The 6 main benefits to podiatry?

Podiatry, also known as podiatric medicine, is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions and disorders affecting the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. Here are some of the top benefits of podiatry:

  1. Pain relief: Podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions that can cause pain and discomfort. They can provide effective treatments to alleviate pain and improve mobility.

  2. Improved mobility: Foot and ankle problems can make it difficult to move around and perform daily activities. Podiatrists can help improve mobility by treating conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and bunions.

  3. Preventative care: Podiatrists can help prevent foot and ankle problems from developing in the first place. Regular check-ups with a podiatrist can help identify potential issues and prevent them from becoming more serious.

  4. Management of chronic conditions: Podiatrists can provide ongoing care and management for chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis, which can affect the feet and ankles.

  5. Customized treatments: Podiatrists can provide customized treatments based on the individual needs of each patient. They can recommend orthotics, braces, and other devices to support the feet and ankles.

  6. Improved quality of life: By addressing foot and ankle problems, podiatry can help improve the overall quality of life for patients. This can include reducing pain, improving mobility, and increasing independence.

In summary, podiatry can provide a range of benefits including pain relief, improved mobility, preventative care, management of chronic conditions, customized treatments, and an overall improvement in quality of life.

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Covid-19 Update

What are we doing to protect you?

During lockdown there has been much soul searching and questioning if I should continue in Practice or not, given the level of investment required and the measures we must implement to ensure the safety of everyone. Although it will not be easy, I have decided not to be beaten and to continue with The Footings and make it as safe a practice as it could possibly be!  In future when attending clinic, you will be asked to:

 • Stand on a disinfectant mat 

• Use the hand gel provided

 • Put on a mask provided 

The Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) worn by the Podiatrist will consist of: 

• Scrubs 

• Disposable apron

• Face Mask 

• Safety Glasses 

• Mop cap 

• Disposable Gloves 

Only one person will be allowed on the premises at a time to ensure Social Distancing unless you are from the same household, or the patient requires a carer. 

• HEPA filtration unit will be constantly on during clinical sessions. 

• Deep Cleaning equipment is to be used at the end of each treatment 

• Whole room Disinfectant Fogging at the end of each session.

 • Sneeze Screens are being installed both in clinical rooms and Reception area to further ensure safety. 

As I am sure you appreciate these measures are gold standard and are being implemented to ensure safety for all concerned. As a result, I have no choice but to implement an increase in fees to reflect that standard. Therefore, Podiatry fees for consultation plus treatment will be £55. Appointments are now being prioritised for the most at risk patients, but extra clinics are being made available so we can catch up with everyone soon.