Metropolia's guidelines concerning coronavirus

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Preventing Covid-19 coronavirus infections

Despite the pandemic, HyMy-Village is open.

We follow the coronavirus situation and strictly adhere to the official instructions and safety guidelines in all our activities. At HyMy-Village, we care about the wellbeing and safety of both our customers and students. We take care of good hygiene and use professional protective equipment in all our services. We also follow safety distance instructions and have arranged our waiting area and customer service desks accordingly.

When visiting our services, we will provide you with protective equipment such as a face mask and/or protective gloves for the visit, if necessary. We kindly ask you to take care of good hand hygiene and coughing / sneezing etiquette while visiting.

Please only come to our services if you are feeling healthy and have no symptoms. If you experience symptoms before your visit, please cancel your appointment as soon as possible by calling or texting our service numbers: tel. 040 334 5629 or tel. 040 653 1722. All cancellations are free of charge.

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Podiatry improves lower limb health 

Podiatry students assess the structures, movement and functioning of lower limbs. Following the examination, customers receive a podiatry diagnosis and a plan that will improve their lower limb health. To make such a plan and to recommend therapies, the students 

  • make note of any skin and nail problems 
  • assess pains and the footwear used 
  • examine posture, gait and the function of joints and muscles. 

Podiatry services include 

  • foot health examination 
  • self-care guidance 
  • treatment of skin and nail problems 
  • planning and follow-up of individual exercise programme 
  • making of toe orthoses and individual insoles 
  • manual therapy of joints and muscles. 

A visit to a podiatry student 

At HyMy-Village, podiatry students are completing a practical internship as part of their studies, the purpose of which is to practice professional and customer service skills. Practical learning situations take place under the guidance of a supervising teacher. In addition, student colleagues may also be monitoring the learning situation. 

During the first visit a general podiatric examination is made. This includes various lower limb and foot examinations to understand the current health and condition of the customer’s feet. A typical visit as a podiatry training customer may include, for example, the manufacturing of individual support insoles, procedures related to skin and nail changes, guidance of therapeutic training, manual treatment, and examination of lower limb and foot positions and alignments. 

During the visit, the training customer will also receive additional information and preventive advice regarding foot health. Based on the results of the visit, a personal follow-up plan is also made. 

Price list 

Discount -20% with student and pensioner card. 

Visit or productDurationPrice
Assessment visit for a podiatry student45-60 minutes30 €
Manufacture of individual support insoles90 €
Quick insoles50 €
Treatment of skin and nail changes40 €
Toe orthoses (incl. Follow-up visit)50 €
Nail correction (incl. Follow-up visit)50 €
Chemical nail or wart removal (incl. Follow-up visit)50 €
Individual exercise program50 €

Good to know before the visit 

What is a training customer? 

Everyone is welcomed as a training customer in HyMy-Village. Doctor’s referral is not required. As a training customer, you will be acting as a customer for our students in a safe and supervised learning environment. This practice enables supported customer encounters corresponding to the actual practical work that the students will face within their own professional fields.  

With training customers, it is possible for students to practice their professional skills in a safe and supported learning environment, under the guidance of a supervising teacher and staff. Some of the skills that students will be learning: 

  • Interaction 
  • Professional skills 
  • Customer service situations 
  • Multidisciplinary cooperation 
  • Documentation 
  • Data collection. 

Training customer visit is a learning situation and it will therefore include e.g. guidance from the supervising teacher. The supervising teacher will always check and approve the examination and rehabilitation plan. Hence, interviews, examination, and other tasks might be slower compared to other professional services. 

If a training customer appears to be under the age of 13, his or her age will be checked. Parental consent is required for those under the age of 13 to participate in the activity. 

Insurance 

Metropolia has a health insurance for patient injuries covered by the Patient Injury Act. Metropolia also has general liability insurance for damages taking place in education. The terms and conditions of the liability insurance can be seen in HyMy-Village. 

Submitted on 22.1.2020 - 15:34