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Podiatrist / Chiropodist
Despite a lot of confusion, there is no difference between Chiropodists and Podiatrists, it's just that Chiropodist is an older term and other english speaking countries use the term Podiatrist.
However, when a Podiatrist has the letters BSc (Hons) Podiatry after their name it means they have completed 3 years full time study/training, with each year combining both theoretical and clinical experience, in order to gain their degree in Podiatric Medicine.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders and diseases of the feet. Podiatrists also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile, relieve pain and treat infections.
When should I visit a Chiropodist / Podiatrist?
Although basic foot hygiene and nail cutting will normally be enough to keep your feet in good health, there may be occasions when your "healthy" feet become "problem" feet and you should seek professional help.
Here are a few reasons for visiting a Podiatrist:-
- Problems reaching or cutting toe nails.
- Corns or Hard Skin.
- In-growing Toe Nails
- Fungal nails or Athlete's foot.
- Foot Pain.
- Knee, Hip or Back pain related to misalignment of the feet.
- Concern's with your Children's feet.
- Advice on proper care of the feet and prevention of problems.
- Footwear Advice.
How can I make sure that a Chiropodist / Podiatrist is full qualified?
It's important that you ensure the Podiatrist has the correct qualifications. Due to changes in the law, anyone who uses the professional titles Chiropodist or Podiatrist must now be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), click on the link below to check your Podiatrist is registered.
Aliped Podiatry Clinic - Chiropody & Podiatry Services in Cambridgeshire.