FREE Foot Health check and assessment prior to your first treatment
To overcome foot pain and foot problems I offer an initial appointment which includes taking a full medical history and a FREE foot health check and assessment prior to your first treatment. Advice will also be given to help you maintain healthy footcare
|New Patient Consultation and Treatment||Please allow 1 hour||Clinic/Domiciliary £35.00|
|Toe nail cut/file, cuticle work, massage||Please allow up to 30-45 minutes||Clinic £35.00 Domiciliary £28.00|
|As Above plus scalpel work for corns, callus etc.||Please allow up to 45-60 minutes||Clinic £35.00|
|Nail Surgery Assesment||Please allow up to 60 minutes||Clinic only £35.00|
|Nail Surgery||Please allow 90 minutes||Clinic from £250|
|Podosmart Gait Analysis||Please allow up to 60 minutes||Clinic from £70|
|Fingernail cutting available on request||Please ask your practitioner|
• We would appreciate all fees be pre-paid in advance of your visit. Please make payment via our payment page or alternatively over the telephone.
• We also accept cash, bank transfer via BACS, Credit or Debit card. This must be arranged before your appointment at our discretion. We are currently unable to accept AMEX electronic payments.
• 48 Hours’ notice must be given for a cancellation, otherwise you will be charged for any missed appointments. Additionally, should our practitioners arrive for your scheduled appointment and you are either not there or decide you no longer require the designated appointment slot you will be charged a FULL missed appointment fee. Please see our cancellation policy for further details.
Outside of the Folkestone area an additional charge may be liable to cover practitioners' travelling costs. Please contact us if you have any queries or require further information.
Common Foot Health Problems
Diabetic Foot Care
Why are regular foot health checks important for Diabetics?
Foot complaints are one of the leading causes of hospitalization of people with diabetes. People who suffer with diabetes are at more risk of developing ulcers of the foot and leg due to circulatory problems. Your doctor or diabetic nurse will also advise you to have regular checks with a Foot Health Practitioner, Chiropodist or Podiatrist. Maintaining healthy foot care is critical for diabetics.
Three key complications that are associated with a high risk diabetic patient are; neuropathy which is diminished sensation, poor circulation and also risk of infection. It is also important that nails are not cut too short and the skin around the nail is not broken as this could easily lead to infection in the diabetic foot.
We are pleased to offer patients a FREE Foot Health check and assessment prior to your first treatment.
Fungal Nail & Skin Conditions
Fungal infections of the feet are very common and contagious and can take a while to eradicate completely. The skin between the toes may become sweaty, cracked, sore, very itchy and often smelly this indicates athletes’ foot. The nails themselves can also become thick and yellow or brown in colour, the end of the nail may start to crack or crumble. This indicates a fungal infection of the nail.
You can self-treat with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams but remember athletes foot sprays are better between the toes than athlete foot or fungal creams. Why? Creams create a moist environment and that is just what we are trying to prevent between the toes!
Corns & Calluses
What causes a corn? They are caused by pressure and friction and badly fitting shoes. Corns can be very uncomfortable; you may even feel as if you are walking with a stone in your shoe
Callus is caused by friction and mechanical stress to the foot. Badly fitting shoes or an abnormal way of walking are the cause of the formation of callus.
Treating your corns at home is not always successful. You can buy medicated corn plasters and pads in chemists which often create a bigger issue and as practitioners we strongly recommend you avoid these. Often professional foot health care is needed to deal with this problem effectively. Never cut or dig at corns yourself as this can lead to infection.
Most people have a verruca at some stage in their lives. They are a contagious virus (HPV, The Human Papilloma Virus). A verruca is associated with public areas and specifically swimming pools or warm moist environments where the contagious verruca virus invades the foot through small cuts or abrasions. The verucca can be spread from person to person by contact or via surface contact.
Over the counter verruca remedies can be successfully used but only in conjunction with regular applications and regular appointments with a Foot Health Practitioner.