Podiatrist Specialist – Musculoskeletal Specialist – Paola Ash Associates 2019-09-12T19:56:45+00:00

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Cleaning instruments used for patient health and well being.

Hygiene Procedure – We care for your Health!

At Backs and Feet our hygiene procedure is checked after each treatment (hand washing, gloves, couch rolls).

Each and every patient is treated with a separate set of sealed sterilised tools which are opened in front of you.

Cleaning and sterilization of equipment is essential so we have invested in the latest technology which consists of (1) chemical cleaning with single use brushes, this is followed by (2) ultrasonic cleaning for approximately 10 minutes after which the instruments are vacuum packed with their own individual sterile pouches and are then (3) autoclaved for approximately 45 minutes.

Although the process takes about 2 to 3 hours each and every time this is the only way to ensure our patients receive the best possible hygienic treatment.

Any single use disposable instruments will go directly into special waste containers which are then collected as part of our clinical waste disposable process.

By | September 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sandals and you ❤️

With Summer in full throttle and allowing your feet to escape the sweaty confines of shoes here a just a few tips for sandals we like

  1. Any Sandals that are too flimsy or ‘flippy floppy’ are not great.  Check the inside of the Sandal: Does it appear well constructed? Does the inner sole provide you with good cushioning and arch support? Check there’s no tightness or pinching anywhere when the straps are done up, and that they stay put as you walk. Do your heels hang over the back of the sole?  Does your foot spill over the sides? Ideally the soles should have a bounce and not be too stiff under your feet as you move.
  2. Anything tooflat can put strain on your heels, Achilles, and knees, so choose sandals with heels that provide stability and support.  There are some brands out there that seem to thrive on a virtually non-existent heel and out sole– try to avoid if at all possible.  Even ask the shoe consultants’ advice before purchasing if necessary.
  3. Try to go to the shoe shops in person–although internet shopping is taking over the world.  When you try sandals and shoes on going to the shoe shop in person allows you to get an instant feel.  Trying the sandals on, walking up and down the shop, take a peak of your posture in the mirrors and getting an overall idea if these particular sandals fit your own unique foot shape and size.  You also can instantly assess the quality which may not always measure up when buying online.  Birkenstock, Salome, Schuh and TOMS also manufacture vegan sandals too.
  4. How active are you?– the best summer sandals share many qualities lightweight, water compatible, well ventilated, and good traction (non slip).  However, some styles/brands outperform others in certain areas.  Assess which qualities are most relevant to your summer lifestyle and choose sandals accordingly.
  5. Brand reputation–as with all products and services there are so many brands now available with different attributes.  However for great walking sandals check out: Clarks Tri-walk, Keen Footwear, Merrell, Vionic and Teva to name but a few!
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Say “Goodbye” to Pain

Say “Goodbye” to Pain

  1. Back and joint pain can have a major negative impact on both quality of life and mobility.
  2. Our aim is to get you pain free, back on your feet and mobile as quickly and as safely as possible at the Backs and Feet Clinic.
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Quickly find us, we’re just outside London

FREE PARKING at our Clinic

We’re South West London and just walking distance away from Sutton mainline station.  A Bus Stop is just around the corner from the clinic.

(Please note that for cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice or if you do not turn up for your appointment, you will be charged the full appointment fee in these circumstances.)

Dual Qualified Osteopath and Podiatrist Professional

We offer a diagnosis from a dual-qualified podiatrist and osteoMSK. This is a unique combination of skills on offer, together with over 15 years’ hands-on experience.   We make a thorough full-body assessment of pain issues, literally from head to toe and then, with your input, implement an effective treatment plan tailor-made to your specific requirements.

Get in touch

Don’t let pain ruin your life, contact us today to find out how we can help you.  There’re many ways to reach out to us, so make  a start to finding an effective treatment to enhance your life.

Paola Ash , Paola Ash osteos MSK | podiatrists MChS & associates
0208 528 3000 or 0778066522317 – [email protected]
www.backsandfeet.co.uk – Skype: paolaassociates

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Treatments we provide


Massages releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through the use of deep inhibition, trigger point deactivation, kneading and deep finger pressure points targeted to specific areas in the body…Read more

Musculoskeletal Medicine

This is a primary health care system which focusses primarily on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system essentially the nerves, muscles and joints…Read more


Acupuncture as a treatment modality for muscle and joint problems which is very effective. We also use Acupuncture in the treatment of verrucae to boost immunity and encourage the healing process…Read more

Chiropody and Podiatry

We can diagnose and abnormalities in the leg.  We help clients that suffer from diabetes, arthritis and sports injuries…Read more


Orthotics are used to correct abnormal walking patterns.  A custom made inlay can support joints that are overworked and encourage other joints to adapt and promote motion…Read more


Pilates exercises are used to support you through your musculo skeletal conditions. One to to one exercises result in an overall improvement for posture and muscle function…Read more