Chiropodists and podiatrists, deal with the assessment,
diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and 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.
In the UK there is no difference between the terms chiropodist and podiatrist. In many other English-speaking countries, however, only the term ‘podiatrist’ is employed and this refers to the fully-trained professional.