Meet Kirkby Market’s Trader of the Month for April 2019…
Serine Cahill of Kirkby Podiatry
Tell us about your business:
“Kirkby Podiatry / Chiropody is a foot clinic. We are open three days a week – on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. You can book appointments via telephone, Facebook and walk-ins are also welcome.”
What is podiatry?
“Podiatry was also previously known as Chiropody and both names are still used today.
“Podiatry is the degree equivalent, Podiatric Medicine of the Lower Limb and it takes three years at University to study to become a Podiatrist. So, at Kirkby Podiatry there is a lot more on offer than just routine Chiropody treatment. I can assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the foot and lower limb, advising on self-care to prevent problems re-occurring and when necessary will refer to GP.
“I am a member of The College of Podiatry and regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). This ensures that my skills, clinical standards and training meet a high standard.”
How did you start?
“I graduated from The University of Salford in 2009 gaining a BSc (Hons ) Podiatry. I have since worked in the NHS where I have gained extensive experience working within all aspects of Podiatry including nail surgery and high risk diabetic foot care as well as all routine Podiatry / Chiropody treatments.
“I opened Kirkby Podiatry in May 2018 and have not looked back since. Location was important to me and I couldn’t be in a better setting, in a busy, pedestrian town centre. I wanted to bring something to Kirkby that was missing and deliver a high quality service to people.
“Opening up in Kirkby Market was made so easy with all the help and advice from the Kirkby Market managers who went above and beyond. I have loved every minute at Kirkby Podiatry so far and have a lovely clientele base already. ”
Which of your services should people look out for?
“We do nail care, thickened nails, fungal nails and ingrown toe nails. We also treat corns, callus, cracked heels. We offer diabetic foot care and diabetic foot screening. We can treat Verrucae, heel pain and Athletes foot and perform nail surgery as well as warm wax foot therapy. We offer Orthotics, prescription insoles, Neurological and Vascular assessments and can help with skin and nail infections of the foot. Soon, we’ll be offering Podiatry-only nail reconstruction.”