Your sole in safe hands
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a degree-based health care profession. Podiatrists work in a variety of specialisms in health and social care, assessing, diagnosing and treating diseases and other disorders of the feet and lower limb. They use their specialist skills to prevent, as well as treat conditions and can often rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs with the aim of keeping people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
As podiatrists, we want to improve people’s quality of life by maintaining comfort and mobility.
What do we do?
Sundridge Podiatry is a domiciliary service offering clinic quality care in the home, workplace, hospice or nursing home.
We have specialised equipment allowing us to work safely with the mobility and requirements of our clients through a state of the art podiatry tool kit meaning that there are no compromises on comfort or quality.
During a routine visit a client can expect to have their nails cut and filed and any hard skin, callus and corns treated as well as individual needs such as thickened nails cared for.
We also treat wounds (ulcers), carry out diabetic foot care including podiatric neurological assessments, Podiatric vascular assessment, Verrucae treatment (using a dry needle technique), Aesthetic nail care (‘medi pedi’ with aseptic nail polish application), Fungal nail treatment, nail surgery and can make some musculoskeletal assessments. Where necessary written referral for specialist assessments and treatments can be provided either to a General Practitioner or alternative private provider.
Is it safe?
Our staff are degree qualified Podiatrists with membership of the Royal College of Podiatry, up-to-date Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) checks and are Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered. Additionally, they carry a GPS tracker alarm.
No treatment is provided until all aspects of care, including medical history are discussed. Consent is verified through signing of forms detailing the conversation. Written records are kept of all treatment provided and where consent is obtained, digital photographs of the feet are kept to support monitoring of skin or circulatory conditions. All personal data is kept on an encrypted computer and can be reviewed by the client on request.
What does it cost?
A visit is £60 which includes a routine treatment and all associated materials and equipment. Please allow up to an hour as we never rush, initial appointments can be longer while we take a proper assessment and medical history.
Treatment that cannot be provided in a routine appointment and requires additional time will be charged for after discussion of the clients needs.
We carry heavy equipment and therefore ask that nearby parking is available and that access from the street to the client does not include more than one flight of stairs.
The equipment takes up approximately the space of a single bed and requires an electrical power supply.
We can provide a more limited service where access is restricted. Please call or email and we will be happy to discuss this with you.