Welcome to The Country Practice

ImageThe Country Practice was established in 1999. The practice is run by Podiatrist Dawn Wilson and her husband, Stewart, who is the practice manager.

 

We are situated in the village of Hemingfield easily accessible from the motorway (Ml/Al) and only minutes from the Elsecar Heritage Centre.

 

All rooms are situated on the ground floor, easily accessible by everyone. We have our own car park at the rear of the building or you may park directly outside, so there are no busy roads to navigate.

 

The practice has grown considerably over the years with thanks to patients' loyalty and recommendations. We bring to you innovative treatment modalities such as Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation (of which there are currently only a few practitioners in the UK), Acupuncture and Low Level Laser Therapy etc. Our ethos is based upon the fact that:

 

' patient care is our absolute priority, dedicated to providing you with the highest standards of clinical practice'

 

Of approximately 4000 different species of mammal on the earth today, being able to transport ourselves upright on two legs is one of the defining features that makes us human. So it is also pretty unusual and actually quite an unstable form of transportation. You only need to watch a toddler take their first steps to realise just how complex a task it is requiring synchronisation of various anatomical structures to provide us with this marvellous piece of engineering. We need to be supple and flexible enough to allow for shock absorbency and yet in an instant become a rigid lever to progress forward to the next step. The 'perfect' arch should be not too low, not too high.

 

It has been estimated that we take between 5000 and 18000 steps each day which in an average lifetime can add up to the equivalent of walking around the world three to four times. We take all this for granted. Daily low-grade repetitive forces can place stress on the feet, knees, hips and spine predisposing you to pain and discomfort. If you have a low or high-arched foot then you may be at an increased risk of developing problems. Muscle weakness, inflexibility, footwear and activity levels can all affect the structure and function of the lower limb. Some of these problems may also be the result of illness such as Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neurological or Circulatory problems etc.