Chiropodists and Podiatrists assess, diagnose and treat the foot and are qualified to treat people with various health conditions such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis etc. They are able to treat people who may be taking blood thinning agents such as warfarin, aspirin. 

 Kirsti Fish
RGN. MBchA MSSch HCPC registration no: CH20640

Treatments available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings

Kirsti is an HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) registered chiropodist. She can offer advice on footwear and foot problems and she is able to give patients a receipt for treatment. 

Kirsti treats people with foot problems such as:
 
- thickened , fungal , ingrown toenails
- corns and callouses
- verrucas 
- athletes foot
- dry, cracked heels
- bunions

Following guidance by the National institute for Health and Care Excellence ( NICE) Kirsti can refer people to the NHS if they have a long term health condition and have a serious problem with their feet. Since 2013 not everyone is entitled to free treatment through the NHS.

Kirsti initially qualified as a registered general nurse in Sheffield in 1990. She worked in general medical, elderly care, burns and plastic surgery before moving to Kent where she worked for ten years at The Lions Hospice. Kirsti qualified as a chiropodist in 2002 and worked at The Harmer St Chiropody Clinic in Gravesend for seven years before working in the community and visiting people at home or in local nursing/residential care. In 2013 Kirsti began working at The Parrock St Practice. She offers a domicilliary service but can only see people at home who are disabled or elderly who would find it difficult to get into the clinic. She regularly visits Wombwell Hall Nursing Home which has 120 residents and has been going there for fourteen years. 

Chiropodists and Podiatrists may be qualified to the same standard and both regulated by the HCPC. The term Podiatrist and Podiatry is used in recent years within the UK over the term Chiropodist and Chiropody. The term chiropodist originates from the Greek term chiro - meaning hand and podis - meaning foot . Originally chiropodists would treat hands and feet but it is usually just the feet now . Therefore the term podiatrist has become internationally recognised . Since 2005 anyone not registered with the HCPC cannot call themselves by the protected title of chiropodist or podiatrist.