Chiropody & podiatry FAQ’s

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHIROPODY AND PODIATRY?
Basically none. Chiropody is being phased out as the name for healthcare professionals who deal with the foot and lower limb and is being replaced with the globally recognised term of Podiatry.
Currently, new podiatrists are required to have a university degree in order to practice; however, some existing practitioners do not have a degree, having had their previous work experience and diplomas assessed as equivalent.
All podiatry practitioners are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and most are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, so all treatments meet a high standard of care.
Tania has a university BSc Hons degree.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Simple Foot Solutions Clinic is situated at 7 Southway Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8HX

For clients who cannot get to the clinic we also do home visits.

Give Tania a call on 07753 751864 to discuss your needs.

 

CAN ANYONE BE TREATED BY A PODIATRIST?

Yes. Foot problems can occur at any age, not just when you are older.

People attend the Podiatrist for many different reasons. It may be that they are having difficulty managing their toenails on their own or that they are experiencing pain in their feet.

At Simple Foot Solutions we are able to deal with a wide variety of foot issues.

Do I need a referral?

No, you may consult us as a self elected appointment, just like your Dentist.

You do not need any type referral from your GP to seek a private consultation.

However, you may be directly referred or recommended to this Practice by your GP or other medical/healthcare professional.

CAN I GET PODIATRY ON THE NHS?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that footcare services related to long term, high-risk conditions such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and rheumatoid arthritis should be available on the NHS.

If you want NHS treatment, contact your GP or local podiatry clinic to see if you qualify. Chances are, if your condition is not affecting your health or mobility, for services such as nail cutting, verrucae and corns, you are unlikely to be eligible for NHS podiatry.

HOW MUCH ARE YOUR TREATMENTS?

Whether you are a new patient or a regular, you will be advised of our prices and no treatment will be undertaken without your prior consent.

Prices for treatments can be found on our Treatment Prices page.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for please contact Tania.

HOW LONG IS AN APPOINTMENT?

Appointments are generally 30 – 45 minutes in duration.

The length of the appointment depends on the type of treatment being given.

Tania ensures that all clients get the service they require.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO MY TREATMENT?

Podiatry is a medical profession and therefore podiatrists have to ask you questions about your health, and so a medical record will be created for you and updated on every visit.

Many things can affect your lower limbs; for example, diabetes, arthritis, heart and lung problems, as well as medications. We appreciate you bringing a list of your current medications to your appointment.

WHAT DOES GENERAL PODIATRY INVOLVE?

General podiatry usually involves nail cutting and filing, removal of hard skin (callus), treatment of corns and verrucae.

What types of payment do you take?

Tania can take payment in a number of ways:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Card Payment

Ask a Question!

If you cannot see an answer to your question just send Tania a message or call her on 07753 751864


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