Let’s clear up one thing to start with -
chiropody or podiatry,
what is the difference?
Essentially the two are the same. Recent developments in clinical
practice and alignment with many other countries has led to the
adoption of the term podiatrist in the UK.
Podiatry is now the term used by a majority of practitioners.
What does a Podiatrist do?
A Podiatrist’s primary aim is to improve the mobility, independence and quality of life for their patients. Imagine how amazing that feels!
They are autonomous healthcare professionals who deliver preventative, palliative, biomechanical, pharmacological and surgical interventions for lower limb problems. They
work alone or are part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.