What is included in a routine chiropody treatment?
A foot health assessment and understanding of any concerns you may have about your feet will be followed by a treatment. Any hard skin and corns will be removed, nails cut and filed. Any specific problems will be addressed. The treatment is usually completed with an application of foot moisturiser. All patients are assessed individually so treatment can vary slightly to ensure every patient gets the right treatment and advice.
Are all instruments clean?
Yes. We adhere to high levels of hygiene which means that all equipment used is sterilised using ultrasound and autoclave sterilising equipment before use on each patient to control the risk of cross infection.
Do I need a doctor’s referral to book an appointment?
No. You do not. You can book an appointment direct with the clinic without a referral.
Will it hurt?
This is a commonly asked question. Skilled chiropody should be pain free, although conditions such as ingrown nail may be sensitive to treat. With careful professional foot management people are generally surprised how pain free their treatment is.
I don’t like my feet being touched. Will it tickle?
We are trained to deal with the feet in a firm and professional way. People with very sensitive feet are often impressed at how comfortable they find the treatment.
I cannot reach my nails to cut them properly – can you help?
Yes. For a variety of reasons, sometimes because the nails thicken, people struggle to cut them themselves. Chiropodists can cut your nails as well as assessing your feet and giving advice on any foot, skin and nail problems.
What is the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?
There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. The word podiatrist is a more modern name for the same profession.