podiatry wirral

Podiatry FAQ

In this blog post I will answer some of the most common questions that I am asked about my podiatry services. If you have a question, that is not answered below, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can email me at david.dodd@sky.com or call me on either 0151 608 2656 or 0795 6364 131.

What is the difference between podiatry and chiropody?

In the UK podiatry and chiropody are the same thing. Podiatry is simply the new name for Chiropody. This was changed back in 1993 as it is the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist.

It is recommenced that diabetics have podiatry treatments. Why is this?

Having diabetes can effect the blood supply to the feet and the nerves. Having regular foot care and advice from a podiatrist can benefit a diabetic greatly and help to prevent any damage to the feet.

Do I need to be referred by a doctor?

No, you do not need to be referred by a GP to book a podiatry appointment.

Can I claim for podiatry treatments through medical insurance?

Yes, most health insurance companies cover podiatry treatments. However, ensure you check this with your provider before booking an appointment.

Do you offer home treatments?

Yes, I am able to provide my podiatry services in the comfort of your own home.

What exactly is podiatry?

Podiatry is an area of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions.

Where do you offer your podiatry services?

I offer my podiatry services across the Wirral and the surrounding areas.

Are your podiatry services available to people of all ages?

Yes, I offer my podiatry services to people of all ages. It is not just the elderly who develop foot conditions. I often treat people with sport injuries and even children with ingrown toe nails.

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are the inserts that are places inside shoes with the aim of restoring the natural functionality of the foot. Orthotics support your feet and help to realign your body posture.