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 are people 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.”   

You can read more testimonials shared by others, in the carousel below.

Clinic Updates

Clinic Reopening

As you may be aware, the clinic has been operating on an urgent care capacity since the government announced extraordinary measures at the end of March.  The clinic is closed for face-to-face routine appointments.

Now that we have entered a new phase of management of the pandemic, I can see a slightly expanded group of patients.

I continue to offer appointments for those who are experiencing pain or difficulty with their feet, especially if it makes normal everyday activities a struggle. Examples are, pain due to a painful ingrowing toenail, painful corn or painful area of hard skin.  This will also be based on your medical and podiatry need.

Others that come under this bracket are individuals with an underlying condition such as diabetes, or a disability that can further contribute to foot complications. If you feel you come under this bracket, or you are unsure, please ring me  on 07988 916 198, and we can discuss your need.

Appointment Availability

Starting this week, Tuesday 26th May, I will be filtering through the appointments that were cancelled from the end of March, and will contact individuals directly to book an appointment.  

I anticipate routine face-to-face appointments will be available to book from end of June for July.  This of course will be dependant on government advice.  I appreciate that this may be frustrating, but we are required to comply with national guidance.  This is in line with all other podiatrists, and healthcare professions across the UK.  Your safety and that of staff, is paramount.

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 – 4pm weekdays, except bank holidays.

I am on hand to provide advice over the telephone, or offer a video call if a clinic appointment isn’t possible just yet. 

Online bookings are open for video and telephone consultations only.

I will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. 


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 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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