Miles Cowan (Registered Podiatrist & Osteopath)
Bsc (Hons) Pod, MChS, Bsc (Hons) Ost, Dip FTST
My clinic is located on the outskirts of Shaftesbury on the Wincombe Business Park. I treat people of all ages and stages of life, mainly from around Gillingham, Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas of North Dorset and the Wiltshire border.
My clinic provides a comprehensive range of services, including chiropody, podiatry and osteopathy treatments. I am a dual qualified podiatrist and osteopath and I have an extensive experience working in private practice and in the National Health Service.
There is a professional chiropody surgery in the practice, with all the latest technology. I carry out routine foot care such as nail cutting, corn and callus removal. Painful ingrowing toenails can be treated using minor surgical procedures with local anaesthesia. I use low level lasers to speed up healing of acute injuries and to trigger an immune response, which can help to get rid of verrucae’s and to heal some skin conditions.
I also provide biomechanical analysis and orthotic therapy to help people with mobility issues. I see many patients with plantar heel pain and have expert diagnostic skills to find the underlying cause of this problem. Plantar fasciitus can be resolved by using shockwave therapy and manual therapy.
The other part of the practice is dedicated to helping patients with a range of painful conditions, using osteopathic treatment. I use a gentle, holistic ‘hands on’ approach to treat the body as a whole. I can help if you are suffering from back pain, neck pain and other joint and soft tissue injuries. Osteopathy can also assist patients suffering with migraines, sciatica and repetitive strain injuries.
I use dry needling, laser acupuncture and deep tissue massage to help resolve pain and tension in muscles. Specific exercises can also be prescribed to help manage chronic back pain and to improve range of motion and decrease stiffness caused by arthritic joints.