Podiatry & foot health
Our foot health team at Bodyworks clinic are experts in treating conditions of the feet.
Podiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other disorders of the feet. Podiatry aims to improve the mobility, independence and quality of life for people by providing preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower limb.
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists recommends annual foot checks for all members of the family. Podiatrists are skilled in screening and health education, so a visit to the podiatrist need not always be about sore feet. Most people will have troublesome feet at some point in their lives.
Foot health practitioners offer a similar service to podiatrists which includes toenail trimming, corn and callus removal, verrucae and fungal treatments. Diabetic foot assessments and monitoring is also carried out by both, along with general advice and guidance on footcare and footwear.
A Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) is diploma trained and is qualified to work in the private sector to undertake routine clinical work necessary to maintain the health of the foot.
As with Podiatrists, foot health practitioners are fully insured and those trained by The College of Foot Care Professionals and will use safely sterilised instruments for each patient.
Foot Health Clinic TUESDAYS
£40 Initial consultation
£36 follow ups
We treat verruca with 60% medical salicylic acid and reduces the hard skin which normally covers the verruca and causes the pain. Normally multiple treatments are required. As it is a virus, they can take a while to go, and they may well return again later in life.
We do not offer Cryo, swift or needling as they require multiple treatments and there are no guarantees of getting rid of the verucca. Verucca's normally disappear by themselves after 2 years and are not treated by the NHS as they are a very common virus.
SOPHIE DAVIS Foot health practitioner
Sophie (DipFH MCFHP MAFHP ) trained at the SMAE Institute in Maidenhead.
Her interest in problematic feet started from an early age with a type 1 Diabetic father, a GP who loved playing football and had terrible toenails! Her mum had suffered from polio as a child and as a result, had numerous problems with her gait and pain in her feet.
Sophie has full professional indemnity insurance. She is CRB/DBS checked, a member of the College of Foot Health Professionals and of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals.