A Spanish Podiatrist working in the UK Ever wondered about working as a podiatrist abroad? I always dreamt of experiencing England first hand. I never imagined it would be possible to realise this dream, whilst at the same time continue to pursue my career. Having completed high school, I embarked upon a two-year course in sports coaching which opened the door to becoming a podiatrist. I chose Barcelona University because of its outstanding reputation and great location, not to mention the distance from my “beloved” Mallorca. On completion of my degree I was given the opportunity to work at Dr […]
Podiatry Assistants – Who are they and what do they do? Podiatry Assistant Role Explained Randell’s Footcare are fortunate enough to have three podiatry assistants, Christine, Debbie and Nicky, currently working within five of the clinics. As the role is relatively new, we thought it might be interesting to hear a little about what they can do. Podiatry assistants provide general foot care. This includes nail cutting and reduction, removal of light callus (hard skin) and assessment and promotion of foot health. How it works Within an organisation, podiatry assistants work independently, but in close contact with podiatrists. This […]
So many people ask us what is the difference between a Chiropodist and Podiatrist and we answer that nowadays there is no difference. Our society; the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists introduced the term Podiatrist in 1993 as it’s the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist and also to help distinguish State Registered Chiropodists (those that had undertaken a 3 year training course) from Chiropodists that had done a home study course. Nowadays both titles are protected and anyone calling themselves either title have to be registered and regulated by the Health Profession Council (HPC) Health Professions Council Podiatry […]
It was time earlier this year to re-apply for our accreditation with the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists. For the staff here at Randell’s, this is just the end result of an ongoing process, whereby we ensure that all of our premises are maintained at the highest standards, and that all of our staff undertake Continued Professional Development, to remain up to date with all the latest Podiatry practices and procedures. For Matt Allen, our Practice Manager, there was much collating of paperwork; ticking of boxes; crossing of t’s; and dotting of i’s. It’s a good job he’s so patient […]
In the past few years of practice, numerous parents have visited the clinic to enquire if it is necessary to treat a child for flat feet. Obviously they are concerned for the welfare and well-being of their children, so there is nothing “silly” about such requests and acts of devotion to their children. Hopefully this short piece can help set some minds to rest.
I have been qualified as a podiatry assistant for five years and work within Randell’s Footcare. There are three podiatry assistants in the practice. The practice has seven clinics in Norfolk and I am based at two of these clinics. I also do domiciliary visits for patients who have become unable to attend my clinics.
The Importance of foot care in diabetes
High blood glucose levels over a long period of time in diabetes can cause damage to the nerve and blood supply to your feet. There are often early signs of damage, which can be picked up if you know what to look for.