Ms Lois Oakley - Podiatry - West Midlands Hospital

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Ms Lois Oakley - Podiatry

Clinical interests

Management and treatment of the at-risk foot with structural and painful soft tissue complications with joint and footwear assessments for the provision of pressure relieving and supporting orthoses (in shoe devices).

Footcare, treatment and advice to prevent and maintain foot health and mobility.

Vascular and neurological assessment of the foot.

Conditions Treated:
Routine nail and footcare
Treatment of corns and callus
Problem and painful nails including fungal and in growing toe nails
Nail surgery with phenolisation
Skin problems such as dry, cracked skin and athletes’ foot
Joint and foot stability assessments
Soft tissue assessments i.e. tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, bursitis
Painful feet
Footwear advice
Footcare advice
Measurement, prescription and supply of orthoses and pressure relieving insoles

Initial Appointment:
A full medical history will be taken so it will be helpful for the patient to bring a list of their current medication to clinic.The podiatrist will examine your feet including a vascular and neurological examination to determine the circulation and level of sensation in the foot. Assess your footwear in conjunction and any activity you undertake. After the assessment a treatment plan will be formulated and discussed with you and any treatment necessary carried out.


Academic background

Lois qualified from the Birmingham School of Podiatry in 1983 and joined the NHS podiatry department in Dudley.

Lois worked in NHS team leader and podiatry clinical practice development lead roles for 35 years to deliver specialist podiatry to adult patients with long-term health conditions i.e. diabetes, rheumatology, orthopaedics and dermatology.


Professional Memberships

Member of the College of Podiatry.

Diploma in Podiatric medicine.

HCPC registered Chiropodist and Podiatrist (CH08259).