Podiatrists specialise in foot, ankle and leg problems. Their main aim is to help improve a patient's mobility and quality of life through their professional examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Common problems a Podiatrist can help with are:
Bunions, Corns and Calluses, Ingrowing Toenails, Heel Pain, Verrucae, Flat feet, Stiffness in Toes and Routine foot care such as thickened toenail clipping, hard skin removal.
Foot Health Practitioners specialise in helping people with their foot problems. Not just with treatment, but also with their knowledge of footwear and by giving advice as to how to keep feet in a healthy condition. Foot Health Practitioners work closely with Podiatrists and will also refer patient's on to their General Practitioner if required.
Common problems a Foot Health Practitioner can help with are:
Cutting and thinning toe nails, treatment of ingrowing toenails and fungal nail infections, removal of hard skin (callus) and corns and the treatment of Verrucae.
At present, Foot Health Practitioners are not included on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register. If you are planning on claiming all or part of your treatment costs back from an insurer or third party, you should check with them first if they will cover treatment with a Foot Health Practitioner. All of our Foot Health Practitioners are DBS checked and have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance cover.