Registered Nurse, Foot Health Practitioner (SMAE Institute)
Wednesday afternoons: Fairlands Surgery
Fridays: Normandy Surgery, Glaziers Lane, Normandy.
WHY A FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER (FHP)?
Healthy feet help you to stay active. Activity helps to maintain your overall health and well being. A lack of activity (particularly for older people) can cause a loss of strength and balance leading to falls.
Foot health is particularly important if you have diabetes. Diabetes can cause loss of sensation and poor circulation. This can lead to unnoticed injuries which may take a long time to heal and lead to serious problems. Regular checks by a qualified professional can help to reduce these risks considerably.
Many people find it difficult to trim their nails either due to poor sight, inability to reach their feet or thickened nails. We can take care of your nails as well as checking your feet overall and helping you to be more comfortable and active.
WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER?
- Complete history taking and neurological assessment of the foot and nail
- Trimming and filing of nails
- Removal of corns
- Care of calluses and fissures
- Fungal nail infection
- Verrucas (including cryotherapy)
- Ingrown toe nails
- Skin care
- Footwear advice
- Fitting and supply of corrective custom-moulded orthotics
- Fitting and supply of Dr Comfort shoes (various styles available for viewing and trying at Fairlands)
- Diabetic footcare and advice
Appointments from £30.
Vida Bonell is a registered nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council) with over 20 years experience. She qualified in diabetes care at Warwick University Medical School and currently works as a practice nurse at Fairlands and Normandy surgeries.
As a Foot Health Practitioner trained at the SMAE Institute she also now offers a range of foot health services on a private patient basis.