Welcome to Barbara O'Connor Chiropodist & Podiatrist

With more than 20 years of experience, Barbara ensures that every client receives a comprehensive, professional and tailored treatment plan. All treatements are carried out at The Meridian Clinic, Clarehall. All our treatment rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious, offering you comfort throughout your session.

We have plenty of free car parking available in Tesco’s enclosed car park. We also have a lift for wheelchair and buggy access.

Barbara is a member of The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

Barbara is fully approved by the Health Service Executive

Our Treatments Include

  • Corns and callous

  • Ingrown toe nails

  • Verrucae (Planter warts)

  • Skin & Nail conditions

  • Athletes Foot

  • Ingrown toe nails

  • Biomechanical Assessments

  • A full range of foot care products are available in the clinic

  • Prescription/tailor made orthotics and off the shelf arch supports

Foot Facts

  • An average adult takes about 18,000 steps each day.

  • In a lifetime our feet cover about 70,000 miles, equivalent to walking 4 times around the world.

  • 75 to 80 percent of adults will suffer from lower limb problems at some time in their life.

  • 62% of all sports injuries affect the lower limb.

  • With every mile that you walk, you shift approximately one hundred tonnes – just by moving your own body weight forward.

  • Feet live in footwear for up to 16 hours a day.

Foot Care Advice

  • Good daily hygiene is essential.

  • Avoid using very hot water and never soak them for more than 10 minutes.

  • Dry the skin with care – do not rub too hard.

  • Sprinkle foot powder between toes and across the foot.

  • Apply a little foot cream or moisturising cream to dry skin, preferably at night.

  • Never apply cream between the toes.

  • No D.I.Y- never cut corns, callous or ingrown toenails yourself.

  • Don’t cut toe nails too short.

  • Gently buff dry skin with a foot file or pumice stone once a week, (not recommended for diabetics).

  • Try to have a few nail varnish free days a month just to let nails breath.