FAQ - What Is The Difference Between a Podiatrist and Chiropodist?

Frequently Asked Questions

The short answer is nothing. The qualifications are essentially the same and both are protected titles in law. A Chiropodist is a more old fashioned term used to describe the basic treatment of hand and foot conditions. Today’s training of Podiatrists represents significant advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions. As all our staff has completed extensive undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, the team at South West Podiatry refers to us as Podiatrists.