What to Expect
Below describes what you can expect to happen during your consultation.
Detailed Medical History
During your first consultation your detailed medical history is taken. A digital camera may be used to record the condition of your feet before, during and after treatment.
At the start of the consultation the current health of you feet will be assessed. The assessment covers several aspects: Neurological, vascular. skin condition and orthopaedic.
Neurological assessment considers reflexes and sense of touch for your feet. Vascular assessment considers the blood supply to your feet and examines indicators such as colour, temperature and pulse.
The skin and nail condition is examined for the presence of infections and other problems such as nail deformities, corns and calluses.
The orthopaedic assessment considers aspects such as suppleness and range of motion within the joints, stance and gait.
After considering your comments and following the completion of the assessment the diagnosis will be made. The treatment will be explained and agreed between both parties. Advice will be given to improve the foot health and prevent other problems.
The treatment will be monitored and re-assessed as required.
At the end of the consultation, a foot massage is given. This has the following benefits: Its relax the foot, improves the blood supply and helps lymphatic drainage. A suitable massage cream is used to improve the hydration of the skin.