Foot Specialist Newton Abbot

Established over 25 years

Richard Holland

M.S.S.Ch., F.S.S.Ch., M.B.Ch.A.

Chiropodist & Laser Therapist

Roald Holland

M.C.F.H.P., M.A.F.H.P.

Foot Health Practitioner & Laser Therapist

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Foot Care

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Our Foot Clinic

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Foot Pain

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Ingrown Toe Nails

verruca on foot sole


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Laser Therapy

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Other Therapies

What our customers are saying

  • Highly recommended. Was given an appointment at short notice to remove a painful corn. Will definitely return when the need arises. Very reasonable charges too

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    sue standley

    Richard Holland Chiropody If you're in Torbay and have a verruca or any sort of foot problem this is where you should go. My verruca was the size of a 10p piece and I'd had it years. Others had looked at it from time to time and either declined to treat it or treated it unsuccessfully. Thanks to Richard I now don't have the verruca any more! Turn up here, do as you're told and your problems will be over!

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    Highly recommend Roald Holland, he was very professional and clearly very experienced at what he does. Five stars!

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    Katie Gratton
  • Very useful for Home visits Very helpful. Home visits. Usually very punctual. A good and helpful service. Reasonably priced.

    LouiseM-499 Avatar

    Good place for feet repair very helpful

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    Iain Connell

    Professional service Sorted my feet out, reducing the pain and restoring comfort...phew! Mr Holland gets to the fluff!Dry humour. Will go back. Recommended.

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  • Fantastic service. Roald was fantastic in blitzing my daughters stubborn verrucas, he was very gentle and worked effortlessly on her 3 verrucas. Roald was incredibly gentle and knowledgeable and so glad we found him as we only needed a few treatments for them to be gone.

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    He sorted my daughters ingrown toenail quickly and was very gentle, she was no longer in pain. Lovely friendly chap. Would recommend

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    Sara Aceto

    Treatment of persistent painful verruca Professional,friendly caring service. Effective verruca treatment by a chiropodist who understands the misery of persistent pain caused by a verruca on the ball of the foot.

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  • Nail replacement I have an infection in my big toenail and after trying many remedies from the chemists - with no success - I visited Mr. Holland- he treated the infection and only after a couple of visits my nail looked better, but the best of it was that he is qualified to build false nails. So he made me a false nail - which looks fantastic - no more embarrassment when wearing open toe sandals - love it. Thank you

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    Ingrowing toe nail I had a very painful ingrowing toe nail it was Causing me a lot of pain associated chiropody were able to see me very quickly and the treatment was very professional and pain free I could not recommend them more absolutely frist class

    StephenE-60 Avatar

    wow Richard holland was a real life saver , he opened up on a sunday and was very polite and very helpful. sorted out my step daughters toe, when no one eles would . Very friendly and helpful , will be going back ! would recommend to anyone and everyone . Also his wife was very lovely too. ")

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  • great service in a relaxing atmosphere I had multiple veruca,s treated here and the staff are really friendly and professional. Feet now healthy and would recommend there services highly

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    brian mcfadyen

    Caring and professional Roald is very caring and professional in his approach. He responds promptly to queries and always manages to accommodate appointments around my work commitments. I would not hesitate to recommend him ☺️

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    Debbie Lambert

    Absolutely brilliant fitted my wife in last minute before your holidays

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    Scott ling
  • Well I said I wanted to lose a stone before Christmas and I did! Off my feet!! They feel wonderful. Thank you😀

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    Sally Taylor

    Lazar treatment Would defiantly recommend it I had a serious fall off a horse that resulted in me fracturing my pelvis in to places I had lazer treatment twice a day for 4 weeks and I was able to walk without crutches amazing!!!!!!

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    Roald was amazing. Such a friendly knowledgeable man.

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    Louise dance
  • Eileen I have been going to Richard Holland for over 30 years and my mother before me. He is always very professional and friendly and i would recommend him for any problems with your feet and now with his new laser treatment

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Treating a wide variety of foot problems

Looking after your feet is an important part of healthcare – yet is all too often neglected. But prevention is better than cure, and paying regular visits to a foot specialist in Newton Abbot will help ensure that your feet are kept in tip-top condition. Our experts can treat existing problems and identify others before they arise. We’re available at times to suit your needs – our clinic is open from 8am and we also have evening and Saturday surgeries. We have been established for over 25 years, so you can be confident you’re in the right hands. Our premises offer disabled access with just one step, and convenient parking.

Our foot care services cover a wide range of problems, from simple issues such as corns and ingrown toe nails. Corns can be caused in a variety of ways including wearing badly-fitting shoes, which can be also very uncomfortable. Verrucas can sometimes be treated using home remedies, but clinics have access to better and more effective treatments. Patients like diabetics should be especially careful.

Perhaps your problem is caused by poor posture or the way you walk. No problem! Our low level laser therapy clinic is there to help. We will correct any issues caused by posture, and give your feet the support they need. Are you suffering foot pain thanks to poorly-fitting shoes, weight issues, or just general wear and tear on your feet? It will soon be a thing of the past. We also offer a range of other beneficial treatments, such as reflexology (which is more than just a simple foot massage) and warm wax treatment.

So pay us a visit – we’ll give your feet a full examination and treat any foot problems before they get out of hand (or foot). We are experienced in treating a wide variety of foot issues, and can also give you advice on preventing any problems from arising in the first place. Your foot health is important to us, so make it equally important for you by taking advantage of our expert foot care services.

A Brief History About Us

Roald is the 3rd generation of foot care professionals, Roald’s Mum, Dad and Grandmother all being chiropodists.

Roald has worked alongside his Dad Richard Holland for the last 7 years. Richard has now semi-retired, leaving Roald to continue working in the family practice.

Although Roald has changed the name, everything remains the same;

balancing both traditional and modern techniques.

Early History

The history of this practice dates back to circa 1949/50, almost 60 years, making this the oldest established foot clinic in Newton Abbot.

After completing a three year Diploma with the School of Surgical Chiropody in 1979, Richard joined in practice with Mr Harold Sturgess in Dawlish and Brixham, going on to open further surgeries in Newton Abbot, Totnes and Torquay. A further practice was opened in partnership with Mr George Full in Exeter but sadly with the sudden death of George Full at the age of 46, Richard decided to sell the Exeter surgery as a going concern.

Sadly Harold Sturgess was diagnosed with cancer in his sixties, resulting in the sale of the Dawlish and Brixham practices. Richard Holland then tried to cover Newton Abbot, Torquay and Totnes until 1992 when this proved too much and Totnes & Torquay were sold off, enabling Richard Holland to concentrate his resources into the Newton Abbot practice.

Richard Holland had bought the Newton Abbot practice in 1980 from Miss M Moors at its original site by the Cattle Market gates at No.8 Highweek Street. Molly Moors had been in practice there for 30 years and Richard Holland continued there for a further six years until, due to the imminent demolition of the premises necessary for the proposed Halcyon Road widening scheme, the practice was moved to No.37 Devon Square where it remains today.

Since the year 2000 there have been many modern additions to the surgery so that some of the very latest technologies, such as ultrasound and low level laser therapy, can be offered to patients alongside traditional treatments. Visit our practice in Newton Abbot today to see how we can help you.

We look forward to seeing you and your feet!

What our clients have said

  • “After suffering for 10 years with verrucas and nobody able to help me, I went to see Richard who following 6 months of treatment has finally rid me of the dreaded verruca curse. Thank you Richard!”

  • “Professional,friendly caring service. Effective verruca treatment by a chiropodist who understands the misery of persistent pain caused by a verruca on the ball of the foot.”

    AngeB Lyme Regis
  • “Professional, friendly, caring service. Effective treatment of very painful verruca by a chiropodist who understands the misery caused by persistent pain on the sole of the foot.”

    Sara Newton Abbot