Foot Health Care from our Malmesbury Clinic
What is Foot Health Care?
Foot Health Practitioners are healthcare professionals who can help with foot and leg care, and work as part of that multidisciplinary team to deliver the care needed to keep the population healthy and mobile. An important relationship exists between the health of our feet and our overall wellbeing.
We take a holistic approach to foot health and discuss with each patient their full medical history, occupation, life style, sports and leisure activities to aid clinical diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all foot disorders, as well as issues relating to ankles and lower limbs. Discomfort experienced in the feet affects both mobility and quality of life.
Much of the work is routine and often requires repeating at determined intervals. In the majority of the cases seen there is need for routine maintenance occasioned by, for example, lack of mobility such as arthritic hands, medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, eye troubles, obesity or pregnancy. Many patients will simply have difficulty reaching their feet for maintenance – others appreciate the help of a practitioner who they can trust to trim and maintain their nails properly. Many of the conditions encountered are directly attributable to the ageing process. Hip and knee problems contribute considerably to the need.
We offer a popular service comprising of nail trimming, removal of hard skin (Callous), paring corns and giving advice on treating dry skin areas. This is completed with hydration of the feet and massage. All aspects of foot health is discussed during the treatment session.
We offer assessment and treatment for a number of conditions including:
- Nail disorders
- Fungal infections
- Ingrowing toe nails
- Verrucae care
- Foot strain
- Heel Pain
- Plantar fascitis
- Footwear advice
- Referral path for orthotics
What to expect from your appointment
Liz is trained to treat the whole foot, focusing on what is hurting and also to educate patients on how to prevent the same problem happening again. Liz will look at all aspects of foot health and give advice and treatment to resolve any issues, some of which the patient may not even have been aware of. Practical solutions that can fit with the patient’s lifestyle and ability are offered.
The patient’s medical status is taken into account in order to execute the work safely and cause no medical complication. Hygiene, instrument skills, communication, and a good measure of dexterity are important to the task, as are record-keeping and regular updating. Dressing/padding/offloading skills are essential, as is the ability to manage minor wounds. The need for referral of cases requiring the expertise of other medical professionals is well understood. Ethics consistent with the medical professions are held, recognised and respected.
Can other services be used to support your treatment?
Often foot and lower limb problems can affect other parts of your body and vice versa. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team means that direct referral paths are available within Courtyard Clinic which allows for the holistic approach of foot heath care to be supported. Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Podiatry are all services which may support your foot health care treatment.
What will it cost?
Prices vary for a foot health appointment depending on the the clients need. An appointment will be between 40 – 60 minutes long, and cost up to £40
|Initial Consultation (40 – 60 minutes)||up to £40|
|Follow up (40 – 60 minutes)||up to £40|
Meet Our Malmesbury Foot Health Care Specialist
Our podiatrist at Courtyard Clinic Malmesbury has years of experience and has trained in many different techniques.
Meet Liz by following the link below.
Book your Initial Assessment Today
If you are new to the clinic or have not had any foot health treatment for over 6 months you will need to book an Initial Assessment appointment. You can do this by using our easy to use online booking system or contact our reception team on 01666 714119.
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Making that first appointment is the most important part. If you’re not quite sure what you need don’t worry, give us a call or send an email. Our job is to help you find the best way forward with the most appropriate treatment plan or class for you.