Sole Foot Care Ltd
We aim to deliver the best service that you require for your feet. All of our staff have been trained by some of the leading professionals in our field ranging from Foot Health Practitioners right the way through to Podiatrists and leading Consultants. All Foot Health Practitioners that work for Sole Foot Care Ltd hold a level 4 Higher Professional Diploma. Quaification certificates may be seen upon request.
Definition of Foot Care – Footcare involves all aspects of preventative and corrective care of the foot. During an average lifetime, each person walks about 115,000 miles and three-quarters of people have foot problems at some point in their lives.
Foot problems can arise from wearing ill-fitting shoes, from general wear and tear, as a result of injury, or as a complication of disease. People with diabetes or circulatory diseases are 20 times more likely to have foot problems than the general public.
What is a Foot Health Practitioner? A Foot Health Practitioner is trained to recognize and treat all the common conditions that affect the foot and deliver routine foot care wherever it is needed. They work to ensure your feet stay in a healthy condition by recognizing and treating any foot conditions as well as providing advice on day to day foot care.
Treatments range from routine nail trimming, corn removal, callus reduction, verrucae, warts and blister treatments, athletes foot, management of ingrown toenails (without invasive surgery), diabetic foot assessment and monitoring, treatment of fungal infections, and general advice and guidance on foot care and footwear.
Foot Health Practitioners do not perform any invasive techniques which require a local anesthetic or any injections and they cannot give out prescribed medication or undertake advanced needling techniques. These practices fall under the responsibility of a Podiatrist or Chiropodist.
Whats the difference between a Chiropodist Podiatrist and Foot Health Practitioner? A Chiropodist and Podiatrist is degree qualified, a Foot Health Practitioner should hold a Higher Professional Diploma. A Foot Health Practitioner is not a Chiropodist or Podiatrist.
A Chiropodist or Podiatrist can work within the NHS or Private Practice and can treat all aspects of the foot and lower limb including surgery under local anesthetic and prescribe. A Foot Health Practitioner is qualified and insured to do all the essential maintenance including nail cutting, management of ingrown nails, hard skin removal (callus), corns and verrucas, including for people with Diabetes.