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Mr Jayesh Thakrar
BSc, PG Dip (Biomech)
Podiatry
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Health Care and Professional Council: CH14767

LANGUAGES

english, gujarati

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £84.75 - 254.50

About

Jayesh is a London based Podiatrist with many years of experience, working in the field of podiatry, biomechanics and gait analysis for over 15 years. He trained and first practised at University College London and The London Foot Hospital. Working at this prestigious centre of excellence provided Jayesh with invaluable exposure to complex sports and other musculoskeletal cases. After this he went on to pursue further training in the complex area of lower limb biomechanics, involving in-depth analysis of posture, walking, and running styles and relating the findings to how the joints and muscles function.

Having developed unique assessment methods Jayesh embarked on a new venture and set up FOOTSCOPE, of which he is the director and lead clinician, a company specialising in the assessment of lower limb biomechanics. The company now operates two fully equipped gait analysis labs, the second of which is on-site here at the Bowskill Clinic. In addition, Jayesh is involved with undergraduate teaching at the Centre for Clinical Education in Podiatry, University of East London.

His clients are of varying ages and and have a range activity backgrounds. Children suffering from conditions related to skeletal development, those partaking in amateur or professional sports, to people who have symptoms related to their everyday activities. Complaints can range from foot and ankle pain to issues higher up the body or kinetic chain.

Although Jayesh’s expertise is complex foot mechanics, he can also use the advanced analysis tools to equate what is happening at the foot level to the rest of the body. Together with his colleagues at the Bowskill Clinic he has established an impressive multi-disciplinary approach to musculoskeletal complications. He finds that simply taking a quick video of someone on a treadmill or a screen shot of a client on pressure sensors does not lead to a meaningful diagnosis. Therefore, Jayesh uses his experience and expert knowledge to interpret what these results mean, allowing him to identify the primary cause of the symptoms and write a tailored and comprehensive report for each individual client, which ensures his approach remains patient centred.

The FOOTSCOPE gait and motion capture lab is on-site at The Bowskill Clinic. In addition to the high speed video and pressure analysis systems, Jayesh now has the most advanced 3D movement analysis equipment. Utilising an array of optical cameras he can objectively measure joint movement and interaction in a way that no other system can. It is considered the gold standard when analysing movement in all dimensions.  

When indicated he will prescribe bespoke and functional orthotics/insoles. Normal insoles tend to simply cushion a foot and apply some bulk in the arch area. However the data gathered from a client’s analysis will provide Jayesh with the information to prescribe a customised device to modify and improve foot function. This allows the muscles and joints to operate in a more desirable and natural manner, rather than forcing the foot to become almost dormant and reliant on the device. This in turn leads to a more comfortable return to activities


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Medical Procedures



  • Gait Analysis
  • Lower limb biomechanics
  • True 3D joint kinematic analysis
  • Full and semi custom orthotic therapy
  • Digital foot scan for accurate orthotic manufacture



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Special Interests

  • Movement related pain within entire lower limb
  • Movement related pain of the back
  • Analysis and objective measurement of specific sports actions. Tailored to improve efficiency and enhance performance.

Education

  • BSc (Hons), Podiatric Medicine (University College London)
  • PG Dip, Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb (University of Staffordshire)
  • Member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Member of Health and Care Professions Council

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-02-2017

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-02-2017

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-09-2016
Jayesh was extremely professional and personable and put my mind at ease about the issues I was facing. He was thorough in his examination and understanding and practical with advice he gave.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-09-2016
Excellent treatment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-07-2016
I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received from Jayesh. After over 15 years of knee and hip issues, I finally got to the route of the problem with his help and with a pair of custom made orthotics that have quite literally and immediately changed my life. I've visited five other clinics in the past and none of them have come even close to the level of professionalism or knowledge that Jayesh practices and holds. From start to finish I cannot possibly see how you could find a better podiatrist. First class service and if I could rate him more than 5 stars I would. Superb.

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