Michael Rooks Podiatry in Reading, Berkshire

Notice: I will be closing the business on 20th August 2021.

The College of Podiatry has asked that Michael list their details to assist clients in finding a new chiropodist.

College address: The Royal College of Podiatry, Quartz House, 207 Providence Square, Mill street, London, SE1 2EW.

Email: contact@cop.org.uk
Tel: 020 7234 8620

Experienced Chiropodist in Reading.

Keep your feet happy and in good health with a range of podiatry treatments by Michael Rooks.

I offer personalised treatments tailored to meet your requirements. Bid your foot problems goodbye! Are you suffering from foot problems? I have been a practitioner of chiropody for over 2 decades. I have a clinic in Reading and am registered with the HCPC. Excellent reputation built over 26 years.

Laser Foot Therapy

Our Podiatry clinic is the first in the UK to offer K-Laser Therapy. Laser foot therapy can be especially helpful if you are experiencing sudden or ongoing foot pain and you need access to an effective treatment plan for managing discomfort. This type of treatment can be used to alleviate a wide range of painful conditions connected with the leg, knee, ankle and foot pain to a series of other solutions.


Orthotics are worn inside shoes to potentially correct a series of biomechanical foot and leg issues. If you experience problems with the way that you walk, ongoing pain as you run or problems with posture, orthotics can work to correct these issues. Orthotics can be especially beneficial for managing medical conditions like plantar fasciitis, arthritis, diabetes (related lower leg conditions) and bursitis.

Podiatry / Chiropody

Podiatry is the new name for traditional podiatry. As an experienced chiropodist / podiatrist, Michael Rooks has 26 years of experience diagnosing and managing minor and severe foot issues. As a specialist it’s possible to treat a wide range of common foot problems, lower limb problems as well as treatments for conditions like cracked heels, athletes foot, corns, verrucas, bromhidrosis (smelly feet) and more.

More Foot Treatments

With a wealth of treatment available from Michael Rooks Chiropody, it is possible to provide assistance for a wide range of medical issues. If you are experiencing ongoing problems with your feet or suffering from ongoing pain, choosing the option to work with a podiatrist can make sure that your needs can be met and managed.

Put your best foot forward.

Living with foot problems can be very painful and stressful. Let me help you heal your body so you can get back to enjoying all the little things in life. With treatments ranging from general chiropody to pre-fabricated orthotics, you can rest assured that your feet are in good hands!

No two clients are the same in podiatry treatment and from this central Reading location, customers all receive their own treatment plan. We treat patients based on their own needs to make sure that there is always a solution to pain management or managing a condition that has been an ongoing problem.

A centrally located foot care clinic in Reading.

I understand that your foot problems can adversely affect your mobility, which is why I treat my patients in the centrally located Superdrug store on Broad Street, Reading.


“I’ve been going to Michael Rooks now for over 2 years. I’ve found him professional and great at what he does. He’s always kind and understanding and always explains things so you know exactly what he’s going to do and why he’s doing it.” – Wendy

“I have, during my 19 years as a client of Michael`s, continued to recommend him and his services as a chiropodist with confidence.” – Margaret

Michael Rooks is a leading podiatrist in Reading and the surrounding areas. Call 0118 939 1361 or send an enquiry to schedule an appointment.


Call 0118 939 1361 or email michael.rooks@btconnect.com to make an appointment.

Alternatively you can email me directly via the contact me page.

An Overview of the Podiatry Services We Offer in Reading

Are you suffering from a foot problem? Whether it is corns or callouses, ingrown toenails or unidentified muscular pain - if it's affecting your feet, we here at Michael Rooks Podiatry can help you.

Our clinic understands that no two patients are the same, and so after an extensive examination we will provide you with an individualized treatment plan for any of your foot concerns. Treatment not only comes with a quality guarantee, but friendly service and hot tea or coffee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your treatment, do not despair - you can come back within 7 days for a complimentary check-up. That's how committed we are to ensuring that you are back on your feet quickly and feeling your best.

We offer a wide range of treatments so you can be confident that your foot problems will be solved and your pain will be properly managed. Read more about the services that we offer below, and don't put up with foot pain for even one more day - contact us on 0118 939 1361 or via email to schedule your appointment, the first step towards your pain-free future.

Nail cutting

Did you know that there is a correct way to cut your nails? If you didn't, and you are cutting your nails incorrectly, you may be setting yourself up for problems in the future such as ingrown toenails or infections. There are also some conditions that can prevent you from cutting your nails properly, such as thickened nails or fungal nails - we can help you deal with those. Book a session with us and we will show you how to properly care for your nails, and can help you deal with any problems you are having with them, quickly and easily.

Hard Skin Removal

Hard skin and cracked heels can not only be unsightly, but it can also be painful. Don't ditch the sandals this summer, however, as we can help you deal with this problem easily and painlessly. Book an appointment with Michael Rooks Podiatry and we will discuss your dry heel problems and the potential causes. The removal of hard skin on your feet is known as debridement, and it is easy to perform and painless for you.

Depending on the severity of the hard skin problem, the procedure may be around fifteen minutes to an hour in length, so it will not take up very much of your time at all. Following the procedure we will discuss with you how to properly care for your feet to prevent the problem reoccurring, and what products such as lotions we recommend that you use. We will also discuss with you whether or not you may need orthotics, as these can also help prevent the problem occurring again.

Corn removal

Corns affect thousands of podiatry patients each year. They are lumps of skin, usually in-between or on the toes, that has hardened and become thick and irritating. They can be painful when walked upon or pressed against when wearing a shoe. Most corns are caused by wearing improperly fitting shoes that rub on the skin, however corns can also be caused by bunions, hammertoes or skeletal deformities of the foot.

Book an appointment with us today and we will discuss with you the cause of your corn and the treatment options available to you. We can easily treat your corn with laser therapy or a surgical procedure, and we can help you prevent corns from reoccurring by providing you with orthopedic socks and shoes. You don't have to put up with an uncomfortable and unsightly corn for any longer - just come and see us and deal with the problem today.

Verruca treatment

Are you troubled by your verruca and not sure what to do about it? Book an appointment with us today and we will help you deal with this very common type of wart in a simple and pain-free way. Verrucae usually appear on the sole of the foot, and can be either a single wart or a cluster. They can unfortunately be painful; described by some as like "standing on a needle." Caused by the HPV, verrucae can occur if you come into contact with the virus when not wearing shoes. Common places where you can contract the HPV include locker rooms and swimming pools when walking around barefoot.

We will discuss with you the potential causes of verrucae and provide you with one of several treatment options, including filing down the verruca, laser therapy, and pain medication. We will also discuss with you prevention methods to help ensure that you do not have to suffer from verrucae again in the future.

Ingrown toenail treatment

Ingrown toenails can be caused by a range of factors, including the constant wearing of poorly-fitting shoes, naturally curved toenails being cut incorrectly, and injuries sustained to the toe. They can be extremely painful and debilitating, to the point where it can be difficult to walk or wear shoes. However, you do not need to suffer. Book an appointment with us and we can help you determine the cause of your ingrown toenail and decide upon the best course of treatment. Treatment can include lifting the nail or a portion of the nail being removed. These options are simple and effective, and we will provide you with information about how to prevent the problem occurring in the future.

It is important to not leave an ingrown toenail untreated, especially if you also suffer from cardiac or circulatory issues or diabetes, as aside from being painful, an ingrown toenail can lead to further complications. If you have an ingrown toenail or even just suspect you might be getting one, don't hesitate to come in for a friendly check-up and get the problem sorted quickly and professionally.

Foot Correction Using Pre-Fabricated Orthotics

If you suffer from conditions such as pain in the foot and/or ankle or foot deformities such as bunions or hammertoes, or you want to reduce the risk of injury and improve foot and/or ankle function, book an appointment with Michael Rooks Podiatry today and we will discuss whether orthotics are the right fit for you. Our painless consultations involve a comprehensive physical exam of your foot to determine what orthotics you may need.

Orthotics are simply insoles that are worn in your shoe and can either be custom made or pre-fabricated - our clinic uses high-quality pre-fabricated orthotics. Orthotics are designed to be comfortable to wear, and they will improve your overall foot condition. This will not only allow you to walk normally but can treat and prevent many foot problems. Take a step in the right direction and discuss with us whether orthotics are the right choice for you.

K-Laser Therapy

K-Laser foot therapy is useful for both chronic and acute foot pain conditions. We are proud to be the first clinic in the UK to provide K-Laser foot therapy for our patients. If you are suffering from pain in the leg, ankle, knee and foot, K-Laser foot therapy could be the treatment for you. We can develop a treatment plan for you that will determine how many sessions you will require and if you will be receiving additional treatments alongside the K-Laser therapy.

You can rest assured that K-Laser therapy is not painful, only takes around 45 minutes of your time, and most patients see results within 3-4 treatments - don't hesitate to book an appointment and start your treatments today!

Athletes Foot Treatment

A common condition caused by a fungal infection, athletes foot is very inconvenient but luckily very easy to treat! Caused by direct contact with another sufferer, wearing certain types of shoes such as cleats, or suffering from excessively sweaty feet, athlete's foot is an easily contractable ailment. Symptoms can be very uncomfortable, including burning and itching sensations and red, cracked skin. It is important to treat athlete's foot quickly and properly, as not only is it an incredibly uncomfortable condition, it can lead to complications such as infection.

Treatments are simple, however, and include anti-fungal medications and topical creams, so book an appointment today and let us discuss with you the best treatment option so you can be free of those itchy feet in no time.

Foot Massage and Relaxing Foot Baths

There is nothing quite so relaxing as a foot massage or a foot bath, and if you book with us you're in luck, as here at our clinic we offer both! Our soothing foot massages and foot baths are not only designed to make you feel better, they are also designed to help improve the circulation to your feet, helping them to heal faster. Why not book one in when you visit us for other treatments?

If you are suffering from any sort of foot problem, we at Michael Rooks Podiatry are here to help. Get in touch with us via phone, email or coming by our clinic. We always ensure that our patients are happy and receive the best treatment available. Don't delay to get treatment today.