Chris Webb Podiatry


A podiatrist specialises in diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions. Podiatrists are medical professionals and, in the UK, need a degree in podiatry approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.
If you have issues with your feet, ankle, or lower legs, or you are worried about something, it’s advisable to consult a podiatrist for professional advice. A podiatrist can help you prevent and manage certain conditions too.
You’ll find more information on the general and musculoskeletal podiatry (MSK) services we offer on our Services page. If you are unsure about what you need, or if there is something you can’t see listed, please get in touch and we will be able to advise you.
Some doctors will refer you to a podiatrist, but you do not need a referral to see one.
You may be able to claim on your private medical insurance. However, unless you are registered with BUPA, you will need to make full payment to us and then claim it back from your provider. Please contact us for further information.
We currently practice in three locations: Horndean and Lymington in Hampshire, and Chichester in West Sussex. Please check our Contact & Appointments page for more details on days and times and to book an appointment.
SWIFT microwave therapy is safe, effective, and reliable treatment for verrucas and warts. The verruca is directly targeted with microwave energy for a few seconds. This activates an immune response that kills off the verruca.
Research has shown SWIFT microwave therapy to be a safe and effective way to treat verrucas. The technology has been used in cancer treatments since the 1970s. Because it targets water molecules it cannot damage DNA and the device is designed to target only the verruca, not the surrounding areas.
You might feel a stinging pain during the procedure, but this is all. Unlike other treatments you won’t need any dressings or to keep your feet dry. You won’t experience blistering, pain, or discomfort in or around the verruca.
Biomechanics in podiatry focuses on how the foot and lower limb move and function. This can be used to help diagnose and treat issues arising from gait and posture.
If you have discomfort or pain in your feet or lower limbs when you walk or during physical activity, or you are susceptible to sports-related injuries, a biomechanics assessment can help identify underlying issues. If you are an athlete looking to improve your performance a biomechanical assessment can also help.
Custom orthotics can be a valuable part of a treatment plan for foot issues. They can help to alleviate pain and specific biomechanical imbalances. They provide support and should improve overall foot function.

ESWT is a non-invasive way to stimulate healing and reduce pain in soft tissue. It uses high-energy sound waves that are targeted directly on the affected area. It is not suitable for people with certain conditions, and your podiatrist will need to ensure your circumstances make you a good candidate for ESWT.