Podiatrist offers free foot clinic for Marlborough residents

Written by Peter Davison.

Podiatrist Emma AnsellPodiatrist Emma AnsellMarlborough residents with troublesome toes are being offered a free health check by podiatrist Emma Ansell this weekend.

Emma, who has been practising chiropody and podiatry for 14 years, will be holding the free sessions at the Marlborough practice of physiotherapist James Hatt & Associates on Saturday (March 15).

Last year, Emma brought her Hollywood-style med-ped treatment. Combining foot care with foot beauty, the treatment has been attracting customers from as far afield as Bath and Gloucestershire.

This weekend, Emma will be sticking to chiropody and podiatry - looking at problems including corns, calluses, verucas, ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, and dry and cracked heels, and advising patients on the best course of treatment.

Emma said: “As the demand for such services increases, accessibility through the NHS can be difficult. I’m seeing patients on a daily basis that have been struggling with their foot conditions for months, and in some cases years, and have been unable to get the appropriate treatment they need or want.”

She added: “I'm passionate about offering a complete foot care service, making sure that it's not just about cutting and filing toenails.

“It's important for each of my patients to understand their current foot health condition and if they have a specific foot related problem, that they are offered support and advice to help them manage their condition.”

Appointments are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made by telephone on 01380 730473.