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The Mobile Foot Clinic

Mobile Podiatrist / Mobile Chiropodist

 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?


I find this video provided by the College of Podiatry to be a good educational way of learning about what Podiatry actually is. https://youtu.be/Eb13MFGFDZ8

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.
I can also provide advice on appropriate footwear. See my 'Treatments/Services' page re the types of conditions I can help with - https://www.themobilefootclinic.net/treatments-services
Also, a little bit of further information re certain conditions and foot problems can be found on my 'Common foot problems' page - https://www.themobilefootclinic.net/common-foot-problems




So, what will my first appointment be like?


You have nothing to worry about! I will take some personal details from you, then I will go through your full medical history with you, also taking a list of medications you are prescribed. So, please where possible have an up to date list of medication to hand. I will then carry out a full assessment of your feet, we will devise a treatment plan and generally treatment will begin during your first appointment. If any referrals need to be made elsewhere, e.g., your GP or another health professional, then consent will be obtained at all times. I always work in line with Data Protection regulations and confidentiality is maintained.




What conditions or foot problems can a Podiatrist deal with?


I work with various conditions and foot problems, with the most common being: - Corns - Callus (hard skin) - Verrucas (verrucae / plantar warts) - Ingrowing (ingrown) toenails - Athlete's foot and other fungal infections - Bunions - nail cutting difficulties The list goes on.....please head to my treatments / services page for further info - https://www.themobilefootclinic.net/treatments-services And for more info re the common problems - https://www.themobilefootclinic.net/common-foot-problems




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?


Prices vary according to location and treatment provided.

Discounts may be given if multiple people receive treatment within the same property.

Please contact for price. https://www.themobilefootclinic.net/pricelists shows basic prices according to area. To summarise, it is £22 within Sunderland, with any areas outside of this area, e.g., The Boldons, Seaham, Washington, South Shields, etc. costing £25.
This price includes full assessment and treatment.




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. Let my feet do the walking by having professional treatment in the comfort of your own home.




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.

Page Last Updated: October 19th 2020 | © Copyright 2007-2019 Lynn Ward, Podiatrist, trading as The Mobile Foot Clinic. |

ADDRESS: Cairo Street, Hendon, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2, England, GB | TEL: 07935039600 |

EMAIL: themobilefootclinic@yahoo.com. |

Business hours are as and when required by the customer and in line with availability.

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