A Foot Health Professional (FHP) is a fully qualified expert trained to assist and advise people of all ages on how to keep their feet in a healthy condition and to give advice on day-to-day foot care to enable them to maintain a good quality of life by keeping mobile.
Arthritis, painful hips, stiff knees or poor eyesight may put feet out of reach for many people and prevent them from maintaining healthy feet and toenails. A FHP can deliver non-intrusive care and valuable advice for foot problems such as corns, callus, warts, fungal infections as well as careful trimming and filing of toenails to prevent nail problems developing.
Problems such as diabetes or poor circulation may cause further difficulties, however a FHP is trained to spot troublesome conditions quickly for onward referral. With regular foot care, future foot problems can be prevented at any age.
On your first appointment, which will last approximately 45 minutes, the FHP will take a full medical history, an assessment of the condition of your feet and discuss and agree a foot care plan with you so that treatment can progress. Advice can be given on how to look after your feet to keep them healthy in between appointments.
The frequency of follow-up appointments will depend on the foot care plan and type of problem you have. Follow-up appointments last approximately 30 minutes.
During your Foot Health appointment you will be asked to remove all footwear for the FHP to commence assessment and treatment of your feet.
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