Why “Podiatry and Chiropody”? What is the difference?
The titles Podiatrist and Chiropodist are interchangeable and both are protected titles. ‘Podiatry’ is a standardised term used throughout the world to refer to a health professional who specialises in assessing and treating foot, ankle and lower limb conditions. This is now widely accepted in the UK also.
The title of Podiatrist or Chiropodist may only legally be used by a qualified person who has a degree in podiatry and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
What qualifications and experience do you have?
Our two podiatrists, Martin and Angie all hold degrees which involved over 1,000 hours of clinical experience throughout their three-year study at the Leaf Hospital - University of Brighton. This is augmented by over 10 years each in practice for Martin and Angie.
How do I book an appointment?
You can email, phone or call into one of our two clinics in St Leonards and Rye. Clinic phone numbers are at the top of each page.
Our clinical receptionist will listen carefully to your needs before booking you in for your specific consultation. You will receive an email appointment at the time of your booking and an email reminder 72 hours before the appointment.
Do I need a GP referral?
No referral is necessary from your GP but we do accept GP and other non-specialist health professional referrals. If you are intending to claim the costs under a health insurance policy, you should check the terms of your policy to see if a referral is required.
Will it be covered by my health insurance?
In most instances, yes, but you will need to check the specific terms of your policy.
How much will it cost?
Initial consultations cost £75. Follow up consultations range between £50-£75. Missed or cancelled appointments with less than 24 hours notice will incur the full appointment fee. For specialist treatments please refer to each page.
What should I bring with me?
Please have a list of any current medications you are using or treatments you are undergoing. Other than that, you will only need to bring yourself.
Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and your most commonly worn shoes (or the ones you use for your sport if we are dealing with a sporting injury).
What will happen on my first appointment?
Our clinical receptionist will ask you to complete GDPR paperwork as a legal requirement for our records. You will meet your podiatrist and begin your consultation and treatment.