Borders Podiatry & Chiropody







Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions but if you have any other questions please contact us.
Do I need a GP referral to get an appointment?
No. Your GP may recommend that you see a Podiatrist or Chiropodist but a referral is not needed to book an appointment with us.


What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?
Podiatry was the new name given to Chiropody in 1993 in the UK as it is the internationally recognised name for foot specialists. In addition to the name change, Podiatrists must now complete a 3 or 4 year university degree and gain entry to the Health & Care Professions Council.


How long will my treatment last?
Treatments will take as long as is required but typically will take up to 30 minutes for routine chiropody care and up to 60 minutes for biomechanical assessments.


Will my treatment hurt?
It shouldn't as we pride ourselves on providing a safe and comfortable service. If you are concerned that it may hurt then please contact us.
Can I claim back the cost of my treatment through my private health insurance?
Some health insurnace companies will cover the cost of Chiropody and Podiatry treatments so please check with your insurance provider.
How can I prepare for my treatment?
All we need is you and your feet. If we are seeing you for a biomechanical assessment then please wear shorts and have your running shoes to hand.
Can I receive treatment if I also see an NHS Podiatrist?
Yes. Many of our patients receive treatment on the NHS and see us in between appointments.


Contact Info

Phone: 01835 870414
Mobile: 07915 605145

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