What is Podiatry?

Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have undergone a 3 year medical degree in order to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of different foot and lower limb conditions. A podiatrist can also correct foot abnormalities, treat infections and ultimately seek to maintain a patient’s quality of life.

Is there a difference between Chiropody and Podiatry?

There is no difference, podiatry/podiatrist is considered to be the modern term.

What do they treat?

A podiatrist can treat everyday foot conditions which include;

  • Toenail Problems; damaged, thickened, fungal or ingrowing nails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Verrucas
  • Athletes foot
  • Dry & cracked heels
  • Smelly feet
  • Blisters
  • Gout
  • Footwear advice
  • Sports Injuries
  • Diabetic feet

Healthcare
for your feet

At The Courtyard Clinic general treatment of the feet is an important part of what we do – we believe that prevention is better than cure.

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Fungal Nail treatment with Clearanail®

Nail fungus continues to be a common and intractable problem in adults often responding poorly to drug treatment and over the counter products.

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Musculoskeletal assessment and orthotics, utilising RS Scan

We use the RSscan Footscan® System to measure pressure distribution of the feet. The footscan® systems can record up to 500 frames of data a second.

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