PPE Guidelines from the Governing Body during Covid-19 pandemic

All patients can expect the clinician to adhere to the following:

  • You will be required to use surgical gloves that are disposed of after every treatment and/or after they have become damaged or visibly soiled with bodily fluids (as is usual practice)
  • Hand-washing has to be thorough and rigorous before donning PPE and immediately after removing PPE
  • DO NOT touch your face at any point whilst wearing PPE or once it is removed until you have thoroughly washed your hands
  • FFP2 or FFP3 masks would be optimal BUT surgical face masks are appropriate where treating a patient where there is low suspicion of them having COVD-19. Surgical face masks are to be disposed of after every appointment. FFP2 or FFP3 masks may be reused up to 3 times if they have not become damaged or soiled AND/OR where you have not been in close contact with the face or upper-respiratory tract of a person with suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19.
  • Patients should be offered and encouraged to wear a surgical face mask for the duration of their contact with you and they can dispose of them following their contact with you
  • A face shield / visor is to be worn at all times during the consultation (these can be wiped clean thoroughly with a disinfectant between patients)
  • Regular aprons will suffice but you may wish to wear full-length sleeved gowns

Whilst it is not possible to fully socially distance whilst providing treatment to patients, we are fortunate that we are working at the distal end of their body and are typically >1m away from their face, mouth and nose. Thus, risk of transmission is relatively low compared to in other health and care profession contexts. Outside of the moments of treatment, you should seek to place a distance of >2m between you and the patient and you and anyone else in their households.

Covid-19

I AM NOW STAYING AT HOME to support NHS and to save lives.
Please forgive me if you have been overloaded with Covid-19 information…we all have. Still…I came across this support group which have very clear NO NONSENSE ADVICE, 3 steps for coping.
Please share with others.

Take care, be safe – STAY AT HOME

KEEPING SAFE

 

One of my success stories with a fungal nail

I will not bore you with factual information about fungus, fungal nails, symptoms, how you can get it and how you can get rid of it.  The internet is full of informative stuff.  However, not very often you come across of success stories that are legitimate, and not from retail companies trying to sell their products to you.

I am a Foot Health Practitioner treat fungal nails on a daily basis.  Some of my patients try and treat their fungal nails themselves, after the initial visit and a consultation.  Therefore the end result often isn’t available to be reviewed.  However, most of my patients want to continue with the treatment and book a home visit every 6 or 8 weeks to ensure the healing progress is maintained.

I am proudly want to share a success story from one of my patients.  The fungal nail pictures before and after.

PS Before picture taken in July 2019, and after – January 2020.

If you would like to book an appointment for a home visit, call me, Mobile Foot Health Practitioner in Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and surrounding areas on 07984259130.

 

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Warnings

Toenail fungus can cause medical complications for those with diabetes or suppressed immune systems due to leukemia, AIDS or a recent organ transplant. The Mayo Clinic stresses the importance of seeing a doctor if you fall in one of these categories and think you might have a toenail infection.

Proudly raised £136 for Macmillan Cancer Support

We all have been touched by this horrible disease one way or another…This is our first ever charity coffee morning and I am pleased to say was very successful. In addition to the coffee and homemade cakes we decided that a raffle would raise extra money. All the guests went home with a prize and a slice of a yummy cake (or two) for the loved ones that couldn’t attend.Thank you Val for hosting the Biggest Coffee Morning and Sharon for baking the cakes…and everyone else for helping me to raise £136!We will do it again next year🙂#Simplyfoothealth
#Biggestcoffeemorning
#bestfootcareinthanet

GIVE YOUR TOENAILS A BREAK FROM POLISH

GIVE YOUR TOENAILS A BREAK FROM POLISH, NAILS NEED TO BREATHE!

It’s not a good idea to leave nail polish continuously on your toes all summer. They need a break.
The danger with keeping your nail polish on too long is that the pigment in the nail polish can soak into the top few layers of the nail and dry it When that happens, yeast, bacteria, mold and mildew can develop underneath the nail plate, which can lead to long-term problems. By removing the polish from your toenails, you expose the surface of your nails to the air. This literally allows them to breathe and keeps them healthy ☀️👣
If you think you may have fungal nail infection or any other foot health concerns give me, your Foot Health Practitioner in Thanet a call or message me to make a home visit appointment.
Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend 👣☀️🌺

#SimplyFootHealth
#FootcareinMargate
#FootcarespecialistinThanet
#FungalnailspecialistinPalmBay

These Magic slides keep me pain free

You probably think I’m totally nuts spending £45 on a pair of sliders-look-a-like! Well, if you ever suffered with heel pain you know that you’d never compromise when buying footwear! I suffer with Plantar Fasciitis and cannot wear ‘normal’ shoes anymore! Thank you thank you#ShoeMed for keeping me out of pain 👣💓👟
PS the slides are designed for after sport recovery. I now am worried I might be addicted to them, really don’t want to take them off!!

Podiatrist or Foot Health Practitioner – whats the difference?

Podiatrist or Foot Health Practitioner?

Podiatrist and FHP’s both work in the same field, but do very different work. Let me explain the difference to help you decide what’s best for you.

Podiatrist, Chiropodist and Foot Health Practitioners are similar

Yes, it’s confusing isn’t it?

Most people know that chiropodists look after feet. It’s 2019 and things have moved along in the foot care game. We now have ‘Podiatrists’ and “Foot Health Practitioners’.

The simple way to understand it it to think that Podiatrists are the new Chiropodists and Foot Health Practitioners do the maintenance to keep feet healthy.

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Are your feet ready for the summer?

The UK weather is slowly improving and people are beginning to enjoy the outdoors again.

Are your feet ready to be exposed?

Why not give your feet and toes a little love this year and treat them to some foot health care?

I want you to feel good about your feet and be confident that they are in the best condition that they be.

I have a range of services I can offer that could really help improve your summer.

Nail Cutting

Cutting nails correctly is important in preventing future problems. It can also be troublesome to people with failing eyesight or poor mobility.

Callus & Corn Removal

Corns are specific areas of pain and are mostly found on the ball of the foot, tops and between toes.  Callus is a general layer of thick hard skin.  Both conditions can be treated and relief from discomfort is immediate

Fungal Treatment

Fungal problems can affect skin or nails and can be unsightly.  Skin can become itchy red and flaky, whilst nails can become brown and crumbling and thickened.  The nails may need to be reduced for treatment to work efficiently.

Cracked Heels & Fissures

Although this may be seen as a cosmetic problem, severe cracks in the skin can occur through several layers of the skin.  This can be very painful, and sometimes get infected.

Verrucas

These are caused by a virus. Sometimes appearing on high pressure areas of the foot these can be painful.  Verrucas can be managed until the body recognises the virus and they disappear.

Contact me today