in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
and surrounding areas
Have some questions you might want answers to regarding podiatry / chiropody services? Look no further,......check out the below. Any other questions not answered however, or any concerns, get in touch with me.
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?
There's absolutely no difference!
In the UK, Podiatry is simply the new name for Chiropody. The name change was made internationally in 1993.
What is a Podiatrist?
A Podiatrist can be seen as a “foot specialist”.
I have been trained to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Part of my job is to help my clients keep mobile and active, help to relieve pain, provide advice and prevention tips regarding foot conditions and how to look after your feet.
So, what will my first appointment be like?
What conditions or foot problems can a Podiatrist deal with?
I work with various conditions and foot problems, with the most common being:
Are Podiatry treatments painful?
There may be times where you might experience a little discomfort for a very short period where ingrowing toenails are sorted or a corn is removed. But this should ease. Bear in mind when clients come to me with the types of aforementioned problems, they may already be in quite a lot of pain, hence my job is to help relieve that pain. So, hopefully once we get past that pain, your feet will feel great!
Do I need to come via my Doctor for a referral / appointment?
Not at all. You can self-refer. Anyone can contact me for treatment. Methods of contact are here - https://www.themobilefootclinic.net/contact-me-1
How much does an appointment cost?
Discounts may be given if multiple people receive treatment within the same property.
Please contact for price.
Can I use my private health insurance?
Yes, this is possible as long as you check with your provider for approval prior to going ahead with an appointment. Most medical insurance policies do pay out for Podiatry treatments and I can provide an invoice / receipt when needed.
How can I check that a Podiatrist is qualified?
In order to carry out Podiatry treatments and services, all Podiatrists are legally required to register with the HCPC. You can check the register here - http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/ .
Can I have a home visits?
Yes, all appointments are held in the comfort of your own home. I also visit community settings such as nursing homes, residential homes, sheltered accommodation, extra-care schemes and places of work and employment.
Aren't aching feet just a natural part of getting older?
No, not at all! As a Podiatrist I can assist with falls prevention, alongside other relevant professionals, by helping to maintain mobility, relieve any associated foot pain and improve comfort.
For further information or to make an appointment:
Contact Lynn on 07935039600.
or contact me via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMobileFootClinicSunderland/
or finally....head to my 'Contact me' page.