321 Cowbridge Road East
You will be greeted by one of our receptionists, who will ask you to complete a consultation form. The information needed on this form will be a list of your medical conditions, any medication you take. We also ask for personal details, such as your address and GP surgery details.
This information allows the podiatrist to understand you, your expectation and your podiatry need. The first appointment is longer than our usual appointments, taking approximately 45 minutes. This gives you time to explain to the podiatrist the reason for your visit and allows us time to carry out a thorough assessment and treatment.
The podiatrist will ask you to remove your shoes, socks or hosiery. This will allow the podiatrist to assess your feet, nails, skin. We also look at your posture and gait if required.
On your first appointment, we will complete a neurovascular assessment, using an Ultrasound Doppler to assess your blood flow to your feet, and a monofilament to test your sensory nerves.
From this information, we devise a tailor-made treatment plan, and on agreement with you, we will then complete a full chiropody treatment, based on the information from your consultation form, and our assessments.
We will give you verbal information and/or leaflets to help you manage your aftercare at home if required. And there is always an opportunity to ask any questions and receive advice from our HCPC registered Podiatrists throughout the appointment.
Please try to arrive on time for your appointment, if it’s your first appointment, we suggest coming 5 minutes early as you will need to complete a consultation form.
If you arrive late for your appointment the time of your treatment session may be reduced if we have other patients scheduled after your appointment.
All our podiatrists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and are members of The College of Podiatry.
Continual professional education ensures that our podiatrists are current with new research, technology in a developing medical environment. This allows us to offer the very best treatments and advice to our patients.
We have many useful leaflets that you may want to take home, just ask the podiatrist
• Hammer Toes
• Fungal Infections
• Heel Pain
• Nail Surgery aftercare
Step Podiatry is found in the heart of Canton, midway along Cowbridge Road East. Surrounding shops include a bakery, cafés, a mobility shop, and the Post Office. Buses regularly stop along Cowbridge Road East.
Parking- 2 hours free parking in Harvey Street Car Park which is located a few metres away from the clinic. All that is required is your vehicle registration number and a ticket from the machine in the car park.