Opening Times
Monday - Tuesday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4pm
Thursday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 4pm
Telephone 01925 264360
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Welcome to Hallam Treatment Rooms
Hallam Treatment Rooms aims to offer you extensive podiatry, chiropody, osteopathy and reflexology treatments with the highest level of care throughout the South Manchester and North Cheshire area.
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Podiatry
Podiatry is a branch of medicine dedicated to foot and lower limb conditions. Podiatrists are trained to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent a range of conditions related to the lower limb. These conditions include musculoskeletal problems, defects and injuries to foot specific problems such as fungal toenails, verrucae, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses.

The treatment objective is to restore mobility, independence and quality of life. A podiatrist is trained to degree level and is registered through the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC are the regulatory body which ensure the practitioner has met the
necessary standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. You can check the register to ensure your podiatrist has the necessary qualifications by visiting http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/

Osteopathy
The aim of Osteopathic treatment is to improve the function of the nerves, muscles, ligaments and joints. Some of the most common treatments include manipulation of joints to relax muscle spasm and pain, soft tissue massage to improve muscular blood flow, specific releasing techniques where the body is taken to a point of movement that allows the tension to subside and cranial osteopathy to allow fluid movement in your body tissues, hydrotherapy to aid blood flow and function or exercises to strengthen the muscles. Osteopaths are trained to use their hands through a highly developed sense of touch for both diagnosis and treatment.

Reflexology
Reflexology is a well-established holistic therapy working alongside conventional medicine. It is a natural, drug free treatment, which is suitable for all ages. It is a gentle, non-invasive therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to organs, glands and systems of the body. Varying pressures applied to these areas may stimulate a response and healing in the corresponding part of the body, encouraging it to function more efficiently.


PODIATRIST AND REGISTERED NURSE
Suzanne Hallam
BSc (Hons) Podiatry, BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, DipHE in Health Studies, M.Ch.S
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Suzanne has a first class honours degree in Podiatric medicine from Salford University and a first class honours degree in nursing studies validated through Manchester University.  Her other qualifications include a diploma in higher education in Health Studies, intensive care nursing and teaching & assessing in clinical practice courses.
 
Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience working within healthcare both privately and in the public sector and has had experience in haematology, critical care and cardio-thoracics, attaining the post of Sister in intensive care. She has also worked as part of a senior nurse review team assessing and improving the efficiency and quality of care for patients accessing the NHS, it was during this time she became a subject expert for the Royal College of Nursing. With this knowledge and experience, Suzanne is able to look holistically at her patients, ensuring they receive the best possible care utilising the most up-to-date research based evidence.

As a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, membership of the Royal College of Nursing, registration with the Health Care Professionals Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Suzanne has met the standards required to provide the highest level of podiatry care. These achievements, coupled with continued professional development ensure that your feet are in safe hands.

PODIATRY TREATMENTS
Hard Skin / Corns / Callus
Hard skin corns and callus build up over high pressure areas on the foot.  They can be caused by your footwear and/or your foot anatomy.  Treatment includes removal of the hard skin / corn / callus using skilled scalpel work.  Advice will be given during the appointment to improve the condition of your feet and help prevent the re-occurrence of the problem

Thickened / Fungal Nails
Thickened fungal nails can be thinned down to improve their appearance and comfort.  Advice regarding treatment will be given during the appointment
 
Ingrown Toe Nails
An ingrown toe nail is one that pierces the skin surrounding the nail.  It can be extremely painful.  In more severe cases, it can cause pus and bleeding requiring antibiotics. The podiatrist will remove the part of the nail which has pierced the skin and give advice with regard to nail cutting, footwear and future care/ treatment
 
Verrucae
Verrucae are warts which usually develop on the sole of the foot.  Most will resolve themselves within 18months to 2 years.  Others, particularly those on weight-bearing areas can be painful often due to the buildup of hard skin over the surface.  Treatment options will be discussed on your first visit which include;
 
• Skilled scalpel treatment, advice regarding home treatments
• Application of acid-based products (stronger than over the counter treatments)
• Cryotherapy – freezing of the verrucae (Please note extra charge of £8)
 
Diabetic Foot Screen
Specialist Foot Health Screening for people with diabetes.   Suzanne will provide a comprehensive assessment of the neurological and vascular supply to the lower limb and will include advice in caring for your feet when you have diabetes.  A full report can be sent to your GP should you wish.

For specialist treatments and further information, please visit our main site at www.hallampodiatry.co.uk
OSTEOPATH
Adrian Murray
BSc (Hons) Ost.Med., N.D., D.O.
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I started training in 1994 after four years of study I qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hampstead, London.

I have worked in London, Bramhall Manchester and south Warrington. Osteopathy involves a combination of soft tissue and skeletal mobilisation/manipulation – most Osteopaths vary their approach to treatment. I personally favour soft tissue manipulation and low impact spinal manipulation over more vigorous spinal treatment (i.e. Chiropractic in its traditional sense). This approach I believe results in a more effective and complete treatment.

Osteopathy can treat a wide variety of conditions including most muscular skeletal conditions, biomechanical dysfunctions/injuries, sports injuries, ligament damage, muscle injuries, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bursitis, headaches, pelvis instability, pregnancy back pain, arthritic conditions to name but a few.

My age range of patients is currently 5 to 90 years.

OSTEOPATHY TREATMENTS
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.

Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of:

  • • increasing the mobility of joints
    • relieving muscle tension
    • enhancing the blood supply to tissues
    • helping the body to heal

They use a range of techniques, but don’t use drugs or surgery.
Although osteopaths may use some conventional medical techniques, the use of osteopathy isn’t always based on scientific evidence.
 
Common Uses
Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:

  • • lower back pain
    • neck pain
    • shoulder pain
    • arthritis
    • problems with the pelvis, hips and legs
    • sports injuries
    • problems with posture caused by driving, work or pregnancy

Does osteopathy work?
There’s good evidence that osteopathy is effective in treating persistent lower back pain. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends it as a treatment for this condition.
Reflexology
Vivienne Charvill
CRM5, PRM, MAR, CNHC registered
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Vivienne Charvill is a mobile Clinical Reflexologist and is offering reflexology services at the clinic on Tuesdays from 9am until 4pm.
Vivienne is a highly skilled Reflexologist, having trained at the renowned Gaia School of Natural Health. She successfully completed the Centralia Reflexology Mastership Level 5 course, which is the highest level of reflexology qualification available in the UK. Vivienne is a full member of Professional Reflexology (PRM) and the Association of Reflexologists (MAR) and is registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

About reflexology
Reflexology is a well-established holistic therapy working alongside conventional medicine. It is a natural, drug free treatment, which is suitable for all ages.

It is a gentle, non-invasive therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to organs, glands and systems of the body. Varying pressures applied to these areas may stimulate a response and healing in the corresponding part of the body, encouraging it to function more efficiently. The body's own healing process is activated, restoring balance and harmony and allowing the individual to achieve physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

Most people experience a feeling of well-being and deep relaxation after a treatment and often find that they sleep well. Others may experience an increase in energy levels that may last for several days.
It is recommended that you have 4-6 weekly treatments although some conditions may require a more intensive course of treatments.

Specialist Treatment Conditions
Vivienne has a particular interest in treating clients with stress related conditions, having worked for 28 years in the Finance industry before becoming a professional reflexologist. She therefore understands the demands of working in a high-pressure environment and the challenges of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing experience and may be particularly beneficial for those suffering from stress related disorders. Stress can affect the digestive system, immune system, muscular skeletal system, hormones and fertility. Reflexology aims to minimise the effects of stress by allowing the body and mind to relax and restore natural balance.

Vivienne also has a strong focus on supporting clients in the specific areas of palliative care, fertility and maternity reflexology. She's attended further specialist Cancer Care, Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage and Adapted Reflexology courses to support her skilled treatments in these areas. Reflexology cannot claim to diagnose or cure conditions but may help people to cope with the symptoms and effects of various conditions more effectively.


REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENTS
Clinical Reflexology
• reduce stress and anxiety
• aid sleep
• improve mood
• reduce pain
• strengthen immune system
• improve overall wellbeing
• achieve balance and harmony in the body

Fertility and Maternity reflexology
• support couples trying to conceive
• support through pregnancy and preparation for labour

Palliative care
• support patients and carers helping to reduce stress and anxiety

Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage
• stimulate the function of the lymphatic system and drain excess lymph from damaged area
• help reduce lymphedema
• help with other inflammatory and autoimmune conditions

Adapted Reflextherapy
• help with whiplash and other neuromusculoskeletal pain

Prices and booking
Reflexology session (1 hour) £40

Please allow an additional 30 minutes for your first session to conduct a free health, diet and lifestyle consultation to discuss your symptoms, reasons for trying reflexology and ensure there are no contraindications to the treatment. This time also allows you to ask any questions you may have and for Vivienne to formulate your individual treatment plan.

If you wish to book an appointment or find out more information please contact Vivienne for a confidential consultation. Further information can be found on her website www.vcreflexology.com

M : 07859 023934
E : enquiries@vcreflexology.com

CONTACT US
Hallam Treatment Rooms,
12 Lindi Avenue, Grappenhall
Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 2SJ

Telephone : 01925 264360

Opening Times
Monday - Tuesday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4pm
Thursday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Contact us for out-of-hours appointments.