Podiatrist Specialist – Musculoskeletal Specialist – Paola Ash Associates 2019-07-19T04:11:17+00:00

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The 5 Top Tips for wearing High Heels

The 5 Top Tips for wearing High Heels

Although we are a high heel loving nation we should try to think about how we choose our high heels and what comes with it (blisters, nail trauma, calluses, foot and back pain – phew!), but that aside you should be able to push your own thumb at the top part of the shoe without feeling your big toe.

  1. Use your high heels on special occasions so that we limit them to events where we really want to glam up not just to pop out to the shops for instance.
  2. Ideally keep heels lower than 4cm where possible and the thicker the heel the broader the circumference so better for your balance.
  3. Taking smaller steps will reduce any possible ankle injuries and the potential for tripping up!
  4. Making sure your high heels fit you properly and are not too small is key.
  5. High heels can shorten your calf muscles be sure to take a thorough stretch.  Anything from 3-5 repetitions, holding each stretch for up to 20-30 seconds alternating the left and right calf.

Paola Ash , Paola Ash osteos MSK | podiatrists MChS & associates

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Feet|0 Comments

Backs & Feet Clinic gets Billy back on his feet

Limousine company owner, Billy Mudhar had been suffering from what he was told was a hamstring injury in his right leg. The condition made walking very painful and was limiting Billy’s ability to work.

Despite numerous physiotherapy sessions running over several months, this fit and active 56 year old seemed to be making little progress. He was still in considerable pain and feeling very frustrated.

Billy then decided to visit Paola Ash Associates, a unique backs and feet clinic in Sutton, run by dual-qualified osteopath and podiatrist, Paola Ash.

Billy takes up the story:

‘Following a very thorough assessment and using her unique combination of skills, Paola identified the problem as a lower back issue’.

Once the correct diagnosis had been made, progress was quickly made, as Billy explains: ‘I couldn’t believe it, after just two sessions with Paola, the pain was gone and I was fully active again. All I need now are occasional maintenance treatments. I am extremely happy with the service and advice I received from Paola and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others’.

Paola Ash Associates
Backs and Feet Clinic
17 Mulgrave Road SM2 7PG
T: 020 8395 8483
E: [email protected]
W: www.backsandfeet.co.uk

The clinic is close to Sutton town centre and is a short walk from Sutton station.

Paola Ash

Paola Ash is a dual-qualified osteopath and podiatrist offering a unique combination of skills that help minimise pain and maximise recovery.

By | February 28th, 2016|Categories: Case Studies|0 Comments

Knee Arthritis explained

Let’s begin with a short explanation what arthritis actually is. Knee arthritis is an inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are pain, swelling, and stiffness. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, but it is particularly common in the knee.

If you suffer from knee arthritis you must be aware of the fact that even simple walking and climbing the stairs can be a struggle. It’s one of major cause of lost work time for many people.

Don’t worry. We are here to help you.  One of the treatment you should consider will be an osteopathic therapy. By using gentle, manual techniques on your joints and muscles you will notice a massive improvement in the mobility as well as reduction of the inflammation.

Specific exercises can help increase range of motion and flexibility, as well as help strengthen the muscles in your leg. Your osteopath can help create an individualized exercise plan just for you which meets your needs and lifestyle. Regular exercise keeps you active and mobile and builds up muscle, therefore strengthening the joints will improve symptoms.

Exercise is also good for losing weight, improving your posture and relieving stress, all of which will ease symptoms.
Applying heat or ice, using pain-relieving ointments or creams, or wearing elastic bandages to provide support to the knee may be really helpful and can provide a relief.

How we treat knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

Dealing with Knee Arthritis

Due to the anatomy of the knee we tend to note the medial meniscus and medial knee joint line are predisposed to the degenerative processes first.

This highlights the need to keep gluts and quads strong have you noted your calves and ankle movements of late?
From an experiential level popliteus goes into ‘lock down’ (the muscle located at the back of the knee), this is why we,  through the use of palpation can diagnose the aberrant soft tissues.  We can treat knee arthritis with acupuncture, electro acupuncture, deep tissue massage, traction, ultrasound and a number of other specialised techniques.

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Legs|0 Comments

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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