The Vale Clinic

Hi, I'm Ronke Tinker your Podiatrist

I’ve been looking after feet in Reading for over 17 years.  Are you looking to treat a painful ingrowing toenail? relieve that niggling heel pain, or you simply just want to have your nails cut, and the hard skin & corns removed… don’t worry if you think you’ve got embarrassing feet, I’ve seen it all before.

I am a highly qualified podiatrist and chiropodist, trained to diagnose, treat, manage and rehabilitate a wide range of foot problems in the very young to the elderly.  I offer a complete service dedicated to improving your foot health.

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What people are saying about their experience...

…Please, don’t just take my word for it, here’s what Jane, Philip, Jim and Miriam had to say about their experience.

Jane: “Ronke is an amazing podiatrist, she is professional, knowledgeable and extremely welcoming. All procedures are undertaken with the patients safety foremost. This is my second visit to Ronke and I will continue to visit her so she can care for my feet. 5 stars”

Philip: ‘‘Excellent treatment from Ronke, takes her time and great attention to detail, now pain -free.” 

Jim: “I Just wanted to thank you for the treatment, help and advice you gave me. My foot feels good now, I shall try to keep it that way, so thank you very much.” 

Miriam: “I would like to say a big thank you for coming to the house and seeing to my husband’s feet. For the first time since February he is now free of pain. I hope we can call on you again in the future. you have done a marvelous job on my feet also.

You can read more on what others say about their experience in the carousel below.

Clinic Updates

We Are Hiring!

Careers at the Vale Clinic

We are seeking to appoint into two new roles at the clinic, a registered HCPC Podiatrist and a medical receptionist  to work in our brand new premises opening in Wokingham in the new year.

To request a full job description, or find out more about the posts, email the clinic at [email protected] to arrange an informal chat. 

To apply, please email in a CV and covering letter answering the following four questions in a few brief sentences to the above address.

1. Why you enjoy being a podiatrist/receptionist?
2. Details of your current/last employment, aspects of the role and your position in the company.  If you are still Studying details of your work placement will suffice.
3. What you can bring to the team using your skills and experience
4. What would make a great day at work for you?

For job role summaries please follow this link.

We are Staying Open this Autumn

Podiatry services are deemed as Healthcare clinics serving a medical need, and are therefore exempt from closure. Business will continue as usual, with precautionary measures in place.  We will be maintaining our high standards of care and cleanliness to ensure that our clinic is clean and safe for you to visit. 

Home visit appointments will still be going ahead.

As always, if you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask, drop me an email at [email protected], or call 07988 916 198.  The phone line is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm weekdays, except bank holidays.


General Foot Care, Standard Foot Assessments & Podiatry Home Visits

General Foot Care, Standard Foot Assessments & Home Visits

I offer a range of core podiatry treatments and assessments such as routine nail care, corns and hard skin, foot health checks, diabetic foot assessments, and home visits.
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Verruca & Wart Treatments

Verruca &Wart Treatments

I offer a variety of treatment options to include, Falknor's or dry needling, acid application, and cryotherapy - freezing.
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Ingrowing Toenail Removal & Surgery

Ingrowing Toenail Removal & Surgery

This is a widely accepted minor procedure proven to resolve ingrown toenails. It is also indicated for painful thickened, deformed, or excessively curved nails.
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Biomechanical Assessments & Gait Analysis

Biomechanical Assessments & Gait Analysis

How we walk, and move our lower limb joints, can affect our feet. I assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal foot conditions, for example heel pain or plantar fasciitis.
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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

None at all, the words Podiatry and Chiropody mean the same, and can be used interchangeably. Podiatry is a universal name that is commonly used.  

No, Podiatrists and Chiropodists are specialists in Foot health.

Podiatrist and Chiropodists are Allied health care professionals who go through a three year degree course, where they are trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate foot and ankle conditions.

 Podiatry is a branch of medicine. 

Referrals can be made through your doctor, however, this is not always necessary.  

You can contact the clinic directly on 07988 916 198 to book an appointment. 

Alternatively, you can use the online booking system to make your appointment via the orange button below.

Yes, a number of private health insurance companies may cover the total cost of treatment, while others may only cover part of your treatment fees.  Contact your private health insurer to find out.

To assist you with your claim, we can issue you with your treatment invoice which you can send to your insurance company.

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We are Staying Open Throughout the National Lockdown this Autumn

As a healthcare provider we are exempt from closing during the lockdown this autumn.

We continue with our precautionary measures in place, to ensure the clinic remains Covid safe.

All staff are using the appropriate PPE for their role, and the clinic is cleaned regularly throughout the day.

We are conducting temperature checks, and hand sanitiser stations are available for your use, before and after your appointment.

Do complete the online Covid-19 status questionnaire on the morning of your appointment, and please refrain from coming to the clinic if you show any signs and symptoms of the virus.  We will be happy to welcome you to the clinic when you are feeling better.