Chiropodists specialise in treating ailments of the leg. Podiatrist is the internationally recognised name for foot specialists. Many chiropodists now call themselves podiatrists.
How Can Chiropody Or Podiatry Help Me?
People of all ages may suffer from various foot disorders. Some health problems (such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or poor circulation) can make deterioration of the feet more likely. If you suffer from one of these conditions, it is important that you visit a chiropodist regularly. Children may also experience lower limb disorders. These tend to be of a mechanical nature, such as in-toeing and flat feet.
Our chiropodists offer treatments and foot health advice in the following areas :-
Treatments commonly include:
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are devices prescribed for mechanical mal-alignment problems that can cause a variety of symptoms within the feet, legs and lower back. Worn in shoes, the orthoses aim to achieve better joint integrity within the foot, thereby promoting correct alignment and functioning of foot mechanics.
What do you need to bring with you for an assessment?
You are advised when having a biomechanical examination to bring shorts and a T shirt, shoes or trainers that are commonly worm (not a pair of new shoes/ trainers).
What Are The Professional Qualifications And Code Of Practice?
All Podiatrists and Chiropodists are required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC ensure that all its members meet set standards for training, professional skills and behaviour.
Members should use the letters HCPC reg after their name, but you can also request evidence from your practitioner, and or check with the HCPC on either www.checktheregister.org or 08453004472.
Where Can I Learn More?
Visit The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. The Society also sponsors a more accessible news & advice site for the public, Feet for Life.
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