WITH A PODIATRIST YOUR FEET ARE SAFE IN THEIR HANDS
Chiropodists and podiatrists, deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, nail surgery and sports injuries etc..They work with people of all ages but play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and independent.
A podiatrist is a highly trained foot and lower limb expert who is degree qualified with a wider range of practice than undertaken by a chiropodist although there is now no qualification available in chiropody.
Podiatrists still maintain the core skills of nails callous corns etc which have always been well known by the public with added treatments such as pain relieving injections, minor surgery for skin and nails, bespoke prescribing of insoles with bio-mechanical assessments to find the underlying cause. assessing neurological and circulatory aspects, and giving lots of advice for foot and lower limb health.
They are also up to date with all hygienic procedures to stop cross contamination, as very expensive equipment is used to make sure that instruments used are all sterilized to requirements.
Autoclaves are serviced twice a year and are required to run at 134 degrees for 3 mins at bar 2.
A fresh set of instruments is used for each patient with certain items such as blades, files, rasps all being single use. Some times it is necessary for all equipment to be single use.
Clinical waste management is also undertaken.