Rugby Podiatry Treatment Room

The Lacuna Method®

for the treatment of Fungal Nails

The Lacuna Method®

The Lacuna Method works by forming many tiny holes (fenestration) in the infected nail plate. The nails are then treated with Terbinafine 1% spray, which penetrates directly to the source of infection – the infected nail bed. The damaged nail grows out.

The Lacuna Method - Rugby Podiatry
  • Before, with 0.4mm holes drilled into the infected nail-plate.
The Lacuna Method - Rugby Podiatry
  • After, same nail, several months later.

The Lacuna method has shown to be a very effective way of eradicating fungal nail infections in recent studies and is often the preferred treatment of choice, particularly when chemists’ over-the-counter remedies have failed, or where taking prescribed Terbinafine tablets is undesirable.

An initial assessment is necessary to discuss the course of treatment and ascertain its suitability in each case. A test for fungal nail may be necessary.

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Before attending Rugby Podiatry, we will require you to complete our Health Question. This can be downloaded from the link below.


I have had an excellent experience here. Everyone was incredibly helpful, kind and they explained everything clearly throughout my appointments. I never felt pressured in any way, and the aftercare has also been excellent. They have really helped me and I highly recommend them.

Bethany Boulden

I wish I had been to see Peter long ago!! Peter and Francesca are lovely, friendly people. It was a very professional service from the initial phone call, right the way through the process. Peter put me completely at ease throughout the surgery and helped with my fear of needles/injections. The process was pain free and I already feel so much better.

Ricky Stevens

I'm a new patient and was treated this morning for a very painful ingrowing toenail. The whole experience was fantastic. The receptionist and podiatrist were very friendly and clearly take a genuine interest in the patient. I felt reassured throughout and the work itself was quick and painless. I would highly recommend Rugby Podiatry.

E Standing

Outstanding. From the friendly and helpful conversation on my initial phone call to experience of my appointment - a warm welcome from Francesca to the thoroughly professional treatment from Peter. So pleased I found Rugby Podiatry and I thoroughly recommend them to anyone who has a problem with their feet. Five very well deserved stars!

P Jones

Fantastic, friendly and effective service.  Had suffered with painful toes for a number of years.  After being fitted with bespoke orthotics and getting properly fitting shoes, the pain has significantly reduced in severity and frequency, my posture and ability to walk for several miles at a time are also so much better.

M Waring

Suffered with plantar fasciitis and other issues due to 12 hour shifts with flat feet and reliant on painkillers. Got fitted for some proper orthotics and within a couple of weeks my symptoms had gone! Worth every penny.

B Thompson

I have worn orthotics for years, but my visit to Peter Barrow for personal assessment and gait analysis was different from anything I had previously experienced.  His approach is very professional, analytical and the custom made orthotics I now use have improved my ankle strength, knee pain and gait.  At last I have stability in my feet and knees.

N Lewis

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