Why is Wellbeing so important for our overall health?

The Department of Health describes an individual’s health as being a key aspect of their wellbeing.

As Podiatrists we aim to maintain mobility, promote independence and improve a person’s quality of life and as such their wellbeing.

At YPL we aim to create an environment that promotes this for both our patients and our team.

What do we do at YPL?


a welcoming, safe environment for all our visitors and our team.


the needs of all our patients in terms of individual treatment planning and engagement with other health professionals.


individuals to improve their foot health through education.


to continue to provide services which are evidenced-based and patient-centred.


our team through enrichment days and provide opportunities for training and development.


our team through training in mental health awareness and counselling skills.


that sometimes we all need space, peace and quiet and respecting this.


clinics with reduced capacity enabling those who require a quieter environment to seek treatment.


all our patients the option of a quiet appointment allowing you to sit, reflect, breathe or just be during your treatment.


and preserve the planet as best we can by addressing our environmental impact.

Stepping Towards Serenity: The Intersection of Foot Health and Mental Wellness

Foot health often goes unnoticed in the realm of overall wellness, yet it plays a significant role in our daily lives and mental well-being. 

There is a strong connection between foot health and mental wellness and how caring for our feet can positively impact our mental state.

They are the Foundation of Mobility

Our feet are the foundation of our mobility and daily activities. Any discomfort or pain in the feet can restrict movement, affecting our overall mood and mental outlook.

Physical Activity and Mental Health

Foot health is intimately tied to physical activity. Engaging in regular exercise not only improves foot health but also releases endorphins, reducing stress and anxiety, and boosting overall mental wellness.

The Mind-Body Connection

The mind-body connection is a powerful phenomenon. When our feet are pain-free and well cared for, it promotes a sense of ease, relaxation, and positively impacts our mental state, leading to reduced stress levels.

Comfortable Footwear and Mood

Wearing comfortable, well-fitting footwear can significantly impact our mood throughout the day. Discomfort from ill-fitting shoes can cause frustration and distraction, negatively affecting our mental well-being.

Taking Mindful Steps

Mindfulness can extend to the way we walk and care for our feet. Paying attention to the sensations in our feet as we walk can help ground us, bringing our awareness to the present moment and promoting mental clarity.

Moving in Nature

Research tells us that getting out and about in nature has a greater positive effect on our overall well being so why not try getting out and about on those feet by visiting local parks or nature reserves or even a walk along your local high street. You never know who you might meet and greet along the way.

Our feet are not merely a means of transportation; they are a vital part of our well-being. Caring for them not only improves physical health but can have a profound positive impact on our mental state. Let’s take mindful steps towards foot health, knowing that each stride can lead us towards a more serene and balanced mental wellness.