Chiropody is a regulated healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment and management of the foot and foot related conditions. Treatment is achieved through a medical, surgical or palliative approach.
What does a Chiropodist Do?
A Chiropodist is a primary care professional who specializes in the assessment, management and prevention of dysfunctions, disorders and diseases of the foot. Chiropodists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary health care team, who are skilled in the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the foot. These conditions include, but are not limited to routine diabetic foot care, sports and traumatic injuries, biomechanical assessments and orthotic therapy, pediatric foot conditions and ulcer care. A referral is not required to consult a chiropodist who may work independently; however, chiropodists often work closely with other medical professionals as part of the health care team.