Rachel Miller MChS
BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine



  For appointments call:
Highgate Health Centre 020 8348 5553 or Rachel 07949595376

Rachel Miller is a caring and committed practitioner of chiropody and podiatry treating patients of all ages. Rachel specialises in biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotics. For some years Rachel has worked with her associate Andrew Root, a respected expert in the field of biomechanics and orthotics. Mr Root has designated Rachel as the locum for his London consultancy during his sabbatical.

Rachel qualified with a Bachelor of Science from the only specialist podiatry degree course in London, the University of East London (UEL) and is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered podiatrist.
She is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (MChS) and has a Prescription Only Medicines Certificate. Her professional career includes being part of a busy podiatric team at Barts.  Rachel has two children, is a keen gardener and enjoys walks on the Heath and an active family life. 


Her areas of professional treatment include :

  • Corns and callus, hard skin.
  • Nail care and cutting.
  • Advice on fungal foot infections.
  • Biomechanics, gait analysis, orthotics.
  • Wound management.
  • Nail surgery.
  • Diabetic foot problems.
  • Footcare and footwear advice.
  • Sports injuries.
Rachel practices at the Highgate Health Centre on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday and her fees are :

30 minute chiropody appointment - £40.00  (Normally conditions such as hard skin, nail cutting, verrucae, etc, can be dealt with during that chiropody consultation.)

Home visits for chiropody are available - £50.00

One hour biomechanical assessment - £60.00

If an orthotic is prescribed the fees are:

Plaster Cast - £80.00

Pair of Orthotics - £160.00

Total cost is £300 which includes the initial consultation with biomechanical assessment, the plaster cast and a pair of bespoke orthotics which are properly fitted in a follow-up appointment in two weeks. All orthotics are guaranteed for 18 months.

Orthotics and Biomechanics

A biomechanical consultation lasts one hour. Please bring several pairs of shoes or trainers that you usually wear so that Rachel can see how your shoes have worn and how you wear them. Also, please wear comfortable clothes as you may be asked to walk, sit or lie down on a treatment couch and if an orthotic is prescribed a cast may be taken of your foot.  

An orthotic is an insole which slips into your shoe. It can help alleviate pain and discomforts by correcting imbalances and is used in many conditions by people of all ages.  Orthotics are also used to help maximise sporting performances and get the best out of exercise regimes.
 
In this hour long consultation, called a biomechanical assessment, Rachel will perform a gait analysis and look at pronation, which is how you turn your foot when it touches the ground. The examination will look at the way you walk, sit, and stand and your posture and you will be evaluated on your joint range of motion. Your muscle strength will be assessed as well as your body alignment and Rachel will consider how different pressures are transferred around your body which may effect your condition.
  
From this biomechanical assessment a complex evaluation is made and you may be given a rehabilitation programme or prescribed an orthotic. In this latter case a cast can be taken during that consultation. A bespoke orthotic of durable material is then made by hand, based on the precise shape of your foot.
After two weeks there is a follow-up consultation and the orthotic is properly fitted into your shoes.
You may be advised about your footwear.

Plaster casts are kept in storage to make further orthotics if needed.  Only the very best materials are used to make different types of orthotics whether they are used for support or shock absorption.

Biomechanical conditions include  

  • Knee, hip and back pain
  • Ankle injuries
  • Planta fascitis
  • Runners knee
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Heel pain
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Neuroma
  • Spurs
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Shin Splints
  • Leg length discrepancies

Website: www.highgatepodiatry.co.uk
For appointments call:
Highgate Health Centre
020 8348 5553 or Rachel 07949595376