Let me introduce myself…
My name is Agnieszka Glodek, I’ve lived in England for 15 years and
I usually use the name, Agnes. In Poland I graduated Medical School for Nurses, after moving to Frome, I worked as a carer for the elderly and later as a personal care assistant for a disabled child. I worked later as a dental nurse (almost 10 years) and finally over the years,
I decided to be an independent person and chose a new career path.
I am a qualified Foot Health Care Professional trained at The Smae Institute in Maidenhead. In the near future, I intend to expand my qualifications with additional specializations: nail reconstruction and biomechanics.
Agnieszka Glodek DipFH, MCFHP/MAFHP
During neurovascular assessment is checked your feet pulses, temperature, color, skin texture, and sensation,
this helps to detect serious foot conditions.
Corns and calluses on the feet are thickened areas of skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure or rubbing (friction) on the skin and can lead to foot problems, especially on walking. The common cause is wearing ill fitting shoes. Corn can be removed by using an enucleation technique, whereas callus can be par using a scalpel or electric file.
A verruca is simply a wart that is usually found on the soles of feet, though they can also appear around the toes. A verruca can grow to half an inch in diameter and may spread into a cluster of small warts. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are harmless. Treatment can consider scalpel debridement, use of occlusive tape and caustics.
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is a pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe. To treat this painful condition is being used partial nail resection.
Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. It can affect several nails. Treatment includes reducing nail plate with a bur and the use of topical medications.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tightfitting shoes. Signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning. Athlete’s foot is contagious and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels or clothing. It can be treat by topical medications.
When the sensitive skin on the bottom of the feet and heels becomes too dry, it can split open, leaving painful cracks called fissures on your heels. Those cracks may not only make it painful to walk but can also lead to serious infections. Cracks in the heels are generally caused by insufficient moisture. These cracks can become sore and may even bleed. It can be treat by using a combination of a scalpel, filing, and topical treatment.
Diabetic foot describes the foot of a diabetic patient that has a potential risk of pathologic consequences, including infection, ulceration, and destruction of deep tissues associated with neurologic abnormalities, various degrees of peripheral arterial disease, and metabolic complications of diabetes in the lower limb. Regular check-ups, treatment, and professional advice can lower risk and help to maintain a healthy foot.
Nail bracing – conservative method used for ingrown nails
Nail bracing is a safe, simple, and inexpensive treatment option that avoids surgery, requires no anesthetic, requires no recovery period, allows wearing the existing shoes, offered immediate relief from pain.
Braces can be used for prolonged periods of times. If recurrence occurs reapplication of bracing is usually required.
Includes medical history, neurovascular assessment and initial treatment
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS
Follow up treatments and regular appointments
Nail bracing and brace adjustment treatments
Mobile practice – in the comfort of your own home!