Healthy Feet Center (Podiatric Clinic)
Michalis Polyviou HPC, MChPS UK, CY
The Healthy feet Center (Podiatric Clinic), was established in 2005 at an ideal location, at the heart of Limassol city center. The Healthy feet center delivers high quality service to its patients for all foot and ankle problems including nail surgery. We provide individual and convenient care ranging from simple dermatological problems, to nail surgery, diabetic ulcers and complex foot and ankle biomechanical problems.
The clinic is led by Mr Michalis Polyviou experienced Podiatrist graduated from Aston University (Matthew Bolton College) Birmingham UK with BSc (Hons) in Podiatry, Certified in Prescribing Antibiotics for Podiatric Practice and Advance Local Anaesthesia. Mr Michalis Polyviou is HPC, MChPS Registered in UK and Cyprus.
The Healthy Feet Center offers a full and comprehensive range of podiatric treatments for any condition affecting the lower limb and foot, whether it’s general foot care, footwear assessment, Orthotics prescription, Leg Length Discrepancy, Flat and Cavoid Feet, Plantar Fasciitis, Hammer toes, Morton’s Neuroma, Achilles Tendonitis, Heel Pain, Ingrown toenails, Verruca Cryotherapy and Ulcer wound healing.
At our clinic we treat all types of foot & ankle complaints of patients at any age. Our clients varies from young children to athlets, Diabetic patients & patients with special needs
Biomechanical Assessment and Pedography Assessment:
Using our skills and knowledge on biomechanical assessment, gait analysis and with the help of pedography platform for measuring foot pressure in static and dynamic position of the patient, we are in a position to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment of many biomechanical conditions such as, Pes Planus (Flat foot), Pes Cavus, Plantar Fasciitis, Intoeing, Outoeing, Heel Spure, Achilles Tendonitis, Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, Sesamoiditis and Leg Length discrepancies.
Sports Biomechanics and Injuries:
Our experience in sport patients and especially in Tennis, Football and Basketball players, enable us to provide them the high level treatment that they need in order to keep them fit and fully competitive at the highest level. Some conditions that we usually see are Morton’s Neuroma, Metatarsalgia, Medial Knee discomfort, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Lower back discomfort.
Orthotics and Insoles:
Using the Pedographic analysis we are able to prescribe a pair of custom made orthotics for patients who really need them in order to reduce and treat the discomfort and pain they experience during their everyday life during walking and standing.
Cryotherapy (Verruca Pedis):
Cryotherapy involves freezing a wart (Human Papilloma Virus) using a very cold substance (usually liquid nitrogen). Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for warts and can be done at our premises.
Nail Surgery (see a video at 'Videos' section below):
Healthy Feet Center specialises in nail surgery or Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) for clients with severe ingrown toenail problems. Prior to the operation our podiatrists require a one hour assessment with full details of the surgery required. The procedure is completed under local anaesthetic, with a small section of the nail being removed including the growing area at the base. A chemical is then used to stop the nail re-growing. Patients will need to return for re-dressing. They will also need to rest the foot as much as possible and wear roomy shoes or sandals for a few days.
Foot care including, Corns and Calluses:
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes. Corns and calluses can be pretty ugly to see. If a corn or callus becomes very painful or inflamed, you should visit your Podiatrist. Your Podiatrist can pare down thickened skin or trim a large corn with a scalpel, usually during an office visit. Wearing properly fitting shoes, using protective pads and other self-care measures can help resolve these.
This high blood glucose, also called blood sugar, can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and feet. High blood glucose from diabetes causes two problems that can hurt your feet Nerve damage (Neuropathy) and Peripheral Vascular Disease. With thorough Neurological and Vascular assessments that Podiatrist can provide, patients can prevent diabetes foot problems.
Healthy Feet Center offers first class care for all of its patients. We offer a wide range of diagnostics and care for patients with chronic non healing wounds that are the result of Diabetes, Vascular Disease, Surgery, and Trauma.
We emphasize on limb salvage, we can evaluate other types of wounds on a case-by-case basis. We provide comprehensive Wound Care, and specialize in offloading wounds. We can also include in our treatment plan special orthotics with help of special footwear.
Podopaediatrics encapsulates the assessment, diagnosis and management of paediatric foot disorders and their associated effects upon the lower limb and the child in general. It involves the evaluation and treatment of conditions that may be isolated to the foot, or manifestations of systemic disease. Most usual conditions that we see in our clinic are Intoeing, Outtoeing, Toewalking, Genu Varum and Valgum, and Pronated and Supinated feet.
Every one of us use different shoes which we wear for different needs, perposes and activities, such as day-to-day, work, leisure, sports, dress, winter and summer. Footwear is often implicated in a lot of foot and ankle conditions and the purpose of this section is to provide you with some basic information and guidance about the importance of the use right footwear.
Laser Therapy for Onychomycosis:
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails. Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for onychomycosis. 90% of these dermatophytes, Trichophyton, Epidermophyton, Microsporum και Candida are responsible in causing onychomicosis on toenails.
You may suffer from onychomycosis if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Thickened nail
- Crumbly or brittle nail
- Nail distorted in shape or separated
- Nail with no luster or shine
- A white, yellow, or brown coloured nail, caused by debris build-up
Our treatment plan of 4,6 or 8 sessions of 12 minutes each appointment under the use of cold low level laser therapy, promises clear looking Healthy Nails with simple painless treatments and with no side effects. So you can enjoy healthy and beautiful toenails again.