It is easy to book an appointment online. There is no need to register or choose a password – find a suitable appointment time and enter your details. You will receive an email confirmation so please check for this.
Our reception staff are very happy to receive your call and can provide some information as well as book your appointment.
For simplicity we have a ‘New Patient Appointment’ appointment type which is generally sufficient for most patients to get the information needed and commence treatment. If it is regarding orthoses then an Initial Appointment for Musculoskeletal Assessment is a 45 minute appointment.
It is helpful to bring with any problem shoes with you or shorts/suitable clothing if we may need to look at your walking style. If you have orthoses you wish to discuss then bring these with too.
Podiatry treatment is not normally covered by standard health insurance although cash back plans such as Simply Health pay back a proportion of the fees and we can provide a pdf or paper receipt for this.
In all cases accounts must be settled at the time of the appointment or full authorisation details must be provided before treatment commences.
Podiatry is a regulated profession. To use the title of Chiropodist or Podiatrist a practitioner must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. The HCPC together with the College of Podiatry ensures the safe and updated standards of its members.
Michael Abrahams (Director) and Craig Barrell (Associate) provide treatments in the clinic in Radlett. Joseph Gaffin provides our home visiting service.
Podiatrists specialise in the care, assessment and treatment of foot conditions and the effects they can have on your body. We are a first port of call for most things foot related. We have the time and expertise to diagnose, explain and instigate a treatment plan as well as to refer to other colleagues as needed.
We take our feet for granted and expect them to carry us for thousands of steps a day, often in unsuitable footwear on a variety of surfaces and activities. When things go wrong it can have a dramatic affect on your mobility and ability. Seek professional advice and make your feet a priority.
Your foot health is important. Key general points are to wash and dry your feet daily making a particular effort to clean and dry between the toes. Ensure toenails are not sharp and are kept short to avoid knocking at the ends of shoes. Apply moisturiser daily to the feet (creams containing 10% urea are usually best). Ensure footwear is held firmly on the foot and is a shape similar to your foot. Ensure that the footwear is suitable for the activity you are undertaking.
We are a private podiatry clinic and cannot provide free or NHS treatments. NHS Podiatry treatments are limited to certain conditions or meeting various criteria and subject to the length of a waiting list.
For urgent conditions we should be able to see you either the same or next day.
We have one space outside the clinic that you can use. Please be patient if it is in use by the previous patient. If your car is large then you will need to park at an angle or parallel to the road to avoid blocking the pavement.
However there are many pay and display places at the bottom of Station Road and Watling Street (free for 30 mins and 70p for an hour). Disabled patients can park anywhere even on residents bays with a valid badge.
A few minutes walk away, the shoppers car park behind Budgens is free for an hour (display a ticket) and up the road on the yellow line on Gills Hill is free except between 2-3pm.