Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does a session consist of?
The initial session consists of a comprehensive foot health care consultation where details of any ailments and meditation are recorded. The nails (including ingrown and fungal nails) are trimmed using clippers and filed using a vacuum burring machine. The safe scalpel technique is used to reduce callus, cracked heels and corns. A paddle file is used to leave the skin smooth. The treatment is finished with a foot massage using natural products.
Are there stairs to get to your clinic?
No there clinic is on the ground floor and there is wheelchair access.
Does the treatment hurt?
The treatment usually involves the removal of dead tissue with limited blood supply so there is minimal discomfort. However, utmost care is taken to adopt a gentle approach so that you have a comfortable experience.
Does the treatment tickle?
Some people are more sensitive around their feet. The practitioner has a firm but gentle hold that will prevent you from feeling ticklish. The treatment can be adopted to ensure you are comfortable.
I feel shy to have my feet checked, can you still help?
Feet are the areas of the body that are most neglected and it is important to look after them. The practitioner is trained to look at different kind of feet with a wide range of problems. There is a subtle aroma in the clinic that will put you at ease instantly.
Do I need a referral letter the GP to book an appointment?
No, the practitioner is a private practitioner. You do not need a referral and call immediately to book an appointment.
Are your treatments covered by the NHS?
No I am a private practitioner and I charge for the sessions. The foot health care session provided is covered by health care cash back provider Health Shield. The reflexology session is covered by all health care insurance and cash back providers.
How long does the treatment last?
The session proximately lasts up to 40 minutes.
How often should I come?
It is advisable to have your feet regularly checked. Every case is different and together we will devise a treatment plan. Generally you can book a session between 6 to 8 weeks.
Are you registered with a professional body?
Yes the practitioner is a member of the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners and registered with the accredited register of the foot health practitioners. This register has been independently vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA).
How do you keep your training up to date?
Every year as a requirement of the professional body membership the practitioner has to keep attending continuous professional development (CPD). The practitioner attends training courses within the field of Foot Health, conducts research on specific relevant ailments and writes articles.
What made you develop a career in Foot Health Care?
I have always wanted to help people and a career in Foot Health Care helps me accomplish my aspirations. Feet are furthest away from your heart and are usually neglected. By helping clients looking after their feet gives me the satisfaction that I have done something to help them maintain mobility and keep healthy.