Podiatry/Chiropody

chiropody

Podiatry/Chiropody treatment

Our State registered Chiropodist Sophie Stableford works on Saturday mornings in the clinic. Sophie is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the Health Professions Council. Please call 607017 for an appointment.

New Patients – Initial consultation with treatment

During the first meeting at the clinic, an initial assessment will take place to establish your Podiatrist needs. This will take into account your general health, medication, lifestyle and footwear. Circulation and sensation are also assessed as to ascertain your general foot health. A personal treatment plan will be devised along with any treatment required.

Your treatment session may include:

  • Regular maintenance of nails, reduction of thickened nails, corns and hard skin as a package
  • Regular maintenance of nails due to difficulty in trying to manage them yourself
  • Aiding the discomfort of one particular problem such as an ingrowing toe nail/ an area of hard skin or a corn. One treatment session may be all that is needed
  • Urgent treatment of a foot wound/area of open skin with referral to NHS podiatry service as appropriate
  • Assessment / advice or treatment of verrucas
  • Foot pain assessment including footwear advice/ insole provision
  • Advice for diabetics, rheumatoid and vascular patients following on from your foot health assessment

£40 ( 40 minutes)

Traditional routine Podiatry

Brief assessment, followed by treatment for registered patients which may include: Cutting and filing of nails. Nail thickness reduction (extended nail care for more thickened nails and Ingrowing toenail management). Also includes debridement of corns and callus as well as an application of nourishing foot moisturiser.

£35 – 30 mins

Simple nail care

Straightforward nail cutting and filing with an application of nourishing foot moisturiser (note this does not cover thickened nails, hard skin or corns)

£25 – 20 mins

Short Appointments

A short appointment is available for one particular problem such as a troublesome corn or one ingrowing toe nail. This also covers insole reviews.

£25 – 20 mins

For Patients with Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis or vascular problems.

The feet are screened to assess for risk factors in relation to developing foot complications. This includes the use of a doppler to assess circulation and a monofilament to assess sensation. A detailed copy of the report will be sent to your GP if required.

£35 – 30 mins (assessment only), £40 – 40 mins (including any relevant treatment as required)

Verrucas

An initial assessment is required first to determine the nature, size and location of the verruca as they can vary from person to person. Silver nitrate is a caustic which aims to promote tissue destruction. The application is painless compared with some other treatments and is often a good starting point for smaller verrucas.

Overlying hard skin is paired down, and the silver nitrate applied. The verruca is then dressed with a dry dressing which ideally should be kept on a few days. It is then measured and reviewed every 2 weeks for up to 6 applications. This can be a good option for children as it is less invasive.

£25 per application

Prende Warm Wax Therapy

🧦👣  This is perfect for adding hydration to dry feet and provides warmth to soothe aching joints. It can provide symptomatic relief for conditions such as chillblains, arthritis and eczema. Prende oil is applied to the feet first and then the wax. While the wax is at work, feet are put into booties finishing with a specific foot cream application. There are a whole host of benefits and the wax contains essential oils which have moisturising and anti- inflammatory properties.

The wax therapy can be added onto your podiatry treatment to further enhance your experience.

Existing client with Prende £30 added on to any treatment

Home Visit service

Home or nursing/ residential visits are available on Wednesdays or certain Saturdays. This is a useful option for people who are unable to attend clinic, those that may be shielding or that just prefer treatment in their home environment. Please contact for further information

Note

Any additional correspondence to other professionals, for example a letter to your Doctor, will incur a small additional charge