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AS A QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER

As a Foot Health Practitioner I focus on the lower limbs and feet with minor ailments recognized and treated. The work of the Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) is non-invasive. External minor surgery without injected analgesia for the treatment of ingrowing toenails or corn removal is typical of the procedures I carry out. Assessment of the structure and condition of the lower limb and foot, all of which fall within my ability and remit of being a Foot Health Practitioner. Thus the work carried out by an FHP far exceeds the abilities of those trained simply to provide a nail-cutting service.

PODIATRY/CHIROPODY

This is the profession by which disease and pathological conditions are addressed. The podiatrist is capable of taking on those cases requiring specialist leg and foot support that cannot be delivered by the Foot Health Practitioner. The full skills of a Podiatrist or Chiropodist would be needed and utilised in only a small proportion of the total of presented cases. Some Podiatrists choose to specialise in specific areas such as vascular studies, acute diabetic support and paediatric developmental conditions.

WHERE MY SKILLS AS A QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER CAN HELP YOU

There is a need for routine maintenance for diabetic patients, patients with arthritic hands, eye troubles, obesity, pregnancy and other debilitating conditions. Many patients will simply have difficulty reaching their feet for routine maintenance – others appreciate the help of a practitioner who they can trust to trim and maintain their nails properly. As a trained observer, the FHP contributes to the health of their patients by screening and alerting other practitioners to the presence of other possible conditions, including diabetes mellitus, malignancies, ulceration and similar circumstances requiring onward referral. Ethics consistent with the medical professions are held, recognized and respected.

Knowledge of the patient’s medical status is taken into account in order to execute the work safely and cause no medical complication or pain. Hygiene, instrument skills, communication skills and a good measure of dexterity are important to the task, as are record keeping and regular updating. Dressing, padding and offloading skills are essential, as is the ability to manage minor wounds. As a trained Foot Health Practitioners I continually undertake Continuing Professional Development to retain currency, update and expansion of my knowledge.

I am registered with the SAC (Stonebridge Associated College).

l have achieved a Diploma qualification from Stonebridge College.

I have achieved an Accredited Diploma Certificate from Gateway Workshop in Manicure and Pedicure.

I am fully insured for all services.

I am a member of the Accredited RFHP (Register for Foot Health Practitioners).

All equipment used are professionally cleaned to a high standard with the use of an Autoclave, which is regularly serviced.

Foot health after care advice;

Wash your feet often - Keep your feet clean by washing them every day in warm soapy water.

Dry your feet well - Dry your feet thoroughly after washing them, especially between the toes which is where fungal infections such as athlete's foot can develop.

Moisturise and file - Apply moisturising cream all over the foot, except for between the toes. Gently remove hard skin and calluses with a pumice stone or foot file – don't overdo it though or skin will grow back harder than ever.

Cut toenails carefully - Trim your toenails regularly using proper nail clippers. Cut straight across, never at an angle or down the edges. This can cause ingrown toenails.

Limit time wearing high heels - Be shoe savvy. Wear high heels and pointed shoes for special occasions only, and always wear the right shoes for the job (so no sandals for mountain climbing).

Change your socks often to avoid foot odour - Change your socks daily to keep your feet fresh.

Watch out for foot bugs in communal changing areas - Wear flip-flops to avoid catching athlete's foot and verruca’s when you use public areas such as gym showers, swimming pools or hotel bathrooms.

Take care with flip flops - You can't wear flip-flops all the time. They don't provide support for your feet and can give you arch and heel pain if you wear them too much.

Regular foot health treatments recommended, depending on the condition of your feet. This will be discussed during your consultation.

I AM ALSO QUALIFIED TO OFFER A LUXURY MANICURE AND PEDICURE SERVICE

I have achieved an Accredited Diploma Certificate to provide a Manicure and Pedicure service. I achieved this qualification through the Gateway Workshop.

Our mobile Manicure and Pedicure service offers professional salon treatments in the comfort of your own home.

This mobile service would be ideal for clients who are either unable to attend a salon or find it more convenient to have a treatment at their own home. Elderly or convalescing clients could find this to be a very useful option, as would the parents of young children who do not have child care.

Please see all services and prices below;

Manicure

Your mobile Manicure begins with a cuticle treatment, nourishing hand soak, shaping and buffing to enhance the appearance of your nails. Then a hydrating mask is applied and massaged into your skin leaving your hands and arms feeling soft and smooth.

Your treatment is concluded with a French Polish or a nail colour of your choice.

45 mins from £19.00

1 hour Luxury Manicure from £23.00

Pedicure

Your mobile Pedicure begins with a relieving foot soak, cuticle treatment, shaping to enhance the appearance of your nails. Then a hydrating mask is applied and massaged into your lower leg and foot leaving them feeling soft and smooth.

Your treatment is concluded with a French Polish or nail colour of your choice.

45 mins from £15.00

1 hour Luxury Pedicure from £20.00

Clients are advised to wear flip flops or open toed shoes after any pedicure treatment to avoid spoiling your polish.

Luxury Manicure & Pedicure

Look your best from your tips to your toes with our Luxury Manicure and Pedicure package. A therapeutic foot mask and exfoliator is applied and massaged into your skin to increase the cleansing and softening effects of the pedicure and manicure treatment to draw out impurities, rejuvenate and protect the skin and nails.

Your treatment is concluded with a French Polish or nail colour of your choice.

2 hours from £46

Manicure after care advice

To continue to enjoy the benefits of your newly manicured hands, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry.
  • Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework.
  • Dry hands thoroughly after washing.
  • Use hand cream regularly.
  • Do not use your fingernails as tools, use pads of fingers instead.
  • Always use a base coat under polish to prevent staining, and use a good quality top coat to prevent chipping.
  • Use an acetone-free nail polish remover.
  • Never use metal files.
  • Keep nails to a workable length.
  • Use cuticle cream or oil daily to moisturise dry cuticles.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat well.
  • Do simple hand exercise to keep joints supple.
  • Avoid harsh and drying soaps.
  • Return to your manicurist for regular, professional manicures at least every 2 - 4 weeks for maintenance and further treatments.

Pedicure after care advice

  • Leave adequate time after your treatment to allow your nails to dry.
  • For pedicures wear open toe shoes if possible.
  • Change socks or tights daily.
  • Apply moisturising lotion daily to the feet after bathing.
  • Dry feet thoroughly after washing, especially between toes.
  • Apply talc or special foot powder between the toes to help absorb moisture.
  • Foot sprays containing peppermint or citrus oil are useful to refresh the feet during the day.
  • Massage cuticles with cuticle cream or oil.
  • Use non-acetone varnish remover.
  • For long term improvements please book in for regular treatments, every 2 – 4 weeks.

Telephone

07932 727877

Email

michelle@footkindness.com

Prices for a Foot Health Practitioner Service

From £23.00

Treatment Times

From 30 minutes to 1 hour

Prices for a Manicure/Pedicure Service

From £19.00

Treatment Times

From 45 minutes to 2 hours