracked heels, fungal infections and ingrown toenails, podiatry can be used to identify problems with gait, complications tied to broader health conditions such as diabetes or arthritis, and foot injuries.
What conditions does she treat?
Emma treats many common foot problems, including:
- Corns and calluses
- Nail disorders
- Infections e.g. verrucae, athlete’s foot
She can also provide advice on related issues, such as footwear and biomechanics.
About Emma Charley
Emma graduated with a first-class degree in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Westminster, before working in the NHS for 14 years at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup. During this time, Emma established her own podiatry practice in Lee Green which she has successfully run since 1999.
With over 25 years clinical experience, Emma understands that feet can provide early indications of seemingly unrelated conditions, such as:
- Vascular disease
- Kidney problems
Emma continues her professional development by regularly attending seminars and events to guarantee she is providing the best treatment for her clients. She is a member of both the College of Podiatry and Care Professions Council, which ensures rigorous standards in practice and ethics.