• Do you have disabled access?

    Yes, some of our clinics have disabled access if you would like to find out for your specific location click the below link.

    Clinic Locations
  • Do you do home visits?

    Home visits are available within a 3 mile radius of our clinics for patients who are bed bound or have mobility issues affecting them leaving the house

  • What type of payments do you take

    The payments that are clinics take are: cash, card, bank transfer and card payments over the telephone.

  • Do you give receipts for health funds? (i.e Birmingham Saturday Hospital Fund, Simply Health etc)

    Yes we do give receipts with the name of the HCPC registered clinician which are widely accepted by health funds.

  • Do you sell footwear?

    Yes, our Great Barr Clinic is a stockist of DB extra width and depth shoes.

  • Are you part of the NHS?

    No we are not NHS or Government funded, however we are happy to see all patients on a private basis and we can refer to the NHS if necessary.

  • Do I get charged if I don't turn up for my appointment?

    We do have a cancellation policy, if you don't cancel or reschedule your appointment with 24 hours you will be charged the full amount of your appointment.

  • What's the difference between a Chiropodist, Podiatrist and Foothealth Practitioner?

    The terms Chiropodist and Podiatrist are protected titles by the HCPC and Royal College of Podiatry. You can be assured that when being treated by a HCPC Chiropodist or Podiatrist that the Clinician has completed a 3 year BSC (Honours) degree as a minimum. Many Podiatrists and Chiropodists continue to complete further studies for other specialisms in their field.

    A Foothealth Pracitioner (FHP) has completed a much less intensive route of study and are not regulated by the HCPC. They may be on a register of Foothealth Pracictioners however this register is not regulated.

  • Can you cut my finger nails?

    Yes we are more than happy to cut your fingernails at an extra charge as part of your appointment.

  • What does HCPC mean and is it important when looking for a Podiatrist?

    HCPC refers to the Health Care Professions Council and all allied health practitioners i.e Physiotherapist, Paramedics, Radiographer, Occupational Therapists and more are registered with them. They are there to protect the public ensuring that health care standards are adhered to by all of their professional members. When looking for a Podiatrist or Chiropodist be sure to check them out on the HCPC Register to make sure that they are practicing within the standards set by the HCPC

  • Why do you need to know my medical history?

    This is because certain mediciations and medical conditions need to be disclosed as it can have an impact on the treatment plan that you may recieve. For example if you are diabetic this can have an effect on your lower limb circulation and reduced healing. So we need to be aware as practitioners when putting in place a treatment plan.

  • How long do you have to train to become a Podiatrist?

    You have to complete a 3 year BSC (Honours) degree fulfilling 1000 hours of clinical practice over that time period. Upon completion of the degree you can register with the HCPC to become a Podiatrist. Lots of Podiatrists go on to do further study including Masters, PHD's and further study within the field.