Podiatry is the area of medicine concerned with the treatment of disorders of the foot. Podiatry is derived from the Greek ‘pod’ meaning foot. Chiropody (ki-roppadi) also derived from Greek is concerned with the care and treatment of feet and is perhaps a more familiar professional designation.
The terms Chiropody and Podiatry are nowadays effectively interchangeable.
Since 2003 the titles ‘Podiatrist’ and ‘Chiropodist’ have been protected by law and can only be used by persons registered with the HPC. The practice of podiatry is regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC) which is concerned with ensuring that practitioners maintain acceptable standards of practice.
The field of podiatry and chiropody covers a wide range of treatments and to be able to offer our patients the highest quality of care, all the following aspects of care are performed at Parkview Podiatry by fully qualified professionals.