What Is Podiatry

The profession of podiatry has developed from its origins in chiropody to become a medical specialty dealing with assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb. Podiatry has developed a broad scope of practice focusing on the use of scientific principles for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of a wide range of lower limb disorders.

Podiatrists are autonomous professionals who may also work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within healthcare. They are enthusiastic, independent professionals who are able to adapt to working in a variety of clinical environments both within the National Health Service and the private sector. Podiatry continues to be a developing progressive profession enhancing patient mobility and quality of life.

Podiatry in its modern sense involves total care of the feet and through them, the whole body. Podiatrists will ask many questions about your general health. This isn’t being nosey, we are included in the whole medical team and may work closely with your GP, Consultant, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Physiotherapist etc.

Podiatrists are highly trained professionals specializing in assessment and treatment of lower limb and foot pathologies. They have undertaken a 3 years comprehensive medical training and achieved a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Podiatric Medicine. The Podiatrist is then qualified to diagnose, treat and prevent disorders/diseases of the lower limb and foot.

What We Treat

The PODOCARE© Podiatrists will assess and treat the lower limb for biomechanical deformities and musculoskeletal injuries. By looking at the way certain joints and muscles function the Podiatrists at The PODOCARE© are able to determine if the way you are walking may be contributing to a current injury or may cause an injury in the future.