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Georgina Tay


East Coast Podiatry | Podiatrist Georgina

Georgina CALLAGHAN-TAY, BSc.(Hons.)

Senior Podiatrist & Head of Department

 

Hon. Secretary of the Association of Podiatric Medicine (Singapore)
Member of the U.K. Health & Care Professions Council

 

Nationality: British          |       Languages: English

 

Related Experience: Podiatrist in Singapore General Hospital, Podiatrist in National Healthcare Group of Polyclinics Singapore

 

Clinical Interests: Paediatric Walking Disorders / Dermatological Skin & Nail Conditions / Diabetic Foot Neuropathy & Wounds


For Appointment
Orchard Clinic Tel: +65 6884 4123
email: services@ecpc.sg

Consults at: East Coast Podiatry Orchard
302 Orchard Road, Tong Building #09-02, Singapore 238862

Introduction

Georgina is an experienced podiatrist who specialises in treating more complex conditions. Through her pioneering work in high intensity conservative treatments, Georgina treats highly complex cases such as drop foot, walking issues caused by cerebal palsy and patients with special needs. Her expertise and attention to detail are highly sought after by patients from all over the world who travel to Singapore for her advice and treatment.

 

As a young mother, Georgina’s interest in paediatric cases has only amplified, and her passion for paediatric cases and children with special needs has only grown, as many lower limb conditions be resolved or reduced before adolescence when addressed at a young age. She also maintains a special interest in all generalized lower limb conditions including ingrown toenail surgery, arthritis, forefoot pain and chronic musculoskeletal pains. As a co-founder of the Acute Care team at Singapore Diabetic Foot Centre, Georgina’s mandated mission is salvaging diabetic limbs and helping diabetic patients avoid amputations.

 

Today, Georgina contributes to the profession through organising workshops, community events and publishing articles for public education in magazines and online platforms.

 

She is also trained and certified in medical shockwave applications from the International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatments.


CLINICAL INTERESTS
Paediatric Podiatry/Early Intervention

“Children’s feet are mostly formed of cartilage at 0-2 years old. This makes them small and malleable for intervention. As the child ages, the structures in the foot develop and become less flexible. Over time, this means that addressing certain conditions such as flat foot, in-toeing or out-toeing becomes less likely to succeed. I firmly believe that early intervention is key to any issue with the foot, ankle or body. If you see a problem developing, you shouldn’t think about what to do or wait and see, you should go and get it fixed. The earlier a problem is addressed the higher the success rate of treatment and healing.”


Ankle Instability & Sprains

“After I became a mother, I came across a quote, ‘the human body can create a baby in 9 months and within a year be back to almost normal but sprain your ankle once and it will never feel the same’, and found it to be exceedingly true. Once you’ve suffered from a sprain, the likelihood of subsequent sprains increases dramatically. This means that preventing these sprains and restabilising the ankle is critical for treatment. Through a combination of podiatric treatment methods, you can avoid the need for surgical intervention and enjoy a full range of motion.”


Lower Limb Pain & Discomfort

“All pain should be investigated and treated if necessary. Neglecting the issue allows it to worsen, making more aggressive and complex treatment necessary in the long run. If neglected for sufficiently long, surgical intervention may be the only option. As a podiatrist, my approach is to address conditions as soon as possible, allowing the patient to maintain their lifestyle unchanged. Sometimes these pains and discomforts are a sign of more serious chronic conditions such as diabetes or cancer, so assessment and treatment should not be delayed or ignored.”


BACKGROUND

Born in the U.K, Georgina moved to Singapore to serve at the Singapore General Hospital before joining the National Healthcare Group of Polyclinics (NHGP). While with the NHGP, she worked within community care settings where she was active in public health awareness campaigns and assisted in setting up and running new high-risk lower limb services. Her experiences developed a desire to advance podiatric standards in Singapore.

 

In order to pursue her dream of providing high-quality podiatry services to patients, Georgina co-established East Coast Podiatry. As the Head of Department at East Coast Podiatry, she oversees the clinical aspect of the practice with her team of senior podiatrists.

 

Georgina is a new mother and has settled down in Singapore as a Permanent Resident with her Singaporean husband and daughter. She remains a licensed and registered member of the UK Health Professions Council (HCPC).

 

Georgina is a Podiatrist from England, and the co-founder of East Coast Podiatry and Singapore Diabetic Foot Centre. She received her training from the University of Salford U.K. where she graduated with honours in Podiatric Medicine. Having been in both public and private practice for a number of years, Georgina is a well-rounded practitioner. Georgina is driven by her desire to advance podiatric standards in Singapore.

 

Georgina had undergraduate work experience at the U.K. National Health Services before moving to Singapore to serve at the Singapore General Hospital. Moving from tertiary care to primary care, Georgina worked within community care settings at the National Healthcare Group of Polyclinics (NHGP), where she was active in public health awareness campaigns and assisted in setting up and running new high-risk lower limb services.

 

Georgina co-established East Coast Podiatry in order to pursue her dream of starting a high-quality podiatry service in private practice. As Head of Department at East Coast Podiatry, Georgina oversees the clinical aspect of the ECP group practice with her team of senior podiatrists.

 

Georgina is a new mother and has settled down in Singapore as a Permanent Resident with her Singaporean husband and daughter. She remains a licensed and registered member of the UK Health Professions Council (HCPC).


MEDIA  APPEARANCES

Fast Facts About Customised Insoles

Customised Foot Orthotics are medical devices designed for an individual’s specific walking or postural needs. These devices are used to facilitate correct foot function and can be divided into two general categories, functional and accommodative.

 

Functional Orthotics are used to support and correct the foot or other parts of the lower limb in order to facilitate ideal gait patterns, making them suitable for treating conditions such as ankle pain or bursitis.

 

Accommodative Orthotics focus on providing cushioning for an area of injury, and are used in the treatment of conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers and Charcot foot.


Fast Facts About Hypermobility

Hypermobility is a common condition where the a person’s joints are able to move easily beyond the medically accepted normal range. Hypermobility is more common in children, and is referred to as double-jointed, ligamentous laxity, or loose joints.

 

Hypermobility is often inherited and can lead to painful joints across the body due to excessive range of motion during activities. This condition also often leads to increased incidences of sprains and injuries, especially in the lower limbs. More extreme cases of hypermobility are Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Down Syndrome and Marfan Syndrome.


What can podiatrists do for babies?

Even at a young age, children can show signs of abnormal lower limb developments. As a result, it is crucial for parents to educate themselves on the signs and consult a podiatrist before the condition has time to worsen. Children may be unable to or unreliable when it comes to mentioning their discomfort, so parents need to be vigilant about their child’s health. Some of the foot conditions common in children include pigeon-toeing, knock knees, and toe-walking.


Clinical Competency

  • 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

Certification & Qualifications

  • Hons. Podiatry Medicine
  • Advanced Medical Shockwave Application (Focused & Radial) ISMST
  • Advanced Shockwave Application for fascia conditions
  • Advanced clinical assessments for musculoskeletal conditions
  • 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