We offer an in clinic Foot Health Practitioner service for the treatment of the following foot conditions;
All our Foot Health treatments will include cutting and filing of nails, callus reduction, foot moisturiser massage and any issues that you attend for from the list above.
All first time client’s appointments will include a full foot health check and consultation. All Foot Health treatments are up to 40 minutes and we always aim to leave your feet in the healthiest condition they can be. We also offer a simple Nail Clip and File service for those who simply just require their nails cutting and filing professionally.
It’s important to know that with some foot conditions return appointments will have to be made. Changes in dressings will be at a reduced rate.
This is a luxury treatment using quality LCN products for those who want great looking nails and feet!
The Medi-Pedi treatments will be up to 60 minutes depending on condition of the feet.
*Please note that if a persons feet are in a poor condition a repeat appointment may be required. There is an extra £5 fee for anyone who attends a treatment with painted nails.
A Foot Health Practioner (FHP) is qualified to provide routine foot care and maintenance for your feet. A FHP can assess the condition of your feet and treat as appropriate and refer you to another professional if necessary. A FHP is often referred to as a Chiropodist but legally an FHP cannot refer to themselves or advertise as a Chiropodist or Podiatrist yet an FHP has similarities to both these professions.
This is where the skin has become thickened due to excessive pressure, friction or both. It is most often due to poorly fitting footwear/hosiery. Callus and corns can become painful or inflamed and will require a treatment to rid of the problem. There are three different types of corn; Hard, Soft and Seed Corns.
Fungal infections of the skin usually present as itchy, red and flaky areas commonly between the toes. Presentation in the nails can be variable but commonly causes thickening and discolouration of the nail plate. The treatment of fungal infections of the skin, the feet must be kept clean by washing at least once a day and drying well. Due to the thickness of the nail plate with fungal nail infections treatment is required as creams or sprays will not penetrate the nail plate.
Verruca occur by a virus entering the skin. For this to occur, the skin needs to be in a susceptible state. A foot health professional can help speed up the process of removing Verruca but most of the time Verruca will disappear by they own accord. It’s important to seek professional help and advice when you have Verruca as many people can make mistakes when treating them and end up spreading the virus on the foot further.
These appear especially around the heels when the skin is very dry and are generally caused by people who wear footwear such as sandals on regular occasions. A foot health professional can help to dramatically reduce the hard callus and moisturise the skin as well as give advice to allow you to manage the problem and prevent it from arising in the future.
An ingrown toe nail is where the side of a nail penetrates the skin and causes inflammation and more than likely infection. The causes are mainly from a poor self cutting technique leaving jagged edges of nail which penetrates the skin. If not treated an ingrown toe nail can become very septic and uncomfortable.
The plantar fascia or arch ligament is a band that runs from under the heel to the front of the foot. A strain or rupture to this is quite common. A plantar fascia strain might result from one single traumatic incident or may gradually occur over a period of time.
Localised tenderness and pain over the plantar fascia on the sole of the foot. A sudden pain under the arch/heel of the foot. A nodule or lump may be present in the plantar fascia, which might indicate a partial rupture.