Podiatrists and chiropodists do the same job. In the UK podiatry is simply the newer name for chiropody. The name was changed to podiatry in 1993 as it's the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist.
All qualified podiatrists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. You can check the register online: www.hpc-uk.org
A first appointment usually takes about 45 minutes, further appointments usually last 30 - 40 minutes. Biomechanical assessments and nail surgery appointments are allocated more time.
Treatments for conditions such as hard skin, corns and problem nails are not painful, you can just put your feet up and relax.
We have seen a lot of feet over the years and we really don’t mind! We can help treat problems with foot odour if it worries you.
It is best to come in your normal footwear so we can look at wear patterns and fit. If you struggle to get your own shoes and socks on and off don’t worry we can help.
If you experience pain during a particular activity it would be useful to bring the shoes along that you wear for that activity for example running shoes.
If you are having a biomechanical assessment it is best to wear loose fitting trousers as we will need to examine your lower legs.
It is useful to bring along a list of medical problems and any medication you are taking as this can help with diagnosis and treatment of your foot problems.
The cost depends on the treatment you require, contact the clinic for a full list of fees.