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New Patients

If you are a new patient to our clinic or have never seen a Podiatrist before you may have a few questions about Podiatry and what is involved.

Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. Essentially a Podiatrist (also known as a Chiropodist in the UK) is an allied health professional who specialises in the treatment of the lower extremity, particularly the foot.

Registration

All new patients to our clinic will need to fill in our new patient registration form, supply contact details including your GP’s name and address.

In order to provide the best possible care to you we need to gain a full understanding of your current and past medical history and medication. Being able to see the whole picture of your health and needs allows our team to provide the most suitable treatment tailored to your exact needs.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment to complete the necessary forms.

What to expect

When you arrive you will be greeted by our Receptionist, after providing your full registration and medical details you will be called into the treatment room by the Podiatrist who will be providing your care, who will introduce themselves.

You will then be asked to explain the reason for making your appointment.

Your specialist will then ask you to remove your shoes, socks or hosiery; if you are attending for one of our extended postural assessments such as our biomechanical assessment you will be asked to change into more suitable clothing such as shorts or leggings and a t-shirt.

Our Podiatrist will assess your feet, (posture and gait, if necessary), discuss and provide any treatment that is recommended. If ongoing treatment is needed this will be discussed and verbal aftercare instructions are often given, which will allow you to maintain your feet in optimal condition following your treatment.

Arriving for Your Appointment

Please try to arrive on time for your appointment, you are welcome to arrive early and relax in our Reception area, with a cup of tea or coffee.

If you arrive late for your appointment the time of your treatment session may be reduced, if we have other patients scheduled after your appointment.

If you arrive later than 10 minutes for your scheduled appointment, a call will be made by our Receptionist to yourself to discuss accordingly.