Chiropody / Podiatry is a specialist area of healthcare, which involves care and maintenance of foot and lower limb conditions. Chiropody now comes under the name of podiatry to come into line with international trends and now podiatrists are qualified to degree level.
As podiatrists our aim is to improve the independence, mobility and general quality of life of our patients.
Who needs to see a podiatrist ?
This is simple – if your feet hurt then this is the way of your body telling you that something is wrong. Foot problems can also be prevented by visiting a podiatrist regularly for a foot health check-up. Remember prevention is always better than a cure!
What to expect
On your first visit your medical history will be taken and your feet examined. Once your problem has been determined then treatment and advice is given.
Standard treatment includes consultation, foot examination and treatment as necessary eg nail cutting, removal of hard skin/callus/corns, foot cream applied and advice as appropriate.
Biomechanical assessment includes initial consultation and examination and follow on appointment for fitting. Orthotics (insoles) are variable prices depending on requirements, please call to request further information.