My name is Renata Usniacka-Jones and I am a founder of footbug.
I am a Foot Health Practitioner trained at the SMAE Institute in Maidenhead. I am also a reflexologist and provide other foot related treatments.
My guess is that some of you may have never heard about an FHP before. In essence I treat basic problems of the feet.
I am not a Podiatrist/Chiropodist but proud to be Foot Health Practitioner trained with the only foot health school acredited by a University.
The scope of work of a Podiatrist/Chiropodist and FHP appears similar, but these are the main differences:
Health Professional Council registration - only Podiatrists/Chiropodists are registered with this governing body in the UK
Level of training - FHP’s are not university trained but the Podiatrists/Chiropodists are. Training course for an FHP takes around 12 months, including 100 clinical hours. Training in Podiatry/Chiropody takes 3 years and includes 1200 clinical hours. FHP's are unable to use local aneastesia or perform surgery.
Should you wish to see a State Registered Podiatrist/Chiropodist please contact:
Christine Roberts on 01494 721518 she practices in Prestwood, Chalfont St. Giles and also covers Amersham.
I am passionate about foot care and lack of university training hasn’t stopped me embracing what I can do for my patient's and expanding the knowledge at any opportunity.
This website is here to provide basic information about foot conditions, provide practical advise and deliver the latest news about podiatric medicine. You will also find here my footcare blog destined to clarify myths and misconceptions about feet, discuss controversial issues and educate.
In my daily experience with clients and patients I realised that people know so little about feet and don’t look after them properly. The idea is to provide information and basic knowledge with a minimal use of medical jargon as well as break up the boundaries of an old fashion medical approach.
I am a member of British Association of Foot Health Practitioners, with full indemnity insurance and a CRB check. I speak fluent Polish.