A Chiropodist is only allowed to cut toenails and remove hard skin. A Podiatrist is a lower limb and foot specialist. This means that their scope of practice extends to dealing with high risk diabetic patients, rheumatology, paediatrics and nail surgery. A Podiatrist will also be trained to carry out gait analysis of the lower limb and foot, allowing for biomechanical assessment and diagnosis of chronic pain.
Our qualified Podiatrists are not only registered with HCPC, but are also members of The College of Podiatry. This, in addition to being highly qualified, allows all major health insurance providers, including Bupa, to refer their patients to our clinic.
Everybody thinks they have really bad feet. Rest assured that the Podiatrist will have seen somebody with much worse feet than yourself, so please just relax and don’t worry! Remember, we work with feet all day and everyday.
We run a clinic every Saturday, so if you work during the week, we can still see you. We also offer online video consultations and phone consultations by way of secure remote sessions.
Yes, we accept all major credit and debit cards. Currently, American Express payments can only be accepted via our online booking system.
This is not a problem. We also believe continuity of care is better if the patient sees the same Podiatrist each time they come as both will be aware of the existing treatment plan that is in place.
The answer to this is sweet and simple – YES! The majority of our treatments are pain free, which do not require you to take time off work. The only exception is nail surgery, for which you are required to take a minimum of 4 days off work. If any treatment requires for you to take time off work, then your Podiatrist will inform you of this when putting together your treatment plan.
For most treatments, the answer to this is NO! You may present with a very painful condition. However, the Podiatrist will be able to treat this in a manner that does not cause you a great deal of discomfort. This is because we use very high quality instruments/equipment, and our Podiatrists have many years of professional experience, ensuring you are in very safe hands! When required, we do provide the option of administering a local anaesthetic to help with extra pain relief.
After having been closed for more than 2-months, we are back and open to treat all patients. Following the advice given by Public Health England, and guidelines issued by The College of Podiatry, we are now able to treat all patients that are deemed to be safe. Health and safety is paramount, so we have introduced extra measures within the clinic to protect everyone. Patients can find out more about the changes being implemented on our website under ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinic Policy & Procedure’.
If you need to see a Podiatrist, please contact us and we will carry out a health check to confirm if we are able to offer you an appointment immediately. In the meantime, we are reviewing the situation on a daily basis, and will release updates on our website, by email and via our social media channels should the guidelines change again.
Appointments will only be offered to patients who we feel are no risk to others!
You can contact us by telephone on 0203 327 0194, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to discuss anything, require advise, or just want to have a chat, please feel free to get in touch with us. We are here to help!
Don’t give up… continue to stay safe, hopeful and happy. We will get through this!
Looking forward to returning to normality and seeing all our lovely patients soon…