Martin has been providing private professional chiropody services for 28 years and has a well-established Practice at Fernlea Surgery, Grouville (where some sessions are run by Claire Georgelin).
Chiropodists / podiatrists are trained in all aspects of care for the feet and work with people of all ages, but play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and therefore independent. A routine chiropody appointment will include treatment for nails, hard skin, corns and advice on foot health management.
Diabetic foot checks can be undertaken and will include treatment and advice to emphasise the importance of goodfoot care.
In-growing toenails can be dealt with promptly by minor surgical techniques under local anaesthetic if required.
General consultations can be undertaken for advice regarding foot related problems such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, bunions and hammer toes. Foot problems causing pain in other parts of the body such as the lower back, hip and knee joints can often be alleviated by customised insoles (orthotics).
There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. Podiatrist is the term used for chiropodists in other English speaking countries