Ruth Walters MCFHP MAFHP

A mobile practice for private patients

A Step In The

Right Direction


First Blog Post

July 29, 2016

Welcome to my new website, I hope you find all that you are looking for here. For any of my foot health services, please do feel free to get in touch.

Tips for Healthy Winter Feet

October 22, 2016

As the autumnal weather sets in, it’s time for you to take a step in the right direction so you don’t get cold feet. People always remember to pamper their feet in the warm summer months because they are more exposed to the world. However, it’s just as important to take care of your feet […]


You may have seen my advertisements in your newsletter, and so I thought I would write a series of articles for all of the readers on the subject of foot health. This is something we can all relate to. Our feet enable us to stand, run, jump and walk thousands of steps every day. They are one part of the body we often forget to check, but it is vital we include them as part of a health routine.

What is the difference between a Chiropodist, a Podiatrist and a Foot Health Practitioner?

Until the 1990’s we were all called Chiropodists no matter where we trained. When the Podiatry Degree was brought in, newly qualified people became Podiatrists and Chiropodists could take an additional qualification to bring them to the same level. The old Chiropody training continued but as the graduates could no longer be called Chiropodists, the new FHP term was born.

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The Importance of Foot Care in Diabetic Patients

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood, because the body cannot use it properly. This is because the pancreas does not produce any insulin, or not enough, or the insulin it does produce is unable to work properly. Insulin is vital as it aids glucose to enter the body’s cells, so with diabetes the body is unable to use glucose as fuel and instead glucose builds up in the blood. Patients are diagnosed mainly as type 1 or type 2.

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