What does a Podiatrist do?
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
We can prevent and help correct deformity, keep people on their feet and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
Podiatrists are highly qualified medical professionals.
All Podiatrists have completed a minimum honours degree in Podiatric Medicine. This requires a minimum of one thousand hours of clinical practise during training.
Podiatrists study anatomy, medicine, biomechanics, physiology and are certified to administer local anesthetics and supply prescription only medicines related to foot conditions.
Many Podiatrists continue to study and extend the range of clinical skills and treatments that they can provide, becoming highly specialised medical professionals.
All Podiatrists are regulated through the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our Podiatrists are fully insured through The College of Podiatry.
How can a podiatrist help?
You may want to see us for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, or any other foot-related problem. We will happily speak to you via phone or email if you are unsure about your particular issue.
We can also supply orthotics, which are insoles sometimes with padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain.
The orthotic is put into your shoe to realign your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply make your shoes more comfortable.
Depending on the condition orthotics can be off the peg, fully bespoke, that is to say made from an impression taken of your feet. Or semi bespoke where an off the peg orthotic is modified to the required prescription.
We also give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and treat medical foot problems such as
What's the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?
There is no difference between a Podiatrist and Chiropodist. Although the name Chiropodist is no longer used officially, some people still use use it.
What happens during a home visit?
During our first visit to you, we will take a full medical history and carry out basic tests, such as checking the blood circulation and feeling in your feet.
We may also look at the way you walk and examine your lower leg joints depending on your particular complaint.
We will discuss your concerns with you and then make a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Any minor problems that are picked up can usually be treated on the spot, including the removal of hard skin, corns and calluses.
The session is usually completely painless and takes 30 to 60 minutes.
What is the difference between Pedicure and Podiatry?
The services we provide do not include pedicure or aesthetic treatment for the feet of the type usually provided by nail and beauty salons. We do not offer massage or foot bathing. Feet may be cleaned if required for a medical purpose.
Ideal if you are unable to attend a regular clinic due to illness, lack of transport or you simply struggle getting out of the house.
Appointments available with flexibility at weekends and evenings.
Foot care treatments in Manchester, Cheshire and all surrounding areas from our visiting podiatry clinic.