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Your local HCPC registered podiatist

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Welcome - Wirral chiropodist and podiatrist

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Alex - Wirral chiropodist and podiatrist

Meet Alex

Alex Houghton is the face (and the hands!) of Appleton Footcare, a Podiatry/Chiropody service providing care to patients across The Wirral.

Alex graduated from Salford University in 1991 with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine. She started her career as a Podiatrist for Wirral Community Trust, working in GP surgeries, community clinics and hospital environments and eventually became a Clinic Lead. Alex developed her skills working with everyone from routine patients to high risk patients with diabetes.

After having children, Alex went part time with the NHS and started private home visits. This began as a way to fit her Podiatry work around childcare, but her service proved to be so popular that she left the NHS in 2014.

The next step was setting up her own clinic. Alex opened Appleton Footcare in 2019, providing a range of Podiatry and Chiropody treatments to the Greasby area and beyond.



Alex carries out continued professional development to help her provide the best level of care to her patients. She completes regular courses and attends the Annual Podiatry Conference, keeping her up to date with the industry.

Alex - Wirral chiropodist and podiatrist

Meet Andrew

Andy is our Foothealth Professional and works throughout The Wirral treating patients in their own homes and also in our clinic based in Greasby.

Andrew qualified from the SMAE Institute as a Foothealth Professional.

He undergoes regular professional development and attends courses and conferences to ensure he is fully updated with the latest skills and treatments.

Our Wirral podiatry clinic

The Clinic

31 Appleton Drive, Birkenhead
Greasby, Wirral, CH49 1SJ

We provide a wide range of Podiatry and chiropody treatments from the Appleton Clinic, which opened in 2019. Routine Chiropody treatments, Nail Surgery, and Diabetic Footcare are available to patients in a clean, safe, clinical environment.

Mobile podiatry and chiropodist

Mobile Services

07939 558 305

Appleton’s mobile service includes many of the usual clinical Podiatry and Chiropody treatments. This is invaluable to patients who find it difficult to leave their home because of long-term health conditions and disabilities.

Footcare blog

10 Signs of a Fungal Nail Infection and its treatment

10 Signs of a Fungal Nail Infection and its treatment

Fungal nail infections, also known as onychomycosis, are common conditions that can affect either the fingernails or toenails. They are often painless at the beginning and hence may go unnoticed until the condition worsens. For this reason, it's important to be...

Diabetic foot symptoms and treatment

Diabetic foot symptoms and treatment

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million. In 2023 Diabetes UK: “estimate that more than five million...

What our clients say:

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Alex visits me on a regular basis and makes my feet feel wonderful, and I look forward to her visits. She has a very pleasant and cheerful manner, and has always been the same all the years I have known her.

My husband and I have been so pleased to find Alex. My husband is disabled and Alex has handled our situation with both skill and concern. We can highly recommend her.

I have had my feet treated by Alex Houghton and have always found her to be professional and friendly as well as knowledgeable about my after care.

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