Do I have to have a problem to see a podiatrist?
No – We have many patients who do not present with any actual problems with their feet but would like to ensure that they don’t have one in the future. These patients come in for regular check-ups and will have a routine ‘Tidy Up’ - similar to visiting the Dentist or Doctor once or twice a year.
Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?
No – Just call us and make an appointment and we would be happy to help you.
How long is a consultation/treatment?
This varies – a routine chiropody appointment is around 30 minutes. A biomechanical assessment can be 30-45 minutes. To find out more just contact us.
Am I covered by my private health insurance?
This depends on your own individual policy – please see if chiropody or Podiatry is included on your policy.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Nothing! We only require you to attend.
For a biomechanical assessment it is sometimes recommended to bring your every-day shoes and a pair of trainers that you wear to assess at your appointment. We also recommend you wear comfortable clothing – Jeans or similar can be restrictive if assessing the knee and hip joints.
Do you do home visits?
Yes – please give at least 2 weeks’ notice of needing a home visit. Usually we can see you within a couple days of letting us know but during busier times of year it may not always be possible to come this soon.
What if I still have a pain after I have been to see you?
Let us know! Our Podiatrists always aim to give the best possible treatment. If your feet don’t feel quite right within 2 weeks of your appointment, call us and ask about our ‘niggle checks’.