A Foot Health Practitioner is qualified to provide routine foot care within the private sector. Treatment is carried out within a clinic environment or in the comfort of the patient's own home.
Although there may be little wrong with a patient's feet, circumstances or medical ailments may make it difficult for them to cut their own nails or treat such things as callus or painful corns and this is where a Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) can help.
Most routine foot care is carried out at regular intervals agreed between the practitioner and the patient but the FHP can also be called on to treat such things as in-growing toe nails, fungal nail infections, verrucae and corns.
As it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain NHS chiropody/podiatry treatment, the Foot Health Practitioner is a valuable, low cost resource for many people.