Mr Jayesh Thakrar

Mr Jayesh Thakrar

BSc, PG Dip (Biomech)

Podiatry

Recommended by 5 specialists
17 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Thakrar identified my issues and put a resolution path in place. Happy to say that my issues are issues no more!“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: CH14767
  • Royal College of Podiatry: 015522
  • Health Care and Professional Council: CH14767
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £252

    Follow-up appointment: £84

    Practices worked at

    FOOTSCOPE

    105 Nibthwaite Road, Harrow, United Kingdom, HA1 1TE
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    Footscope- Lansdowne House

    57 Berkeley Square, London, United Kingdom, W1J 6ER
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    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.

    Procedures

    • Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
    • Gait Analysis
    • Orthoses (Insoles)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Flat Feet
    • Foot Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Bone Spurs
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Bursitis
    • Claw Toes
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Hammer Toes
    • Heel Bumps
    • Heel Pain
    • Mallet Toes
    • Neuromas
    • Plantar Fasciitis
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    Education

    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

    Memberships

    • Member of Health and Care Professions Council
    • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
    • Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
    • Footscope at the Bowskill Clinic – SOCAP Accredited Practice
    • Footscope at the Body Factory Clinic – SOCAP Accredited Practice
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
    7/11
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    1/11
    Flat Feet
    1/11
    Foot Pain
    1/11
    Gait Analysis
    1/11
    Sports Injuries
    1/11
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Thakrar identified my issues and put a resolution path in place. Happy to say that my issues are issues no more!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was referred to Jay for a Biomechanical assessment and gait analysis. My experience with Jay has been excellent. From my first appointment, he took time to explain all of the diagnostics tests he carried out and was patient with any questions I had. He explained the results of the assessment very clearly so it was easy to understand. He's extremely thorough and my appointments never felt rushed. I would highly recommend Jay to anyone seeking an MSK Podiatrist.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Very patient treating my elderly mum. Thank you
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Jayesh took time to understand underlying problems and then look at various potential solutions
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have been seeing Jay with regards to a neurological condition I have which affects my walking. Jay has been incredibly helpful in using state of the art modelling techniques to produce footwear inner soles that have made a big difference to my ability and confidence with walking which is especially essential as I am on my feet all day working as a personal trainer. I thoroughly recommend Jay as his knowledge, helpfulness and professionalism has been been exceptional.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Amazing and made my daughter motivated to do her exercises
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Jay was excellent in diagnosing my foot problem and advising on our treatment plan which he has carried out successfully. Thank you Jay, I’m so grateful for your expert input.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Was accommodating about my appointments and there was proactive follow up after my orthotic was provided. I felt that there was a vested interest in my health.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Excellent treatment.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 specialists
    Mr Jignesh Patel
    Mr Jignesh Patel
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "I have known Jay for over 15 years as a colleague. He is a highly respected and experienced colleague known is known for delivering high quality care for his patients and I would recommend him without hesitation."

    21-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Callus, Cracked Heels, Fungal Infection
    , Blistering Disorders, Foot Pain, Heel Pain, Bone Spurs, Corns, Achilles Tendon Problems, Plantar Fasciitis, Mallet Toes, Bursitis
    Mr Rohit Madhav
    Mr Rohit Madhav
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    I have referred patients to them

    "Jayesh Thakrar has great rapport, brilliant diagnostic and technical skills and would not hesitate to see him for opinion and treatment of any foot and ankle conditions. His assessments and treatments also cover back hip and knee problems."

    21-06-2021

    Recommended for:
    Foot Pain, Heel Pain, Achilles Tendon Problems
    , Plantar Fasciitis, Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus, Neuromas, Sports Injuries
    Dr. Robin Chatterjee
    Dr. Robin Chatterjee
    Sports & Exercise Medicine
    I have referred patients to them

    "Jayesh runs a very professional and modern podiatry service where he offers state of the art services such as 3D gait analysis, digital foot scans for highly accurate orthotic manufacture. He is a specialist in gait and biomechanical analysis and has helped me to manage patients with various musculoskeletal problems. Any patients who have been treated by him have been very complimentary"

    21-06-2021

    Recommended for:
    Flat Feet, Foot Pain, Heel Pain
    , Achilles Tendon Problems, Plantar Fasciitis, Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus, Neuromas, Sports Injuries
    Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE
    Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    I have referred patients to them

    "Jayesh is an expert at what he does and is a charming individual. He is caring and gets great patient feedback and I have no hesitation in recommending patients to him."

    21-06-2021

    Recommended for:
    Flat Feet, Foot Pain, Heel Pain
    , Heel Bumps, Achilles Tendon Problems, Plantar Fasciitis, Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus, Neuromas, Sports Injuries, Bursitis

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