Lois Benson says "I am often asked 'what is the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?'. Essentially it is training. A podiatrist is more qualified after undertaking a 3 year degree with concurrent 3 years clinical training.

I graduated from University College London with a BSc (hons) in Podiatry. My qualification also supports administration of local anaesthetic and the use of prescription only medications.

My clinical training took place at the London Foot Hospital and, upon graduation, I was invited to join the NHS and work for Camden Primary Care Trust where I became one of a team of 15 or so Podiatrists. This gave me the full spectrum of experience that a podiatrist can possibly encounter, from the routine callus, corns, ingrowing toenails, diabetic wound care and prevention, nail surgery, biomechanics and insole therapy.

On top of these problems, as we get older the circulation and the protective sensation to the feet can deteriorate which can lead to poor healing and the potential for sores that would not necessarily occur on the healthy foot. Many of the common medications that we take can also have a bearing on the feet and should be taken into account. Diabetics are highly encouraged to have, at the very least, a yearly circulatory and sensory assessment.

I am committed to continued professional development, am fully insured and a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. I can be found at Sophia's every week and look forward to meeting you and making your feet comfortable, whether you are diabetic, have painful corns, callus or ingrowing nails or simply just can't reach your feet.

All my instruments are steam sterilised as the prevention of cross-infection is paramount to safe treatment."

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Full Chiropody 25.00 euros

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