Chantelle Crossland, BSc. (Hons.)
Ms. Chantelle CROSSLAND is a British Podiatrist in Singapore. Apart from treating adults for conditions such as chronic heel pains and achilles tendon injuries with her uniquely gentle approach, Chantelle also connects very well with young children, treating mostly paediatric cases ranging from newborns to twelve-year-olds. Families who come to her for advice often comment that she is very warm-hearted and patient with little kids whilst being very detailed in her clinical explanation to the parents. She is based full-time at East Coast Podiatry, Orchard branch.
Chantelle is a clinician who loves working with children, she chooses to work with very young children because she advocates the need for early intervention so as to help kids avoid the need to undergo corrective feet surgeries by the time they grow up. She believes in the importance of parental education, guiding parents in their understanding of their children’s conditions. This attention to patient care and treatment has garnered her many referrals from satisfied families as she is approachable and adept at making young patients comfortable.
Prompted by her keen fascination with the sciences from a young age, Chantelle developed an interest in the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the complexities of the body’s healing process. This interest has continued to shape her clinical practice today, encouraging her to incorporate the newest developments in treatment modalities with traditionally successful methods to ensure that her patients receive the best possible clinical care so as to achieve fast recovery results.
Chantelle graduated with honours in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Huddersfield, U.K., and is trained and certified in medical shockwave applications by the International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatments.
“One of the most common conditions we see in clinic is ankle injury. As an endurance runner and netball player, I too have experienced this problem. The biggest obstacle to treating this condition is that patients often ignore it as they think it is ‘normal’ to experience discomfort after exercise. Instead of addressing the issue, they allow it to worsen and only seek medical attention when the pain is unbearable. While some may choose to stop or reduce their level of physical exercise, I wanted to continue at my normal pace, so I had to consider a different approach when it came to maintaining my foot health.”Paediatric Podiatry
“The new paediatric expansion at my resident clinic now allows to me to see more young patients. Whilst it can be challenging, I have always enjoyed working with children. Although they are seen as ‘small adults’, understanding children’s individual growth and development is a hugely importance aspect in correct diagnosis and treatment for paediatric conditions. This is why early diagnosis and conservative intervention plays a big part in preventing pain when the child is older, allowing them to live a fun-filled active lifestyle.”Ingrown Toenails
“Another common condition that is often seen at our clinic affecting both adults and children are ingrown nails that often occur with a secondary bacterial or fungal infection. Although seemingly small in appearance, ingrowing nails can disable patients within their daily lifestyle and are often a recurring problem if not treated correctly. Trying to treat this condition at home can worsen the problem, often leading to an open wound and therefore a portal of infection making it much harder for effective treatment. From experience, seeking medical attention in a timely manner is the best management for this condition.”
Chantelle is deeply keen on exploring and learning more about others around the world, having visited multiple countries around Europe and Asia. Her love for interacting with new people and gaining life experiences amongst different cultures has helped her to be comfortable in new environments and experiences.
When she is not keeping active through her love of running, badminton or HIIT workouts, Chantelle also enjoys exploring different aspects of life in Singapore and experiencing the multicultural delights of the nation.
Bunions are a common condition that many think is caused by your footwear. While footwear can be a contributing factor, it is not the main cause for bunions. Find out more about bunions in this video with podiatrist Chantelle Crossland and how podiatric treatments can help address this issue.
- General treatments (incl. scalpel work for wound debridement)
- Shockwave Therapy (radial, focused)
- Prescription Shoe Insoles (foot orthotics)
- Prescription Ankle Foot Orthotics (for conditions such as drop foot)
- Nail Surgery (minimal invasive technique with phenolisation)
- Ultrasound Diagnostic Scanning
- Sports Taping
- Hons. Podiatry Medicine
- Advanced Medical Shockwave Application (Focused & Radial) ISMST
- Advanced Shockwave Application for fascia conditions
- Advanced clinical assessments for musculoskeletal conditions
- Advanced Applications of Super Inductive System for treatment of lower and upper body pains
- Treating drop foot and ankle deformity conditions with ankle foot orthoses
- Sport Taping for stabilisation and increasing mobile function
- Techniques on advance biomechanics assessment
- Diagnostic ultrasound imaging
- Sports Medicine
- Vascular Conditions of the lower extremity
- Orthopaedic related conditions
- Wound Healing
- Orthotics design
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