At Attend2health our Podiatrist Matthew works on a Monday and Wednesday. We also have a Foot Health Practitioner Tanya who works on a Thursday morning.
What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Foot Health Practitioner?
They can both offer nail cutting, verruca and fungal treatments and corn and callus removal. Diabetic foot assessments and monitoring are also carried out by both along with general advice on footcare and footwear.
However, the title Podiatrist can only be used by those who have completed the appropriate training and registered with the Health & Care Professional Council. A Foot Health Practitioner is diploma trained and is qualified to work in the private sector.
How they can help
Hard skin removal
Ingrowing Toe Nails
Diabetic Foot Check
Fungal Nail Treatment
Toe nail cutting
Chiropody and Podiatry from £40
Podiatry is a very effective form of diagnosis and treatment of all lower limb and foot related problems. Podiatry can be used very effectively to treat general foot related problems, from hard skin to corns and callus; to nail problems, local surgery, postural problems and lower limb injuries. Podiatrists undergo a rigorous training of usually around three years and are skilled in diagnostic techniques to work alongside doctors and other health care professionals to ensure the highest standards of patient care.
Your Podiatrist will take a full patient history taking into consideration your lifestyle, past history, exercise and working environment and note your medication history. All of these factors are very import to enable the Podiatrist to form a complete diagnosis and treatment plan before any treatment can take place. Where there is more than one treatment indicated your options will be mutually agreed with you.
The Podiatrist will aim to reduce your pain and treat your symptoms to enable your body to return very quickly to normal health and keep it there.