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.
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.
If you are experiencing chronic pain, inflammation, or a medical condition that has not responded to traditional medical treatments, laser therapy may be a safe and effective treatment option for you.
We offer the latest in laser therapy technology, the MLS laser system, to help you achieve relief from pain and inflammation and promote faster healing times. Learn more by clicking on laser therapy to see how we can help you achieve optimal health and wellness.
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.
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
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.
What should I wear?It's a good idea to wear comfortable clothing that allows you to easily show your lower limb up to the knee and the shoes you'd normally wear or are experiencing pain whilst wearing. If you're having a gait analysis please bring your running shoes along with your shorts so that you'll feel comfortable whilst using the treadmill and your gait can be observed whilst you're wearing your normal running gear. If you're having orthoses fitted for a specific type or style of shoe or activity, please bring those shoes with you to the fitting. This allows us to adjust the orthoses so they'll fit your intended shoes and be comfortable to wear.
How long will my appointment be?Routine footcare - up to 30 minutes. Gait analysis - up to 30 minutes. Nail surgery - up to 60 minutes.
How much will the consultation cost?Initial assessment - £85 Follow up consultation - £65 Laser Therapy - £70 If your treatment plan requires specific aids or devices such as casting, orthoses, padding, strapping etc* these are not covered by the consultation fee and any charges will be discussed prior to any treatment plan commencing. *Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Nail surgery - £450 Please be prepared to return to the clinic for redressing and review post surgery. If you're planning to claim on your health insurance, please contact your insurer first to check that they cover your treatment. Please obtain your insurance authorisation number before attending your appointment. We expect patients to settle their bills at the time of their appointment and for you to reclaim the costs from your insurer.
What forms of payment do you accept?We accept Apple Pay and Google Pay which offer fully contactless payments. We also accept all major credit cards
What is your cancellation policy?We require 24 hours cancellation notice and missed appointments may be charged at the full rate.
AccessibilityThere is a small step up to the front door and once inside there is a small step into the clinic room itself. If you require assistance, please let us know before you attend your appointment.
By appointment only
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 19:00
15:00 - 17:00
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.