What hours do you work?
My treatment hours are 9.00-17.00 hrs, Monday-Friday, however you may phone me between 8.00-20.00 hrs, any day, for advice or to make appointments.
What's the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?
There's really no difference between the two. Podiatrist is a more common and up-to-date term which was coined in 1914 and popularized in the UK in the early 1990s. Chiropodists and podiatrists have the same qualifications, and both can help with minor or more severe foot issues, although traditionally chiropodists were more focussed on general foot care.
What do I need to do to get ready for my visit?
Freshly washed, clean feet are always nice to work on, but a 5 minute soak in warm water just prior to your appointment helps to soften hard nails and skin and makes treatment easier, and more comfortable for you.
What can I expect on my first visit?
At your first appointment I will make a full foot and lower leg assessment. The assessment will include a full diagnosis of your foot condition, noting any medical history relevant to it, any medication taken, an explanation of recommmended treatment and a plan going forward. You will be given the opportunity to discuss any problems, treatment and to ask any questions you may have before your first treatment session on that visit.
Can I pay by card?
At the moment, unfortunately, I can only accept payment by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Suzanne Page.
Will the treatment hurt?
Most foot treatment will be pain free, however some may feel uncomfortable. If you find podiatry treatment unbearable, please let me know and I'll attempt to find a away to lessen the pain.
How do I cancel my appointment?
If you need to cancel or move an appointment, please phone me on 07985 426 444 at the earliest opportunity so that I may use your booking slot for another client needing treatment.
Can I book my next appointment in advance?
Yes I prefer you to do that. Most appointments are on a 6 week cycle unless, due to a severe condition, a more regular visit is necessary, in which case I will let you know.
Can I get free podiatry?
Yes it's possible to get free foot treatments on the NHS if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, however as I don't work for the NHS I must charge for my services. When you first get in touch with me I will let you know if free NHS treatment may be available to you.
Do you also do pedicures?
As a podiatrist my services don't include cosmetic treatments so I don't paint toenails, however I will trim nails and calluses down to a safe length, and I always finish each session with a short foot massage with foot cream.
I don't live in the districts you cover, can I still get an appointment?
Yes that's certainly possible. The places I list are just a guide so even if you don't live in Hazel Grove, Burnage, Stockport, Great Moor, Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Moor, Davenport, or Levenshulme please get in touch.