Chiropody

What is Chiropody?

Chiropody is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other disorders of the feet. Chiropodists are highly skilled health professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.

  •     Relaxing footbath
  •     Problems with corns
  •     Callus and hard skin removed
  •     Rough skin treated
  •     Cracked heels smoothed
  •     Relaxing foot massage
  •     Aftercare advice
  •     Nail Surgery
  •     Biomechanical Assessment

 feet facts:

  •     Between 75% and 80% of the adult population have some form of foot problem
  •     The average adult walks 4000 to 6000 steps a day and our feet carry us the equivalent of five times round the earth in an average lifetime
  •     The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles
  •     1/4 of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet; when these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body
  •     There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet. Sweat glands in the feet excrete as much as a half-pint of moisture a day

Chiropody treatment: £28

To make an appointment, please ask at reception or contact us on 01625 872299. 

Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.