The Vale Clinic

Hi, I'm Ronke Tinker your Podiatrist

I’ve been looking after feet in Reading for over 16 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.

I can help you with…

  • Ingrowing toenails
  • Fungal nails
  • Hard skin and corns
  • Verrucae and warts
  • Heel pain
  • Forefoot pain
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Home visits
  • Specialised services such as biomechanical assessments, ingrowing toenail surgery and much more.

What people are saying about their experience...

Don’t just take my word for it, here’s what Philip and Jim had to say about their treatment.

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.

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Clinic Updates

Reopening of the Clinic

Exciting news! the clinic is re-opening next week Monday 1st of June.

As we have yet again entered another phase of management of the pandemic, following the government’s advice this week, we are now taking appointment bookings for non-urgent and urgent clinic appointments, where we were previously offering home visits within an urgent capacity.

Appointment Availability

The reopening of the various clinic sites will be staggered.  I will be re-opening the Earley clinic within Brookside practice next week.  Appointments will be available at the Woodley clinic from the end of June, and the Twyford clinic will be opened at a later date, as demand grows. 

Appointments will be available at:

Earley clinic on a Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am – 4.30pm. 

Woodley Clinic on a Wednesday 10am – 5pm.

Telephone and Video calls are available on a Tuesday afternoon. Bookings for this service can be made online. 

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.

Services

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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