Nicola Ruddick – Foot Health Practitioner
Nicola Ruddick MCFHP MAFHP is a foot health practitioner, specialising in carrying out essential foot maintenance, which can vary from cutting a pensioner’s toenails to treating a child’s verruca, and anything in between. The conditions that a Foot Health Professional would treat include corns, calluses, warts and fungal infection. FHPs are also expected to carefully trim nails and prevent nail problems developing.
Nicola trained at the SMAE Institute in Maidenhead. The letters after her name show that she is a Member of the Open College of Foot Health Professionals (MCFHP) and a Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals (MAFHP).
Nicola used to work in Bromley before moving to Oxfordshire with her husband Ed Ruddick (David and Kerry’s youngest son!). She operates a mobile foot clinic as well visiting patients at home.
Imagine foot healthcare as a range of treatments on a spectrum. Simple tasks like corn removals sit at one end, while something more complex and invasive, such as the treatment of an infected wound would sit at the other end. Similarly, the professionals who work in foot healthcare will be qualified to perform different tasks on this spectrum.
Podiatrists and chiropodists can diagnose conditions and prescribe medication. They are also trained to deliver specialist treatment when it is needed.
Foot health practitioners work on a wide range of less specialist and invasive procedures, as well as observe general foot health. They will refer you to a podiatrist or chiropodist where necessary.
If you’re unsure please feel free to ring our receptionists on 01865 558561 who will guide you when possible or ask one or both to ring you back to explain who would be best suited to caring for you and your feet!