What is Podiatry?
In the UK podiatry is the new name for chiropody, this change took place in 1993 as it is an internationally recognised name for a Foot Specialist. Providing expert treatment for any painful foot condition which may also arise from pains of the lower limb, hip, knee or heel pain as this will affect the way that you walk and your balance.
Are You Registered?
Our Podiatrists are accredited by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists assuring you that you are in safe professional hands.
All our clinicians are experts in their field and are registered with the HCPC and members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
What Conditions do you Treat?
- Nail Cutting
- Corns and Callus
- Heel Pain
- Fungal Nails
- Athletes Foot
- Verrucae and Warts
- Ingrowing Toenail Surgery
- Foot Assessments
What other Services do you have?
- Chiropody and Podiatry
- Digital GaitScan (Static and Dynamic)
- Laser Treatment
- Foot/Ankle X-ray (24 hour diagnosis)
- Biomechanical Assessment
- Bespoke Prescription Orthotics (insoles)
- Foot Pamper Reflexology/Thai Foot Massage
What happens at my First Visit?
Your first visit we will take a full medical history and assess your condition before your treatment. If you are taking long-term medication please bring your prescription list with you as this help with the diagnosis of your condition and provide the podiatrist with all the information required to treat your individual needs.
How long are the Appointments?
The first appointment to include an initial assessment, medical history and treatment are usually 45 minutes long. Some assessments such as a diabetic or biomechanical may take longer and this will be discussed at the first visit. Subsequent routine appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. Our friendly reception staff will be happy to help you fill out your general forms.
How often will I need to see the Podiatrist?
After your first appointment the Podiatrist will discuss your diagnosis and proposed treatment plan with you and how often you need to have your feet checked. Often with ongoing conditions such as diabetes you may need to have your feet treated every 4 weeks; most general conditions subsequent visits are scheduled at 8-12 weeks.
Do I need to be referred by my Doctor?
GP’s refer clients to us directly, most clients come directly to us via friends or family recommendation. Podiatry should be your first port of call if you have ongoing foot problems and you do not need a GP referral.
Can I claim through my Medical Insurance?
Most medical health insurance companies provide cover for chiropody and podiatry. Most clients visit us directly, although some insurance policies require your GP to authorise treatment so please check with your insurance provider.
You will require a receipt after each appointment, so that you can claim the amount back from your insurance company.
What are your Payment Terms?
Payment for each visit is made on the same day after your treatment. Our payment method are:
Do you have a Cancellation Charge?
We would require 24 hour notification to cancel an appointment. Our standard charge
for a late cancellation or no show is at £20 for a 30 minute appointment.