Nail Technicians Working with Physicians

To begin, click on the “Play” button at the bottom left corner of the view screen.

LINKS & RESOURCES

Downloadable Materials:

Cover Letter to Physician Requesting Referrals

Form for ANT Referral to Physician

Physician Authorization Form for Pedicure

Start Up Checklist and Timeline

Click the links shown here for:

NASNPRO – National Aesthetic Spa Network

Networking and education for the salon and spa industry

Associated Nail Professionals

Membership benefits include webinars, free website and insurance designed for Nail Techs –  Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee:  use Vendor Code 1105166

Associated Skin Care Professionals

Membership benefits designed for Estheticians and dual-licensed Nail Techs (Originators of the ANP program, above.) Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee:  use Vendor Code 1105166

Footlogix

Restorative skin and foot care – follow the link for special pricing for our students on their initial order

ProFiles BackStage Pass

Amazing skills training…and “Bling Boxes”

Erica’s ATA

Electric files, evacuation systems and bits. Use Coupon Code: ERICA20ANT to get 20% off all bits and implements

LCN-Light Concept Nails, USA

Nail enhancement products, skin care lotions, creams and treatments and Barefoot gel nail line. Use Coupon Code: NCA10 to take 10% off your initial order

Nail Technicians Working with Physicians

This course takes you through the steps of approaching a medical practice and creating various working relationships. As a safety-trained nail technician, one of your best assets is the ability to observe and recognize conditions that need to be referred to a physician. This program will take you through the consideration you will make as you reach out in your community to establish contacts in the medical field.

Or perhaps you are ready for a shift in your career? You might want to work in a medical practice helping people with cosmetic foot care, whether as an employee or an independent contractor. This program takes you through the necessary steps to give you the best possible success as you introduce an innovative and new-to-physicians cosmetic service in their medical practices. All the steps from approaching the medical practice, to interviewing, negotiating your compensation and what to expect when you show up for work are discussed. Checklists and timelines for both you and the physician’s or podiatrist’s office will keep you on track to successfully launching and building a much-needed service model.

Foot Care as a Wellness Service

More salons and spas are incorporating “wellness” into their culture. ANTs can easily slip into this role.        

BE AWARE

Nail services have evolved over the years–the original “nail salons” were focused mostly on artificial nail enhancements, but today’s nail departments now encompass a wide variety of nail services. Not only are artificial nails a part of the service menu, but there are now slots for natural nails, pedicures, “spa” treatments such as hand facials and reconstructed toe nails. As an ANT, you can add soakless, safe “routine foot care” and become a resource for the elderly and those with special health needs.

As a part of wellness, you can be the first party in the team to observe and recommend additional treatments if needed: medical providers, orthotic specialists, physical therapists and so on. You have the luxury of spending more time with your clients than many other professionals, and you can get to know them and they become comfortable with discussing their little aches and pains–when they might not “bother the doctor.” As their confidant and advocate, you can steer them in a direction for relief and wellness.

TAKE ACTION

Take steps to develop this ethos in your work – create special brochures that discuss the wellness aspect of foot care. Did you know that the toes and toe nails are highly indicative of many health conditions in the body? You are in a position to demonstrate your caring by being educated and taking the time to explain why nail trimming must be done correctly on a timely basis, for example.

You can reach out to your target group of potential clients – specifically focus your marketing activities on wellness and foot health. Volunteer to speak at community events, have a table at a health fair or offer lectures in senior facilities.

Don’t forget to ask your current clientele if they know anyone who has a chronic illness…ANTs are specifically trained to help those who need them the most.

FOLLOW UP

When is the last time you looked at your client list, and thought…hmmm…I haven’t seen this person in a while? Why not take a few minutes and run through your contacts to see who’s missing? They might love to hear from you! Surprise them with a pretty post card with a hand written note.

A wellness attitude is rewarded by great response and loyalty, but you must extend some effort and commit to taking actions which enhance this aspect of your business.

 

 

FNT Module 10 – FNT Resource Materials and Links

Exam Info **IMPORTANT** Read this!

To start the exam, click on the Exam link on the course summary page. Do not start the exam if you will get interrupted–if you close your browser, your answers will be lost and you will have to start the exam all over again with new questions. This includes answering your phone!

You may restart the exam one (1) time to try for a higher grade. If you did not pass after two tries, click on the Contact tab on the top menu to email us at [email protected] or ask your instructor to contact us.

Good luck!!

Click here to download the Footcare Nail Technician Handbook]

Click here to download the Study Questions Word Document

Click here to download the FNT Pedicure Protocols

Click here to download a Profile Sheet if you wish to be listed on our referral website

BONUS MATERIAL: To play a short case study of melanoma of the plantar surface of the foot, click the “play” icon at the lower left corner of the video screen below.

Forms

New Client Questionnaire – pdf

New Client Questionnaire – doc

Consent and Waiver for Photographs

Form for Referral to Physician

Physician Authorization Form for Pedicure

Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet for Tracking Patient Activity

Spreadsheet for Tracking Weekly Services

Brochures

Because we Care – Prestige

Doctor Brochure to Give Patients

Webpage Ideas

Web Page Ideas – FNT

Web Page Ideas – FNT

Letters

Letter to Physician Seeking Referrals

Letter from Physician to “My Conscientious Patient”

Letter from Podiatrist to Local Media

Letter from FNT to Local TV Station

Press Releases

Physician’s Ofc Promoting FNTs

Salon announcing FNTs

Postcard

FNT Postcard 2 per page – Word

After completing the exam, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

LINKS & RESOURCES

Click the links shown here for:

NASNPRO – National Aesthetic Spa Network

Networking and education for the salon and spa industry

Associated Nail Professionals

Membership benefits include webinars, free website and insurance designed for Nail Techs –  Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee:  use Vendor Code 1105166

Associated Skin Care Professionals

Membership benefits designed for Estheticians and dual-licensed Nail Techs (Originators of the ANP program, above.) Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee:  use Vendor Code 1105166

Footlogix

Restorative skin and foot care – follow the link for special pricing for our students on their initial order

ProFiles BackStage Pass

Amazing skills training…and “Bling Boxes”

Erica’s ATA

Electric files, evacuation systems and bits. Use Coupon Code: ERICA20ANT to get 20% off all bits and implements

LCN-Light Concept Nails, USA

Nail enhancement products, skin care lotions, creams and treatments and Barefoot gel nail line. Use Coupon Code: NCA10 to take 10% off your initial order

FNT Module 6 – Duties of the FNT™ in the Medical Office

Click here to download the Study Questions Word Document

FNT Module 9 – Advanced Marketing in a Medical Office

FNT Module 1 – Introduction and Course Navigation

To begin, click on the “play” button at the bottom left of the view screen.