Our Clinics

The Vale Foot Clinic offers podiatry/chiropody treatment out of their clinics in Dinas Powys Medical Centre and in Barry on the High Street

At the Vale Foot Clinic we offer a relaxed, professional service that provides high standards of podiatric care, helping you maintain the best foot health possible.

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Professional, Client Centred Treatment Plans

Contact us for a professional consultation and assessment that enables us to develop an individual, client centred treatment plan that caters for your needs.

We run a general and musculoskeletal clinic and offer nail surgery to those patients who require it. We are open from Monday to Friday and run a once-monthly Saturday morning clinic in Barry along with later clinics on Monday and Wednesday evenings. We can be contacted by telephone throughout the week and can also be reached via email and Facebook Messenger. All of our appointments can be booked online or by calling our reception service.

Our Treatments

We offer a variety of appointment types that treat a range of conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

Routine Appointments

A 30 minute appointment (45 minutes for the 1st appointment) that treats a range of conditions which include, general nail cutting,  corns, hard skin, calluses and fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and fungal infection of the nail.

Musculoskeletal Appointments

We offer a 30 minute ‘Heel Pain’ appointment for patients who are suffering from pain in their foot and/or ankle. Such pain is usually associated with conditions such as plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinopathy.

We also offer extended musculoskeletal appointments for patients where pain is located above the ankle, where a deeper investigation of symptoms and patient biomechanics is required or when the pain is the result of a sporting injury or accident.  

 All patients who would like to book a ‘Heel Pain’ appointment must first use our online assessment tool to check whether their condition can be treated in our ‘Heel Pain’ clinic.

Ingrown toenails

Treatment for toenails that have grown into the surrounding skin. Big toes are often affected, either on one or both sides. Nails curl and pierce the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender.

Verruca

A full consultation and assessment along with initial treatment for verrucae. We offer a variety of treatments to treat verrucae at The Vale Foot Clinic. These include traditional treatments such as the use of salicylic acids along with other methods such as cryotherapy and topical treatments such as ‘Verrutop’ that have been proven to be very effective when treating difficult warts and verruca.

To learn more about Verrutop watch the short video below.

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Swift Verruca Treatment

Do you Suffer from Stubborn Verruca?

Swift Microwave Therapy is a highly effective treatment for stubborn verruca and warts. If your verruca have been resistant to traditional treatment methods, Swift should be considered. Treatment is quick, precise and an easy way to treat skin lesions. At the Vale Foot Clinic Swift treatment is delivered within a package of 4 appointments. For further information and to find out whether you are eligible for Swift Verruca treatment please use our eligibility tool.

Diabetic Foot Assessment

Assessment of foot sensation using a 10g monofilament and tuning fork. Palpation of foot pulses (vascular assessment) using a doppler. Inspection of foot deformities and footwear advice. A printed report is then supplied for your health care provider.

Simply Nails

Nail only cutting service

Simply Nails is a service for patients with low podiatry needs who only require a simple nail cutting service.

To use our Simply Nails, nail cutting service patients must not have thickened nails or be taking blood thinning medication. For further details or if you would like to discuss your requirments please call our clinic.

Nail Surgery

Nail surgery is a small surgical operation which we undertake to help patients manage painful toe conditions such as ingrowing toe nails and involuted nails. We remove either part or all of the toenail to manage these painful conditions.

To be considered for nail surgery you need to book a 30 minute nail surgery consultation with us. During this consultation we will discuss your medical history check the circulation in your limbs and assess whether you are suitable for the surgical procedure.

Shockwave Therapy

Are you suffering in pain from a chronic condition?

Shockwave therapy is a clinically proven non invasive treatment for managing pain and rehabilitation from a variety of conditions and injuries. It reduces pain, stimulates blood flow and circulation and restarts the healing process. Shockwave therapy is used to treat conditions such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow or Golfer’s elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Heel spurs
  • Shin Splints

If you have been suffering from these conditions for 6 months or more then contact us for a course of Shockwave Therapy. Discounts are available for courses of treatment whilst patients can also purchase individual treatments. To learn more about Shockwave Therapy and what to expect at your appointment, watch the video below.

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Discounted rates for children

We offer a range of treatments for children and young adults under the age of 18.

For more information please visit our booking page.

Warm Wax Therapy

Treat your feet to a Wonderful, Warm and Soothing Wax Experience.

Warm Wax Therapy in used to moisturise and soften skin whilst soothing sore and aching joints. We use parafin wax on your feet which hydates and increases blood flow to the area.

The treatment can be used to alleviate the pain experienced by patients with arthritis and the following conditions…

  • Eczema and dry skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Chilblains
  • Sore Muscles and Joints
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis

For more information on our Warm Wax Therapy appointments please contact our clinic today.

Fed up of Fungal Nails?

Then it’s time to Learn about Lacuna Treatment….

The problem with fungal nail infections are that they can be difficult to treat. The infection sits below the nail bed with the nail providing a barrier between anti-fungal treatment and the infected nail bed.

The Lacuna method is a simple, painless and effective way to treat fungal nails. For more information on Lacuna treatment please contact our clinic.

Nail Reconstruction

Pedisafe nail reconstruction is an enhancing, remodelling and nail correction system developed by the Canadian company Fanair cosmetics.

Fanair cosmetics are exclusively designed for professional use in the nail tech, nail art, podiatry and footcare industry. Their products are not sold to the general public.

They have developed and researched specific UV cured gel polymers for the safe application on finger and toe nails.

With it’s antifungal and antibacterial properties it encourages healthy nails. It is cured in UV and LED lamps and can be used as a preventative overlay for both the hands and feet.

The product can also be used as a complete bespoke prosthetic nail if no nail is present.

Before & after pictures of nail treatment with PediCure nail reconstruction.

Shockwave Treatment for Cellulite.

We now offer Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy reduction treatment for Cellulite. Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite in patients.

The effectiveness was first noticed when athletes, who were being treated for tendonitis using shockwave therapy, noticed that the cellulite on their legs had become less noticable.

Shockwave therapy breaks down the connective fibrous walls, which trap fat & toxins into bumps under skin. It releases clogged fat, water & toxins and improves lymphatic drainage.

Treatment using Shockwave Therapy increases blood circulation, strengthening the dermis & epidermis and producing fresh, thicker bands of collagen, along with stronger and smoother skin.

Shockwave Therapy can improve the appearance of cellulite by up to 1 grade.

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Purchase eGift Vouchers for your friends and family that can be redeemed in our clinics. Vouchers can be used to pay for treatments and/or products at the Vale Foot Clinic.

Free 'Foot Scan' Fridays

Want to learn more about your foot type? Want to know whether you’d benefit from wearing custom moulded insoles in your shoes? Looking to purchase a custom moulded insole to relieve pressure and correct the alignment of your feet? Then take advantage of a Free Foot Scan by booking an appointment at our Barry Clinic. We’ll use our FootBalance Podoscope to analyse your arch and foot type, producing your own customised report that can be printed and emailed to you. We offer Free Foot Scan appointments every Friday at our Barry Clinic. 
*Please note this service focuses on the mechanics of your feet and lower limbs. It is not a medical assessment and does not include treatment. It analyses your gait / foot type and will recommend insoles if they are needed. If you wish to purchase insoles we will mould them for you during this appointment.

Custom Insole Fitting

Appointments to heat mould and fit a FootBalance ‘custom moulded’ insole.

Insoles are heat moulded during your appointment and are ready for you to ‘pop into’ your shoes and wear (if you wish to do so) at the end of your appointment.

* Please be aware that the recipient must be present during the appointment as insoles are moulded to the recipient’s feet.

New Patients - Do you need an emergency appointment?

Click the button below to find short notice availability in both our Barry and Dinas Powys clinics.

*Only book an emergency appointment if there is no availability on the Calendar for a New Patient Appointment and you require urgent treatment.

The Team

Our Podiatrists @ The Vale Foot Clinic

Jane Blasizza

BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS

Jane has a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry and 11 years experience in practice. Highly skilled in the conservative treatment of ingrowing nails and different treatment methods for verruca(e) including cryotherapy. Jane established the clinic in Dinas Powys during 2009 and continued to grow the clinic’s patient base through high quality care and service. This resulted in the opening of the Barry clinic in 2015.

Matt Broderick

BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MRCPod

Matt has exclusively worked within the private sector since graduating from the University of Plymouth. He provides MSK podiatry treatment to patients across South Wales and has worked with Premiership rugby teams, GB triathletes and Professional football players.

As a professional sportsman, Matthew is familiar with sporting injuries and understands how podiatry can have a positive impact when both managing and recovering from injury.

Matthew specialises in sports podiatry and musculoskeletal injury. He also treats a wide range of conditions that affect the lower limb and performs minor surgical procedures such as ingrown nail removal under local anaesthetic.

Jo Pinder

BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS

Jo Pinder graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2021. She is interested in all aspects of podiatry, particularly general foot management and preventative footcare. Previously a teacher, Jo enjoys working with children and nervous patients.

Sophie Cottnam

BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS

Sophie graduated from the University of Southampton in 2010 with a BSc Honours degree in Podiatry. She has 10 years experience in private practice with particular emphasis on routine podiatry, verrucae and diabetic management. Sophie has also worked as a podiatrist in a leading private practice in Sydney, Australia. Sophie’s focus is on patient centered care and she is dedicated to providing the best treatment for your foot health needs.

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Our Custom Heat-Moulded Insoles...

100% Control

FootBalance 100% Control is ideal for performance sports, where speed is important. The slim and tapered insole is specially designed for tight-fitting sport shoes and skates. It is a perfect choice for those who want dynamic support with a minimalist feel. The shaped balance plate is optimised for tight-fitting shoes and offers robust support. The insole features a narrow, stabilising heel cup for pressure off-loading, better energy transfer and added space. The extra thin construction brings better foot-to-shoe feel and contact with the ground. The width of the toe area is designed to accommodate a broad range of shoes. 100% Control helps distribute body weight more evenly, providing enhanced traction and faster acceleration.
20% off

100% Impact

FootBalance 100% Impact has been developed for people who participate in high-impact court sports. It is perfect for any sport that demands skilled footwork or sudden, explosive foot movements that place strain on the feet and ankles. This insole offers excellent support and stability. It features increased shock absorption on the heel and ball of foot, which helps to reduce stress-related injuries. Heel cushioning has been specially designed to follow natural gait, whilst perforation under the toe area provides ventilation and assists drying the insoles.
20% Off

Medical Green

FootBalance Medical Green is a soft, cushioning insole that provides extra comfort for patients with sensitive feet. Ideal for treating conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and patients with medical conditions including diabetes, osteoporosis and rheumatism.
Extra Soft

Medical Silver

FootBalance Medical Silver is a fantastic, all round insole for everyday use (it can also be used in a sports shoe). This is a standard width insole that will fit a wide range of shoes. It has moderate support and cushioning whilst the balance plate encourages and supports correct foot alignment. The anti slip, anti bacterial top layer is durable and feels comfortable underfoot.
All rounder

Medical Black

FootBalance Medical Black is our 'shock absorbing' insole! Medical Black offers maximum cushioning and maximum control. An ideal insole if you work on your feet throughout the day and for heavier people. Our medical black insoles are thicker orthotics. As a result they suit footwear where the existing insole can be removed or for deep fitting shoes such as work boots etc.
Max Cushion

Not sure which insole is right for you?

Pop in to our clinic for a free foot analysis. We'll put you onto our FootBalance machine, provide you with your own personalised assessment for your foot type and recommend the ideal insole for you! All of the insoles we provide are custom moulded to your feet in our clinic whilst you wait!
Free!

Our Shoes

We stock a variety of shoes made by different retailers for various conditions of the feet.
From the Joya range with a rocker sole and deep cushioning, great for conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis to Strive with their in built orthotic footbed and memory foam cushioning.
We also sell DB shoes for those patients with a wider foot and the OOfos recovery range of footwear that are great for those patients who spend a lot of time on their feet or are suffering from a painful foot condition.

* Please note, if ordering online our shoes can be delivered locally or collected from our clinic.

We do not currently deliver nationally throughout the UK.

Are you looking to rent a room for your Business?

Are you looking for business premises? At The Vale Foot Clinic we have a number of clinical rooms that are available to rent to other health care professionals. Our vision is to ensure The Vale Foot Clinic is a multi-disciplinary practice serving the residents of the Vale of Glamorgan. Our rooms can be booked by the hour or for longer durations. We also offer tenants an online booking system where they can view availability and secure their rooms online, prior to their own appointments.

For more information and to discuss your own requirements please contact us.

Dinas Clinic - Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 3:00pm
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Barry Clinic - Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday - *Call to Confirm