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The Health Professions Council is a former government quango cum regulatory body responsible for the healthcare professions in the UK. It protects use of the professional titles 'Chiropodist' and 'Podiatrist' and maintains a publicly accessible list of qualified practitioners. Members of the public are encouraged to verify that their practitioners are registered, to ensure their practitioner is suitably qualified and keeping their skills up to date.

www.hpcheck.org

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists supervises the training and registration of all chiropody / podiatry students in the UK. They also have a useful site for advice to members of the public.

www.scpod.org/

Choosing the best shoes for your feet - a free guide (12 pages).

www.scpod.org/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=3708&type=Full&servicetype=Attachment

Dermoscopy is a rapidly developing science for the examination of suspcious moles and freckles, to assist in the diagnosis of skin melanoma. The following link provides some further background details. Foot Wise Podiatry utilises a Dermalite II PRO HR dermatoscope when taking digital photographs, to assist in monitoring and possible referral.

www.dermsocopy.co.uk

Health Cash Plans are available to assist you with medical and rehabilitation costs. Some plans now allow recovery of part or all of your podiatry care, for example those available from Simplyhealth (formerly the HSA, HealthSure and other providers).

www.simplyhealth.co.uk

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Padders is a local UK manufacturer (Northamptonshire) of footwear having reasonable pricing, cushioning soles and insoles, in medium and wide fittings. Available locally from Faulkner's Footwear in Woodford Halse. You may also be able to locate some older styles at bargain prices by searching for 'Padders' on www.amazon.co.uk

www.padders.co.uk

Hotters are a UK manufacturer (Lancashire) of footwear having cushioning soles and insoles with slimmer more stylish fashioning, slightly more expensive and generally mail-order (free exchanges and returns, excepting P&P). However, in 2011 a new Hotters store was opened reasonably nearby in Stratford-upon-Avon and a further on in Castle Quay shopping centre in 2015.

www.hotter.com

www.hottershoes.com/en/info/Store-Locator

Websters are a UK manufacturer (Chesterfield) of semi-bespoke footwear at regular prices. You can order different size shoes (nearest half size) for each foot, with options of additional space for bunions of bunionettes to one or both shoes! All are supplied with removable graphite insoles and £10 discount for your first order (quote POD1), with 3 - 10 days delivery time being typical. Highly recommended.

www.webstershoes.co.uk

Canonbury is a local UK supplier (Northamptonshire) of a wide range of foot care products direct to the public. This company supplies over a half of the clinical materials used by Foot Wise Podiatry - we can recommend them!

www.simplyfeet.co.uk

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Stagecoach operates the hourly bus service 200 along the A361 between Banbury and Daventry. This route passes the front door of Foot Wise Podiatry, stopping at Woodford Halse, Kings Corner (next to Faulkner's Footwear) on Station Road

For example, leaving Banbury bus station Bay 7 at a quarter past the hour, arriving at Kings Corner at a quarter to the hour, is well suited to available appointments on the hour. Similarly, leaving Daventry bus station Bay 2 at a quarter past the hour, arriving at Kings Corner at 37 minutes past the hour, is also well suited to available appointments on the hour. Bus passes come in handy!

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/getTimetable.ashx?code=XOAO200&dir=OUTBOUND&date=31%2f08%2f2015

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The Running Shop at 11 St leonards Road in Norhampton supplies good advice and recommended ASICS training shoes to runners and other athletes. 01604 701961

www.therunningshopuk.co.uk

The Essential Sports Company on Parsons Street, Banbury supplies a range of recommended ASICS training shoes. 01295 275808

Birkenstock Sandals are recommended by Foot Wise Podiatry because of their manufacture quality (German origin) and their contoured footbeds. The latter support the foot and arch and may reduce clawing of the toes. They are now available on-line in the UK.

www.birkenstock.co.uk

A useful site for the latest sports training updates, sports injuries, their prevention and cure. Some excellent, free advice provided here which is quite easy to understand.

www.sportsinjurybulletin.com

 

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