WHAT WE DO
We look after all aspects of foot and lower limb health.
So whether you're feeling pain when you walk or run, have an ingrowing nail or need help with routine
foot care like a corn or verruca,
The Gait Clinic in Ramsgate was founded by Denzil Trebilcock, a podiatrist
wanting to create a better patient experience by combining individualised care and a holistic approach to recovery in a friendly and relaxing environment.
WHY COME TO THE GAIT CLINIC?
Denzil Trebilcock has a particular interest in sports-related foot problems and injuries and has worked in Harley Street for over 20 years. Denzil is also Company Podiatrist to the Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden where he has looked after all aspects of foot health of the dancers and students since 2009.
Several years after moving to Ramsgate he has decided that it is the right time to open his own clinic in the town centre where he can bring his vast experience in treating people with musculoskeletal conditions, elite athletes and dancers, sports professionals and amateurs alike to the local community. Denzil continues to divide his time between Harley Street and his clinic in Ramsgate.
ABOUT DENZIL TREBILCOCK
Prior to working solely in private practice, Denzil worked in the NHS and was department lead for the Musculoskeletal Foot and Ankle centre at Lambeth PCT where he gained all round clinical experience diagnosing and treating a variety of foot pathologies. Denzil also treated critical care patients within the high risk Diabetic Centres at King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals.
Denzil studied Podiatric Medicine at the London Foot Hospital, University College London, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2005. He is registered with two professional bodies, the Royal College of Podiatry, formerly known as the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, and the HCPC.
Denzil also holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Medical Applications from Kings College London.
Away from work, Denzil is a keen car and DIY enthusiast and is currently renovating his house.
Denzil is friendly, informative and will make you feel like your ugly mangled feet are the
most important patients in the world.
We treat all aspects of routine
foot care including:
nail care – reduction of thickened/irregular nails
hard skin – callus reduction on heels and soles of feet
fungal skin and nail infections – athlete’s foot
inflammatory skin infections
basic foot healthcare checks including vascular (blood supply) and neurological (nerve supply) tests of the legs and feet
general foot care advice
The pain people feel in their feet and lower limbs is often caused from the way they stand, walk or run. Taking up a new activity like running can also highlight new pains and concerns.
Having a biomechanical analysis allows us to assess the amount and quality of movement across particular joints of the lower limb and to identify areas of abnormal function.
We can then design an individualised treatment programme through the use of prescription orthoses, padding and exercises. Small adjustments to the way we walk can have a huge impact on our comfort.
Ingrowing nails can be extremely painful. They occur when the side of the nail embeds itself into the surrounding skin.
Sometimes bacterial infections also develop when there is an open wound making the surrounding area even more sensitive and inflamed.
Thankfully, nail surgery is a completely routine procedure which involves partial removal of the problematic nail carried out under local anaesthesia.
Don't let fear or anxiety put you off seeking treatment. We can help you.
Denzil Trebilcock is registered with several health insurance providers including:
Please check with your health insurance company to clarify their coverage for podiatry services and obtain an authorisation code before making your appointment with us.
In most cases a GP or Consultant referral may be required which will cover the consultation fee; however, most insurance companies do not cover the fees for casts or orthoses.
We kindly ask that patients settle their accounts at the time of the consultation. If you do plan to claim on your insurance you will need to send your receipted invoice to your insurance company for reimbursal. We do not claim costs from the insurance company ourselves.
By appointment only
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 19:00
15:00 - 17:00
The Gait Clinic
2 Chatham Street
01843 627 078
The Gait Clinic is easily accessible by car with free street parking on Chatham Street and neighbouring streets. The Clinic is also a short walk from the Asda Ramsgate supermarket.
Alight at the Chatham Court bus stop on Station Approach Road.
High speed (HS1) trains depart London St Pancras direct to Ramsgate.