PodiatryChartered Physiotherapy in Blackpool, St. Annes, Lytham, Poulton, Cleveleys and Fleetwood
What is podiatry?
Podiatry is the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of abnormal foot and lower limb conditions. Podiatrists also work to prevent and correct dysfunction and deformity, helping to keep clients active and mobile, relieve any pain, and resolve infections.
As well as dealing with a host of foot problems including ingrown toenails, bunions and gout, podiatrists are also well trained in helping patients who experience chronic pain caused by flat footedness, heel pain and sports injuries. They can provide advice on posture and sports specific technical positioning to relieve pressure on lower limb vulnerabilities, as well as fitting orthotics and providing gait analysis for runners and walkers.
What’s the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?
They are essentially the same thing, although “podiatrist” is considered a more up to date term.