What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a health professional, trained and educated to assess, diagnose and treat problems of the foot and lower limb. Podiatrists can advise on all aspects of foot care , health education, gait analysis, footwear advice and come up with therapeutic care plans that are designed to maximize mobility and the patient’s level of activity.
Lead Podiatrist & Owner - Jeff Malone BSc MCPod HCPC LA POM-S Specialist in Verrucae removal using SWIFT Microwave Technology. A father, fair-weather golfer and occasional downhill runner, Jeff leads the clinic every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Graduated from the University of Salford in 2016. As mandated by the College of Podiatry and for his own professional development, Jeff keeps abreast of ongoing developments in podiatry by attending courses, conferences and seminars. Podiatrist - Simon Goodwin MSc MCPod HCPC LA POM-S A Podiatrist with over 35 years experience, specialising in Diabetic foot care and now the innovative therapy BTL Super Inductive System (SIS). Podiatrist - Eloise Caton BSc MCPod HCPD A Podiatrist trained to degree level and able to offer a medical, professional foot health service. Eloise is trained to diagnose, manage and treat all foot ailments and as with all our Podiatrists is both insured and regulated by the College of Podiatry and The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Frequently asked question: What is the difference between a Podiatrists and a Chiropodists? There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. The term chiropodist has been traditionally used in the United Kingdom, but the term podiatrist is recognised and used more internationally. In the late 1960s, chiropodists in the United States renamed chiropody to ‘podiatry’, meaning ‘physician of the foot’, mainly to avoid confusion with the chiropractic industry. The terms ‘podiatry’ and ‘chiropody’ are used interchangeably in the United Kingdom. In 2005, the terms were protected so that only practitioners registered with the Health Professions Council can refer to themselves as chiropodists or podiatrists. Both chiropodist and podiatrist are protected titles and can only be used by people registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC regulates the chiropody and podiatry profession and ensures that all of its members meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health.