• Appointments available

    New protocols and routines in place to keep us safe in these different times.

     

    Take care, stay safe

  • Foot Clinic

    Tisbury Foot Clinic

    Foot Clinic -

    Wednesdays - Upstairs

    Saturdays - Downstairs

     

    Not Just Backs, High Street, Tisbury, SP3 6HH

    A light airy room with suitable adjustable seating ideal for an enjoyable foot care experience.

     

    New procedures in place for your safety.

    Check out the 'Latest News' and  Healthy Feet screening questions' sections for details.

  • Your foot care experience

    Appointments approx 30 mins contact time (with 15 minutes gap between appointments)

    1

    Assessment

    At your first visit you will be asked what your concerns are regarding your feet and a medical history will be taken along with an overall assessment of the feet. If you require subsequent visits I will check that your medical history is up to date and continue to monitor your foot health.

    *THIS INFORMATION IS NOW BEING TAKEN OVER THE PHONE OR VIA EMAIL BEFORE YOUR VISIT.

    2

    Treatment

    Once we have discussed what is required, I will carry out the appropriate treatment. If desired, a foot cream or heel balm will be applied at the end of your treatment. I can also make devices to offload pressure, e.g. silicon moulds to help separate toes.

    3

    Advice

    I will advise what you may need to do or use at home to continue to care for your feet. We will make a plan for further visits where necessary and If I believe you need further help I will advise you to see your Doctor or a Podiatrist.

  • TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

    Toenail cutting

    Reducing/thinning thickened nails

    Involuted/Ingrowing toenails

    Callus and corn removal

    Heel fissure debridement (cracked heels)

    Diabetic foot care

    Paddings/Moulds to relieve pressure/pain

    Fungal infection advice/treatment

    Verruca advice/treatment

    Dry skin treatment

    Footcare and footwear advice

    ...and any other concerns regarding your feet

     

    Be as active, safe and mobile as you can be

     

     

  • Testimonials

    "So delighted to have discovered Emily, she is totally professional, a delightful person and certainly knows her job. I would thoroughly recommend her" Jane, Chilmark

     

    "No longer able to attend to my feet, having someone care for them is such a treat. I like walking and when treatment is done my feet feel so good I think I could even run" Marilyn, Tisbury

     

    "Emily has been looking after my feet for nearly 2 years. I am extremely happy with her treatments and my feet feel renewed after she has been to see me, Five Stars!" Tim, Tuckingmill

     

    "Emily is very skilful and conscientious. She concentrates on her work and does an extremely good job" Elizabeth, Hindon

     

    "Am delighted to recommend Emily Boulting of FeetFirst. It is such a pleasure to meet (and be treated by) such a competent, reliable, pleasant and professional lady" Ann, Tisbury

  • Latest news...

    due to Covid-19

    If you prefer not to see me at this time...

    Foot care advice – a few tips

     

    • Try to check your feet regularly (daily if you have Diabetes) to look for any changes.

     

    • Keep the skin dry between your toes to help keep the skin intact.

     

    • Moisturise the skin on your feet (except between your toes) with foot cream or heel balm (this will help keep this area of skin intact). Filing dry or hard skin will also help.
     
    • If you suffer with corns, do what you can to offload pressure by wearing properly fitting shoes, non-medicated corn pads or other padding to minimise pressure and friction.
     
    • If you get corns between your toes, do what you can to keeps toes apart by wearing well-fitting shoes, toe spacers and keeping the area between your toes dry.
     
    • File nails to help prevent them getting too long or uncomfortable, if you or someone else is in your household are able.
     
    • If your nails put pressure on the skin when they get to a certain length, try filing or easing the skin away from the nail. Soaking them or wearing a toe cap might help as well as wearing shoes that do not put pressure on the toes.
     
    • If you do use any devices for your toes/feet remember to remove them at night.
     
    • If you notice signs of infection such as pain, redness, heat, pus etc, try using a warm salted foot soak but seek your GPs advice if this does not solve the problem as you may need antibiotics.
     
    • While you are stuck at home, try exercising your feet while sitting down by wiggling your toes and pointing and lifting your feet (if you are able).
     
    • If you develop foot pain or other changes in your feet, it is important not to ignore them. Diabetes UK www.diabetes.org.uk also has some useful information on looking after your feet.

    Clinic protocol

    1. I will ask the screening questions prior to your appointment.
    2. Please ring the doorbell. There are no waiting facilities so you will be unable to enter the practice until I let you in.
    3. Appointments will last 30 minutes leaving 15 minutes after you have left for paperwork, cleaning and airing before the next patient. This will allow time for your treatment whilst minimising the length of contact.
    4. I will greet you wearing my PPE. Where possible I will wave hello though the glass so that you can see me smiling before I put on my mask and shield.
    5. You will need to wear your mask when entering the practice.
    6. Hands must be sanitised on arrival, hand gel will be available at reception.
    7. I will take your temperature.
    8. I will take you to the treatment room.
    9. Please try to avoid touching surfaces where possible but feel free to use the hand rail, it is wiped after every appointment.
    10. The window will be open during the appointment.
    11. If you have someone with you or you are both having treatment you will both need to go to the treatment room.
    12. Except for during treatment a 2 metre distance will be adhered to.
    13. If you think you will need a drink please bring a bottle with you as there is no drinking water available.
    14. Please bring minimal bags with you.
    15. Payment must be ready. No change will be given. Contactless Card payment, payment by card over the phone or Bacs is preferred.
    16. I will escort you out of the building after treatment.
    17. After each patient I will be removing PPE, washing hands, cleaning room and surfaces and then completing paperwork.
    18. I will contact you by telephone or email to arrange your next appointment.

    Home visit protocol

    • Temperature taken of myself and family each morning before visits.
    • Outdoor treatment where possible or window open.
    • Check with patient over the phone earlier that day to ascertain that they are still well (do not have the virus) and that a visit is still appropriate. I will also ask whether you have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms or who has been diagnosed as having the virus.
    • Inform patient they will need to wear a face covering during the appointment and that a 2 metre distance will be kept except during treatment. Other members of the household must keep away.
    • I will be wearing PPE before entering (apron, mask and shield). Gloves will be put on for treatment. Where possible I will knock/ring bell, step back and say hello so that you can see my face before then putting on the mask and shield.
    • Will arrive with minimal luggage.
    • Treatment only: paperwork will be filled in once back at car. Payment will need to be ready/no change will be given. Preferred payment is by Bacs or card over the phone after/before the visit.
    • PPE will be taken off and wrapped up for disposal.
    • Hands sanitised, to be washed with soap and water at earliest convenience.
    • Any products purchased will be left on door step, put through letterbox or delivered following day. (Patients advised to quarantine purchase for appropriate time)
    • Ring patient later in the day to arrange next appointment and/or take payment.

  • To make you smile!

    When you order from www.simplyfeet.co.uk you can use the following discount code for 10% off: XQ9EW03051 

    (it also helps me as they credit my trade account with 10% of your purchase).

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    You can find me by searching 'Feet First Tisbury'.

  • HEALTHY FEET screening questions

    Just as we regularly visit the dentist, hygienist and opticians, we also need to consider our feet, particularly those who are getting older, are less mobile or are experiencing

    problems or concerns about their feet.

    Healthy feet help us to get the most out of life!

    Have you or a member of your household

    • been diagnosed with Covid 19 in the last 14 days?
    • had any Covid 19 symptoms in the last 14 days? (a new cough, high temperature, loss/change of taste)
    • been in contact with anyone else who is suspected of having Covid 19 or has had Covid 19 in the last 14 days?
    • travelled abroad in the last 14 days?

    If the answer is yes to any of the questions then the appointment cannot go ahead.

    These pre-screening questions and procedures are to keep both you and myself safe. Patients need to have been practising social distancing and understand that even with all our health and safety procedures in place I cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to Covid 19.

  • ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS

    If you have any enquiries or would like to arrange an appointment

    contact Emily Boulting by phone, email or facebook.

    Clinic New Patients £40

    (Clinic appointments are encouraged but home visits are available for those who struggle to get out and about)

    Homes visits New Patients £45

    Payment by BACS or card over the phone preferred.

    Cash (please have correct money ready), cheque (already made out)

    (contactless, applepay etc available in clinic)

    Phone

     

    07551 751642

     

    Email

    Email

     

    tisburyfootcare@gmail.com

     

    Facebook

     

    feetfirst

     

  • ITS GOOD TO KNOW

    I am a qualified Foot Health Professional having trained at the SMAE Institiute.

    My knowledge is expanded and updated through Continuing Professional Development.

    I am fully insured and a member of the Association of Foot Health Professionals and

    College of Foot Health Professionals.

    I am trained in First Aid and CRB checked.

    I adhere to Infection Control Guidelines and use sterilised instruments for your treatment.

    I also adhere to Data Protection Laws so that your information will remain confidential.

    You can read my Patient's Charter below.

    Patient's Charter

    To keep you safe during your appointment I adhere to the following Patient's Charter:

    1. To prevent cross contamination, all instruments have been cleaned and sterilised.

    2. The footrest and foot tray are sterilised between patients.

    3. Hands are washed and hand gel is applied. New gloves, apron and mask are worn for each patient. Shield also worn.

    4. A mandatory full medical history will be taken before first visit and records kept up to date.

    5. Patient information will be kept confidential.

    6. Patients' feet will be disinfected prior to examination/treatment.

    7. A new scalpel blade will be used for each new patient and disposed of correctly.

    8. Aseptic techniques will be used with the patient to prevent cross contamination.

    9. High quality equipment, instruments, medicaments and dressings will be used.

    10. Feet First has an ongoing commitment to training to ensure the highest level of treatment can be delivered.

    11. Feet First pledges to provide quality professional and personal foot health treatment to every patient.