Frequently asked questions

1. Appointments

Can Podiatry or Chiropody help me?

It is much easier to answer that question when we have met you and have had a chance to discuss your problem and examine it properly. We will discuss your problem with you over the phone and work out the best way to proceed. We believe that honesty regarding what we can and can't treat is vitally important to our patients and will always seek to do what is best for you.

When are we available for appointments?

Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm. Saturdays 8am to 5pm

Do I need to be referred by my doctor for foot health appointments?

If you will be using medical insurance, please check your policy as some insurance companies require a GP referral before they will pay for treatment (kindly provide us with your membership, policy and authorisation numbers). If you will be paying for the treatment yourself, then there is no need to go to your GP first, you can phone the clinic direct to book an appointment.

Can I visit a clinic?

Yes, our clinics are based in Wymondham and Poringland at present with other sites soon to come on board in 2018.

Is there free parking?

Yes our clinics have good access to car parking and have disabled access.

How long is an appointment?

Appointments vary between 20 to 90 minutes but you will be advised on booking.

What should I wear for a Foot Health examination?

A full examination of the foot and shin area is essential. We will need to see it and the surrounding area. We try to preserve as much dignity as possible and often a loose pair of trousers are needed on your first appointment. If you are concerned, remember you can have an appointment with a male or female therapist. You may also bring someone with you for your appointment as a chaperone. For children and young adults under 18, it is preferable for you to attend with a parent or guardian.

Should I have medical notes and X-rays at hand?

Any relevant information about your condition will help the therapist make an informed assessment, so if possible please have x-rays and notes on hand.

How do I know if a Physiotherapist is fully qualified?

All Physiotherapists and Podiatrists have undergone the required training and passed the necessary exams to enable them to practice. All of our therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We also have Foot Health Practitioners who are registered with The British Association of Foot Health Practitioners. The members of Feet in Motion will be pleased to show you their certificates and registration documents.

Will children need to be accompanied?

All under 18's must be accompanied during sessions. Even when they are more mature, they may not be legally permitted to give consent to treatment.

Can I bring someone with me?

We are more than happy for you to bring a friend or relative with you, they can come in to the treatment room or wait in reception. We do ask that only one person accompanies the patient into the treatment room.

Is it possible to have a home visit?

Yes, however, as these appointments take up more of our time, there is an additional charge for them.

2. Treatments

What happens next?

Once a diagnosis has been made, your therapist will recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Like most things in life, the more you put in, the more you get back out. So it's therefore important that you do your best to follow the advice and exercise plans given to you. After all, it's you we're trying to make better.

Call your nearest practice for more information.

3. Payment, Terms and Conditions

What are your payment terms?

Payment is made after each consultation either by cash, or debit / credit card as per our published prices. Please ensure you know the cost of your consultation prior to visiting the clinic.

Sorry we do not accept American Express.

If authorisation is gained from an insurer / solicitor / case manager for your treatment we can invoice them directly for your treatment.

I have Private Medical Insurance - am I covered with you?

Feet in Motion and Back in Motion are recognised by most of the major insurance companies, as we are Members of the Health Care Professions Council. You will need to check with your insurance company prior to treatment, as some companies require a referral from a Doctor beforehand. You cannot use insurance to pay for any Nail spa treatments.

4. Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 01/05/2018

This is the main privacy policy for Feet in Motion (Franchising) Limited and associated clinics ("our sites") and for certain services provided by Back in Motion. The group of clinics are registered as individual Limited companies but all trade under the name Back in Motion.

At Back in Motion, we collect different types of information about our users for four main reasons:

1. To provide personalised services unique to individual users.

2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.

3. To inform current clients of forthcoming appointments.

4. If we have permission from the user, to educate subscribers on health related matters and market to them.

There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services we provide. Please read these when you register or subscribe for these services on these sites.

Our principles

1. We do our very best to protect your privacy by using security technology appropriately. This means we make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information; and we make sure that when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures.

2. We will respect your privacy. You should receive marketing emails only from us and, if you agree, from other organisations we have carefully chosen. We will make sure it is clear when you can make these choices, for example, we have boxes you need to tick if you want to receive marketing. However, we may email you occasionally with information or questions about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.

3. We will collect and use individual user details only if we have your permission or we have sensible business reasons for doing so, such as collecting enough information to manage subscriptions.

4. We will be clear in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.

5. We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected and we will make sure we delete it securely.

6. If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the European Economic Area (EEA), it will only be done with the relevant protection (stated under UK law) being in place.

How we use your information

What information do we collect?

We collect information on you:

when you register in clinic, via phone or via the website or social media

when you use the website - through cookies

if you choose to reveal information in postings on our facebook page

when you enter sales promotions.

Certain services that we provide may involve us collecting extra information such as where you are, so the service can be provided in the clinic closest to you. This may also apply to certain apps that you download, or which we provide.

Registration

The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a contact telephone number and date of birth. We will ask you more questions in clinic as we have to gain this information so when contacting your GP or other medical professional this can facilitate communication and keep in contact regarding your medical condition and progression to the point of discharge. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions.

We may also ask some other, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, how you heard about us and what outcome you would like to achieve) so we can gain a clearer understanding of what you would like to achieve from consulting with us. This also allows us to personalise services for you. After you have registered, we may send you emails we think may interest you. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to 'unsubscribe'.

Logging in using social networking credentials

If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a Back in Motion identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove Back in Motion from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information. If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.

If you have any questions please get in touch by calling 01603 501299 or emailing us on info@feet-in-motion.co.uk

To begin your treatment plan, please call your nearest practice for bookings or further information.