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.
- Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
- Gait Analysis
- Orthoses (Insoles)
- Video Consultation
- Achilles Tendon Problems
- Flat Feet
- Foot Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Bone Spurs
- Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
- Claw Toes
- Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
- Hammer Toes
- Heel Bumps
- Heel Pain
- Mallet Toes
- Plantar Fasciitis
- 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
- 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
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."