• Clinic is opening week beginning 6th July

    More home visits from week beginning 22nd June

    I am advising patients of the new procedures and what you can expect from your treatment experience

    I look forward to seeing you

    Take care, stay safe

  • Foot Clinic

    Tisbury Foot Clinic

    Foot Clinic - from 8th July

    Wednesdays - upstairs

    Saturdays - Downstairs

    Home visits instead

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

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

    New procedures in place for your safety.

    I will be emailing/sending these out shortly so that you know what to expect from your treatment experience.

  • Your foot care experience

    Appointments approx 45mins

    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 to be updated

    Whilst I cant see you...

    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 need more help...

    If you have an immediate and severe clinical need regarding footcare, need any advice to keep your feet as comfortable as you can until I can see you again, or if you just need to chat at this difficult time, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help or find out where you can get help. I am happy to advise you on how to look after your feet and to give any advice I can by email, phone, text, Whatsapp, messaging, Facebook or even by Zoom video conferencing.

     

    If you need any products to help look after your feet, I do have some (such as heel balm and various paddings) for which I can take payment over the phone and can deliver to your doorstep. You can also order products from www.simplyfeet.co.uk.

     

    When you order from them 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).

     

    I will of course let you know as soon as I am able to carry out appointments again. Please do get in touch if you have any concerns regarding your feet in the meantime. 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.

     

    If you would like to follow me on Facebook please do. You can find me by searching 'Feet First Tisbury'. I try to add useful and perhaps entertaining posts regularly.

    Home visit protocol

     

    • Temperature taken of myself and family each morning before visits.
    • Outdoor treatment where possible or in room with open windows.
    • Go through screening form with patient over the phone to decide whether a visit is necessary at this time.
    • 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.
    • Arrive at patients door wearing PPE (apron, mask and shield).
    • Put gloves on prior to treatment
    • 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. Payment by Bacs or card over the phone can be made later.
    • PPE will be taken off away from patients house and wrapped up for disposal. Shield will be cleaned ready to re-use.
    • 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!

    My latest lock down creation!

  • HEALTHY FEET

    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!

  • 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 (from 8th July)

    (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.