What is a Podiatrist?

Podiatry is the area of medicine concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and other disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb.


Podiatrist are highly skilled independent health professionals who have trained full time for 3-4 years at university and in hospital settings to obtain a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree and the advanced skills required to practice.

Podiatry is a protected title and can only be used by those who hold the relevant qualifications and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC is a UK independent health regulator set up to protect the public and those registered with them are regulated must maintain acceptable standards of care and continual professional development (CPD) ensuring skills and knowledge bases are up to date.

A podiatrist can help by preventing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating conditions on the lower limb, therefore keeping you mobile, active and free from pain and infection.


HCPC The College of Podiatry Foot Balance