What is a Chiropodist?

In the UK Podiatry is simply the new name for Chiropody. The name was changed to Podiatry in 1993 as it is the international recognised name for a foot specialist.

It's not just the name that has changed though, Podiatry is a constantly evolving profession. The extensive training given to students over the 4 years of their full time, Honours Degree course and the continuing education after graduation, enable Podiatrists to treat a vast array of foot and lower limb problems. Along with the most obvious treatments for corns and hard skin, specialties exist within the profession for almost any lower limb problem.
Glasgow Chiropodist - Podiatry Explained

What Podiatrists Do?

Podiatrists treat people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Some examples of this are:

People with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid conditions

People with Diabetes who may have problems with the circulation or sensation in their feet

Sports men and women who can often suffer from injuries to their legs and feet

People wanting advice - some people do not need treatment but just want advice about   mmfootwear or foot health

When treating you I will:

Assess and treat all foot problems, ranging from corn and callus to deformity
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Provide insoles to alleviate conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Overpronation
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Manage foot problems and deformities caused by diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis
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Advise and treat patients with a high risk of foot problems and amputation such as people mmwho suffer from Diabetes

Does it matter who I see?

Yes! You must always ensure that your Podiatrist is HCPC Registered otherwise you may be leaving the care of your feet in unqualified hands.

HCPC Registration?

HCPC Registration means registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. This is the regulatory body for Chiropody/Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and others in the Allied Health Professions. Registration with the HCPC ensures the practitioner meets certain minimum standards of education.

 
Hayley Sweeney BSc Hons HCPC Reg.  Mobile Podiatry/Chiropody.  Your Glasgow Chiropodist.  All Rights Reserved.
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