Podiatrist

Podiatrists (previously known as chiropodists) treat and prevent foot and leg problems. 

This page has information on the role of podiatrists with links to further information. 

Working life

You will work with people’s feet and legs. You'll diagnose and treat abnormalities and offer professional advice on care of feet and legs to prevent foot problems. In the NHS, you'll see many patients at high risk of amputation, such as those suffering from arthritis or diabetes.

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You'll work in:

You may visit clients who cannot leave home or are in a nursing home.

You'll also assess and treat people of all ages and situations. For example:

Podiatrists work with other healthcare professionals such as dietitians, GPs, nurses and physiotherapists. Some also supervise the work of podiatry assistants.

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