Chiropodists specialise in providing professional advice on proper foot care to patients of all ages and walks of life. Typical work activities and services provided by Chiropodists include (but are not limited to):
- Treatment of corns, callouses, verrucas, in-growing toenails, and fungal infections.
- Long-term management of chronic disorders with therapeutic techniques, such as minor surgery using local anaesthesia
- Monitoring and managing foot problems and deformities caused by diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and advising and treating patients at high risk of foot problems and amputations such as sufferers of diabetes.
- Analysing a person’s way of walking or running, correcting any problems by prescribing, producing and fitting orthotics and other aids and appliances.
- Delivering foot healthcare education, in particularly to vulnerable groups in society such as the elderly and children
- Working closely with other medical practitioners, for example, orthopaedic specialists, GPs and health visitors in providing health care.