Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions which aren’t listed below please contact the clinic and we’ll try our best to answer them.
- Whats the difference between Podiatry and Chiropody?
The name Chiropody was changed to Podiatry in 1993 because Podiatry is the internationally recognised name for our profession. Podiatry is a constantly evolving profession, the extensive training given to students is over 3 or 4 years full time in the University setting. After graduation our podiatrists regularly attend courses to ensure they skills and knowledge is up to date with the latest research.
- Who benefits from podiatry?
Podiatrists see people of all ages with different conditions. There is a common misconception that only elderly people need treatment for their feet. At footworks we see a vast range of people with conditions ranging from ingrown toenails and verrucas to sports injuries.
- How long will it take for me to take an appointment?
Footworks aims to have new and returning patients in the clinic within 48 hours depending on the time of year. Please note for house calls this may be slightly longer. If you have a foot emergency for example a wound, ulcer or infected ingrown toenail this will be shorter. Please phone the clinic at 07557272270 to arrange an appointment.
- Can I treat my verrucae at home?
Yes, you can treat your verrucae at home using home removal kits however the acids available within the clinic are stronger in concentration. Also within the clinic we can remove the dead verruca tissue in-between applications with a scalpel (which is not painful). Also for verrucas which are stubborn we can offer Faukners (dry) Needling see minor surgery.
- Is the clinic wheelchair friendly or do you offer house calls ?
Yes, the clinic is completely on the level with convenient parking at the front door making it easier for patients with wheelchairs to enter the clinic. However, at footworks we also offer house calls to any patient for a small addition fee (to cover travel time and fuel costs).