The podiatrists at Manchester Podiatry provide podiatry and chiropody services throughout Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Our clinics are located in:
Manchester Podiatry realise that individuals with lower limb or foot disorders may find it difficult to attend a clinic appointment. Therefore, we offer both home visits and clinic appointments. Manchester Podiatry can also regularly provide services in residential or nursing homes.
To arrange an appointment:
How long are podiatry appointments?
Most appointments will take 30 - 45 minutes, nail surgery and gait analysis will take about an hour.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, anyone can refer themselves for treatment. Common sources are self-referrals, referrals from family and carers and referrals from medical professionals. However, if you wish to use your medical insurance to claim for treatment costs, some policies require your GP to authorise this.
What should I wear for my podiatry appointment?
Shorts are required for gait analysis. There are no special requests for all other appointments.
How do I know my podiatrist is fully qualified?
All the podiatrists at Manchester Podiatry are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and are, therefore, State Registered, fully qualified and have undergone the necessary training and exams. The letters SRCh stand for State Registered and MChs stands for member of the society. HPC registered means the health professions council have accepted that the individual has the necessary credentials to practice their profession. The podiatrists at Manchester Podiatry will be happy to show you their certificates and registration details, alternatively you can type in the name of the podiatrist you have an appointment with on the HPC register (at www.hpccheck.org) to confirm registration.
Is there a waiting list for podiatry treatment with Manchester Podiatry?
No. We can usually see you within 24 - 48 hours. Sometimes same-day appointments are available.
What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm, we are closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
What are your payment terms?
Payment is made after each consultation either by cheque, cash, or credit card. If authorisation is gained from an insurer / solicitor / case manager we can invoice them directly for your treatment.
I have private medical insurance - am I covered with you?
Manchester Podiatry are recognised by most of the major insurance companies, as we are all Chartered Podiatrists, and Members of the Health Professionals Council. You will need to check with your insurance company prior to treatment, as some companies require a referral from your doctor beforehand.
If I have private medical insurance do I need to pay for treatment?
Each insurer is different in the way that they operate as far as payment is concerned. Some require you to pay for your own treatment and then claim the costs back whereas others allow us to invoice them directly. We strongly advise that you discuss this with your insurer prior to arranging a consultation.