Shirley Park Podiatry & Chiropody Practice
Based in Croydon, we are an independent Podiatry and Chiropody practice and all Podiatrists are Members
of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.
In December 2016 Hiren Patel took over the running of Shirley Park Podiatry & Chiropody clinic, a practice established by Cathy Richardson in 1976.
The practice has been Accredited by the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists. This means that
a high standard level must be achieved by the Clinic. Practice accreditation only started in 2006 we are proud to have achieved this for the sixth time. Each Accreditation lasts for two years.
We cover Croydon, Beckenham, West Wickham, Shirley, Selsdon, South Norwood, Addiscombe, Sanderstead, Purley, Warlingham,
South Croydon, Bromley, Biggin Hill and Thornton Heath. We are a busy practice focused on advising and
treating a wide range of conditions. We take pride in our Podiatry treatment, and want
to make your visit a pleasant experience.
The surgery is modern, comfortable and well-equipped. We offer a friendly service
at all times, and the surgery always has a receptionist on duty to look after you.
The practice has registered with the Data Protection Act. The contents of your medical
records will be kept strictly confidential; and your privacy will be respected at all
Contamination control is essential to the safety of our patients. The practice
follows recommended guidelines with regard to the sterilisation of instruments.
The term 'Podiatrist' is a relatively new word and title which replaces the word
'Chiropodist'. The title more accurately describes our profession. However both titles
are still in common use, and are now protected in law to safeguard the public.
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
will have undertaken a full-time three year professional
training, which ended with Membership of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
and State Registration on the Council for Professions supplementary to Medicine. The
latter organisation was replaced with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Chiropodist as a title has been replaced with HCPC registered. It is a requirement of the HCPC that all Podiatrists undertake annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to maintain their registration.
Initially a full medical history will be taken from you. This can have a bearing on
what is wrong with your feet. All foot problems are dealt with, including:
- Routine care of nails, and all other nail conditions.
- Callouses and corns.
- Laser Treatment Of Fungal Nails
- Specialist Verruca Treatment including Cryotherapy, Faulknors Needling & Swift Microwave Therapy Treatment
- Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopothy
- Advice on fungal and bacterial infections of the skin.
- Local anaesthesia.
- Advice on foot pain.
- Management for bunions.
- Plantar fasciitis and heel pain.
- Diabetic foot management .
FOOT CARE FACT SHEETS
We offer a service whereby you can book a full diabetic neurological and vascular
assessment . The report will subsequently be sent to your G.P.
As specialists, we are accustomed to helping and treating patients who are often in
great pain. We have the added advantage of being able to call upon each other for a
second opinion where required.