Frequently Asked Questions...

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Podiatry is the management of disease and disorders of the lower limbs and the key role of the podiatrist is maintaining a patient’s mobility and independent. Podiatrists treat a complex range of conditions using a variety of techniques to manage painful foot conditions and often have the ability to provide immediate pain relief.

The terms chiropodist and podiatrist are interchangeable. Many HPC / State registered Chiropodists now use the title podiatrist, which is the internationally recognised name for foot specialists.

Depending on your feet and the problems you have it can vary. Some patients come every 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks and some once a year. It is advised to see a podiatrist once a year for routine care and foot health.

In short anyone with feet! You have one pair of eyes, you see an optician, you have one set of teeth, you see a dentist and you only have one pair of feet, see the lower limb specialist, see a podiatrist.

ZW Foot & Lower Limb Centre, Kirkby Lonsdale: Is wheelchair accessible and has disabled facilities.

ZW Foot & Ankle, Kendal: Let our staff know so they can make the necessary arrangements for your appointment. Our Core Podiatry room in Kendal is on the first floor level, so is wheelchair accessible. If a Biomechanical assessment in Kendal is required we can arrange for your assessment to be done in the Core Podiatry room.

ZW Foot & Lower Limb Centre, Kirkby Lonsdale: Car parking spaces available.

ZW Foot & Ankle, Kendal: The clinic is located next to the multi-story parking facility in the centre of Kendal. We are 150 yards away from the bus station, for those of you who are traveling by public transport.

We ask that you give us 24 hours notice if you cannot attend your appointment. If an appointment is missed then the appointment will still need to be paid in full. On booking we will ask for a mobile number and/or an email address so we can send a reminder message 24 hours before your appointment.

If you are coming for a Core Podiatry appointment please just bring yourself and a up to date list of any medication you take.

If you are coming for a Biomechanical assessment please bring any footwear you would regularly wear. If you do a sport please bring the trainers you wear for that. If possible please wear shorts or loose fitting trousers.

No. We don’t because we want to give the best treatment we can, which often requires the use of some of our specialised tools, in a sterile medical environment.