When not treating patients at Total Foot Health, podiatrist David Owens, regularly works with local businesses and organisations to promote foot health and podiatry in the community.
“In February 2016, I attended the ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ at the White Hart Hotel in Salisbury, organised by Diabetes UK. The day was designed to help people to learn more about how they can manage their type 2 diabetes. This was a great opportunity for people with the condition to speak with diabetes health professionals, as well as others affected by the condition, which now affects more than 4 million people in the UK. Foot health is a core aspect of diabetes care, as the condition is well known to lead to serious foot problems such as ulceration and amputation. I provided a stand offering diabetes foot care prevention advice, which proved extremely popular with the delegates. Click here to read more…
Catherine Casey, podiatrist, joined our team at Total Foot Health in September 2016. During the autumn she teamed up with our local Hotter shoe shop in the Old George Mall to bring footwear and feet together. The idea was to introduce Catherine to local people and be available to give up to date podiatric information in a place where it may be useful and poignant to the people of Salisbury. At TFH it is our aim to battle foot pain and aid mobility and comfort. Thank you to the welcoming team at Hotter’s for joining TFH to build an awareness of what services are on offer to help the good people of Salisbury.
Elizabeth had a busy day attending our stall in the marquee at the Salisbury Business Expo on Thursday 21 April in the Market Square. We had lots of members of the public and the business community from far and wide enquiring about what we do and how we help people to have pain free feet. We were also pleased to see existing patients who came to tell us how much our whole team have helped them. It is always great to receive your feedback – thank you all!
Elizabeth and Elysia recently ran a training session for the care team at There4U. We spent an hour discussing foot problems and what to look for with their client’s feet when helping with personal care. We put particular emphasis on how diabetes affects the feet and where to find suitable types of shoes locally. We even had a demonstration on how to wash feet, including how to position ourselves so as to get the best view of all areas of the feet and ankles. Thank youThere4U, a truly outstanding and forward thinking agency!
Feedback from the team was very positive and it was felt that everyone learnt a lot – a few comments were:
… very interesting – did not know you could get so many problems with feet!
… found very interesting – how common things like athletes foot is, how easy to treat and link between diabetes and foot problems which I did not know before.
Really good and very informative.
Very good presentation with good leaflets.
Very helpful and interesting. Lovely ladies!
We will be offering this training to all the local care agencies and helping to improve the foot health of everyone.