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What is a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

What’s the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?

They are the same. Podiatry is simply the new name for chiropody – the name changed in 1993.

Does a Podiatrist need specialist qualifications to practice?

Yes, Podiatrists in the UK are required to have undertaken an approved Podiatry Degree to be able to practice.

Are Podiatrists regulated?

Yes, all podiatrists are required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and to do this you need to successfully complete an HCPC approved Podiatry degree.

What can you expect from a visit to the Podiatrist?

The Podiatrist will take a full medical history from you & discuss your foot concerns. During the consultation, they will examine your feet and make a diagnosis and treatment plan for you. Most minor conditions will be treated there and then, or a further appointment may be scheduled if for example nail surgery is required.

What conditions can Podiatrists help with?

  • Pain in the feet – they can identify likely causes and formulate a treatment/recovery plan
  • Foot health advice for diabetic patients
  • Nail problems, such as fungal infections or ingrown toenails
  • Warts and verrucas
  • Skin conditions of the feet including hard skin, corns, calluses & more
  • Orthotics (tailor made insoles, padding and arch supports to help relieve foot pain)
  • Nail clipping
  • Biomechanics

Can I book a Home Visit?

Most Podiatrists also offer home visits for those who find it difficult to attend the clinic.

Our visiting Podiatrist is available for appointments at our Coulsdon Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, or for home visits.

Call Coulsdon Osteopathic Clinic on 0208 660 9912 for an appointment

We’re located at : Coulsdon Osteopathic Clinic, 100 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2NB

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