People with diabetes may be at risk of developing foot problems. Therefore it is beneficial to be screened, at least annually, to detect the presence of neuropathy, ischaemia and/or foot deformities.
Is a Chiropodist &
Podiatrist the same?
There is no difference between chiropody and podiatry. Chiropody is the old term for treatment by a foot health professional but the term podiatry is becoming increasingly used as it is a common term, used all over the world, for treatment by a foot health professional.
Your podiatrists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, with extended scope of practice for ‘Foot Mobilisation’ and local anaesthetic to carry out nail surgery.