For all your foot care needs...


We tend to take our feet for granted...

...but the foot is a highly complex structure which can develop problems that affect a persons overall health and well-being.


My name is Helen Monks and I studied Podiatry at Salford University, since graduating  I have undertaken more training to keep up to date with changes and have a special interest in natural products.


Foot problems can affect anyone at any time for reasons such as: trauma, pregnancy, medical conditions. Don’t put up with pain.  I will do everything I can to help keep you on your feet!


I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.  I offer high quality care ensuring that patients are treated with a reliable professional service tailored towards individual needs.


Podiatrists are trained in all aspects of care for the feet and lower limbs, providing advice and carrying out treatments for problems including:

-     Corn and Hard Skin

-     Verruca

-     In-growing, thickened and hard to cut nails

-     Athletes foot and fungal nail infection

-     Biomechanical problems and prescription of insoles

-     Nail surgery

CALLUS is where pressure has been applied to the skin which has become thickened into a protective layer, moisturising and filing the area with an emery board or similar file can help.


CORNS are from more direct pressure and feel like standing on a stone, corn plasters containing acids can cause damage to the surrounding area and professional help is recommended.


NAILS are not easy to cut for yourself


  • Never rip or tear nails
  • Always cut from edge to edge
  • Don’t cut too short, leave a strip of white nail showing


Fungal nail infections should be treated but it can take up to a year before the nail fully grows, perseverance is a must.

VERRUCA are caused by viral infection which can reoccur especially when tired or unwell, they usually heal within two years but if problematic, treatments are available.


SKIN is a protective barrier, if broken by cracks or wounds a portal of entry for infection is created, applying moisturiser helps protect the integrity of the skin.


  • Wash feet regularly.
  • Rinse off soap suds thoroughly.
  • Dry carefully especially between the toes.
  • Apply cream in the direction of hair growth and work    in until it disappears.
  • Do not put cream between the toes as it becomes  trapped and can soften the area too much.


Any problems with soft white skin between the toes, try wiping with surgical spirit to dry and harden the skin.






07858 179 279



Avant Garden Centre

Wigan Road

Leyland PR25 5XW



Monday, Wednesday and Friday

9.30am - 3.30pm


Appointment not always necessary.


HSM Podiatry is easily accesible from Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Preston, Clayton le Woods and Euxton.