Frequently asked questions
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, we work on an appointment system. Each appointment is 40-50 minutes long. Sometimes same day appointments are available so please call to check if we have any availability. Evening appointments are availabe by prior arrangement.
Can a Foot Health Profesional (FHP) visit me at home?
Yes, we offer home visits at a convenient time to suit patients who have reduced mobility or are unable to attend a clinical appointment.
Do you treat children?
Yes, we treat children for a number of conditions including ingrowing toe nails and verrucae etc.
Do I need a medical history?
At your first appointment we will take details of your medical history, including any medications you're curently being prescribed as well as a neuro-vascular assesment. We will also discuss your concerns, any pain or discomfor you're experiencing and review your general foot health. Please have a list of your medications to hand when seeing your Foot Health Professional.
What information should I bring / have for my appointment?
Please have a list of all your medications to hand when seeing your Foot Health Professional.
How often should I see a Foot Health Professional?
The frequency of your appointments depends on your feet and the problems you have. Some patients come every 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks and some once a year. It is advised to see a Foot Health Professionaly once a year for routine care and to check your general foot health.
What is the difference between a Podiatrist/Chiropodist and a Foot Health Practitioner (FHP)?
Podiatrist/Chiropodist and Foot Health Practitioners (FHPs) offer a similar service which includes toenail trimming, corn and callus removal, verrucae and fungal treatments and the management of ingrown toenails. Diabetic foot assessments and monitoring is also carried out by both, along with general advice and guidance on footcare and footwear.