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  • What is a Podiatrist?
    A Podiatrist is the newer term for what is also known as a Chiropodist, is a healthcare professional who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various foot and lower limb conditions. They possess extensive knowledge of foot anatomy, biomechanics, and common foot disorders, enabling them to treat patients with various foot-related issues effectively. Their primary objective is to help individuals maintain proper foot health, alleviate pain, and improve overall mobility. Some of the typical responsibilities of a chiropodist include: 1. Diagnosis: Podiatrists examine patients' feet and lower limbs to identify any abnormalities or issues that may be causing discomfort or affecting mobility. They may use physical examinations or gait analysis. 2. Treatment: Depending on the issue, Podiatrists may recommend various treatments to address the underlying cause, alleviate pain, and prevent further complications. These treatments can include orthotics (custom-made shoe inserts), footwear modifications, medication, physical therapy, or even surgery in more severe cases. 3. Preventative care: Podiatrists also play a crucial role in educating patients on maintaining proper foot hygiene and selecting appropriate footwear, especially for individuals with specific foot conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. They can provide guidance on managing foot-related issues and suggest preventive measures to avoid potential complications. 4. Minor surgical procedures: In some cases, Podiatrists may perform minor surgical procedures to treat specific foot conditions, such as ingrown toenails, warts, or corns. Examples of common foot issues that a podiatrist can address include: - Bunions - Heel pain (e.g., plantar fasciitis) - Ingrown toenails.
  • What is a Chiropodist?
    Please see the answer to what is Podiatrist as they are both the same, however, a Podiatrist is the newer term for a professional fully qualified ankle and foot specialist.
  • Why see a Podiatrist and how often to have your feet checked?
    A podiatrist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle conditions. There are several reasons why someone may consult a podiatrist, including: 1. Foot and Ankle Pain: If you experience foot or ankle pain, a podiatrist can help diagnose the issue and provide treatment options. They can treat a variety of conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and sprains. 2. Ingrown Toenails: If you have an ingrown toenail, a podiatrist can help remove it and provide advice on how to prevent future occurrences. 3. Fungal Infections: Fungal infections like athlete's foot can be treated by a podiatrist. They can recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to help cure the infection. 4. Diabetic Foot Care: If you have diabetes, a podiatrist can help monitor your feet for any signs of nerve damage or poor circulation, which can lead to serious complications. 5. Custom Orthotics: If you have issues with foot alignment, a podiatrist can recommend custom orthotics to help correct the problem and alleviate pain. When it comes to how often you should see a podiatrist, it depends on your individual needs. Generally, it is recommended that individuals with diabetes see a podiatrist at least once a year for a foot exam. Those with foot or ankle pain should see a podiatrist as soon as possible to prevent the condition from worsening. If you have a foot or ankle injury, it's essential to see a podiatrist right away for treatment. In conclusion, seeing a podiatrist can help address a variety of foot and ankle issues, our Podiatrists in Cardiff will always put your health first and their recommendations are never based on Fordham-Rees Podiatry profits, they are always focused on your foot health and you being the priority. We are never pushy to make you rebook and we will always make sure you feel confident that our recommendations on when to revisit us are based on your best interest at the very centre of our decisions.
  • I know you are Podiatrists but I am embarrassed about my feet!
    As podiatrists, we understand that some people may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their feet. However, it's important to keep in mind that we specialise in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, and we've seen all types of feet in our podiatry clinic. We are here to help you, regardless of how your feet may look or feel. It's also worth noting that many foot conditions, such as fungal infections or ingrown toenails, are common and can happen to anyone. These conditions are not a reflection of personal hygiene or cleanliness. Our job is to provide you with the best possible care and treatment, and we do not judge our clients based on the appearance of their feet. If you're still feeling uncomfortable about revealing your feet, we encourage you to speak with us about your concerns. We can help put you at ease and answer any questions you may have. Additionally, we may be able to offer treatment options that can address any cosmetic concerns you may have about your feet. Ultimately, our goal as podiatrists is to help you achieve optimal foot health and function, and we will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.
  • Do Fordham-Rees Podiatry offer home visits (mobile) in Cardiff?
    In most cases, we who offer home visits however we have specific guidelines for scheduling appointments and determining eligibility for this service. It is important to contact our clinic on 02922474116 and directly ask whether you are suitable for our home visits. Our podiatrist in Cardiff may offer home visits for clients who living within a 5 miles radius of our clinic, and for clients who require specialized care and are home bound. We charge an additional fee for home visits, and that's depending on the distance our podiatrist have to travel. In Fairwater, Danescourt and Pentrabane its £45, anything further unto 5 miles is £50. Only routine podiatry is available for home visits anything more complex of a treatment is required to visit our clinic. It is always best to contact us directly to inquire about our services and whether or not we can offer home visits to you in Cardiff.
  • How do we use your data?
    To be able to book with us we have to collect certain information from you. As part of this, you are required to give your contact information. We use the information given to us by you to provide the service you request from us in the way that is set out in this privacy policy. Name, address and postcode – without this, we won’t know where to send your order or to whom. We also use postcodes to quickly get your full address to save you typing it out, and in some cases to identify whether we deliver or offer services in your area. Age/date of birth – we may need to collect your age or date of birth in order to be able to sell you certain products, and we may also use this to send you age or birthday related offers if you agree. Email address – we send a confirmation of your booking via email. If you wish to opt out of receiving emails for any other purpose then appointment reminders please let us know either by ticking the box on the registration form or by informing us while booking. Telephone numbers – if there are any problems with your booking or we need to check anything, we need to be able to contact you quickly, this is the fastest and easiest way to get in touch. Payment card number, expiry date, issue no and the name of card holder – when you book an appointment or service we need these details so we can collect payment in the same way as when we take payment in our clinic via chip and pin. Where you heard about us – we may ask you this to help make our marketing more efficient, this way we are not wasting money on advertising that is not working so we can keep our podiatry costs as low as possible. Correspondence – if you contact us we may keep a record of that correspondence. Sensitive personal data – sensitive personal data includes, for example, information related to your health, sex, race or ethnic origin or religion. We may need sensitive personal data from you for certain products and services, and in some cases, we may be able to assume sensitive personal data about you from the information you provide. By letting us have any sensitive personal data, you expressly consent to us using and telling others about any of your sensitive personal data so we can provide you with the goods or services requested by you in the way set out in this Privacy Policy. Third-party information – if you give us information about another person, (for example if you are booking a consultation for somebody else) you confirm that you have identified Fordham-Rees Podiatry to them and told them what we will use their information for, as set out in this Privacy Policy and that they have given permission for us to be able to use their personal information in the manner described. IP addresses – when you visit our site, we will automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access devices.
  • Equality Policy
    We are an equal rights company and will do all we can to promote and protect the rights of our employees and clients. No matter your race, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. We take discrimination extremely serious and will always ensure we do our utmost to protect the rights of all in society.
  • Safety for for all Policy
    Our equality policy ensures that people feel safe, confident, and comfortable at our work place. No one should experience prejudice or harassment and everybody deserves to have a voice. If for any reason our staff or clients need to raise a concern about our equality policy this can be done via the Clinic Manager or any member of staff. Abusive language and physical abuse will not be tolerated. You will be immediately banned from our clinic for any form of verbal or physical abuse to our staff or customers. We take safety extremely serious and will report any issues to the local authorities if required.
  • Complaints Policy
    We always try to get things right and deliver a 5* service every time you visit our podiatry clinic, however, if for any reason you are not happy we welcome your feedback to improve our service and to try ensure you keep coming back to use our podiatry clinic. Without you, there is no us, your opinion matters. To contact us to make a complaint or give feedback please email Brynmor Rees Clinic Manager We put our customers at the heart of our podiatry clinic so your voice matters to us.
  • Payment Policy
    If you have a health insurance policy in place then we ask that you inform the podiatrist at the time of the appointment. We would require your health insurance form or documentation so this can be completed by our podiatrists and stamped. ​ All cost invoiced must be paid for at the time of the appointment.
  • What are the benefits of booking your podiatry appointment online?
    There are several benefits of booking your podiatry appointment via our website. Some of the key advantages include: 1. Convenience: Booking your podiatry appointment online is much more convenient than making a phone call or visiting the clinic in person. You can book your appointment from anywhere, at any time, without having to worry about business hours or waiting on hold. 2. Time-saving: Booking your appointment online can save you a lot of time. You don't have to spend time on the phone or wait in line to make an appointment. 3. Easy access to information: Our website provides all the necessary information about our podiatry services, including the types of treatments we offer, our pricing, and our availability. This can help you make an informed decision before booking your appointment. 4. Smooth booking process: Our online booking system is designed to be user-friendly and easy to navigate. You can select the date and time that works best for you, and receive confirmation of your appointment via email. 5. Reminder notifications: Our system can send you reminders about your upcoming appointment, ensuring that you don't forget or miss your scheduled visit. By booking your podiatry appointment via our website, you can enjoy all these benefits and more. It's a simple, convenient, and hassle-free way to take care of your foot health.
  • How do I know which appointment to book?
    If you are experiencing any foot or ankle problems, it is important that you seek professional help from a podiatrist. Podiatrists are medical professionals who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle. To determine which podiatry service you require, you should make an appointment with a podiatrist who can assess your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment. When booking online if you are unsure please call reception 02922474116 and we can assist you in booking your appointment. Podiatrists can provide a range of services including: 1. Foot and ankle exams: A comprehensive examination can be performed by a podiatrist to assess the overall health of your feet and ankles. This may include checking circulation, range of motion, and identifying any abnormalities or deformities. 2. Diabetic foot care: Diabetes can cause nerve damage, circulation problems, and foot ulcers. Our Podiatrists can provide regular foot screenings for clients with diabetes to prevent complications from occurring. 3. Sports injuries: Our Podiatrists can diagnose and treat a variety of sports injuries affecting the foot and ankle. This may include sprains, strains, fractures, and plantar fasciitis. 4. Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be required to correct your toenail issues. Our Podiatrists can perform nail surgical procedures to treat your nail conditions. It is important to note that our podiatrists can also provide advice and education on proper foot care, footwear selection, and injury prevention. In summary, the best way to determine which podiatry service you require is to call us and we can assist you as to which appointment you require.
  • What is Biomechanics and Gait analysis?
    Biomechanics is a branch of science that deals with the study of motion and forces acting on living organisms including humans. It involves the analysis of the mechanical principles and laws of physics that govern the human body's movement. Biomechanics plays a crucial role in understanding how the human body moves to diagnose and treat several medical conditions or injuries that can affect a person's mobility. Gait analysis is a critical subfield of biomechanics that focuses on the study of walking patterns or the way people move while walking. It involves analyzing the gait cycle, which is the sequence of events that occur during one complete step, including the swing phase and the stance phase. Gait analysis is crucial in evaluating the biomechanics of the lower extremities, identifying any abnormalities or deviations from a normal gait pattern. The study of gait analysis using biomechanics is essential in several fields, including rehabilitation, sports science, and orthopedics. For instance, a physiotherapist might use gait analysis to determine the most effective way to improve a patient's walking pattern after an injury or surgery. In sports science, gait analysis can help coaches identify any biomechanical issues that may be affecting an athlete's performance, such as poor running technique.
  • How long will my treatment last?
    A routine Podiatry treatment roughly lasts 30 minutes, however, if your treatment requires more time we are more then happy to take as long as you need to ensure your feet are feeling their best. A nail cut only is for basic nail cuts, if your nails are thick and long you will need to book in for a routine podiatry treatment as the time allocated for nail cuts only is just 15 minutes. If you are unsure please call and speak to reception to confirm which appointment your require. More complex treatments will vary in time, as example, nail surgeries are roughly 60 minutes but what we say is we will always give you the time you require to ensure your foot health is our priority. We will not rush any appointment and will give every client the time they need.
  • What if I booked the wrong appointment?
    We can change the appointment on the day if your new appointment doesn't require more time. If we are not full we will accommodate the change of appointment where we are able to, for example, if you booked a nail cut only but required routine podiatry. The difference in appointment time is 15 minutes as nail cutting only is 15 minutes and routine podiatry is 30 minutes, we may have to rebook your appointment for another day if we are full as we will never rush appointments to fit in as many clients as possible and we always tell our clients please call to ask what appointment you require if unsure to avoid your appointment being cancelled and rescheduled. Please call us if you are unsure about which appointment your require 02922474116.
  • What if you insist on a specific treatment which our Podiatrist does not recommend?
    If you insist on a specific treatment that your podiatrist does not recommend, it is important to understand that your podiatrist has your best interests in mind. As a highly trained medical professional, your podiatrist has the expertise and experience to determine the best course of treatment for your specific condition. It is important to have open communication with your podiatrist and to ask questions about why they are recommending a particular treatment plan. They may have concerns about potential risks or complications with the treatment you are requesting. Your podiatrist may also be able to suggest alternative treatments that could be just as effective, but safer and less invasive. For example, if you are experiencing heel pain and insist on getting a cortisone injection, but your podiatrist recommends physical therapy and stretching exercises, it is important to understand why your podiatrist is recommending this treatment plan. Your podiatrist may be concerned about the potential risks associated with cortisone injections. Physical therapy and stretching exercises may be just as effective in treating your heel pain, without the potential risks. Ultimately, it is important to trust your podiatrist’s expertise and experience, and to work together to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. And our Podiatrists decision is final as that is why they are the trained professionals. If you are unhappy at their decision we can only apologise, but we always put our clients health as their main priority and although you may not agree as you think a certain treatment is what you need, our HCPC podiatrists will always make a decision and will not be pressured into giving treatments that are not in the best interest of their clients health.
  • Can I use my Medical Insurance with you podiatry clinic?
    Before making an appointment please do check with your medical insurance company, we are more then happy to assist in your claims but you must check with your insurance company first before as we are not responsible for your claims not being paid out to you.
  • I have an ingrown toenail, should I book an appointment?
    Yes, booking an appointment with a podiatrist would be an excellent course of action if you're dealing with an ingrown toenail. Podiatrists are medical professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions, including ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of the toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling, and possible infection. This condition can be caused by factors such as improper nail trimming, tight footwear, or trauma to the toe. Left untreated, an ingrown toenail can lead to more severe complications, including deep-tissue infections and damage to the underlying bone. Our podiatrists are well-versed in treating ingrown toenails and can provide various treatments depending on the severity of the condition. These treatments may include: 1. Nonsurgical methods: For mild cases, our podiatrist may recommend conservative treatments, which would require a routine podiatry appointement. 2. Partial nail removal: In more severe cases, a podiatrist may need to remove the ingrown portion of the toenail. This procedure typically involves numbing the toe with a local anesthetic before using specialised tools to cut and remove the affected part of the nail. 3. Total nail removal: In cases where an ingrown toenail persists or becomes recurrent, a podiatrist may recommend removing the entire nail. This procedure is performed under local aesthetic. You can not book directly for a nail surgery, it requires a consultation which can be booked online via our booking system or over the phone 02922474116. Our Podiatrists are nail surgery specialists and your foot health is in trusted hands. Our costs are also extremely competitive. We are one of the most competitively priced in Cardiff starting at just £200 including your initial consultation, free check ups and after care.
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