Have you heard the terms “chiropody” and “podiatry” and wondered what the difference is? Actually, both phrases refer to the practice of assessing, diagnosing, and treating conditions impacting the feet and lower limbs.

The term”chiropodist” was used historically in the UK. However, it has gone out of fashion in more recent times, and most practitioners now call themselves podiatrists. “Podiatrist” and “podiatry” are terms that are recognised, and more commonly used, internationally too.

Podiatrists / Chiropodists Treatments

Chiropodists and podiatrists can treat a range of conditions including nail issues (such as ingrowing toenails and thickened nails), soft tissue such as sprains and strains, and treating high-risk patients and wounds.

At Cutting Edge Podiatry in Cambridge we treat:

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Training & Regulation of Podiatrists and Chiropodists

Both chiropodists and podiatrists undergo extensive training (usually a 3-year BSc) in order to treat and diagnose lower limb conditions. 

Chiropodists and podiatrists are regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and must be registered with them to practice using the protected titles “chiropodist” and “podiatrist”. The HCPC also sets the professional standards for training, professional skills, behaviour, and health.

To ensure your clinician has undergone the appropriate training, you can check the HCPC register.

Looking for a Chiropodist in Cambridge?

If you are looking for a chiropodist in Cambridge, consider Cutting Edge Podiatry.  Our experienced team of podiatrists has access to a full suite of groundbreaking technologies and treatment methods to reduce pain and get you back on your feet swiftly.