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What to expect during a consultation

 

During the initial consultation,  a detailed history would be taken, your feet and legs would be examined and a biomechanical examination carried out. The podiatrist would also assess your walking/running gait using slow motion video gait analysis . This is followed by discussion and diagnosis of the problem and implementation of a treatment plan.  Orthotics are not always recommended to every patient and we can discuss footwear and other aspects of podiatry treatment in the consultation.  

Should the treatment plan however include Custom Made Orthotics, and you wish to go ahead with this, casts of your feet can be taken at the first consultation. These casts will be sent to the lab who make the orthotics according to the prescription designed by the podiatrist with information collated from your biomechanical assessment and Gait Analysis.   They take approximately 3-4 weeks to be made.

 

Please wear normal everyday walking shoes and bring shorts and trainers (if applicable) to your appointment.  Should you already have orthotics/insoles could you also bring these with you.

 

Covid Clinic Information
 

 

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Consultation Fees

 

New Patient Consultation ...........
Custom Made Orthotics ..............
Subsequent sets of orthotics ......

Temporary Orthotics/Insoles ......
Review consultation .....................

£145.00
£330.00 (+ £10 postage if not collecting from clinic)
£235.00 (+ £10 postage if not collecting from clinic)
£50.00 - £80.00
£40.00 - £85.00

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Covid Clinic Information

 

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

For your safety, please read the following instructions carefully regarding your podiatry consultation visit.

  • Please note your temperature will be taken on arrival and you will be asked you to wash/sanitise your hands. 

  • Please do not wear gloves 

  • Please wear a mask or face covering to your appointment (this doesn’t need to be medical grade) .

  • If you develop any Coronavirus symptoms after the time of booking your appointment or are in a house that is self isolating, please contact the secretary to reschedule your appointment. Please DO NOT come to the centre if you have any symptoms such as a persistent cough, high temperature or lost of taste/smell.

  • I will inform The Gait Lab if I develop symptoms of Covid-19 within 14 days an appointment and consent to this information being passed on to Local Authorities if needed.

For our part, we will allow 15 minutes between each patient to allow us to sanitise the room and will wear full PPE.

 
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Healthcare Insurance

 


Please contact your insurance company prior to your visit to ask whether they will cover non-surgical podiatry.  We can invoice them directly if you bring authorisation and membership numbers to your appointment.   **Should you not bring these details with you we will invoice you directly for your consultation**  Please note that should your insurance company not settle your account within 60 days we will ask you to settle payment personally and reclaim the costs from them directly.

Please note that fees not being invoiced to insurance companies will need to be paid on the day, we can take debit/credit card payments.