First For Feet 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?

    The difference between a podiatrist and chiropodist is very minor, and oftentimes the two titles are used interchangeably.

  • What does a podiatrist do?

    Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the feet and lower limbs.

    They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.

    They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.

    They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems

  • How can a podiatrist help?

    You may want to see a podiatrist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts and verrucas, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.

    Podiatrists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain.

    The orthotic is put into your shoe to realign your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply make your shoes more comfortable.

    Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry.

    For example, you may want to have any hard skin on your feet removed or have your toenails clipped.

    A podiatrist can also advise you about footwear (take your shoes with you) and check that you're looking after your feet properly.

    Podiatrists can also help with more complex foot problems, including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and exercise.

  • Do you accept chiropody cards?

    Yes, we are happy to receive chiropody cards. Individuals who are over 65 and in possession of medial cards are eligible to apply for a treatment card. Application forms are available via the GP or public health nurse.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, card and cheque. Payment settled at appointment time. A deposit of €100 is required to secure the fabrication of custom foot orthoses. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

  • Is parking available?

    Yes. Free parking is available in the large carpark of the shopping centre.

  • Are you wheelchair accessible?

    Yes we are wheelchair friendly.