Chiropodist & Podiatrist
You may be wondering what a podiatrist actually is?
A podiatrist is a degree trained professional that specialises in the lower limb conditions. They have been trained to diagnose, treat and provide rehabilitation for abnormalities in the feet and legs.
A podiatrist is also the same as a chiropodist, although that is the ‘old-fashioned’ name for the profession! Our podiatrist meets patients with a number of conditions from the common verruca and ingrown toenail to biomechanical abnormalities. We are suitably trained to relieve pain, treat infections and keep you mobile and active.
If you do experience any changes in your lower limbs our Podiatrist should be your first port of call. Our podiatrist has the facilities to treat many different foot problems within the comfort of your own home.
Often our patients would like a professional to trim their toenails and remove their hard skin to make them feel better about their foot health. For some of our female patients they choose our Medical Pedicure treatment to ensure their toes are looking their best, it may be for a holiday or a special occasion, however some of patients choose this treatment every time they book an appointment.
Common Podiatry Conditions We Treat
- Basic foot and nail care
- Corns and calluses
- Dry, cracked heels
- Fungal nail infection
- Damaged/traumatic nails
- Ingrown toe nail
- Athletes foot
- Smelly feet
- Diabetic foot care
Podiatrists are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means that they have undertaken and passed a full-time degree and met with stringent entrance criteria set by the HCPC so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands!
What to expect on your first visit from our Podiatrist?
At your first appointment, your podiatrist will perform an initial assessment taking a medical history and then asking about your podiatry condition. A physical assessment will then be undertaken to determine the clinical diagnosis of your problem which will be explained to you by your clinician. This will probably involve removing your socks and shoes!
The initial consultation lasts approximately half an hour. During this time your podiatrist will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have and you will be given lots of advice about your condition.
Following the assessment, your podiatrist may deem it necessary to provide aftercare advice
If you have a problem, big or small, please contact us on: 07985 687 770