Chiropodist/Podiatrist – what’s the difference?
The term Chiropodist has been traditionally used in Britain for many years but it is not recognised in other countries. Podiatrist, on the other hand is internationally recognised and more practitioners prefer to use this title now to keep in line with our foreign colleagues and their pool of research and knowledge.
Chiropodist and Podiatrist are now, by law, fully protected titles. (To use these titles you must complete a three or four year degree course in Podiatry). To find out more about this visit www.hpc-uk.org
Who needs a Podiatrist?
Anyone can benefit from treatment. It is important to have your foot health checked regularly by a Podiatrist/Chiropodist. We recommend at least once a year for those with fighting fit feet. You can receive treatment as often as you want. If your feet are painful or uncomfortable, if you find self care difficult or if you are high risk (diabetics, rheumatoid conditions, anyone with poor circulation and sensation), your Podiatrist can advise when your next treatment should be to keep on top of things.
More information on the Podiatry profession, research, training and careers and footcare advice can be found at www.feetforlife.org
Clare Dunne Podiatry Clinic is located in Rutherglen, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire.
Remember, prevention is always better than cure.