A podiatrist (also known as a chiropodist) is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
You may be referred by your doctor or another healthcare professional. However we get your referral, our team will arrange the best help for your podiatric needs as soon as possible. Unfortunately, at this time we will not be accepting self-referrals.
We offer a range of services that include:
- Routine podiatry; treatment of painful nails, corns and callus
- Nail surgery; the surgical removal of all or part of damaged nails
- Biomechanical assessment including tailored stretching and exercise programmes and where necessary, insoles for your shoes
- Shockwave treatment for other biomechanical conditions
- Diabetes foot health sessions
- Treatment of acute and chronic wounds and ulcerations to the foot
- Group education classes
- Advice, education and self-management resources
- Links with third party organisations to make sure you are treated at the right place at the right time
- Surgical opinion and strong links with secondary care groups
If we ask you to come for an appointment, please wear loose clothing so that we can easily examine the affected area on your first appointment. We will take a full history and carry out a full assessment. We will discuss and agree a full care plan with you before starting any treatment.
Please let us know if you would like to see a female podiatrist when booking your appointment. You are welcome to bring a family member or friend for support.
We make every effort to ensure that clinics run to schedule, therefore it is very important that you are on time for each appointment as patients are booked every 30 minutes. If you are late, we might not be able to see you and if this happens twice you may be discharged from the service. We understand that things change and would ask that if you cannot make your appointment, you call to cancel in enough time so we can offer your appointment to another patient.