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How a Podiatrist can help

How a Podiatrist can help

What does a podiatrist do?

The role of the podiatrist is to prevent or correct deformity and maintain normal mobility and function in the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists provide the basis for the ideal walking style and posture and identify any medical or surgical condition that may require further referral and management. They also relieve pain, treat infections and skin, nail, soft tissue and connective tissue problems. This is done in conjunction with other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team. Podiatrists can also give expert advice on footwear, so it is a good idea to take your walking  shoes with you when you go to see your podiatrist.

How to contact a podiatrist

To find a local HCPC registered  podiatrist, you can either approach your GP practice for an NHS referral, (in some areas you can self-refer) or if you decide to see a private practice podiatrist visit our Find a Podiatrist section.

What is Podiatry?

Educational and promotional video explaining the impact that podiatrists can make on foot health.

Become a Podiatrist

Working as a podiatrist is an exciting and rewarding career.It involves working in a variety of environments with a number of other health care professionals and many different groups of patients who have a wide range of foot and lower limb problems. The scope of practice of a podiatrist is often much wider than many people realise.

The work falls in to four key categories:

  • General Clinics
  • Biomechanics
  • High Risk Patient Management
  • Surgery


Please visit careersinpodiatry.com for full details of this fulfilling career.