Did you know that a chiropodist and podiatrist are more or less the same thing. We get asked this question on a daily basis and answer it differently every time.
The most common explanation is that a Chiropodist is an old fashioned term which often refers to practitioners that scrape of your hard skin and cut toe nails.
A podiatrist is a degree qualified practitioner that has gone to university to study the foot for three years straight. A podiatrist has a larger toolbox of skills such as diabetic wound management, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, physio, strapping, dry needling, accupuncture, rehabilitation, strengthening exercises, gait analysis, insoles, orthotics, footwear advice, well you get the idea.
Being a podiatrist also requires us to constantly keep up our standards to allow us to be registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). This means that each year we plan to get better and better!
If you are having foot problems and need a 'mobile chiropodist near me', just get in touch.