Chiropodists and podiatrists, deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, nail surgery and sports injuries. They work with people of all ages but play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and, therefore, independent.
There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. Podiatrist is the term used for chiropodists in other English speaking countries. If you need a chiropodist/ podiatrist use our "Find a chiropodist" service to locate the nearest one to you. All of the chiropodists/podiatrists in our directory are fully qualified and members of The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.
The registration process for podiatrists has recently changed. Due to recent changes in legislation, common professional titles like ‘chiropodist’ and ‘podiatrist’ are now protected by law. Anyone who uses a protected title must register with the Health Professions Council (HPC). Registration with the HPC now replaces the previous system of state registration. Some podiatrists may continue to use the phrase "S.R.Ch. State registered chiropodist" after their name, but this phrase is in fact now defunct.
The phrases and letters you should now look for are:
- Registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
- M.Ch.S. Member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
- F.Ch.S. Fellow of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
- FCPods Fellow of The College of Podiatrists of The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
We are currently looking for a Podiatrist to join our team.