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250 Fulwell Road, Fulwell, Sunderland SR6 9EU   Tel: 0191 5493696



Full range of Chiropody and Podiatry treatments for all the family

 'The Chiropodist in Fulwell for over 25 years'

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The Practice

'Hello my name is Debra Darke BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine, HPC registered Chirpodist/Podiatrist, Cert Ed. I am the owner of Body-In-Balance.'


Body In Balance is a Chiropody/Podiatry practice. What affects the foot/feet can be due to or cause problems elsewhere in the body, by offering a range of treatments/therapies which address these problems and by adopting a holistic approach, a personalised treatment plan can be implemented which aims to keep you on your feet, relieve discomfort, maintain well being and encourage self help.


This practice has been known as Fulwell Foot Health for many years. The name changed to Body In Balance in 2007


After qualifying from Manchester Foot Hospital,  in 1981  I worked for the health autority in Manchester, Durham, South Shields, North Shields and Sunderland, gaining experience in all aspects of footcare including diabetic footcare. Skin and Nail surgery and biomechanics.


I am  also a qualified teacher in my profession and also health and social care, having taught at  Manchester Foot Hospital, Durham School of Podiatry, South Tyneside College and Sunderland University.


I set up a chirpody practice at these premises in 1986. I am known for my high quality and excellence of treatment and continues to develop the practice in response to the needs of patients together with advances in the knowledge of foot conditions.

At your first visit  to Body In Balance you wiill be asked to fill in a patient registration form and you will be seen by either myself Debra Darke or a visiting locum .  All Chirpodists/Podiatrists working here are HCPC registered which is recognised for health insurance purpose. Check your policy to see if you are covered.



Opening Times


Monday 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 10am - 7pm

Wednesday 10am - 2pm

Thursday 10am - 7pm

Friday 10am - 2pm

Saturday - By prior appointment

Sunday - CLOSED


* Hours are subject to change at short notice


We operate an appointment system however on occassions walk in or same day appointments may be available


Please call 0191 5493696 to book an appointment



Nursing Home  contracts, Health Autority contracts, talks to groups.


Home Visits: It is always in the best interest of the patient to be treated in the clinic. Home visits may be offered at the discretion of the podiatrist.



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