Metro Manchester, Metro Stockport
What is a Podiatrist?
A Podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a medical treatment, not a cosmetic service. After treatment, however, the feet will often look so much better, and feel more comfortable.
Chiropody/chiropodist have been titles used chiefly in the UK while podiatry/podiatrist are used in the rest of the English speaking world. Increasingly, the term podiatrist is being used in Britain. Since July 2005, both terms have become protected which means that the titles can only be used by practitioners who are registered with the Health Professions Council.
What Qualifications will my Podiatrist have?
Our podiatrists all have a Bachelor of Science, with honors degree in Podiatry. This means that our podiatrists have spent 3 years studying all aspects of the foot and lower limb.