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FAQ

Is the treatment likely to hurt?

As a general rule the majority of our treatments do not cause pain.

However, if the Podiatrist suspects a treatment will cause discomfort this will be discussed with you before the treatment is carried out.

Do I need a referral to attend?

If you are self funding your treatment you do not require any form of referral.

Referrals are able to be seen and an in depth receipt can be printed and given to you in order to retrieve costs through insurers.

We do not process insurance claims directly.

Is Podiatry/ Chiropody regulated?

In the UK Podiatrists / Chiropodists are regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Anyone wishing to remain registered with the HCPC must adhere to strict professional standards and participate in a program of continual professional development, which can include courses and conferences relevant to their field of work.

Are all Podiatrists / Chiropodists qualified to the same standard?

Currently in order to become a registered Podiatrist, individuals must complete a 3-4 year degree in Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine.

Although, many highly respected and experienced Podiatrists / Chiropodists may have entered the profession from completing diploma programs.

How long will the appointment take?

The majority of our treatments will take 30 minutes, for more in depth treatments such as biomechanical assessments, these take around 45 minutes.

What does a Podiatrist / Chiropodist do for your feet?

Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including toenail problems, such as thickened toenails, fungal nail infections, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses.

What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?

There is no difference between the two. “Podiatrist” is the most common and up to date, this is because Chiropody was given a new name in 1993.

Chiropodists and Podiatrists have the same qualifications and experience. They can both help you with minor or more severe foot issues.

Got Any Questions?

If you are interested in any of our foot treatments, please do not hesitate to get in touch!