FAQs

If you have any queries regarding our services, please check our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for further information.

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Like many people, you may not have visited a private podiatrist or chiropodist before and you might have some questions you’d like to ask. We’ve put together some “frequently asked questions” or FAQs for you. Please also get in touch at any time to discuss the treatments we can offer.

Yes, podiatry is a frontline health service and Matthew is a keyworker by the Scottish Government definition. Patients with urgent and essential podiatry needs were treated throughout the crisis, and as of 4th June, all other patients can be treated too. Kelso Foot Clinic is a member of the College of Podiatry and Matthew is following their clear guidance on what independent podiatrists can (and should) be offering. Home visits are available for those who need this, and appointments in clinic are available for those who can travel. Please have a read of our full update and also get in touch if you’d like any clarification.

Yes, we are currently welcoming new patients. For most patients, the best thing is to make an appointment to visit our clinic in Kelso. For patients not able to travel to the clinic, Matthew can arrange a home visit for you – whether that’s in your own home or in your care home.

The practice is independent of the NHS, so you pay for appointments. Certain tests which are also available on the NHS can be carried out by Matthew too. This includes diabetic annual reviews (at a charge) – if you have a review with Kelso Foot Clinic, the results can be forwarded on to the NHS.

Yes of course! This is a very common problem with NHS appointments typically being 16 weeks. Matthew is more than happy to see patients between the NHS appointments.

The cost of a standard appointment is £30.00 in the clinic and £32.00 for a home visit appointment in Kelso. Home visit appointments outside of Kelso are £35.00.

A standard appointment at Kelso Foot Clinic is 20 minutes. If you need a double slot this can be easily arranged. More in-depth treatments, e.g. biomechanical assessment or nail surgery, will always start with a standard appointment.

Please bring a list of any medications you get on prescription. It’s also important to let Matthew know of any recent surgery or accident that you’ve had.

Swift verruca therapy is a microwave treatment that heats up the cells of the skin and causes changes to the virus. This enables the body to recognise the virus and therefore start to fight it. An initial appointment is required to determine if you actually have a verruca and then to discuss the treatment options.

Yes, podiatry is a frontline health service. Matthew can arrange for a home visit during this time for urgent and essential foot care. Full details on the service he offers are available to read and you can also contact us to discuss the arrangements.

Matthew Aplin MChS BSc (Hons) has been practicing podiatry in the Kelso area for over 1o years. He is a member of the College of Podiatry (the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists). He’s also registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

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