What is podiatry?

Podiatry, is a modern word for chiropody, and is performed by podiatrists. Podiatrists assess, diagnose and treat conditions relating to the foot and the lower limb. Many conditions treated by podiatrists are on the exterior of the foot, such as corns, callus and in-growing toenails. Some conditions treated by Podiatrists are not visible on the surface of the foot, but involve the structures inside the foot, for example heel or arch pain (plantar fasciitis)

Alongside routine maintenance care of the feet, which involves removal of corns, callus and nail cutting, at Better Health, we provide specialist care and advice for people with diabetes and arthritis. Minor surgery can also be performed to remove problem toenails.

Anomalies in how we walk can also be assessed and treated by the podiatrists. Orthotics (shoe inserts) can be prescribed to improve foot function and reduce pain caused by poor foot posture (such as ‘fallen arches’ or ‘flat feet‘).

Our resident Podiatrist brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to treating injury and disorders of the feet & legs. Our approach in diagnosing, treating and managing patient needs is highly personal and individualized; caring, and driven by achieving the most optimal outcomes that facilitate a better life and better health.