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mothers day

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (536)
mothers day 




*********************offer for mothers day ***********************Its is almost Mothers day ! stuck on what to buy mum ?
How about a gift voucher to have her feet summer ready along with a foot massage. 

An hour long treatment usually costs £40 for mothers day offer only £30.
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Foot and Ankle problems

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 5:52 AM Comments comments (571)
Foot and ankle problems have a few common categories such as:
1) Acquired :- from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot.

2) Arthritic foot problems :- involving one or more joint.

3) Congenital foot problems:- present at birth, or inherited from family, such as the way you walk.

4) Infectious foot problems:- caused by bacterial, viral (such as verruca), or fungal disorders (such as athletes foot) entering a wound.

5) Traumatic foot problems:- usually caused by accidents or injury to leg, ankle or foot, including muscle and nerve damage.

feet

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 5:01 PM Comments comments (143)
wondering what to give a loved one for christmas, what about a gift voucher for podiatry (chiropody) treatment from Podiatry + in Stenhousemuir.  

Nail care in NHS

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM Comments comments (209)
This is a report in feet for life on why the NHS has had to reduce its patient list and stop providing nail care for everyone over 65, 

In 2000, Sheffi eld PCT Podiatry Service introduced an empowerment project to reduce pressure on the service and to manage a four-year waiting list of over 2400 patients.
The project provided empowerment talks for low risk patients to promote self-care and to improve access for high-risk patients to within two weeks of receipt of referral.
Implementation

• Staff were diverted from normal clinical duties
• These staff were trained in empowerent techniques with help from other disciplines.
• New patients were triaged by paper assessment. Those not at risk were invited to an empowerment session, then discharged after being shown how to self-care. This
tuition included advice about when to seek professional advice
• A short research study was undertaken to evaluate and 
refine the approach

Outcomes of the project
• Elimination of the podiatry waiting list
• Improved access to the podiatry service was improved
• The resulting service was based on clinical need
• Improved satisfaction with the service among patients, carers and GPs
• As the service has developed, the podiatry team have learned how to deliver
empowerment sessions more effectively and have therefore reduced the likelihood of
poor self care
• Supporting research has shown how to improve the patient experience by widening
the assessment process to include social and mental health factors instead of
concentrating on the medical staus of the patient alone.

Cost Benefit:
• The project resulted in savings to the service and did not cost money
• A regional benchmark exercise demonstrated that the service was able to see a higher number of patients per podiatrist than other comparable services.

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