Foot Health FAQ`s
Will it hurt or tickle or should I be embarrassed about my feet?
This is a common concern but your treatment should be pain-free. Conditions such as ingrown toenail may be sensitive to treat, however, great relief is experienced following the treatment of a painful area. As a foot Health Practitioner we are trained to deal with your feet in a way which is firm and proffessional so that even people with very sensitive or tickilish feet will find the treatment comfortable. We are experienced and have seen feet of all shapes and sizes with all manner of problems and conditions so please be reassured, there is no cause to be embarrassed.
How often should I get my feet treated?
Every individual is different but in general, it is advisable for your feet to be treated every six to eight weeks, however, this will very much depend upon your individual requirements and treat ment plan.
What area do you cover?
We cover all of Felixstowe, Walton and the Trimleys. We have a clinic in Felixstowe Town and we can do home visits depending on your circumstances.
What are your operating hours?
Here at The Foot Base, we offer flexible appointments to fit in around your busy schedules
including daytime, early evenings and weekends call Lisa or Laura 07585519075
What is your cancellation Policy?
If for whatever reason you need to cancel your appointment we require 24 hours notice, so please contact us as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment. A cancelation fee may be required on discretion if no notice is given.
What is the difference between a Chiropodist/Podiatrist and a Foot Health Practitioner?
A Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) is a professional clinician who works to maintain the healthy state of the foot and treats common conditions and minor ailments which affect the health of the foot. The work of the FHP is non-invasive but may include a safe scalpel technique for the reduction of hard skin, calluses or the enucleation of corns.
A thorough knowledge of the patient's medical records help create a bespoke and safe procedure thus avoiding any medical complications. Foot Health Practitioners contribute to the health of their patients by screening and alerting other Health Practitioners to the possible onset of Diabetes Mellitus, potential ulceration and other conditions. We as professionall Foot Health Practitioners specialize in the foot only.
Chiropodists or to use the more modern term, Podiatrist holds a degree level qualification and will have studied the lower leg limb including the foot. A Podiatrist is qualified in offering specialist leg and foot support, that Foot Health Practitioners are not qualified to carry out. Podiatrists have access to local anesthetics and perform advanced and invasive treatments. We are Professional Foot Health Practitioners and not Podiatrists.
How can I pay ?
Payment is required at the conclusion of your appointment. We accept cash, most major credit cards, contactless, chip and pin, including Visa/Debit, MasterCard, Maestro, V Pay, and American Express.